GOP – DOA?

This is a reprint of an article posted at ConstitutionParty.com. I am not endorsing or dismissing the Constitution Party, but this article makes sense. You decide.

Primary turnout and recent surveys show conservative “values” voters have abandoned the Republican Party.

Illustrating a dramatic about face from past elections, a recent study shows that if the election were held today, 40% of all evangelical Christian voters would choose the Democratic candidate and just 29% would choose the Republican candidate. The remaining 28% are undecided, saying they would make their selection without respect to party affiliation.

A Barna Group release titled: Born Again Voters No Longer Favor Republican Candidates cites figures that spell doom for the Republican Party, given that “in the past couple of elections, the born again vote represented about half of the total number of votes cast in the U.S. (and)… given the close tally in 2004, the born again vote (is) vital.”

“The political pendulum hasn’t swung this far since the Whig Party became extinct back before the Civil War,” noted Constitution Party National Committee Chairman Jim Clymer. “Just as the Republican Party, then a third party, wound up deposing the Whigs, we’re seeing the demise of the Republican party because voters have decided it’s lost its relevance. That explains the steady and solid growth of the Constitution Party,” Clymer added.

The Constitution Party, on course to have ballot access in all 50 states this November, is the largest and fastest-growing third party based on voter registrations (Ballot Access News).

“Conservative voters have made it clear they want no part of the Grand Old Party. Statistics show many are saying they will no longer buy into ‘party loyalty’ when their party has been anything but loyal to them. With candidates like Senators McCain, Obama and Clinton in the mix, voters will correctly assume they have nothing to lose by voting their conscience in November — even if that means a vote for a smaller party candidate,” Clymer predicted.

George Barna, head of the recent voter preference survey said, “The evangelical vote is up for grabs. In recent elections, the faith vote sided with the Republican candidate…. This year… however, the faith vote cannot be taken for granted. Republican candidates have a tough road ahead of them.”

“To succeed in his bid for the White House, McCain must consolidate his support among conservatives, which will not happen just because he is the Republican nominee. In the wake of… Republican scandals… and… failure to advance… the social conservative agenda,… support for the GOP has diminished,” wrote Tony Perkins of the Christian political advocacy group the Family Research Council. Likewise, GOPUSA notes: “The problem the GOP faces is with turnout. Plain and simple, more (than double the number of) Democrats are voting in the primaries than Republicans.”

The Constitution Party will choose a presidential candidate at its April 23-26th Nominating Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

Laugh #1

Did you hear about the dyslexic devil-worshiper?

He sold his soul to Santa.

The Price of a Ride

A few months ago, when the price of gasoline rose dramatically, there was a great outcry from the masses… so much that Congress jumped into the middle of it. Prices dropped back down.

Up to now I have believed the pundits when they stammer on about supply and demand, etc. But once again, just as vacation time rolls around, prices have jumped. Here’s an article from the Santa Monica Mirror that will certainly make your conspiracy radar jump. And another from the Salem News. And yet another from the Arizona Daily Star. I could go on. Google is my friend.

All I know is that it cost my wife $35 to fill her tank in her small economy car. I’m living in the heart of oil country. You can’t throw a rock in this town without hitting an oil exec and we are paying $2.95 per gallon. My feelings for the oil industry are approaching my level of ire for Microshaft. UPDATE: As of May 13, gas is now $3.09.

But then I guess I shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds me (he shakes his head in slight frustration).

Movie Reviews on YouTube

As you can see from the previous post, I have already reviewed The Last Mimzy on this site. I got to thinking about it and decided to check YouTube for movie reviews from a conservative viewpoint. I found very little.

I plan to do video reviews of movies from this point on. Included below for your viewing pleasure is the first movie review by The Conservative Mostly Bald Guy. And yes, it is pretty much a video rehash of my earlier post on The Last Mimzy, but you gotta start somewhere. Enjoy.

Anonymous Christmas

I have no idea who reads this blog (other than a select few). So this is my attempt to thank an anonymous Christmas benefactor who left a very nice gift for me at the office. Your generosity goes beyond words. My family thanks you very much. Merry Christmas and God bless…

~Gary