Some on the left are pointing to this Op-ed from former Bush speech writer Michael Gerson as proof that the “Right” side of the aisle has gone bye-bye. The reason? They point to a section in the column that states…
All those few, however, seemed to be in attendance at CPAC, determined to sharpen an ideological debate. In the name of constitutional purity, they propose a great undoing. Not just the undoing of Obamaism. Undo Medicare and Social Security. Undo the expansive American global commitments that proceeded from World War II and the Cold War. Undo progressive-era economic regulations. Undo the executive power grab that preserved the union. Undo it all –– until America is left with a government appropriate to an isolated, 18th-century farming republic
To my friends on the left, allow me to say, that the majority (98%) of people who refer to themselves as either a “Conservative” or a “Tea Party Patriot” do not want any of that to happen. In fact, more than likely they want to preserve the Welfare/Warfare State we have. They don’t want it expanded, they just want it left alone. Sure you have a few spouting off at the mouth about this program or that program, but when it comes down to it, they will all fall in line with the Republican. No matter what they believe. Case and point: Scott Brown.
I understand that the Left wants to point out the worst elements of the Right. The Right did this through the Bush Regime years, when pointing out the worst of the Left when they would protest the wars. Its politics, I get. But saying all of the attendees believe what Mr.Gerson is writing is a total joke. The only people believing what this column is saying are the Ron Paul folks. As much as I would love to see Dr.Paul become President of this great land, it will never happen.
So please, spare me the theatrics. Your Warfare/Welfare Empire isn’t going anywhere.