…or worse yet, tells us that Republicans will lose in a year they seemed destined to retake at least the House.
While it’s very exciting to see a new generation take over an ossified, out of touch party, the nationalization of congressional elections has become annoying. Didn’t anyone learn anything from the spectacle of conservatives flipping out because a guy with a truck and a square jaw won Kennedy’s vacant seat? How’s that voting record doing, Mr. Brown?
The Tea Party movement is not one of the general populace, but one of disaffected CONSERVATIVES in a time when the Republican establishment has moved so far to the Left it has truly become like the 50’s democrats. This shouldn’t surprise everyone, remember Reagan famously said “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” The party has increasingly become controlled by disaffected SOCIALLY conservative democrats of yore who have consistently moved our country to the left by compromising with the increasingly shrill and openly Marxist Democrats because they fundamentally agree with them on what the government should be doing, they just disagree on scale. They have traded our entire domestic policy for getting their way on defense. They haven’t even achieved any of the SOCIALLY conservative goals, Roe v Wade overturned yet? Uh, no. Good job wasting every particle of political capital a Republican was ever able to obtain on that one guys, lotta bang for your buck there.
That traditional US Conservatism LITERALLY has NOTHING to offer single women/NAMS is never addressed. What interest do they have in individual liberty and economic freedom? Women are naturally collectivist, conformist, altruist in general morality, possessed of low future time orientation and NAMS come from cultures that have no relationship to the Scottish Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and Classical Liberalism. This is why all appeals to women and NAMS from the “Right” consist of saying Republicans will do the same things for them Dems Will do but BETTER and NEVER of explaining why traditional conservative principles of individual liberty and free market economics will benefit them more in the long run. Why were the centerpieces of George W Bush’s presidency Bigger Government, not less? No Child Left Behind? Prescription Drug Coverage? His attempt to grant amnesty to millions of NAM illegals? Wow, what a wild-eyed right-wing nut he was and he is STILL held up as some sort of conservative anti-government bugaboo by the insane Left–he was more liberal than CLINTON, for god’s sake.
The truth is as long as single women and NAMS have the full franchise there is NO possibility of fighting creeping socialism. They are the Welfare State’s chief beneficiaries. The Tea Party at best may be laying the groundwork for the political foundation of the coming Midwestern Whitopia that will follow the break up of the Federal Government.