Category: Conservatism

Even Dead, Ronald Reagan Eats the Progressives’ Lunch

Even Dead, Ronald Reagan Eats the Progressives’ Lunch

| February 15, 2010 | 2 Replies

So, you say conservatism is dead? Sure, pal. Keep right on holding that security blanket. I make no secret of the fact that I believe Ronald Reagan to be the greatest president in U.S. history. But imagine my surprise this morning when I saw a new poll saying that a majority of New Jersey residents […]

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Mike Pence, Not Your Next Senator from Indiana

Mike Pence, Not Your Next Senator from Indiana

| January 26, 2010 | 2 Replies

If conservatives were superheroes, Mike Pence, the Congressman from Indiana and head of the House Republican Conference, would be one of the core members of the Justice League of America (Jim DeMint gets to be Superman. Maybe Pence would be Batman or the Martian Manhunter). His name has been tossed around by hopeful conservatives as […]

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A Modest Proposal for the GOP: The Roundtable Rebuttal

A Modest Proposal for the GOP: The Roundtable Rebuttal

| January 22, 2010 | 8 Replies

The Republicans have announced that they will send one of their new “young guns”, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, to give the rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union address on Wednesday night. I suppose I should be excited about this, since I’m told McDonnell is one of the new breed of super-powered conservatives who […]

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Massachusetts Smackdown

Massachusetts Smackdown

| January 20, 2010 | Reply

Ronald Reagan was once asked how he’d define victory in the Cold War. His answer pretty much matches how I feel about the special election in Massachusetts tonight. “We win. They lose.” Republican State Sen. Scott Brown scored an immense political upset Tuesday in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat occupied for […]

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Sorry Mushy Moderates, Scott Brown Really Is a Mainstream Conservative

Sorry Mushy Moderates, Scott Brown Really Is a Mainstream Conservative

| January 16, 2010 | 3 Replies

As the special election in Massachusetts grows nigh, the Mushy Moderates of the commentariat have sallied forth to claim that Scott Brown, today’s conservative darling, is really no conservative at all. Clutching this Boris Shor, PhD piece to their breasts, David Frum and Rick Moran are claiming a certain large measure of triumph in their […]

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Glenn Beck to Headline CPAC 2010. Heads to Explode Around Dowdy Republicanville

Glenn Beck to Headline CPAC 2010. Heads to Explode Around Dowdy Republicanville

| January 13, 2010 | 1 Reply

Surely, the news that Glenn Beck will give the keystone address at CPAC in February is going to send David Frum, David Brooks, Conor Freidersdorf and the other self-appointed guardians of Republican Party purity into paroxysms of despair. For that reason alone, I like CPAC’s decision. Beck is everything the dowdy crowd of the Right […]

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So What Are The Tea Parties All About, Anyhow?

So What Are The Tea Parties All About, Anyhow?

| December 13, 2009 | 3 Replies

What is the Tea Party Movement really all about? I have my ideas, and I’ll share them in a bit, but first, I want to tip you to an excellent Stacy McCain piece at The American Spectator’s site. This paragraph jives very nicely with my own thoughts on the movement. A few weeks ago, I […]

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What? Another Podcast?

What? Another Podcast?

| November 22, 2009 | Reply

There have been some interesting and exciting things afoot at Take That Radio, home of The Delivery (and you do listen every week, yes?) and many other very good podcasts. One of them is a brand-new podcast called Right This Way, which is basically a roundtable discussion, taped on Friday night, featuring as many Take […]

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Conservatism Doesn’t Need One Leader, Because It Has Millions

Conservatism Doesn’t Need One Leader, Because It Has Millions

| November 22, 2009 | Reply

Zo is right on the money. I’ve been saying this for a while now. It’s not enough to whack the President’s totalitarian policies, though they are eminently whackable. We conservatives have to start showing people exactly how conservative economic and social policies work in the real world. Don’t get me wrong. We should say “no” […]

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Crisis in South Carolina: Graham May Have to Remove His Head from McCain’s Posterior.

Crisis in South Carolina: Graham May Have to Remove His Head from McCain’s Posterior.

| November 15, 2009 | 5 Replies

Jennifer Rubin couldn’t be any more spot-on with this post on how South Carolina is loving lukewarm senior Senator less and less each day. This contradicts the favorite narrative of Democrats and their media handmaidens, namely that in order to stay relevant, Republicans must compromise with Obama, move leftward, and adopt policies at odds with […]

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