Richard A. Viguerie
Bolton’s Withdrawal Discourages Conservatives
Tue Dec 5, 2006 17:09

Richard A. Viguerie CONTACT: Kimber Abbott, (703) 589-0587 or (703) 396-6971 OR Margaret Wright,
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FOR RELEASE December 5, 2006

Richard Viguerie: Bolton’s Withdrawal Discourages Conservatives

(Manassas, Virginia) The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause, regarding the resignation of John Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations:

“There are only a mere handful of conservatives in significant policy-making positions in the Bush Administration. The withdrawal of Ambassador Bolton means there is one less. This is very discouraging to conservatives. Instead of fighting for Ambassador Bolton’s confirmation, the Bush Administration has once again thrown in the towel.

“Since the election, President Bush has sent strong signals that he will move left and seek accommodation with the Democrats who will be running the House and Senate. The President is following in the footsteps of his father, George H. W. Bush, who also abandoned the conservative base of the GOP.

“In addition to surrendering on the Bolton nomination, another danger signal for conservatives was the President’s comments at his November 8 news conference that he will work with the liberals to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Still another was Treasury Secretary Paulson’s statement that the Bush Administration had ‘no preconditions’ on Social Security reform, which is code for a willingness to accept higher payroll taxes and cuts in benefits.

“It looks like the next two years will be painful for conservatives and possibly fatal for the Republican Party. ”

NOTE to EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered ideological and political direct mail and has been called “the funding father of the conservative movement” for his role in helping build dozens of conservative organizations. Viguerie was cited in the Washington Times in 1999 as one of 13 “Conservatives of the Century.” The founding of his company was listed by John F. Kennedy Jr.’s magazine, GEORGE, as one of the 100 “defining moments” in 20th Century American politics. He is the author of 5 books including the newly released Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the ConservativeCause (Bonus Books, 2006).

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