Poor Richard Viguerie. His clever plan to strip us of our unions, our salaries, and the New Deal isn't working out quite as he'd hoped, and now Viguerie has a bit of a problem with the current occupant of the White House. He has this problem despite the fact that Bush is the poster boy of the conservative movement that Viguerie has nurtured from infancy. Examples of Dick's kvetching can be found in a recent Raw Story interview - he's promoting his new book, Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.
Dick feels betrayed because he "didn’t support invading Iraq. He says national security decisions are too often made for political gain. And he maintains that Tom DeLay used 'legal plunder' for the 'immoral purpose of holding onto power.'”
Hmmm, let's hit Google, shall we?
Right-wing direct mail guru Richard Viguerie declared, "Conservatives are thrilled that Bush, a centrist, establishment Republican, has selected a solid conservative to balance the ticket." He went on to address Bush's strategy to keep both the right- and moderate- wings of the party on board: "Dick Cheney looks like 'them'(establishment republicans) but he sounds like (and is) one of 'us' - a principled conservative." [emphasis supplied]
Doesn't sound like he's too upset. What else is in here?
Richard Viguerie, the conservative direct-mail magnate, is resigned to Bush's ascendancy and supportive. Eight months ago, Viguerie dismissed Bush as an "Elvis impersonator," opining that "Bush has never taken the lead on an issue of importance to conservatives." Now Viguerie is all for Bush. "He's within an acceptable range," sighs Viguerie. The word "acceptable" emerges often when conservatives discuss the GOP nominee. [emphasis supplied]
Gee Dick, sounds like you sensed something bad would happen but put the Dear Leader forward anyway. And Dick, take it like a man! Don't forget that the religious nutjobs you dug up to vote for Ronald Reagan are, in large part, the same nutjobs who voted in the Dear Leader. Think of it ... you're partly responsible for Iraq and the deaths of thousands! Tom DeLay? Quit bitching! How do you think he kept winning and plundering? Your religious nutjobs Dick. Your precious "values voters."
In 2004, before the election, when you knew damn well Bush had fucked the entire country, did you campaign to put someone else in power? No, you ran to the voting booth and pulled the "R" lever again. And you continue to stroke your pet monkey. You've learned nothing - your idea of a good senator is Tom Coburn, another religious whacko who thinks condoms don't protect against STDs and called for open season on doctors who perform abortions. Oh and Dick? Your boy Coburn supported the Iraq debacle, and he still does.
So thanks Dick, thanks a lot. You owe the nation an apology, but we're not holding our breath. Thousands, maybe millions, will die because of your "skills." Innocent civilians in this country and others will be victimized by the Dear Leader's new Gestapo. Atavistic judges appointed by your twisted creation will suck away the last of our civil rights. But keep trying to wash your hands of the mess you helped create ... keep trying. Out damn'd spot.