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Moderate Republicans bear more blame than Democrats for looming economic, social disasters

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 5:00 a.m. CDT

The Republican Party would be wise to return to its conservative philosophical roots if it wants to remain a viable political party.

The list of moderate Republican losers is long. Dole lost, McCain lost, Romney lost, Bush I was elected only because he was Reagan’s VP and then he lost to William Jefferson Clinton, who proceeded to disgrace himself and was nearly impeached.

Bush II, another moderate, barely won two terms, first against Al Gore, a man who appears increasingly unbalanced, and then against John Kerry, a non-self-made multi-millionaire who threw his military medals over a wall.

Even in the 1960s, Repub-lican moderates were working hard to destroy the conservative wing of their own party by doing everything possible to undermine the Goldwater candidacy. That helped give America the disastrous presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, which gave us Medicaid and Medicare, which, along with a plethora of other “entitlements,” are bringing America to the edge of bankruptcy.

Only Ronald Reagan, a real conservative, won two back-to-back landslide elections.

I think it can be said truthfully that moderate Republicans are more responsible for the looming economic and social disasters that we face as a nation than the Democrat party.

It is clear what Democrats stand for when they an-nounce their plan to “transform” America. It, being interpreted, means “replacement of the traditional civil society with thousands of socialistic government programs.”

But it is the RINO pretenders lurking within the Republican Party who bear responsibility for providing openings for too many unnecessary Democrat victories by working against conservative candidates within their own party.

The bitter fruit of Republican electoral losses, thanks to Republican moderates, is the accelerating loss of freedom we are experiencing as the federal government becomes ever larger, ever more powerful, ever more costly, and ever more intrusive.

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