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The Winter of Conservative Discontent

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:22 AM
Whistling past the graveyard doesn't suit you, Mr. Buchanan. It took 75 years for that "moment when the country turns again to an alternative" to come to those who had experimented with Bolshevism and even then it's still struggling for its health. What makes you think that a generation raised with less access to the understanding of the Founding principles than any generation before them will somehow mysteriously re-discover them when their experiment with modern Socialism fails to deliver on its promises? Oh, there will be an alternative, alright. But it won't be Representative Democracy in a Biblical context, that's for sure.
As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964.

Barry Goldwater had suffered a defeat not seen since Alf Landon. Republicans held less than one-third of the House and Senate and only 17 governorships. The Warren Court was remaking America.

In the arts, academic and entertainment communities, and national press corps, conservatives were rarely seen or heard. It was Liberalism's Hour, with America awash in misty memories of Camelot and great expectations of the Great Society to come in 1965.

That year, however,...

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