Republican Traitors To The Cause, Well, To What Used To Be The Cause

And what is the cause? The cause, quite simply, is money. Money is the root of all evil. Well, that’s certainly the case in Washington, D.C. where Congress seems to believe that your hands on your money is evil, while their hands on your money is good.

The Republicans have one issue that nearly every voter can agree on: the federal government stinks at knowing what the heck to do with your money and shouldn’t get a dime more. Let me rephrase that: the Republicans HAD one issue that unified voters of every stripe. Not now. Republicans have sold out the country and their voters by spending like drunken liberals.

So now, the Democratic Congress wants to raise taxes, but they need enablers from across the aisle and you can count on moderate Republicans to enable. Soren Dayton notes:

A bad day for Don Young is a good day for America. Thank you to Grover Norquist for helping to deliver a bad day to Young by declaring him a Tax Pledge Violator

Don Young (R-Alaska) violated the solemn oath he took to his constituents by voting for H.R. 2642, the Blue Dog Tax Hike. […] “Republicans that vote for tax increases are like rat heads in Coke bottles,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “They ruin the Republican brand for all members. It should be readily apparent to a former ‘Hero of the Taxpayer Award’ recipient that you don’t vote for tax hikes.”

Bless Grover’s heart. And give money to Sean Parnell.

Go Grover!

But the bigger issue remains: Republicans have lost credibility with voters because of how they have spent and behaved with America’s money. And they just don’t get it. And they will lose elections because they just don’t get it. You know why? Because Americans can elect Democrats if they want gluttonous fat cats spending their money.

Republicans need to catch a clue. And McCain needs to lead the charge by simplifying his blathering. He needs to repeat a couple mantras instead of mumbling vague policies. Keep it simple, John:

Stop spending
Stop taxes
Drill now
Win wars

This isn’t rocket science, I swear. But when Republicans undercut their core principle by acting, well, unprincipled, people hate them. There is a reason Congress has a 9% approval rating and Republicans contribute to the disapproval because they’re acting like….Democrats. Who needs Republicans when they act like Democrats? That’s what voters are asking themselves. Conservative Republicans get apathetic and stop giving money to campaigns because they’re disgusted with the whole lot of them.

Well, I do believe there are good, solid fiscally conservative people in Congress and running for Congress and they deserve support, like Soren mentions. But the Republican leadership have a lot of work to do to win over their voters. They need to start speaking the principles and more importantly, acting on them.

Cross-posted at where I also have big post-Obasmic round-up. Cigarettes anyone?

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