Bandwagon Gloom

15Jun09

Sorry, but I’m still having trouble buying the media argument that the GOP is over – nothing more than a party of the south.

40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative…

After all, the Republican party is the party whose underlying premise coincides with the beliefs of the American people.

35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal

If you run down the agenda of the Democrats, you’ll find few people who agree. Dems can only win elections by keeping their true beliefs behind a curtain, and by misrepresenting what the GOP stands for.

This represents a slight increase for conservatism in the U.S. since 2008, returning it to a level last seen in 2004.

If you’d been listening to the media, you’d think there are no conservatives left in America. Gallup’s numbers demonstrate that all Republicans have to do to start winning again is return to conservatism. Yet, even conservative consultant Mike Murphy says Republican chances are being destroyed by changing demographics in the country.

In 1980, Latino voters cast about 2 percent of all votes, but in 2008 they cast 9 percent, and Barack Obama received 67 percent of those votes. John McCain got only 31 percent, down from the 44 percent that George W. Bush received in 2004.

Are Latino voters dumb? Will they vote for the anti-education, anti-business, anti-national security, minority crushing party forever? I don’t think so. Nor will the young fail to grow wiser as they mature.

Republicans need to become more socially libertarian on issues such as gay rights to appeal to young voters, and to support practical immigration reform to win more of the Latino vote, Murphy suggests, adding:

“Saving the GOP is not about diluting conservatism but about modernizing it to reflect the country it inhabits instead of an America that no longer exists.”

I’m sure the GOP will do some modernizing. A big part of that modernization should consist of getting conservative – like most voters in the country!

A Republican renewal could still be possible, according to Murphy, because “conservatism is traditionally energized by a reaction to liberal excess, and the unabashedly leftish tilt of the Obama administration’s domestic agenda does give hope. But demography is a powerful force.”

Liberal excess is upon us, and the destructiveness of Obama’s attempts to turn us into the Soviet Union will be visible to all. Especially since the largest voting block in the country is conservatives.



One Response to “Bandwagon Gloom”

  1. Forget, please, “conservatism.” It has been, operationally, de facto, Godless and therefore irrelevant. Secular conservatism will not defeat secular liberalism because to God both are two atheistic peas-in-a-pod and thus predestined to failure. As Stonewall Jackson’s Chief of Staff R.L. Dabney said of such a humanistic belief more than 100 years ago:

    “[Secular conservatism] is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today .one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt bath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth.”

    Our country is collapsing because we have turned our back on God (Psalm 9:17) and refused to kiss His Son (Psalm 2).

    John Lofton, Editor, TheAmericanView.com
    Recovering Republican
    JLof@aol.com

    PS – And “Mr. Worldly Wiseman” Rush Limbaugh never made a bigger ass of himself than at CPAC where he told that blasphemous “joke” about himself and God.


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