Whither the Big Tent?

One often reads about the need for the GOP to maintain a big tent to attract more voters and more candidates. Of course this is said over and over, again and again, by moderate and liberal Republicans to justify conservatives supporting and voting for them.

That's something many who call themselves conservatives have done many times over the years while holding their noses.

This election year, the tables are turned. The voters have selected a number of candidates who are conservative in their outlook as opposed to all those years the liberal or moderate Republican was chosen.

Where are those Republicans who called over and over, again and again, for the GOP to have a big tent? Well, one thing for sure, they are not doing their best to bring conservative Republicans into the big tent they promoted so much over the years.

They are not supporting Christine O'Donnell in Delaware. They are not supporting Linda McMahon in Connecticut. They are not supporting Joe Miller in Alaska among many others. Where are they? They are sitting on their hands.

Senators Graham, Snowe, Collins, and Brown among them are nowhere to be seen. They are not doing their best to help the GOP tent to grow to include more conservative Republican senators. In fact they are doing nothing, absolutely nothing.

One notable exception, Senator Dole a moderate conservative, from his hospital bed, endorsed Christine O'Donnell and asked what else he could do to help from the hospital.  When Senator Dole talks about a GOP big tent he means it. The rest of the moderate and liberal GOP senators are just talk. They don't mean it. If they did they would not be invisible now when they could be helping a number of the GOP candidates chosen by the voters.

Instead they sit on the sidelines and continue to "Tut, tut" about the need for a big tent in the GOP. At the same time their actions are making it clear to the voters the big tent does not include the conservative candidates selected by the GOP voters.

The voters will remember.

One often reads about the need for the GOP to maintain a big tent to attract more voters and more candidates. Of course this is said over and over, again and again, by moderate and liberal Republicans to justify conservatives supporting and voting for them.

That's something many who call themselves conservatives have done many times over the years while holding their noses.

This election year, the tables are turned. The voters have selected a number of candidates who are conservative in their outlook as opposed to all those years the liberal or moderate Republican was chosen.

Where are those Republicans who called over and over, again and again, for the GOP to have a big tent? Well, one thing for sure, they are not doing their best to bring conservative Republicans into the big tent they promoted so much over the years.

They are not supporting Christine O'Donnell in Delaware. They are not supporting Linda McMahon in Connecticut. They are not supporting Joe Miller in Alaska among many others. Where are they? They are sitting on their hands.

Senators Graham, Snowe, Collins, and Brown among them are nowhere to be seen. They are not doing their best to help the GOP tent to grow to include more conservative Republican senators. In fact they are doing nothing, absolutely nothing.

One notable exception, Senator Dole a moderate conservative, from his hospital bed, endorsed Christine O'Donnell and asked what else he could do to help from the hospital.  When Senator Dole talks about a GOP big tent he means it. The rest of the moderate and liberal GOP senators are just talk. They don't mean it. If they did they would not be invisible now when they could be helping a number of the GOP candidates chosen by the voters.

Instead they sit on the sidelines and continue to "Tut, tut" about the need for a big tent in the GOP. At the same time their actions are making it clear to the voters the big tent does not include the conservative candidates selected by the GOP voters.

The voters will remember.

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