October 28, 2005

Kindred spirits...

One of the positive things about the Miers mess is discovering a few kindred souls in Bloggistan. Mike's America writes:

...Many of us, who do represent the broader base of the Republican Party and the broader conservative movement (you know, the voters you need to WIN an election) would be justified in taking our marbles home and letting the right whiners of the Barabas wing carry the battle this time. But that's not likely to happen since the real base understands it's mature obligation and loyalty to Party, President and nation transcends narrow sectarian interests...

Loyalty to the Republican Party is very important. As William Rusher said, it is the bottle that holds the conservative wine. Neither the bottle nor the wine is much use without the other. I always think, at times like this, of Teddy Roosevelt and Cabot Lodge sticking with the party when all their Progressive reforming friends were jumping ship rather than campaign for Blaine. In the long run they were the ones who could make reforms, and the others have been forgotten.

Posted by John Weidner at October 28, 2005 9:16 AM
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