Skip to comments."Compassionate Conservatism" ... Kill It With Fire!
Posted on 01/11/2014 6:16:37 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
Ben Domenech's "compassionate conservatism" piece at The Federalist is a good read. It begins with a takedown of Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner's renewed call for slightly smaller big government, since we apparently didn't learn the lesson of how poorly this works during the GWB years.
Gerson and Wehner fail to grasp that second part. What they call "compassionate conservatism", I call "laying the groundwork for left's lawless SuperState". Madison was smart enough to know that you can't depend on "angels" like Gerson and Wehner to govern you, so you'd better focus on guarding against the devil
To the left, ever to the left, never to the right, always to the left ...
(Excerpt) Read more at ace.mu.nu ...
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
American conservatives have been reduced to voting soley in terms of, "What about the disaster if we lose? Who cares if the guy leans to the left [as if Romney was only leaning], vote for him because what happens if we lose???"
Victories will happen when the Republican party, or some other party, nominates for president a candidate that represents a vision and desire for something totally different -- the opposite, in fact, of what the Democrat/Republican big government "planners" have in view -- when the mindset behind the vote isn't, "Oh my God, what will happen if we lose?" but "What a great thing if we win -- what prosperity and harmony and morality! Government put back in its servants' quarters where it belongs!! Let's win this!"
What's going to happen when we win? That is the ONLY thing that really matters. I think a lot more Americans understand that than is commonly thought, and it explains why Romney lost.
Thanks for this article.
I am interested in Neo-Democrat movements within the bowels of GOP, RNC, and touchy-feely RINOS. (Pun intended).
Time for some dispassionate butt kicking.
kinda like the detroit lions..
they do not play to win, they play not to lose...
a losers philosophy if there ever was one..