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Fred Douglass (e-mail
this letter about the supposed advantage front-loaded
primaries would represent to
Sen. John McCain`s presidential campaign, I realize
that the Republican Party is committing suicide.
presidential hopes made me understand several things
about the GOP.
have become married to and dependent upon a
religious base. This base has troubling attitudes
about others` views and lifestyles and has nothing to do
with the philosophical roots of the
The second element
of the Republican suicide mission is the rueful,
disastrous and Rasputin-like control imposed by the
Neocons over President Bush.
aspect is the inexplicably misguided attempts of the new
Republicans to invite in and then embrace the flood of
Finally, for the RNC
to let a myopic buffoon and political slickster like the
Karl Rove be the visible symbol and the invisible
manager of its party is indicative of how hopelessly it
Now, the Republican
Party`s power elite has placed
Sen. Mel Martinez, a Hispanic, pro-immigration
disaster as the new RNC chief.
Given an opportunity
Clintonism, Republicans at every turn behaved like
It pains me to say
this, but America will not and cannot ever elect a true
conservative to run the government.
There are too many
spineless, gullible and vapid moderates as well as
ferociously ignorant and anti-American liberals out
So, perhaps a single
issue (illegal immigration?) and a third-party candidate
will be the last hope of a drowning political ideal.
Douglass is a retired naval weapons officer and former
high school teacher.
another letter from Don Reynolds, an immigration reform
advocate, opposed to third parties,