How About a Little Historical Perspective?
Let me begin by saying that I was as devastated by election night as most of you were. So this post is not an attempt to sugarcoat what happened. My goal is to put the election in a historical context and point our way ahead. The 2012 election was simply a repeat of the 1936 election. In 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, | Read More »
The MSM Hit Job on Richard Mourdock and Useful Idiots in the Republican Party
Republican Senatorial Candidate Richard Mourdock made national news in a debate on October 23, 2012. In response to an abortion question asked of all the candidates, Mourdock made the following statement: “I too certainly stand for life. I know there are some who disagree and I respect their point of view but I believe that life begins at conception. The only exception I have for, | Read More »
Message Discipline or Tin Ear: Mitt Romney and Social Conservatives
In the midst of the Chick-fil-A controversy last week, Mitt Romney voted “Present.” In Las Vegas on Friday, a reporter asked Romney about the Chick-fil-A controversy and about Michele Bachmann’s call for an investigation into the influence exercised by the Muslim Brotherhood within the federal government. Romney effectively shut down that line of questioning by saying, “Those are not things that are part of my campaign.” | Read More »
Mitt Romney and the Culture War
One of Mitt Romney favorite topics on the stump is the role of culture in determining economic prosperity. Often, in the course of his remarks, he will refer to The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes. According to Romney, Landes argues that “if you could learn anything from the economic history of the world | Read More »
The Fiscal Conservative “Go It Alone” Strategy Failed
From the diaries by Leon… Let me begin with two brief qualifiers. First, I believe in fiscal conservatism. I am a 100% fiscally conservative believer in small government. I also happen to be 100% in favor of social conservatism and a strong national defense. So, in short, I am a Reagan conservative. The following diary is not a critique of fiscal conservatism but rather those | Read More »
Why conservatives should not blindly endorse Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee.
Why conservatives should not blindly endorse Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee. 1. Mitt Romney is not a Conservative. He does not deserve the designation as the conservative candidate. 2. If conservatives endorse Romney, even reluctantly, he will take the mantle of conservatism and drag it through the mud for his own edification and advancement. He will propose non-conservative measures in the name of conservatism | Read More »