More on DeLay and His Movement
The president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, along with Ed Feulner of the Heritage Foundation and David Keene from the American Conservative Union, called a meeting attended by two dozen of DCs best and brightest conservative activists.
DeLay let it be known to the assembled leadership of the Stupid Party that it would be “really nice if some calls would originate from you guys into members’ districts letting them know” why they should tell their representatives to support him.
Don Hodel, who until recently presided over Focus on the Family, said, "I think that conservative groups ought to be concerned. If conservative politicians are singled out for attacks by groups that have allegiance to a different worldview, if [conservatives] leave attacks to the liberal groups, they’re not going to have conservative politicians working for them."
Since the "conservative movement" has enthusiastically embraced big government and the corruption that goes with it, would we notice if they weren't in DC? Let's run a quick inventory and see what these conservatives have given the nation. Hmm, well there has been an 80% increase in federal education funding, not to mention the destruction of local control over education, i.e., "No Child Left Behind." Then there was the erosion of civil liberties accompanying the unfortunately named "Patriot Act." Lest we forget, Republicans have also graciously provided cheap Viagra for seniors...and let's see, has the Stupid Party done anything about affirmative action, immigration, or defunding Planned Parenthood? No, instead they've increased funding for those butchers through the back door of AIDS treatment, tacitly defended the Supreme Court's scandalous decisions on race preferences, and thoughtfully considered all the wonderful benefits of amnesty for illegal aliens. Oh, and I almost forgot, they dragged the country into an immoral and strategically foolish war to spread "freedom" hither-and-yon in the Middle East.
Not sure about you, but as for me and my household, we certainly would miss THAT kind of leadership!