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All week long, you and I have been blasting the bereft Beltway GOP leadership for their empty sloganeering and Obama-esque change obsession.

Now, the NRCC is hearing it directly on its website. Reader Fritz e-mails that the comments section in the NRCC blog post by chairman Tom Cole is sizzling hot with aggravated grass-roots conservative feedback.

Go check it out. A sample:

This is not the message I am looking to support. The message of the Replican Part should be fundumentally different than the Democrats. We don’t need to “fix” the government. We need the Federal Government to do wnat it is supposed to – protect our freedom. It should not try to be eveyones “Daddy” Healthcare is not the Federal Governments responsibility. If my new my situation, you might take these comments more seriously. I am not some rich guy who wants to pay less taxes and who can afford to pay for the high prices of healthcare. I just know that government, in general, is inefficiant and wasteful and would like to see less governement programs instead of more.

Posted: Steve Bryant on May 16, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Republicians think the way to Win is to Out “Liberal” the Liberals! McCain will be defeated by his views and disregard of Values. Obama will win. If we put up with Jimmy Carter for 4 years….Let Obama and the Dem’s take all the Credit for DESTRUCTION that will follow.I will either not vote or vote for Ron Paul. NO McCain.

Posted: Greatdanes on May 16, 2008 at 1:07 PM

PLEASE….you are kidding??!! John McCain is the republican candidate for President. So, which LIBERAL should I vote for. Let’s see OBAMA(Marxist), CLINTON(Marxist), MCCAIN(Open border/amnesty liberal). I have changed my party affiliation to independent. I will not vote for anyone who says one thing during the primary and when they think they have the nomination locked up, tell how they truly feel. John McCain “DIDN’T GET IT” after-all.

So if the RNCC is going to support this liberal RINO, then you and are at odds from here on out. No more money, no more support.

Posted: Terry on May 16, 2008 at 1:08 PM

No conservative American gets up in the morning looking for a government handout. They go to work and support their families. I have 2 questions for you. When everyone is collecting who will be paying? Why are we not using the resources for energy here in America that God gave us? STOP BEING RINOS. Either LEAD,FOLLOW, OR GET OUT OF THE WAY.

Posted: Maureen McInerney on May 16, 2008 at 1:15 PM

All you guys have shown us is how to loose. The Republicans had the Congress and the Presidency and you debated flag burning! Where is our energy policy? Why are we burning our food supplies? Where is the debate on “global warming”? I can’t support you, you all need to go.

Posted: 19852 on May 16, 2008 at 1:16 PM

It’s rather evident, the Real Republicans are telling you the GOP, the RINO’s are in charge, they are no better than the libs and their values are not those of conservatives. We want the Republican platform adhered to and the speeches to reflect our values as Republicans, not fence sitting RINO ways.

Real Republicans do not have barb wire rash.

Posted: ONTIME on May 16, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Your message sounds like more big government. I am conservative and want a conservative message. I want to support conservative candidates. The three congressional seats that the democrats just won were won by democrats that had a conservative message. Republicans have lost their way. The party has gone back to the good old boy party of elite country club moderates. That is not the way to win elections or raise money. I will certainly read your e-mails but will not support any candidate that does not espouse a conservtive agenda. I hope the party will adopt that philosophy and then carry through.

Posted: Lynda Shackelford on May 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM

…I’ve got a Republican Solution for you: Tighten the belt or lose the pants. And here’s a Positive Agenda Item for you: I Positively DO NOT need a Nanny and am tired of you thinking that I do.

Here’s a thought: Why don’t you figure out what you stand for? You’re starting to sound like you’re falling for anything. I won’t be following you there.

Posted: Colleen on May 16, 2008 at 1:31 PM

…I’m sorry, but there is no way I can/will contribute until I hear the Republican party taking on the fight against the global warming HOAX, drilling in ANWAR, and absolutely protecting our borders against illeagal immigrants. As an example of what I would like to hear, every Republican senator should have jumped on Dick Durbin’s comment “we can’t drill for lower prices” after the amendment to drill in Anwar was defeated. In the circumstances we find ourselves, that is one of the most stupid comments I have ever heard from any politician. To the best of my knowledge, the laws of supply and demand have not been overturned by the liberal judges…yet.

Just one example of many that could turn the party around.

Posted: Rod on May 16, 2008 at 1:42 PM

I’m a middle-class conservative business owner who is still outraged that the GOP leadership in this country decided to make medications part of the entitlements available for all medicare recipients.

I’ve reached that golden age when I am eligible for medicare myself. A lot of us can and should pay for our own prescriptions. For those that are unable to pay, there is a place for this largesse.

Since the government got in the business, the price of my meds has increased 30% across the board. I live on the Canadian border and have friends and family on both sides of the border. Heaven protect us from the kind of “free” healthcare they must endure.

When has the government ever done anything as cheaply and efficiently as the free market?

I come from 3 generations of straight ticket Democrats. Jimmy Carter was the last time I voted for a democratic candidate.

I doubt I’ll be able to stomach voting for McCain unless he gives me some solid reasons why I should. His “reaching across the aisle” only demonstrates a big lack of judgment.

Celeste Colson May 16,2008 12:51 CDT

Posted: Celeste Colson on May 16, 2008 at 1:45 PM


So let me get this straight – I have a choice between McCain or Hillary or Obama? Did I just say I have a choice? I think I just had a 52 yr-old brain cramp. I do not vote for RINOs. None of these 3 are qualified to run this country. If the Repubs are not different than the Demoncrats then what is the use? We speak with our votes – we vote for someone else. Vote for a spoiler? No, we vote our conscience. If the MSM or the NRCC want to consider them a spoiler – so be it. Get a clue already!. Abandoning conservatism means no money, no support, no vote from me.

Posted: PEPPER on May 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM


The LOTUS blog is selling a fitting t-shirt for the times.

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