"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" he continued. "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."
- Richard A. Viguerie, author of "Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause"