To the right of Dick Cheney

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s conservative credentials are unquestioned. He’s now lent them to U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in her bid to unseat her fellow Republican, Gov. Rick Perry.

Cheney came to Texas this week to endorse Hutchison, buttressing her own reportedly shaky standing with the base of her party.

It now becomes clear that Perry is going to have to get to the right of Hutchison and Cheney, although it stretches the imagination to figure out how he does that.

The governor already has raised the secession issue with angry Texans. How does he get to the right of his wink-and-nod over the notion that Texans could get mad enough to want to leave the Union? Surely he wouldn’t actually advocate such a thing — would he?

Meanwhile, Hutchison — who doesn’t enjoy the full-fledged trust of many hardened Panhandle Republicans — has enlisted an important ally. Dick Cheney has become the poster boy for the conservative movement.

All this seems to mean that the fight for the hearts and minds of Texas Republicans is going to be fought on the far right fringe of the party, which is beginning to look as though it is gobbling up more and more of the GOP pie.

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  1. I would like to see an explanation of the scale you use to determine who constitutes the Extreme Left Fringe of the Democrat Party, Moderate Democrats Moderates, Moderate Republican and Extreme Right Fringe of the Republican Party.

    I think that would be much more interesting to most people than your skewed opinion. Especially if you would include things like a person's stance on abortion, taxes, health care, war, homeland security, etc.

    Last I checked Hutchison was for abortion which knocks her out of the right fringe in my opinion. Dick Cheney is a moderate on some social issues as well. Definitely conservative in in a lot of areas but maybe not as right fringe as you would like people to think.

    It wouldn't be surprised if the label “right fringe” coming from you means anything to the right of you. In that case, most of your readers are right fringe.

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