Hall of Shame: Those Republicans Who Supported Obama and Bashed Sarah Palin

In Rotten Republicans, We Must Remember This! on November 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Let’s remember these rotten republicans in the future!

HUMAN EVENTS believes those well-known Republicans and conservatives who supported Barack Obama or bashed Sarah Palin belong in a Hall of Shame. Endorsed Obama Colin Powell, former secretary of State: “He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure.” 

William Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts: “It’s not often you get a guy with his combination of qualities, chief among which I would say is the deep sense of calm he displays, and I think that’s a product of his equally deep intelligence.”

Christopher Buckley, son of William F. Buckley Jr.: “Let me be the latest conservative/libertarian/whatever to leap onto the Barack Obama bandwagon. It’s a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They’d cut off my allowance.”

Arne Carlson, former governor of Minnesota: “I consider myself a Republican maverick.”

Scott McClellan, former spokesman for President George W. Bush: “I will be voting for Barack Obama… I am going to support the candidate that has the best chance for changing the way Washington works and getting things done.”

Charles Fried, Solicitor General in Reagan’s Administration: Said he voted for Obama by absentee ballot because of “the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis.”

Ken Adelman, former Pentagon official and adviser under Presidents Ford, Reagan, and George W. Bush: “Why so, since my views align a lot more with McCain’s than with Obama’s? And since I truly dread the notion of a Democratic President, Democratic House, and hugely Democratic Senate? Primarily for two reasons, those of temperament and of judgment.”

Lincoln Chafee, former Republican senator from Rhode Island: “It’s a different John McCain. Seeing the two different John McCains is a fracture in his credibility.”

James Leach, former Republican Iowa congressman: “Thousands of other Republicans are going to be picking country over party in this election.”

Susan Eisenhower,
business consultant and author, daughter of President Eisenhower’s brother, John: “I am convinced that Barack Obama is the one presidential candidate today who can encourage ordinary Americans to stand straight again; he is a man who can salve our national wounds and both inspire and pursue genuine bipartisan cooperation.”

Conservtaive Hippie>>>[I got news for you, Susan Eisenhower, Obama will NEVER be able to salve or inspire millions of us. He is not the messiah as a lot of you make him out to be.]

Attacked PalinDavid Frum, former Bush speechwriter: “The McCain campaign has Palinized itself to make the most of its last asset. To fire up the Republican base, the McCain team has hit at Barack Obama as an alien, a radical and a Socialist. … The very same campaign strategy that has belatedly mobilized the Republican core has alienated and offended the great national middle, which was the only place where the 2008 election could have been won.” 

David Brooks, self-styled conservative columnist for New York Times: “[Palin] represents a fatal cancer to the Republican party.”

Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speechwriter: “[Palin] does not speak seriously but attempts to excite sensation… she has spent her time throwing out tinny lines to crowds she doesn’t, really, understand. This is not a leader, this is a follower. She could re-inspire and re-inspirit; she chooses merely to excite. She doesn’t seem to understand the implications of her own thoughts.”

Conservative Hippie>>>[Rush Limbaugh is right. It is time to clean house. It is time we stopped endorsing those who betrayed the republican cause. I am certain this list will grow larger once we find out and expose those who would not stand.]

Remember their names. Here they are one more time: Colin Powell, William Weld, Christopher Buckley, Arne Carlson, Scott McClellan, Charles Fried, Ken Adelman, Lincoln Chafee, James Leach, Susan Eisenhower, David Frum, David Brooks, Peggy Noonan

  1. I suggest you take a deep breath, think carefully about what these people are saying, and refrain from slapping labels on them, or on Obama.

    Obama is a pragmatic, mainstream, conservative Democrat similar to FDR or Kennedy. (If you think such people were dangerous radicals or socialists or communists, then I have lost you.)

    I recommend you read Obama’s second book. You will see, for example, that with regard to the black community, he espouses the socially conservative approaches that Bill Cosby champions. The two of them see eye to eye. Obama has said again and again that marriage, eduction and jobs are the most important things for the black community. A moderately conservative person should be glad to see someone like Obama in the White House. If not, I would ask: Will you people not take ‘Yes’ for an answer? What more of the conservative social agenda do you expect him to endorse?

    I do not know where you put yourself on the scale of moderate to extreme conservatives, but in any case, it is absurd to characterize Obama as an extreme liberal. Anyone familiar with his book and his policies and what he has consistently said for the past 20 years will know that is not true. That is why many serious, thoughtful, mainstream Republicans such as Weld, Buckley and McClellan endorsed him. These are not the kind of people who would throw their reputations away by endorsing a wild eyed radical they have not checked. (Although Powell destroyed his reputation by endorsing the Iraq war intelligence . . . I guess I should say I do not think he would do that again. He has learned his lesson, I hope.)

    If the GOP rejects Obama and his ideas, and tosses out Republicans who sympathize with his agenda, it has no future.

  2. Jed, for you to even suggest Obama is a conservative democrat is laughable. All his “conservative” views are fine, if the common people of America– meaning those who actually work for a living and not waiting for a hand-out–do not have to pay for every thing that comes along.

    You asked, “What more of the conservative social agenda do you expect him to endorse?” Uh how about people taking care of themselves instead of me having to support them? Don’t even think about calling me “stingy” or “selfish” for not wanting to spread the wealth around. See, I have sick family members that I would like to be able to give to and take care of myself without government STEALING from me and giving it to every godless cause, abortion for example. Or some drug addict or any lazy bum.

    You said, “it is absurd to characterize Obama as an extreme liberal.” I say it is totally absurd you will not admit the truth. Even his own party says he is the most liberal of all. So stop trying to cover for him. Just admit the truth. Just because you want to believe a lie, does not mean the rest of us want to.

    You said, “If the GOP rejects Obama and his ideas, and tosses out Republicans who sympathize with his agenda, it has no future.”

    Yeah? You are probably right which means the republicans will be FORCED into having to accept democratic policies for the “sake of peace.” But do not underestimate the millions of TRUE conservatives in this nation who will fight lousy wimpy republicans at the voting poles. As far as I am concerned just because someone says they are republican no more makes them one than me going into a gas station and calling myself a car. True republicans will find out who the true ones are within the next two years.

    So YOU take a deep breath. People in the republican party are finally waking up.

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