Rebublicans Smartening Up?

Check out John Nichol’s great article from the Nation yesterday on the split in the Republican party over Bush’s reelection that — not surprisingly — the media has failed to expose.
Former Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate, governors, ambassadors, and aides to GOP Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and George H. W. Bush are eager to endorse Democrat John Kerry’s campaign.
“Many of the Republicans who are abandoning Bush express sorrow at what the Bush-Cheney administration and its allies in Congress have done to their party: ‘The fact is that today’s ‘Republican’ Party is one that I am totally unfamiliar with,’ writes John Eisenhower. But the deeper motivation is summed up by former U.S. Senator Marlow Cook, a Kentucky Republican, who explained in a recent article for the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper that, ‘For me, as a Republican, I feel that when my party gives me a dangerous leader who flouts the truth, takes the country into an undeclared war and then adds a war on terrorism to it without debate by the Congress, we have a duty to rid ourselves of those who are taking our country on a perilous ride in the wrong direction. If we are indeed the party of Lincoln (I paraphrase his words), a president who deems to have the right to declare war at will without the consent of the Congress is a president who far exceeds his power under our Constitution. I will take John Kerry for four years to put our country on the right path.’”
It definitely means something when your own party is struggling to advocate your ass. It also definitely means something when you know some of the other party will be on your side at the polls tomorrow. Good shit!

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