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Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause Hardcover – August 9, 2006
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"(An) important book
buy it and read it now, before the title comes to mean something more nearly its contrary." -- Jeffrey Rubin, Conservative Book Club
"CONSERVATIVES BETRAYED shows how Republicans can and why they MUST win (conservatives) back into the fold now." -- Human Events Book Review
" thoroughly lists, more than any other resource the balance of indiscretions Republicans have visited upon conservatism under (President) George W. Bush." -- John Bambenek, BlogCritics.org
(Viguerie) offers a plan of action for conservatives to once again take control. -- Rick Stewart in Standard Examiner on Aug 27, 2006
A wonderful book..were it not for Viguerie (the "Godfather" of the movement), there would have been no success for Reagan. -- Jeff Katz, The Jeff Katz Show
Thanks (to Richard Viguerie) for writing the book...WE NEED IT! -- Melanie Morgan in Radio Show Host/Columnist
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Massive deficits. Out-of-control spending. Amnesty. Nation building. Cronyism. Lies. Pandering. Arrogance of power. Corruption. Influence peddling.
According to outspoken conservative Richard A. Viguerie, often referred to as the "funding father" of the New Right, these outrages depict both the Bush White House and the Republican-controlled Congress. Viguerie says it's time to ask, "Can the marriage between conservatives and the Republican Party be saved?"
It has been conservative issues, organizations, money, and grassroots activists who have turned out the vote for the Republican Party. The GOP wouldn't control the White House, Senate, or House were it not for conservatives. But what have they given in return? Ever-bigger government on every front-the opposite of conservatism! Moral and social issues mostly ignored. A foreign policy in disarray. An invasion of illegal aliens and a "conservatives need not apply" sign at the White House.
In CONSERVATIVES BETRAYED: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause, Richard A. Viguerie:
* documents exactly how the Republican Party under President Bush's leadership has betrayed conservatives and conservatism on most fronts
* lays out a plan for conservatives to once again take control of the Republican Party from the Big Government Republicans and to show how conservatives can move all public policy to the right (including the Democratic Party) by acting like a third force but not a third party
* explains how conservatives got into this mess, and how we will achieve a rebirth of conservatism
NOW comes the real conservative revolution!
Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of American Target Advertising, Inc., was named by the Washington Times in 1999 as one of 13 "Conservatives of the Century." He is also the co-author of America's Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power (Bonus Books, 2004).
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Failure to take serious action to create a constitutional amendment to establish marriage as between one man and one woman is still another source of Viguerie's ire. Seems like a good step (along with several others pushed in the book) towards establishing a Taliban-like government in America. (Haven't we got more important things to deal with - like global warming, Iraq, the economy, illegal Mexicans, the ballooning trade and federal deficits, conservation, etc.?)
Viguerie does NOT speak to other areas of "conservatism" that have also become identified with Bush II - eg. power-grabs vs. Congress, ignoring laws and treaties he does not agree with, rollbacks of basic freedoms (my guess is that no useful information has been obtained thereby), almost total shutting out of Democrats in the legislative process, Katrina and Iraq bungling, and constant withholding of and distorting information necessary for an informed citizenry. Thus, the reader is left assuming that these aspects are OK with Viguerie.
I used to pride myself on being a THINKING, pragmatic conservative - after all there is enormous wasted in government and it should be cut back. Education and medical care are two areas ripe for considerable quality improvement and reduced costs via government action. However, after Bush and Viguerie I am appalled by the lack of thought and morality now associated with "conservatism," and would hate to be considered such anymore.
George W. Bush has been so bold in his acts of treason (not only to the Republican Party, but to all Americans), that, after so much hesitation and self-doubt, a few Republicans are finally beginning to realize that the Republican Party has been infiltrated by traitors. But they are not "big government Republicans," as Mr. Viguerie wants us to believe, nor are they "the neocons and the religious right," as Philip Gold [Take Back the Right] claims, neither are they just fiscally irresponsible Republicans, as Stephen Slivinski [Buck Wild] asserts.
Actually, the betrayal has not been limited to the Republican party. Both parties have been infiltrated by traitors, and both true conservatives and true liberals have been betrayed. And the betrayal is not the result of the isolated actions of good-intentioned people making big mistakes. No. It has been the result of a carefully conceived plan.
In his book Tragedy and Hope, first published in 1966, professor Carroll Quigley mentioned in detail why the Conspirators infiltrated and controlled both mayor parties:
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can `throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy." [p. 1247].
This explains why the 2000 elections were a charade in which both Gore and Bush participated, and the 2004 another charade with Bush and Kerry as main actors. Contrary to what some brainwashers want us to believe, Bush did not steal the 2000 election. Both the 2000 and the 2004 elections were stolen from the American people.
Who are the Conspirators who have infiltrated their agents in the Republican and Democratic parties? They are Wall Street bankers and Oil magnates. Who are their secret agents? They are easy to find: all of them are members of the dreaded Council on Foreign Relations. Actually, behind any major act of treason to this country one can find one or more CFR members.
Books like Viguerie's give conservatives the false hope that they can take back control over the Republican party. But that will no be possible. The only alternative for true conservatives and true liberals is to leave the parties of treason and join another party, or create a new one. And do it as soon as possible, before it is too late to save this country.