The GOP purge

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

10/22/07

The ongoing hara-kiri of the GOP proceeds apace, with the latest being a concerted effort by the party’s neoconservative wing to oust sitting Republican members of Congress who oppose the war. The latest examples: Walter B. Jones of North Carolina and Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland. Rep. Jones attracted national attention when, at the height of the pre-invasion war hysteria, he led an effort (with now-jailed Rep. Bob Ney) to rename the French fries on the menu in the House cafeteria ‘Freedom Fries’ — and then attracted more serious attention when he turned against the war he had championed, and began to denounce the president’s war policies in no uncertain terms. … There have been rumors that Jones — who started out a Democrat, like his father, who once represented the district — might return to the party of his youth, yet nothing has come of that so far. Local Republicans are rallying to his cause, and the veterans whom he has stood by so steadfastly — especially the wounded, who have been the worst victims of government incompetence in this war — have come to his aid, even as party officials have abandoned him...

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