Monday, May 22, 2006

Bush's Base Betrayal

Richard Viguerie (right) -- a key player in Ronald Reagan's electoral victories accuses President Bush of betraying conservatives, In an op-ed piece in Sunday's Washington Post, Mr Vigurerie outlines what he sees as the President's failures to support the people who put him in office:

"Sixty-five months into Bush's presidency, conservatives feel betrayed. After the 'Bridge to Nowhere' transportation bill, the Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination and the Dubai Ports World deal, the immigration crisis was the tipping point for us. Indeed, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found last week that Republican disapproval of Bush's presidency had increased from 16 percent to 30 percent in one month. It is largely the defection of conservatives that is driving the president's poll numbers to new lows."

Mr Viguerie has a new book out detailing even more of claims: Conservatives Betrayed: How Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause. (WashPost)

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