Here will be a list of rotten Republicans (or so-called conservatives) that will need to be remembered and/or ousted for their compromise, for their appeasement to the liberals, for their yellow-bellied cowardly spinelessness. Feel free to let me know of any as we begin to find out who they are. Power to the people!
Pat Buchanan: For saying Israel had no right to defend themselves because after all the Israelis “have been hit for six months with these little rockets that didn’t kill anybody.”
The following either supported Obama and/or bashed Sarah Palin:
Colin Powell, former secretary of State on Obama
William Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts
Christopher Buckley, son of William F. Buckley Jr.
Arne Carlson, former governor of Minnesota
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
James Leach, former Republican Iowa congressman
Attacked Sarah Palin: David 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.”
Roll call vote breakdown: The 85 House Republicans who supported Rangel’s 90 percent bonus tax
You can find the full roll call vote on HR 1586, tax cheat Charlie Rangel’s ass-covering, after-the-fact AIG bonus tax here. I have broken out the 85 Republicans (led by GOP Minority Whip Eric Cantor) who voted with Rangel and the Democrat demagogues.
Because you should know: