Over the last several days we have seen moderate Republicans and Democrats come forward and admit to having a severe case of buyer’s remorse. Whether it is Jim Cramer or David Brooks, they seem to be surprised that Obama is so liberal, claiming they were certain he planned to lead from the center. Why? Why on earth would they think that? He had the most liberal voting record in the Senate. He came out of Chicago, the petri dish of corrupt politicians. He was a community organizer who followed the teachings of Saul Alinsky, the father of class warfare and street agitation. His running buddies are some of the biggest radicals this country has ever produced.
But if the voters bought into the Emperor With No Clothes, I do not blame Democrats. I blame Republicans. The Republicans had control of Congress for years and proved themselves to be just as inept as Democrats with their irresponsible spending and their later support of the Bush-backed bailout. Neo-Cons and Moderate Republicans have decimated the Conservative base — the nomination of McCain was simply the cherry on top of the crap sundae we’ve been forced to eat for years. The GOP deserved to get their clocks cleaned. So, did they learn their lesson? It doesn’t look like it.
The RNC finally gets a new Chairman and who is it? Moderate Michael Steele, who has stated his intention to do a “hip-hop” makeover on the GOP. At CPAC, Steele asked “Are there any conservatives in the house?” Ugh. Previous GOP mistakes were “our bad”. He’s going to bring about change that is “off the hook”. Steele offered Bobby Jindal some “slum love” for doing a “friggin’ awesome job” as governor of Louisiana. I could go on and on with this embarrassment.
When will Conservatives realize that we can win with the power of our ideas? It is the Democrats who break people into groups based on ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual preference and so on. They are the ones who try to be all things to all people.
Conservative principles speak to all Americans, regardless of demographic. When we finally find the politician who can properly articulate the Conservative message, he or she won’t need a gimmick to sell it. The truth sells itself.