Predictable Lines

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Published: Apr 07, 2005

Predictable Lines

April 11, 2005

There are two republican parties, one headed by conservatives and the other by mushy moderates who care about being liked by liberals more than getting things done.

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows the party splitting again along predictable lines.

From social security reform, to same-sex marriage and even the recent debate over whether Terri Schiavo should have been starved to death, the poll indicates republicans have different opinions.

One-third of republicans say democrats in Congress should keep President Bush and party leaders from "going too far in pushing their agenda."

Incredibly, 41 percent oppose limiting filibusters against the president's judicial nominees.

Thirty-nine percent of those polled said removing Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was the right thing to do.

48 percent said it was wrong.

Something is wrong here.

Or maybe even republicans are more secular and less concerned about the constitution than we thought.

It's not very encouraging, is it?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

Predictable Lines