Sometimes a weblog is memorable because it is different. I had to look at Conservatives for Kerry just because of its name. Did the proprietor mean something different by ‘conservatives’ than most of us do? Is he in Canada and therefore unable to vote? Is the sobriquet
a hoax like all those far Right groups named to sound pro-civil rights, pro-environment or pro-sex?
The answer is ‘no’ on all counts. Conservatives for Kerry is a blog created by someone who leans to the Right in his politics, but does not support returning George W. Bush to the White House. He has decided to march to his own drummer, not to the beat of Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage. The weblog’s introductory statement explains why it exists.
Conservatives have historically stood as guardians of America’s moral heritage, civic standards and national resources. Recently, however, this proud tradition has been sullied by an administration that uses the word “conservative” but betrays fundamental conservative principles. We have concluded that John Kerry is our best hope for the reinvigoration of our national pride, security and prosperity.
Blogger Jim Cook believes Bush has broken faith with conservatives as well as liberals. He says Bush has violated conservative principles. Cook identiifies those principles as:
Focus on the Family
The weblog has existed for two months. Among current entries, topics featured include the Bush administration’s betrayal of security expert Richard Clarke, its outright lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and a pearl about one of the reasons the GOP says Democratic hopeful John Kerry is not fit for the office he seeks.
GOP: Kerry has the Wrong Ethnic Heritage for the Presidency
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
I read this snippet at 2004 Reasons to Boot Bush, and I couldn’t agree more:
“Bush’s attack dogs at the Republican National Committee have dug up what they think is the ultimate dirt on John Kerry: he has a cousin who is. . . French! Do Bush and his cronies really want to argue that a man is unfit for the Presidency because of his family’s ethnic heritage? Apparently, yes. (Source: Republican National Committee Briefing, “International Man of Mystery, March 8, 2004)”
In addition to a grounds for not supporting Bush’s reelection, Conservatives for Kerry provides campaign information and grass roots organizing tips. It is a good resource for persons who might be reconsidering whether they will vote to return Bush to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.