Good grief what a vacuous piece of tripe this write up is.
Does the writer and his ignorant interviewee not remember someone named Ronald Reagan? Margaret Thatcher? Karol Józef Wojtya?
Conservatives are losing now because the Tea Party declared war on the GOP establishment in the 2010 GOP primaries. They are losing only because the GOP-e decided to fight back and in so doing revealed themselves for what they really are. What the GOP-e really is has to do with their role in the Ruling Class; they are a subsidiary of the democrat party who has the control of the Ruling Class Party.
Conservatives have been duped into thinking that the GOP was a separate and distinct party from the democrats when in fact the democrats and GOP-e make up the Ruling Class against Country Class with the GOP-e having a smaller influence.
Romney is a liberal democrat with a ‘R’ label. He has taken or is taking the GOP away from conservatives. The conservatives have no political party except the loose amorphous Tea Party which they attempt to bind to the GOP.
It really boils down to an organized political class divided into ‘R’ and ‘D’ but both of which make up the Ruling Class of which the ‘D’ controls and the GOP-e is a tag along tolerated token to an allusion of a multi-party political system.
What causes confusion is that from time to time the conservatives produce great leaders who turn the Ruling Class on its head. At such moments then conservatives own the GOP and great things happen. Values are reborn, pride in America reemerges, global prestige is reestablished.
We will have other such moments but maybe not in 2012 for the presidency. In 2016 maybe we as conservatives will have a great leader emerge to give the GOP back to its rightful owners, the conservatives.
At such time that a great conservative leader emerges that is capable of swaying voters to give the conservative brand a chance, the more important question will be how to keep that trust? How to keep it especially in light of a NY media that day after day chips away at the reputation of the standard bearer?
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]
Things are not the same today
Demographics is destiny
Even if Gas was $9.00 a gallon and Inflation and Unemployment were 30%+ a Ronald Reagan would still lose California, New York and Illinois and many other states.
Within 10 years the same will be able to be said of Texas
America was mortally wounded in 1965 with Ted Kennedy's Immigration and Nationality Act,