Proud to be a Conservative
I rarely listen to the Rush Limbaugh program anymore. I prefer the calm, quiet reasonings of the Dennis Prager show which is on at the same time in our area. However, this article in today's Wall Street Journal is a real gem! It articulates in clear, concise terms why we are proud to be Republicans. It also ties in nicely with this post by my friend and fellow blogger Savage Republican.
"The Miers nomination shows the strength of the conservative movement. This is no "crackup." It's a crackdown. We conservatives are unified in our objectives. And we are organized to advance them. The purpose of the Miers debate is to ensure that we are doing the very best we can to move the nation in the right direction. And when all is said and done, we will be even stronger and more focused on our agenda and defeating those who obstruct it, just in time for 2006 and 2008. Lest anyone forget, for several years before the 1980 election, we had knockdown battles within the GOP. The result: Ronald Reagan won two massive landslides."
Yes, Rush is right and so is my friend Savage Republican. We do expect perfection from ourselves and our elected leadership. Bravo gentlemen for a couple of well thought out pieces.
"The Democratic Party today is split over the war and a host of cultural issues, such as same-sex marriage and partial birth abortion. It wants to raise taxes, but dares not say so. It can't decide what message to convey to the American people or how to convey it. And even its once- reliable allies in the big media aren't as influential in promoting the party and its agenda as they were in the past. The new media--talk radio, the Internet and cable TV--not only have a growing following, but have helped expose the bias and falsehoods of the big-media, e.g., Dan Rather, CBS News and the forged National Guard documents. Hence, circulation and audience is down, and dropping. "
In this quote, Rush also ties into another article I read today. While this article says it in a little harsher manner than I would, as a parent I do understand and appreciate the analogy. The Democratic Party is acting like a bunch of spoiled, petulant children. Spoiled, petulant children should not be allowed to run the country. We need adults to run the country, because the country faces grown up problems. Which is why I come back to a post I made here. For the sake of the country, the adults need to get our arguments done and then move on so that in 2006, we do not turn the governance of the country over to the spoiled, petulant children.