Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sen. Melquíades Rafael "Mel" Martínez to succeed Mehlman as RNC Boss

Some background bio on him can be found here. The corruption issues are clear enough there, but on his "conservative" positions you have to read betwen the lines. For example, while he says he is "strongly against abortion" he also says he would not "prosecute anyone for it", even if Roe were overturned. So how is that different at all from any Democrat who says that they are "personally" opposed to people butchering unwanted pre-borns but would not "legislate" it? Unless I am reading something wrong it is a classic pro-abortion position. Even if he wants the courts to overturn Roe, he still does not want to make abortion illegal. Can someone help me understand this any differently?

Oh, and his "tough line" on illegal immigration? Completely deceptive. He co-sponsored a bill that is amnesty in all but name. S.2611. This is the one that the House GOP stood tough on. Their illegal immigration bill did not have the de-facto amnesty in it that the Martinez bill did, and they would not give in. This time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Martinez is both open-borders and pro-abortion. He differs from Ted Kennedy on these issues only in that Kennedy is honest enough to actually admit it to you.

3:18 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did they pick him of all people?

4:02 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's "reaching out" to illegals and the left. He is "reaching out" to you too, only it is to smack you across the face again and then laugh because you have "no choice" but to keep voting Republican.

5:58 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have MUCH rather had Michael Steele.

6:22 PM, November 14, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Too bad what you, or any of the rest of the base, want. You are getting open borders, bigger government, and a leftward drift on every social issue.

And as long as you continue to tolerate it, that is what you will get more of.

Within the month, I'd like to talk about what we can do about it.

6:37 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is also anti-gay but reportedly has two openly gay advisers (John Dowless and Kirk Fordham).

7:00 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reporting this blog to Homeland Security. Mark Moore is planning a revolt. Is an ArkansasWatch militia in the making here Mark? How very un-American (yet essentially American at the same time).

7:43 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get over yourself.

8:35 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous 21st majority said...

O you all are so negative. Did the election really scar you all that bad. Elections come and go you have to learn to get over them. It is a fact that the GOP lost the independent voter nationaly. The base turn out was about the seme as in 2004. In 04 it was 34% in 06 it was 32% not much of a change. But the independents whent 57% for the democrats. Mel will be a great head for the party. If you looked at what his duties are, he is basicaly a figure head. So look on the bright side once is a while. Not every one is out to destroy you. And it might be refreshing to smile and see the good again.

9:09 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it would, too bad it can't be seen by looking in the direction of the Republican Party.

And that 2% difference cost the GOP the Senate, and maybe the houst too.

5:23 AM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scared, who is scared? I am TICKED OFF. The GOP as I knew it is gone. Hijacked by open borders big government fools.

5:24 AM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The national committee still elects people. Draft Michael Steele to run and beat Martinez at the ballot box.

6:25 AM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark, while I may agree with you on some issues, I have a problem with you.

That problem is, you are not a Republican. Does than mean your a crappy person, not at all.

What it does mean is that you should stay out of our party business.

I do not see the state leadership of our party telling the Constitution Party how to run their business.

I am glad you have friends in our party, and I am thankful you have supported Republican candidates in the past. But I ask that you please stop talking and posting about the Republican Party unless you decide to leave your party and join ours.

9:33 AM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous 21st majority said...

A 2% difference is statistically insignificant. That is about the same. The point where the GOP failed was the moderates. But that does not mead I think the party should move left. I think we need to do a better job at persuasion. Nationally we did not do that. In Arkansas I think we did a good job, but it just was a bad year. In a normal year we would have gotten at least 5 points more and up to 10 points on top of what we got. Had this ticket ran in 2002 we would go done extremely well. In 2004 we would have won. The national party is not gone. It is just changing. Conservativism is not dead just reviving. The national GOP did not run a conservative campaign; if they had they would have won. The party has not totally abandoned the conservative, but we must not abandon the party.

10:32 AM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're not trying to tell the Constitution Party how to run their business? Why is it that you tell conservatives like Jim Holt to go join the CP?

3:57 PM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Republicans talk about the Democrats all the time, by the way. Criticizing them for not supporting Joe Lieberman, Tim Wooldridge, etc...

3:59 PM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Hhhmmmm. I did not notice you asking me to stay out of the Democrat's business when I wrote about 100 articles critical of their candidates.

I still have to live in this country, and right now it is run by Republicans and Democrats.

I am going to keep on writing about whatever I feel needs it. I am going to tell the truth where ever it needs telling. If they would do right, that would help the GOP.

7:23 PM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Talk abou the candidates all you want. Talk about the differences between Democrats and Republicans. Heck, even talk about how at times there seems to be no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

But what gives you the right to talk about our inner party business?

All I am asking is that you stop talking about the inside doings of our party.

7:48 AM, November 16, 2006  
Anonymous Mark M said...

Request denied. It is important. It needs to be discussed. Give us a party we can talk positive about.

11:09 AM, November 16, 2006  

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