"Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, the GOP is dead"
MANASSAS, Va., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Voters have given Republicans one more chance to get it right," Richard A. Viguerie said. "They are on probation, and if they mess up again, they won't get another chance."
"The last time the Republicans were in charge, they became the party of big spending, Big Government, and Big Business. They abandoned the philosophy of Ronald Reagan and cozied up to lobbyists and special interests. And they paid a price at the polls.
"This year, the Democrats under President Obama and Speaker Pelosi drove millions of voters right back into the arms of the Republicans. But if Republicans return to their bad habits – if they start working for K Street instead of Main Street – they will pay a terrible price. Tea Party voters and conservatives will turn them out in the 2012 primaries.
"People will say: Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, and the Republican Party is dead," Viguerie said.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine), one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times), and one of 2008's "top 25 influencers" among Republicans (NewsMax magazine). He is the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.
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