I beg to differ. In the past few decades, government at all levels have been growing at cancerous rates. Government parasites at all levels have been relentlessly issuing new regulations, sadistically harassing citizens and enriching themselves with gold plated pension plans.
Anyone with an open eye can see that government power has been growing at an ever increasing rate. I believe we are at the point that only the foolishly naive would think electing a "strong Conservative" as President will solve anything.
Something very big will happen, either soon, in 5 years or 10 years. The Parasites of both parties will try their best to have the decay happen slowly over time, until our Republic is no longer recognizable.
I have nothing but utter contempt for those of any party who worship at the Alter of State Power. For they are enemies of our Constitution and enemies of God. If they succeed in destroying all we have, then I pray they are shown no mercy when our Republic rises from the ashes. May ALL the politicians of today, all the judges, all the sadistic workers at the EPA and other Federal agencies be put in non air-conditioned prisons out West breaking big rocks into little rocks for a long time. As added punishment, may they have to endure looking at nightly repeats of Sarah's acceptance speech at the GOP convention in 08 :) [Her speech totally annoyed Statists of all stripes -- I loved it]
That far off? My target is when the federal debt hits $20 Trillion in 2-3 years.
I don’t think you differ actually. What I took issue with is the title “Why Conservatives Have Lost .....”
Conservatives have not lost and never will lose. Conservatives are disorganized and presently confused at how soeone like Romney can take their party from them.
The reason I invoked the names of Reagan, Thatcher and Pope JP II is because at the beginning of their time the media was blasting away at them with the same refrain “You can’t defeat the Soviets” etc. You must “appease the Soviets”, etc.
So now we have “The Conservatives Have Lost ....”.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.