Voters are looking for policymakers and political leadership that champion fiscal discipline; limited government; deficit reduction; a free market, a pro-growth agenda; and comprehensive plans to create employment opportunities, enable entrepreneurship, and aid business creation.
But, the biggest problem conservatism faces is NOT that every policy put forward in Congress these days is an assault on all of the above, and everything else that we hold dear. It is that those that claim conservatism in general have yet to mobilize in their own local districts - and FOUND WHAT 'Voters are looking for.'
Yes there was a sort of 'house cleaning' in the last election, but that was only a meager start at what needs to be done across this nation. We've only scratched the surface - and I fear this nation's voters have not the time, knowledge, will - or even the inclination, to avoid the loss of this nation.
...and while they’re at it, they need to put some of those d@mn crooked bankers in jail for pulling crap that you and I could never get away with...
The public appears to be having a hard time driving their OWN message home to the Democrat Party.
The DNC refuses to LISTEN.
They aren’t clueless - they are just arrogant beyond belief.
We see them as employees running wild.
They see themselves as Royalty and see us as uppity serfs.
I don’t think the message was that we want taxes raised. It was that we want programs cut. Let’s start by the feds getting out of areas where they have no Constitutional responsibility like education, health, social programs and welfare.
I think we are all peeing in the wind. The new congress will be no different from the old congress. Take that to the bank!
I agree that Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen accurately analyzed the current situation in Washington and that neither political party seems to be dealing with reality. I'm very worried that, based on recent history and some of the 'veteran' Republicans being appointed to important chairmanships in congress, that we'll end up with many repeats of the 'tax cut deal' that is, as Caddell and Schoen put it: "the meeting in the middle of two failed policies". I hope I'm wrong - but if the Republicans fail us, conservatives will have to consider (gulp!) a third party. However, I would much prefer to see the Tea Party activists persuade congressional Republicans to start doing the will of the people, and not a moment too soon, at that.
[President Obama negotiated the deal with the GOP in secret without the input of a single Democratic leader, which he then tried to sell to the Democrats by distributing to each of the Democratic lawmakers a bar graph labeled “What WE Got” and “What THEY Got.” (According to the graph, “we” got more than “they.”]
Methinks Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen have forgotten that the RATS are still in power.
Let’s revisit their thoughts and ideas, say, six months from now. I expect they will be amazed.
The LAME DUCK Congress is connecting to the message and ramming as much of The Agenda through as they possibly can at the eleventh hour. That is far from clueless.
Sorry but it isn’t congress that is clueless it is the American people and voters and yes that includes a lot of posters here on FR.
What most fail to realize is that socialists do not care what the sheep want or think, they only care about what they want.
So it’s the stupid American people that don’t get it.
Love this quote, wanted to say it again!! So fitting for the 111th.
Or, IOW, go on offense.