The Rise of A New Right in Europe
From the diaries by Leon. Although in America we would not want to identify with many of the “right” leaning movements identified in this piece, there is no doubt political winds are shifting in Europe. Old school socialists may allege that the credit crunch once and for all proved that free market capitalism and globalization had failed yet across Europe, a new generation of liberal | Read More »
Jeremy Lott on William F. Buckley
I am an admitted bibliophile and thought it might be interesting and useful to post some thoughts on books/authors every Friday. So here is the first post. Let me know if you think this is something worth continuing. William F. Buckley (Christian Encounters Series) by Jeremy Lott is an excellent introduction to one of the central figures of the post-war conservative movement. But it is important to keep | Read More »
Just when they thought it was safe
Just when the Democrats thought it was safe to go back into the election waters, the thing they feared most has awakened, and it isn’t happy.
Yes, candidate Obama told us he was going to “fundamentally transform” America. He knew what he meant by that phrase, but Americans didn’t. What he didn’t know, however, was that his attempts to transform America would trigger an awakening throughout the nation.
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“Truces” Unnecessary For Believers in Limited, Constitutional Government
Recently, we have seen a number of odd and highly unnecessary comments about the need for truces on social issues. Notably, Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana and possible 2012 Presidential candidate, told the Weekly Standard that we “would have to call a truce on social issues. We’re going to just have to agree to get along for a while.” And now you have one | Read More »
Conservatives Have Won Nothing. You Read It Right. NOTHING.
It has come to this, I’m afraid. We need to keep our perspective. Conservatives have won nothing. Nothing. Ken Buck you say? Sharron Angle? Mike Lee? Pat Toomey? Marco Rubio? Joe Miller? Rand Paul? Nikki Haley? Here, pay attention: they are all candidates. Yes, yes — we won primaries. Contrary to popular opinion that conservatives wanted a purge of party, we instead played smartly — | Read More »
Conservative Resurgence Affecting Democrats in 2010
So, let me set the stage: Jennifer Bendery and John McArdle write an article on Roll Call [subscription required] on the the political dynamics of President Clinton being a campaign proxy for President Obama throughout the 2010 cycle. The article does well in explaining were the public and Obama disagree on policy and how Clinton manages to somewhat close that gap. For example… Clinton is | Read More »
Liberal Mask Slipping Watch, Libertarian Edition.
Mind you, Matt Welch is not surprised that it has; otherwise, his fairly comprehensive evisceration of this Salon article whining about the maturity level of libertarianism would have been a good deal more, ah, exercised. I imagine that being editor-in-chief for Reason generally means that one gets used fairly quickly to the pander-then-minimize cycle that libertarians get from both Democrats and Republicans – I say | Read More »
Conservative. But Also Republican.
“Across the country we are pushing the GOP right where the GOP can go right. But at the end of the day, we are on the Republican team.… If you …want to agitate for a third party … go elsewhere.” I admit it. I am guilty of it. Knee deep in primary season battling to get conservatives elected against a bunch of squishy picks, it | Read More »
The Great Disentangling Has Begun: What Bob Bennett’s Defeat Means and Does Not
I’d like to think I might have some idea of what Bob Bennett’s defeat means and does not mean. After all, as with Marco Rubio, Doug Hoffman, and Marlin Stutzman, before others noticed, I was beating the drum — all the way back to September of last year on Bob Bennett. Pay attention now you media types who look for great meaning in all things | Read More »
RedState Has the Pulse of the Grassroots
“You want to know where conservatives are going to be tomorrow, next week, or next month? Read RedState. We aren’t angry. We’re just taking over.” I don’t normally go all in for braggadocios posts, but I think today warrants one. Back in December of 2008, I got a lot of crap piled on me from a lot of people for daring to support a guy | Read More »
Conservative Vision vs Republican Trench Warfare
[promoted by consensus. --streiff] Sofia, 1700 hours, Thursday I’m waiting to be picked up for dinner, which around here starts at 2200. Last night I spent in the mountains, no computer access, so wrote a few notes longhand, as I was bowled over by the depth of Coldwarrior’s piece on Tea Partiers and Precinct Committees, and his personal effort to push it forward, as it | Read More »