Republicans Beginning to Break Ranks The San Fr…

Republicans Beginning to Break Ranks

The San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday that the war in Iraq will likely exceed $150 billion by the end of fiscal year 2005.

“As a measure of the Bush administration’s priorities in the war on terrorism, it has spent about $3 in Iraq for every $1 committed to homeland security, experts say.”

Meanwhile, Dick Cheney spent some time yesterday attempting to further prove that this administration is anything but conservative, particularly on fiscal issues. The Veep was quoted at what I can only imagine was a fund raising event with the Diamond Casting and Machine Tool Company as saying,

“For the sake of jobs, and for the sake of American families, Congress needs to make the Bush tax cuts permanent.”

But as the White House plods blindly ahead continuing their failed policies toward what will surely lead them over a cliff and into the political abyss, many Republican thinkers are beginning to break ranks. Conservative columnist George Will bashed the administration last week stating,

“This administration cannot be trusted to govern if it cannot be counted on to think and, having thought, to have second thoughts.”

Add to that this comment from Republican economist Richard W. Rahn and it would appear the party is coming apart at the seems,

“From the beginning of the Bush administration, sympathetic, experienced economists have warned its officials about the need to avoid some obvious mistakes. Unfortunately, these warnings have gone unheeded.”

I have a suggestion for all of you disenfranchised Republicans out there, take a hint from long time Republican John E. Bugay, Jr. and hop on the band wagon of a winning team!

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