Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE): GOP's lost way

I really don't think this is all that much cause for celebration. After all Senator Chuck Hagel is one of this Chuck Grassley type Republican, only younger, just-right of center. Of course the center keeps moving rightward so that makes Hagel just a little left of Adolf Hitler.
WASHINGTON - Republicans have lost their way when it comes to many core GOP principles and may be in jeopardy heading into the fall elections, Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. says. Hagel, a possible presidential candidate in 2008, said Sunday that the GOP today is very different party from the one when he first voted Republican.

Hagel asked: "Where is the fiscal responsibility of the party I joined in '68? Where is the international engagement of the party I joined — fair, free trade, individual responsibility, not building a bigger government, but building a smaller government?"

"I think we've lost our way," Hagel said. "And I think the Republicans are going to be in some jeopardy for that and will be held accountable."
Let's see, the Republican Party Hagel describes pretty much goes for the DCL vision of the Democratic Party. My watch word is be very wary of these bipartisan, centerist, let's all get together blowhards and here's why:"... what's going on in certain boardrooms and law offices today may be more important -- and more promising -- than what's going on in the traditional political arena;"...most socially committed young people are rushing to become doctors, lawyers, businesspeople, social workers, academics, and that is -- or can be -- a good thing (Radical Middle I smell the noisome stench of petite bourgeoisie elitism and nanny state conservatism.

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