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What is the Future of Conservatism?

rk58 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 11:37 AM
Mr. Jacoby, I don't agree with your analysis of the 'message behind the election'. My understanding of this election is much simpler and much more disturbing. The issue on the table for 2012 was spending that is 2.5 times greater than taxes brought in.. and an American public that does not care about that spending. An american public that obviously buys the Fascist/Marxist message of class warfare and soak the rich. THAT is the turning point I see.. and its a very depressing one.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:17 PM
Well, actually, that's 1 of the messages that SHOULD have been on the table. The messages that really WERE on the table were:

1. It's still Bush's fault!
2. Romney's a rich guy! Why won't he show us more tax returns? I wanna see tax returns! What's he hiding?
3. You're racist if you don't vote for the black guy!
4. Only racist right-wingers care about Operation Fast & Furious, Solyndra, the failed "stimulus", Benghazi, $6 tril more debt, Cash-4-Clunkers, etc.
5. I want my free stuff! Gimme! Gimme!

I DON'T FALL IN LOVE with politicians – the last presidential candidate I voted for with ardor was Ronald Reagan in 1980 – and my heart doesn't break when those I support don't win. Nor am I a party loyalist. As a conservative I vote for Republicans more often than not; for those of us committed to free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and a healthy civil society, there is usually no better option. But the Republican Party isn't the conservative movement. And a GOP defeat doesn't mean conservatism – or the GOP, for that matter – is in crisis.