According to a survey that Rich Lowery (part of the Hannitized brand of Conservatism. Democrat-Lite) by way of “The Other McCain“,is reporting, that “Ironically Senator John McCain is already better liked among both conservatives and Republicans than President Bush, while the President now has significant negatives among both his ideological and party bases. It’s time for Republicans to develop a new brand of conservatism that directly contrasts on the issues to Senator Obama and the Democratic Party”.
That’s the under-statement of the year. But do we really need a “new brand of conservatism”? It’s pretty clear to me, that we don’t. Especially since Real Conservatism has never gone away, it’s just been pushed aside by the likes of Rich Lowery, Sean Hannity, and the like. They use to have a name for these guys, Rockefeller Republicans. North eastern Liberals is more like it.
When we have a Republican Party advocating more Government control over pretty much everything in our daily lives, and at the same time talking out the other side of their mouths about the “Free Market“, we know something is wrong. So, the question that should be asked here is, “When did the Republican Party, become a bunch of Democrats?”.
I know a lot of So-Called Conservatives called Dr. Ron Paul a “kook, defeatist, un-American” and the sort. But, he was the only one really talking about Real Conservatism. Again this goes back to my statement “being pushed aside”.
The Republican Party use to believe that the Federal Government shouldn’t be involved with education. Now, we have a bloated Dept. of Education, thanks to “No Child Left Behind“. The Republican Part use to believe that Government was the Problem not the Solution. (Reagan Quote for the Public School Kids) The Republican Party use to believe that Government was way to big. Now, we have “Big Government Conservatism“. The Republican Party use to believe in Individual Freedom. Now, we have “National Greatness“.
So, you see the things I’ve pointed are traditionally Democrat platforms. Now, they are apart of the Republican Party’s platform. A new brand of “Conservatism”? No, what we really need are Real Conservatives back in the Republican Party.
“My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them” . Barry Goldwater made that statement, and it’s a statement we should be remembering. But until then, the Republican Party is Doomed. And why as I’ve said before, and will say again. I’m voting for Bob Barr.