Th’ excellent rereason looks at Republican angst, apparently a result of scurvy bastarrrrrds seizing the ship o’ state:
Many of my very best friends are Republicans. For some reason, they don’t talk politics much these days.
My friends, sensible, reliable, people you would be glad to have in your home, grew up on a Republican party that stood for high moral values. The party they supported stood for fiscal conservatism, personal responsibility, small government, and maximum personal freedom. They were from the proud tradition of Abraham Lincoln.
Theirs was not the pro-torture, pro-secret prisons party the Republicans have become. Their party would never have openly advocated the general suspension of civil liberties. Their party, somewhat isolationist, would never have supported a “pre-emptive” war.