RRW = Radical Right Wing ( Religious Fundamentalists, Oligarchs, Imperialists, Corporatists)
I had mentioned to several of my fellow Americans on the Right that this administrations constant accommodation of the RRW would start to alienate
moderate Republicans, and if it reached a critical mass, they'd break ranks and vote with the Dems or go Independent. Here's some of the latest to
support my theory:
"I can't imagine that anybody would say, We're going to war because there are 11 empty warheads, probably left over from 10 years ago. These
warheads are not the nuclear weapons we've been warned about. They travel about 12 miles. But this is being used as a pretext for a decision that's
already been made at high levels of the U.S. government to change the government in Iraq. Talking to a senior official, and he said to me, he said,
well, if we don't hit in Iraq, where are we going to hit? And they... it's a desire that the United States, the superpower, is going to manifest its
authority to the rest of the world. They want a war as a manifestation of U.S. power in the world and as a sign that the United States is capable of
changing the balance of power and the political map of the Middle East."
- On Capital Gang this Sunday, conservative columnist/pundit and Washington insider Robert Novak inadvertantly spills the beans on the real - and,
coincidentally, illegal - reasons for the coming pre-emptive attack on Iraq.
Positions by Bush Could Cost Votes From Center
By RICHARD W. STEVENSON
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 ó President Bush's decision to take strong conservative positions on an array of foreign, economic and social policy issues is
drawing warnings from moderates within his party that he could alienate the centrist voters he needs for his re-election.
"We believe our party is on a collision course with the electorate, and as Republicans that concerns us greatly," said Jennifer Blei Stockman,
national co-chairwoman of the Republican Pro-Choice Coalition, a group that favors abortion rights. "While the party is feeling very strong after the
2002 elections, that could be the last gasp before the reality of what they've been doing with the right wing of the party really hits."
"The administration is playing to a base of hard-core ideologues who have this bizarre notion that conservation and environmental protection are
left-wing plots against the American way of life," said Jim DiPeso, policy director of Republicans for Environmental Protection, an advocacy