It’s Totally Not Because He’s Black

    Colin Powell finally comes out and endorses Barack Obama on, as Mark Levin calls it, “Meet the Depressed.” His reasoning for endorsing Barack Obama seems like it’s in another language. Now you may be asking yourself what he’s saying. For example he asserts that Obama would be an “exceptional president.” Is this French? Swahili? Mandarin? Nay my friends, this language is called delusional racism and | Read More »

    McCain’s real problem

    I think McCain’s biggest problem is not his campaign staff or even the financial crisis. Rather, it’s his lack of authentic conservative principles on a number of issues. His entire campaign is built on his biography, record of service, and a clarion call for putting country first. I’m afraid that unless he shifts course drastically, he will lose on November 4th. In an election year | Read More »

    McCain’s real problem

    I think McCain’s biggest problem is not his campaign staff or even the financial crisis. Rather, it’s his lack of authentic conservative principles on a number of issues. His entire campaign is built on his biography, record of service, and a clarion call for putting country first. I’m afraid that unless he shifts course drastically, he will lose on November 4th. In an election year | Read More »

    Golden Opportunity

    If McCain loses this election this leaves us with a golden opportunity to progress our agenda. History has shown that when a party has control of both congress and the presidency they tend to lose in the midterm. Also, the Democrats have decided to not have presidental candidate and congressional leaders that resonate with the majority of the county. A speaker of the House from | Read More »

    Once again, David Brooks plays conservatives for chumps

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/opinion/10brooks.html?_r=1&oref=slogin David Brooks, Palin hater, former conservative, has diagnosed the true infection that resulted in the cancer of Palin: anti-intellectualism. Conservatives just aren’t smart enough to govern. “The nation is divided between the wholesome Joe Sixpacks in the heartland and the oversophisticated, overeducated, oversecularized denizens of the coasts.” At least he admits one important fact: “Conservatives are as rare in elite universities and the mainstream | Read More »

    The conservative case for ‘Socialism’

    “We’re all socialists now.” “We have to defeat the socialist bailout.” “This is the end of free markets and the start of socialism.” On both sides of the ‘bailout’ recovery plan debate, the word socialism has come fast and freely. Sometimes used in sad irony, sometimes in bitter earnestness, the word always comes. However I think the word ‘socialist’ is being used too broadly now, | Read More »

    The bailout bill, tipping points and conservatism

    “In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, ‘Make us your slaves, but feed us.’” Dosteovsky’s Grand Inquisitor In accepting the bailout bill, both Main Street and Wall Street have laid their freedom at the feet of the government. In my view, the bill will long be viewed as a tipping point for America, the point at which | Read More »

    Bailout Bill Blues

    From my perspective the essence of the bailout bill can be summarized as follows: We want government to “help” us, where “us” is defined as hardworking average Joe American, and of course not greedy Wall Street bankers. And hence the final death knell of fiscal conservative/libertarian thinking of the role of government. The fiscal conservative/libertarians among us don’t want government “help” because we know that | Read More »

    re: What will Tina Fey do now?

    These people are wasting our time, Josh. When confronted with a contrary proof, they dig in, retrenching themselves merely by digging it deeper. I think most of it is the natural reaction of a lightweight, though it seems some lingering Romney nonsense has compounded matters. For the sake of honesty — PLEASE! — I went into last night’s debate with some trepidation. It would be | Read More »

    So guys, when does the fun start?

    As a young conservative, I must say that I am depressed. Not because we are behind in the election. That can change. Not by President Bush. He is an underrated leader and a fine man, polls be damned. Not even by the media. Sure, they lie all the time, but they always have so that’s no surprise. No, I am depressed because our nation is | Read More »

    Liberalism vs. Conservatism

    This is a topic that has interested me as of late: the idea that liberalism is an emotional ideology whereas conservatism is, at its root, rational. I’ve detailed previously that my earlier attachment to liberalism was based upon emotions, most particularly that of envy, and that my turn to conservatism was based upon a careful process of research and rational thought. In my opinion any | Read More »

    Red vs. Blue Instead of Blue vs. Gray

    I just had the weirdest thought….this country has not been as divided as it today since the War Between the States, A.K.A. The Civil War, some 140 + years ago. We are not divided over the issue of slavery or states rights like back then. Our divisions today include: socialism vs. capitalism pro-abortion vs. pro-life anti death penalty vs. pro death penalty open borders with | Read More »

    A Personal Odyssey

    I was once a liberal. Scratch that. I was once an ultra-liberal raving lunatic who read too much Chomsky and Zinn. I wore Che t-shirts and sported a shiny, red card that proclaimed me a member of the Communist Party USA. I had dreadlocks, smoked pot, and used terms like “wingnut,” “American imperalism,” and “a foreign policy based upon capitalistic greed, Christian fundamentalist tyranny, and | Read More »

    Diary of a Rush Baby

    Like him or not, it would be very difficult to deny that Rush Limbaugh has transformed the world of politics in America over the last two decades. I am one of the first generation of Rush Babies to enter the real world, and I am extremely grateful for the influence he had, and continues to have, on my understanding of conservative thought and practice. As | Read More »

    David Frum’s Self Denial

    My new book White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement places conservatism within the big picture of modern American history. The book traces the origins of modern conservatism to the 1920s. It explains why conservatism triumphed in the late twentieth century and why it is has fallen into disarray under the leadership of President George W. Bush. The review of my book | Read More »