Friday, November 21, 2008

CONSERVATIVES VS. MODERATES-response to a post

Response to :My Advice 2 Tha GOP.

Great views on many subjects, but I must object in a few areas.

Abortion has been compared to slavery as a noble cause on which to found a movement. For the GOP to abandon the unborn would be as pragmatic as having told Lincoln that if he would just step aside so that the nomination could be carried by a free market individualist who believed in "slave choice" for states the "the party may well be over."

You are correct that when times get tough, the conservatives get the boot. The reason for this is that tough times beg for a quick fix solution, and big government is the easy answer. That is why Mr. Compassion (W.) threw up what he thought was a $700B quick fix. Now a month later we see that half of the cash is being held by banks forced to take it, and the other half hasn't even been designated for a destination.

The solution to the loss of the conservative is not to give up the wing nuts. It is to more effectively spread the message. If more people understood that the bailout plan was not enough to help and could only be used to grow government then the plan would never have been passed. If that plan was passed during a presidential election and the message was already effectively spread, then the conservative candidate (which we did not have this time around) would have been able to explain the difference between big government Bush, and bigger government Obama. The public would have seen the truth, and we would have averted the train wreck we are barreling toward today.

We are in a fight right now between strict conservatives, and moderates, and I think the answer has to simply be that as strict conservatives, we must lead by selling the vision. Today that vision includes a rejection of the concept of an entity being "too big to fail." There is no such thing as that. The actual dinosaurs are all dead, and that made way for us mammals. Sometimes the structures in place are not the structures that should be in place. Chrysler was bailed out nearly 30 years ago, and thought they have paid back their loans, they are in the same position again. We did not help today's employees by providing a temporary job when they could have been in position to learn new skills 25 years ago.

As to the local issues in GA, I can tell you that there ain't no GOP'sters in Cook County with an ounce of clout, and we get whupt here too. Surely you know about the 20+ death row inmates exonerated for the crimes of which they were accused? That was all done by Democrats. The arresting cops, to the judges, to the D.A. to the appellate judges, to the Mayor and their own defense attorneys, and that truth doesn't turn us away from the damn Dems, does it? No.

The point in that area is that there will always be rouges associated with any political party, but we have to be sure to refer to the actual ideas of the party to attract others of us.

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At Wed Mar 03, 11:23:00 PM CST, Blogger 元素 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

 

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