Conservative and Republican
As long ago as four years ago, after the (calamitous for Republicans) 2006 mid-terms, I warned about the disaster that would befall us with the Dems in control of Congress. I was right, as usual. The Socialist onslaught that has assaulted the country thanks to a Dem-controlled Congress, and the subsequent Obama presidency, has given us a noxious political and economic goulash that will take years, maybe decades, to recover from.
If we conservative Republicans can take back Congress, that is.
I have documented my extreme dissatisfaction with the Republican Party on this blog and elsewhere. Today, the Republican Party, buffeted by the winds of change blown by the grass-roots Tea Parties across the nation, may be finally coming to the realization that conservatism is the core of its value system. I have a wafer-thin sliver of hope. RINOs are scrambling to pretend they're conservative -- McCain, especially, is back-tracking all over the place -- and Republican candidates are speaking out and campaigning as conservatives despite the lies and slanders that the Dems throw at them. It seems to be resonating with a growing section of the electorate.
The sleeping giant has been awakened.
Which brings me to today's message from Erick Erickson at RedState:
Friends, the endgame is simple — Republicans taking back Congress and beating Obama. Either that is the end game or else it is the end of America as we know it. The Democrats have already done enough damage. We can’t let them keep at it.
There is a very real difference between the parties. One party stakes its claim with freedom; the other with equality. And while “equality” sounds good, the only way to keep us all equal is to punish the successful, tear down the creative, and shut up generators of wealth and freedom, keeping us all piled up together on the government run safety net unwilling to let us merely try to succeed. I am with freedom. Therefore, I am with the Republicans.
We will remember. November 2 is just around the corner...