Have you not wondered why today’s conservatives are a little creepy and kooky, mysterious and…sorry, that’s the Addams Family theme. (sigh) Well, that’s what they remind me of – a bunch of weirdos. Seriously, we’re dealing with people who are out of control and on the lunatic fringe, but have propelled the “conservative movement” so far to the right that they are now acceptable. I knew my conservative views hadn’t changed. Now I can prove it. “The Conservative Movement” has changed, for the worse. If they don’t do an about-face and grow up, we’re in deep trouble. The big problem is the fact that THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT REPUBLICANS, but have our GOP officials thinking they are. Someone needs to wake up and smell the skunk.
Yesterday I told you about John Birchers influencing the “conservative” movement to the point where they have become a conspiracy embracing embarrassment. Well, just to prove me right, voila! Right in my inbox, a link to this little beauty.
The John Birch Society, founded by Robert W. Welch, Jr, was considered far from mainstream during the Reagan years.
I love the way these people view reality and “truth”.
How about this John Birch topic about Richard Viguerie’s claims to closeness with Ronald Reagan, when, the reality of the situation was the fact that Viguerie spent much of Reagan’s presidency denouncing him!
Back in June I exposed Viguerie’s denouncements of Reagan.
Viguerie was so angry with Reagan he threatened his re-election chances!
”It’s unconscionable for Ronald Reagan to be proposing huge deficits,” he went on. ”If Jimmy Carter were proposing a $162 billion deficit, and that’s what they’re talking about, then we would be rocking the rafters in protest.”
Richard A. Viguerie, the direct-mail specialist used by many New Right and conservative groups, is similarly concerned. ”They’ve made a conscious decision,” he said, ”to keep at arm’s length from the organized conservative movement, except for window-dressing appearances like twice a year at conservative conventions. They’re very nice to us, taking our phone calls, but the policy positions in this Administration are not being held by people who were in the trenches…”
Modeling himself after Barry Goldwater, a 1960s conservative iconoclast whose reactionary stances later positioned Ronald Reagan for victory in 1980, Viguerie says the worst day of his political life was when Lyndon Johnson defeated Goldwater for president in 1964. Viguerie, who aided Reagan’s election but later became critical of some of his policies, today sees a landscape where Republicans run using a mantle of traditional values but carry the banner of conservatism only as far as it takes them to get elected.
Viguerie begins his book with two quotes. “The first is from Ronald Reagan and it says something along the lines of: ‘I tell my people that when we begin to refer to the federal government as us, we’ve been here too long.’ And then I recount a story of [former House Majority Leader] Tom DeLay (R-TX), late one night after dinner, he wants to light up a cigar and the manager says I’m sorry, Mr. DeLay… it’s against the law to smoke in a federal building. And DeLay says, ‘I am the federal government.’”…”
This is all rather humorous if it weren’t so damning. It is also proof today’s conservatives are living in a world that has no connection with reality. Back when he was running for POTUS, when asked about the John Birch Society, RONALD REAGAN CONSIDERED THEM KOOKY!
Chuck Baldwin, who feels GWB is the anti-Christ as we showed yesterday feels the John Birch Society is a good thing. Read his suggestions for “Good Christians”.
Internet news sites such as NewsWithViews.com and WorldNetDaily.com are also valuable sources of information. Read everything Jerome Corsi writes. Get on Congressman Ron Paul’s mailing list. Everyone should subscribe to Howard Phillips’ “Issues and Strategy Bulletin.” It is a fantastic resource! For educational matters, read John Stormer. John Eidsmoe is as good as they get regarding constitutional issues. For a thorough and in-depth study of economics, read Don McAlvany.
Find non-establishment or independent radio talk shows…
Joel Skousen’s web site is a treasure-trove of useful information. Christians will, no doubt, enjoy David Alan Black’s web site. Covenant News might be the best web site regarding pro-life issues. Alan Keyes and Tom DeWeese also have excellent web sites. For family resources, I recommend Doug Phillips’ Vision Forum. One should definitely receive Phyllis Schlafly’s newsletters. Pat Buchanan is an author and political commentator worth reading and listening to.
Thirdly, get involved with likeminded patriots. Hook up with your local John Birch Society. Join Larry Pratt’s Gun Owners of America. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership is another terrific pro-Second Amendment organization you should be familiar with.”