Dick Morris Speaks to Tea Party Rally: "These Days the Worst Republican is Better than the Best Democrat" - Video 4/15/10
Here is video of Dick Morris speaking at a Little Rock, Arkansas Tax Day Tea Party Event. Morris said he did not leave the Democrat Party, "it left me." Morris said there is "no such thing anymore as a Conservative Democrat." Morris declared "in expiation of all his previous sins" that "I am a Republican."
Morris said the day of "voting for the man/person and not the party" are gone. He said (see part 1 of video):
"When you send the most conservative, right-wing, Bible-thumping, gun-toting, budget-balancing, pro-life, anti-gay marriage Democrat up to Washington, the first vote he casts is for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, or for Harry Reid as Senate Leader. And let me tell you something about Washington: Once they do that, no other vote matters, because Czar Pelosi can determine what bills come up, what debate happens, what amendments are offered, how the votes are cast, when the votes are cast, in what form the bill is considered, and then she can totally over-ride it all by "deeming" it passed."
Morris makes a very compelling argument here. A lot of Democrats were elected in 2006 and 2008 by posing as conservatives in order to get elected in fairly conservative districts. The GOP must take this message to those districts in 2010 and beyond, that a vote for ANY Democrat, is a vote for Obama, Pelosi and Reid. It is a vote for a radical Left-wing agenda, no matter how much the Democrat candidate in question appears to agree with conservative positions.
Bart Stupak has illustrated this point perfectly, that when it comes down to voting on life-altering legislation, if Democrats have a majority, there will be enough of them that can be pressured, intimidated and bribed into going along with the radical agenda.
Morris particularly went after Democrat Rep. Mike Ross from Arkansas, whom he said is a "hypocrite," who was the swing vote in committee that allowed the House Health Care Bill to come to the floor. But he then voted against the bill so he can tell voters he opposed it.
Morris told the crowd, "These days, the worst Republican is better than the best Democrat."
He also predicted that Republicans will win back both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this fall, which he told the crowd "is not rhetoric - it's math."