The only question is whether conservatives will win it in time to reform the Republican Party by 2012.
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The other cause that conservative insurgents espouse is the support for social values — everything from abortion to the military’s ban on openly-serving homosexuals — which the Republican establishment wants to ignore. The massive August 28 Glenn Beck rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial was an appeal to the religious element of America that is another massive element abandoned by Republican establishmentarians and even some conservatives looking toward 2012.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels needs to rethink his call for a “truce” on social issues while economic issues are resolved. Independent voters — like those at the Glenn Beck rally — won’t tolerate a truce with the counter-cultural Democrats who want to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and impose amnesty for some illegal aliens with the “DREAM Act.”
The 2010 election is ineluctably the foundation for 2012. In the summer of 2009, when the Tea Party movement burst on the political scene, the Republican establishment could have taken to heart Lee Iacocca’s admonition to lead, follow, or get out of the way. Because they rejected the first two options and won’t willingly follow the third, the conservative insurgency will succeed. Just how fast it does depends on what the voters do in 43 days.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?