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Beware the Democrat in Conservative Clothing

June 7, 2010

I have a warning to the voters of America related to this November’s elections. That message is beware the Democrat in Conservative clothing. Electing them thinking you that are going to get a real conservative who is going to stand up for America, limited government and the like makes you look like a fool.

Blue Dog Democrats around the country have proven to not be a very strong impediment to the plans of their more liberal brothers and sisters in the party of, “Yes!” “Absolutely!” and “You betcha!” when it comes to spending tax payer dollars on anything and everything under the sun. I know the drill. Sure, they sound great on the campaign trail. They will tell you how they are pro-second amendment, anti-Obamacare, anti-Cap and Trade, pro-lower taxes, absolutely in favor of cutting spending and, if they really need to, they will even tell you that they are anti-murdering babies in the womb too. But that is only if they absolutely have to.

When push comes to shove however we know, based on history, how they really vote. Doubt me? You shouldn’t! There were plenty self-professed conservative Democrats in the House to stop Obamacare and Cap and Trade from passing but both plans made it by that body despite these protestors among the party controlling every bit of power in Washington. Yep, despite the Blue Dogs who we are repeatedly told, often by their own words, will stand up to the radical leftists who are in control of the Democratic Party there seems to be no shortage of excuses when the time comes to fall into fall in line behind their leaders and give us wholly un-conservative, and un-American, laws or at least push them a little bit closer to passage.

Listen, I understand that there a lot of you Democrats out there whose arm would snap off at the elbow if you ever even touched a lever for a candidate other than one with that “D” next to their names much less pulled it. I know that this comes from some deep rooted phobia about how no one but a Democrat can understand the working man. I also know that there are a lot of you who claim to be conservative and when these pretenders pop up you jump in with both feet to support them. They then promptly turn around and betray you. Then when the next election rolls around they tell you the same lies and use their forked tongue to justify why they betrayed you. And you tend to believe them and return them back to Washington where they promptly betray you again.

Now, you will notice one thing that I have not done. I have not, up to this point even mentioned the Republican Party. I haven’t even suggested that you vote for a Republican. Why? Because too often Republicans are not very conservative in and of themselves. But they generally are more conservative than any Democrat and nine times out of ten they will even be more conservative than that Blue Dog you are supporting because you fear losing your arm in some freak voting booth lever pulling accident.

Simply vote for the most conservative candidate that you know you can trust to be a conservative based on a preponderance of the evidence. Almost never will that candidate have a “D” next to their name. I said almost never.

All that I am asking is that if you like the conservative message some Democrat is tossing out at you like a bone to a dog don’t buy it. If you think the Democrat is the most conservative candidate on the ballot question your conclusion. Dig deep and find out where they really stand, not where they claim to stand. And then question your choice a second time. And if you still think that they are the most conservative candidate after that second questioning of your rationale think a third time and then a fourth. And if you are still convinced that the Democrat on your local ballot is still the most conservative candidate in the race then think what happens when you send that man or woman to Washington and Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid or even President Barack Obama really needs their help to pass some part of the far left’s provably failed agenda.

Where will they fall when pressure mounts? How much of a bribe will it take to bring them in line? And what lie will they tell you when they are forced to look you in the eye as they shake your hand while you demand an answer? The Democratic Party is scared for their lives right now. Repeatedly when polls are taken about whether people agree with their proposals or their actual policies that have passed the numbers show that the American people are most certainly not in favor of what they are doing. Understanding this Democrats are going to run candidates in many races that are going to sound really conservative to woo voters who don't like what the party actually stands for. Because in running these counter candidates it will enable them to retain seats in the House of Representatives and keep the likes of Nancy Pelosi in power. At that point how conservative your local Representative from the Democratic Party is means nothing.

Whatever you may think, you will never save this Republic by electing Democrats. You cannot even save it by electing many of the Republicans that will be vying for your vote on Election Day. But you have to admit the truth which is that Blue Dogs turn into Lap Dogs when the whip is cracked and their self-serving growling will soothe into whimpers when the master calls them for supper. On Election Day conservatives must unite behind the best conservative candidate in whatever party they reside. And I repeat that may not by default be the Republican Party's candidate.

In the end there is simply one truth to accept. No real conservative worth their salt would run as a Democrat. Not when the party has proven time and again to be openly hostile to the very basis of the ideology. Understanding this will help immensely the cause of saving this Republic. And if you still doubt me elect them and get disappointed once again. The time is now to end the insanity.

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Copyright ©2010 J.J. Jackson

J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com.  He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at Liberty Reborn.