Dear Mr. Brooks,

    Let me speak more directly to the most troubling aspect of reform conservatism – the apparent disdain for traditional conservatives. Contrary to the implication drawn from David Brooks’ noxious homily, Darkness at Dusk, in the November 11, 2008 New York Times, traditional conservatives are not entrenched relics, hell bent on marching like lemmings to the political cliff – nor are we all in lock step | Read More »

    Reformers and Traditionalists

    We’ve all heard the terms by now. And thanks to the no good David Brooks, they are being widely used throughout the political landscape – not just in the GOP. These are not really flattering phrase for the “traditionalists (aka: us) and is just one more way the MSM is trying to discredit the conservative movement. We must discredit these terms and bring back the | Read More »

    A Short History of the Newt Gingrich – George W Bush Era

    The voters surprised a lot of people one evening in November of 1994 when they elected the first Republican Congress in 40 years. The GOP gained over 50 seats in the US House of Representatives and 8 seats in the US Senate. They would soon gain 2 additional US Senators when Richard Shelby from Alabama and Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado switched their party affiliations | Read More »

    Republicanism, not Conservatism, is dead.

    I’ve come to realize over the past week that it is not Conservatism that is dead, but it is Republicanism that the voters have buried. The fact remains that this country is still a center-right nation. It has been that way for a long, long time, and it will be that way far into the future. Most Americans favor low taxes, small government, and little | Read More »

    On David Brooks and the “Great” Reformers

    If you ever wanted to know if there are coordinated spin efforts by the mainstream media on issues, look no further to David Brooks’ latest piece of bird cage liner that is still buzzing around Washington. It all started Tuesday night with the new meme that we’re a center-left nation from the pundits on the networks. Funny they should all raise the same point that | Read More »

    52 Is Not Our Enemy

    There’s been a series of very nice photos going on called 52 to 48 which began with some Obama supporters (52% of the nation) sending a message to the rest of us (48% of the nation.) It’s a somewhat simplistic collage, but with a good message of understanding and mutual love on what binds us together: our common Americanism. It’s a sweet sentiment. But some | Read More »

    Gingrich Says He’d Serve As GOP Chairman

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Newt Gingrich has let it be known that, if Republicans want him, the former U.S House speaker is willing to serve as chairman of the national party and lead it out of the wilderness it’s blundered into.” Any thoughts? http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/shared-blogs/ajc/politicalinsider/entries/2008/11/09/gingrichsayshedserveasgop.html?cxntlid=homepagetab_newstab

    Conservatives Escaping the Winderness

    I am typing this post as an impromptu post. It may wander some, but I will do my best to keep it focused. In the General War on Terror, we came to realize that the terrorists had declared war against us, and were actively engaged in it long before we even bothered to pay attention and lift a finger about it. However, it took 911 | Read More »

    Time’s a changin’ and it’s starting to feel right

    The defeat was disheartening, no doubt about it. The media bias was irritating at the least. The willful ignorance of the public was annoying. And the liberals’ blatantly pushing their views and ideals under the pretense of fairness and as part of the “hopenchange” poetry that the president-elect was using was downright offensive. Even with all of that, it’s all good. Post-election can be, and | Read More »

    Meet Conservatism’s Young Guns

    Though the Republican Party took a beating in the recent election, there are rays of hope for the future. Some of the brightest are the Young Guns of conservatism, a group of rising political stars who have the opportunity to pick up the pieces of the GOP and provide the leadership needed to return the party to its Reagan roots. Here are eleven of the | Read More »

    Where are the Social Conservatives (Evangelical Christians)?

    During the last election cycle, so many Social Conservatives (Evangelical Christians) stated how important Social Issues are. Now that the Mormon church is going under direct protest for their support of Marriage between a man and woman California Constitution, I see nothing on any this site in support of the Mormon church (Regardless of Religious differences) as they are being subject to protest in California | Read More »

    Social Issues Are the Key to Winning the Blue States

    For some time now Republicans have assumed that the key to winning over the blue states is to sell them on conservative economic policies and to run away from a conservative social and ethical agenda. Clearly that plan isn’t working. The success of Proposition 8 in massive Blue State California should finally indicate to Republicans that the key to success in Blue States is not | Read More »

    Engaging The Arena of Ideas

    This is going to be short. I need to get ready for work. Yesterday I made a post critical of the Republican Main Street Partnership and the moderates there whose own goals on their web site is to counter Conservatism. I also pointed out that some very prominent members of the Republican Party belong to this group. John McCain is one of them. Now that | Read More »

    Conservatives are mad as ….

    I came across a couple of columns on the Internet that explain what happened last night. One is from Hot Air and the other is from the American Issues project. They both say things so well that I really cannot think of much to add to them. In the interest of fair use, I cannot post them in their entirety but I STRONGLY urge everyone | Read More »

    The Need For Organization in ARand Beyond

    I live in the “red” state of Arkansas. We are a strong Christian, conservative bunch, who continuously elect folks like Vic Snyder to Congress. It never ceases to amaze me that a state where folks do not believe in abortion, do not believe in same-sex marriage, has only 13 “wet” counties out of 75, etc, etc, etc, cannot find one viable Republican opponent for Blanche | Read More »