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A grass roots conservative populism, an aggressive, fearless, energy against big government
The Canadian Free Press ^ | October 26, 2009 | Claude Sandroff

Posted on 10/26/2009 7:46:23 PM PDT by caper gal 1

Things seem to be looking up for conservatives. Books like Mark Levin’s “Liberty and Tyranny” and Michelle Malkin’s “Culture of Corruption”, are also wildly popular. Glenn Beck and his colleagues at Fox are mopping up the competition. Sarah Palin has had a monstrous, unprecedented reception for her unpublished memoirs. Even usually tone-deaf, main stream Republicans seem able to say “no” occasionally to the liberal governing machine.

But most uplifting is the birth of a grass roots conservative populism, an aggressive, fearless, public energy against big government unlike anything any of us on the right has ever seen.

I am reminded of that most American of directors, Frank Capra, but not because of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” or “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Rather, for the spirit Capra captured in his revolutionary World War II documentary series, “Why We Fight”. That America could slip through our hands before our children inherit it, is the reason we conservatives fight.

Indeed we fight for and against many things, concretely for a new 2010 Congress. Doug Hoffmann running as a conservative in New York’s 23rd is an ideal warrior. We must continue to insist that the men and women who lead us, express ideas that assure the millions at tea parties and town halls that something will be done to save the country we love. We must support them. Hoffmann embodies many of the positions of a 7-point template addressing health care, Afghanistan, jobs, deficits, energy, governance and trust reflecting some of the mob’s concerns.

1. We do not want a national government takeover of our health care. The bills proposed by this congress and this administration are too big, too ambiguous, and utterly incomprehensible.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservativism
Do not believe the Oz Effect of the MSM - Conservatism is on the ascendancy.
1 posted on 10/26/2009 7:46:24 PM PDT by caper gal 1
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To: caper gal 1

A great article....


2 posted on 10/26/2009 7:49:21 PM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: caper gal 1

bfl


3 posted on 10/26/2009 7:53:21 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: caper gal 1
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Should be showed to students in middle school. Especially topical in today's political environment.
(Then again, socialist teacher might comment that its about a right wing reactionary fighting against the interests of 'Dear Leader')
4 posted on 10/26/2009 7:55:52 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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re: an aggressive, fearless, public energy against big government unlike anything any of us on the right has ever seen

This is what we THOUGHT we were doing starting in 1996 with the Republican revolution and continuing giving them what they said they needed until we had the White House and both houses of Congress. But the bastards stabbed us in the back and in just a few years had grown to be nothing more than Democrat-Lite.

5 posted on 10/26/2009 8:03:36 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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the bastards

McLame, Grahamnesty, Snowe Job, and Sister Snowe Job Collins.

6 posted on 10/26/2009 8:08:28 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: caper gal 1

All this stuff is fine, but could we please also get aggressive about Big Business, Wall Street, and the wealthy? Populism is about everyday people rising up against a privileged elite, and Washington DC ain’t the only place there is a privileged elite.

parsy, who wants conservatives to go further


7 posted on 10/26/2009 8:30:08 PM PDT by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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Populism is about everyday people rising up against a privileged elite

Workers of the world unite, you frigging leftist

8 posted on 10/26/2009 8:56:03 PM PDT by Chunga (Being A Libertarian Means Never Having To Actually Govern)
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LOL! Did you notice there were 2 fr “conservative populist” threads tonite?

parsy, who is trying to show you the way


9 posted on 10/26/2009 8:57:27 PM PDT by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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