Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Good Old Boy #17

Ahead of the American elections next week, a Good Old Boy columnist in the Johnson County Sun in Kansas explains his paper's endorsements:

"As we prepare ourselves to make political endorsements in subsequent issues, I can tell you unequivocally that this newspaper has never endorsed so many Democrats. Not even close.
In the 56 years we have been publishing in Johnson County, this basically has been a Republican newspaper.

I can name on two hands over a half century the number of Democrats we have endorsed for public office.

I always beat up on Democrats in my columns. I have called them leftists, socialists, and every other name in the book, because I thought they were flat-out wrong.

And, for the most part, I still do. I am opposed to big government. I have little use for unions. I never liked the welfare plans. I am opposed to weak-kneed defense policies. I have always been for fiscal prudence. I think back to the policies of most Democrats, and I cringe.

But everything else adds up to priorities that have nothing to do with the Republican Party I once knew.

That's why, in the absence of so-called traditional Republican candidates, the choice comes down to right-wing Republicans or conservative Democrats.

And now you know why we have been forced to move left."

Read the whole thing here

I have a question. If the Democrats beat the Republicans next week because the Democrat candidates are closer to traditional conservative values than the Republicans, is that good or bad?


At 5:56 pm , Blogger Pete Morton said...

C'mon, is no one going to argue it's irrelevant because they've always both been very rightwing?

As a short bald man once told his Cabinet:
"I have just returned from America and it's very different to Britain.

"They have a party called the Republicans, who are just like our Conservative Party.

"Then there is a party called the Democrats, who are just like our Conservative Party."


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