Conservative Political Commentary

[Under the Radar?] Anti-socialist, anti-communist, anti-globalist, pro-Constitution, and usually with an attempt at historical and economic context (This blog was given its name before I decided it was going to be a political blog.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where Is the GOP Headed?

It seems that each day we read more about how the Republican Party is in disarray, it’s leaderless, or else the leader is Rush Limbaugh or Dick Cheney. Also the Republicans are advised to embrace a “big tent” approach, appeal more to this or that ethnic group, interest group or other demographic. And how conservatism is holding the party back.

Mostly this analysis and advice comes from the Party’s bitter enemies the Democrats and the mainstream media. Apparently the party should disavow Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh, and find a spokesman like John McCain only more in line with Obama’s policies. Like Colin Powell, who I understand still claims to be a Republican? Puh-leeze! If the Republican Party follows this kind of advice, it will fade into history sooner than later.

Some Republicans, we are told, are privately concerned about Dick Cheney’s boldness in speaking out to defend Bush Administration anti-terror policies and question Obama’s approaches. But Cheney is, in my opinion correct in his statements and also wise and courageous. If Republicans are embarrassed by conservatism, and opposition to Obama, let them follow Specter and become Democrats. The “moderate” (liberal) Republicans do the party more harm than good and the GOP would be better off without them. Then the party could more effectively articulate a conservative message and many voters, who will soon be very tired of Obama, will be convinced. If the Republican Party will affirm conservatism and a pro-life position, they will have an excellent chance of success.

Only a conservative and articulate Republican Party (not a third party) has any real chance of saving this country from socialism and preventing the Obama Administration from becoming a full-fledged fascist dictatorship, for that is the process that is in place, slowed only by whatever opposition can be mustered.

I believe the Tea Parties were the start of something significant. God bless Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Mark Steyn, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Dick Cheney, and all the real conservatives. Some just need to find their voice.

1 comment:

Dan said...

In Carl Sandburg's "Abraham Lincoln" Sandburg tells of a Gen. Grant leaning against a tree one night with a cigar in his mouth pondering his next move. Vicksburg had fallen with his help, and his presence in the east had now turned the direction of the war there. According to Sandburg, as he sat there thinking, he concluded that his next move aught to be a move that his enemy desired he not make. Republicans could learn a little from this kind of thinking.