Skip to comments.We Blew It
Posted on 11/10/2008 9:22:10 PM PST by gracie1
Let us bend over and kiss our ass goodbye. Our 28-year conservative opportunity to fix the moral and practical boundaries of government is gone--gone with the bear market and the Bear Stearns and the bear that's headed off to do you-know-what in the woods on our philosophy.
An entire generation has been born, grown up, and had families of its own since Ronald Reagan was elected. And where is the world we promised these children of the Conservative Age? Where is this land of freedom and responsibility, knowledge, opportunity, accomplishment, honor, truth, trust, and one boring hour each week spent in itchy clothes at church, synagogue, or mosque? It lies in ruins at our feet, as well it might, since we ourselves kicked the shining city upon a hill into dust and rubble. The progeny of the Reagan Revolution will live instead in the universe that revolves around Hyde Park.
Mind you, they won't live in Hyde Park. Those leafy precincts will be reserved for the micromanagers and macro-apparatchiks of liberalism--for Secretary of the Department of Peace Bill Ayers and Secretary of the Department of Fairness Bernardine Dohrn. The formerly independent citizens of our previously self-governed nation will live, as I said, around Hyde Park. They will make what homes they can in the physical, ethical, and intellectual slums of the South Side of Chicago.
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Oh pish-posh boyos. Everytime we loose, it’s the long knives, booze shots and woe-is-me mantras. Tell you what, take some time off and enjoy the holidays. The crap ain’t leaving...it’s still gonna be there when you recharge your batteries on Jan 2.
Listen to the “Vote Reaper”...you’ll find him quite entertaining.
Afterwhich, the GOP needs a “Council of Trent”.
If you look at the election data, GOP lost by narrow margins in 2006, and the margin expanded slightly in 2008 because 7 million less people (mostly conservative) voted. Problem is GOP are on the wrong side of many blue collar issues. No one questions the actions of CEO and financiers who lobby Congress, run companies into the ground, demand workers to cut their pay and benefits and yet collect huge bonuses even when the company fails. The GOP should be outraged at the CEO’s and financiers for doing such thing, instead we fall back to the argument that the CEO and etc are owners of the company and government/politicians should butt out of internal corporate affairs. Ross Perot once pointed out that main street Americans have something that lobbyists and corporations do not have, more voters. GOP ability to remain in power also depends on corporate Americas’ ability to treat their American workers fairly. Ignoring corporate America’s stupidity has manifested in losses in 2006, and the Wall Street crisis that brought down the GOP in 2008.
The longer the recession lasts, the more people will return to a frugal, conservative lifestyle, and at least on the financial side, conservatism will flourish. There really isn’t much chance for new big government programs in the Obama administration, and both sides of the aisle will have to learn to reign in spending, because so will their constituents.
Where is the rest of the article, I mean the media strategy recommended by the author? I don’t see one. Am I missing something?
The fatal flaw in trickle down is that the fat cats invest their profits overseas instead of allowing the $ to trickle down.
A truly conservative government would be a blessing, but I'd settle for a benevolent dictator because we have simply lost the ability to govern ourselves. We are infested with career politicians, and no rational person would want to be in the crosshairs known as the presidency; then we wonder why ballots are populated with egomaniacs like Aitch. We see derelects from society signed up to vote and bussed to the polls; we see countless interviews in which people cannot express a single cogent thought concerning what motivated him/her to vote. We have schools that preach the gospel of multiculturalism and political correctness, while opposing nothing save the ultimate evil known as intolerance.
And then we wonder what's wrong with our government. The answer is "nothing". We get the government we deserve - the problem is with our self-absorbed, post-Christian, instant-gratification, smarmy, pseudo-intellectual society.
It's no more gone, in my opinion, than the Democratic Socialists were gone when GW Bush "stole" the election from Al Gore in 2000.
In fact, I think that G-d gave the Oval Office to Socialist Obama so that the people will ultimately be forced to reconnect with the Constitution and its history to protect themselves from Obama's misguided pen.
Because the f-ing government taxes the hell out them. One time ago I realized that the overhead expense of being a US citizen is extreme. Talk about the rat race. The goverment is constantly there, like some sorta protection racket, to skim off your work to pay for things. We work hard, and yet the cost of living keeps going up goes up and up and up. Eventually, most people can’t keep up , and who do they turn to? The very bastards who designed this mess in the first place, the goverment. Tyranny my friends, and self imposed at that.
That doesn’t excuse the people who stayed home and didn’t vote or voted third party... I always said I would crawl over broken glass to vote for the party because the alternative was too horrible to contemplate; unfortunately 20% of us were of the attitude like you that we deserved to lose... well this country does not deserve what is about to befall it due to that selfish attitude... these are the same people who stayed home in 2006 and put Nancy and Harry in charge.. how is that working out for you?
I can summarize the demise of Conservatism in two words:
Take back the party, 2010!
Yes, there will be bread and circuses — welfare handouts and American Idol — from an Emperor ruling a once proud Republic, who has the audacity to think himself a God, nay Messiah. But as he fiddled and wrote his verses about his father, Rome burnt and the masses ran riot in the streets. He proclaimed, “What is a god to do? Call out the guards to protect me.” But Collin Powell was out dancing with the boyz in the hood, and Bill Ayers was teaching al qaeda recruits and Westley Clark how to blow up buildings. So he was left by himself to talk to the mob without the miracle of a teleprompter... Life is so unfair.
I like PJ. Will print out for later read.
He got my vote, but only because the alternative (reality) was too frightening to imagine.
Did you read the entire article?
He says our stance on abortion is wrong, our stance on illegals is wrong, and our stance on prop 8 is wrong.
I suspect if all read the article you might have a different take.
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