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. . . Because they weren’t conservatives. Consider Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. I believe that conservative voters were indifferent to his campaign rhetoric because of his support for Arlen Specter in a primary race that he had with Pat Toomey in 2004. Toomey narrowly lost to the liberal Republican Senator Specter. Here’s how one post-election commentator sized up Specter’s narrow win over the out-front conservative Toomey:
[T]he endorsement of the state’s conservative Senator, Rick Santorum, provided important cover for Specter. His high profile endorsement and activity on behalf of Specter sent a clear signal to conservatives that it was okay to cast a vote for Specter. Santorum’s work on behalf of his colleague helped to inoculate Specter against the charge that he was too liberal and not a true partisan.
Of course, Specter was too liberal, and conservatives were upset with Santorum’s support. (I understand that senatorial majorities determine who leads committees. But this should not be an issue in a primary.) Would Toomey have won in the general election? Maybe not. But look what we’ve got today after the Democrat takeover of several important Senate seats, including Santorum’s.
How do we know that conservative values win elections? Seven more states rejected pro-homosexual marriage amendments by implementing constitutional amendments that protect the biblical prescription that marriage is between one man and one woman only. Even liberal Wisconsin voted for the ban. Arizona rejected the ban, but this is the same state that continued to elect Jim Kolbe, a homosexual Republican to the House of Representatives.
George Bush has not been true to his social agenda promises. The war didn’t help either. While he speaks out against homosexual marriage, Condoleeza Rice swears in homosexual physician Mark Dybul as the United States Global AIDS coordinator at a ceremony on October 10, 2006 with his “partner” and Laura Bush in attendance. Here are some of the Secretary’s words at the swearing-in ceremony:
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I am truly honored and delighted to have the opportunity to swear in Mark Dybul as our next Global AIDS Coordinator. I am pleased to do that in the presence of Mark’s parents, Claire and Richard; his partner, Jason; and his mother-in-law, Marilyn. You have wonderful family to support you, Mark, and I know that's always important to us. Welcome.
His “mother-in-law”? This single statement shows that Republicans have capitulated to the homosexual lobby. I don’t recall hearing anything from the so-called rock-ribbed conservatives when this story hit the news. These guys are in Washington for the power and the pension. They know that if they can hold onto power for enough terms, they can retire rich and get a lobbying job to add more pork to the budget and line their own pockets.
The president and many members of Congress have surrounded themselves with homosexual staff members. This keeps elected officials quiet on the homosexual issue. Republicans knew about Mark Foley, and they probably know a lot of stuff about each other, and so do their staffers. The homosexuals use this sordid knowledge to hold them in check on certain policy issues. Ted Haggard learned this lesson the hard way. As long as he kept quiet about the marriage amendment in Colorado, his homosexual contact stayed quiet. Once Haggard spoke out for the amendment, the homosexual attack machine went into action.
Politicians, pastors, actually, all of us, must live in terms of what we say we believe if we’re going to turn this nation around. Government at the top (civil government) is a simple reflection of government at the bottom (self-government).