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Governing As a Conservative

Idahoser Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 11:04 AM
they did not "stand" for anything of the sort. They claimed personal views. (regarding the beginning of your post, that is- the things government has no business involving itelf with in the first place). Defending the country is their job, not a position they can choose.

In 2010, congressional Republicans unveiled their Pledge to America. Its purpose was two-fold; first, show swing voters that they had an agenda; and second, reassure conservatives they would not repeat past mistakes, which left conservatives hungover from an era of big-government conservatism that included everything from earmarks and disastrous highway bills to Medicare Part D and No Child Left Behind.

Broadly speaking, the Pledge was to be a plan for conservative governance. We revisit it now because there is a burgeoning fight worthy of attention: the pending reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

Briefly, the Ex-Im Bank is, as then-Senator Obama said,...