As the Democratic Socialist Revolution continues to "reshape" the freest most prosperous nation in history, turning it into a 1930's-style economic-fascist state, while continuing to destroy the financial markets ...

We have people who call themselves conservative, but act like Left-wing infiltrators, obviously bent on destroying what little is left of the Republican Party, and the conservative movement with it.

There are legions of back-stabbers out there, but I'd like to focus on just one, because they're all virtually the same.  Others, such as David Brooks and Kathleen Parker in particular, ARE NOT conservative, no matter how hard they stomp their feet whining otherwise.  All they represent is noise.


Let's face it ... we all know what "moderate" means:

Moderate:
To bend over and let the Democratic Socialist Revolution stick it continue on destroying this magnificent gift, the U.S.A., given to us through the blood of our forefathers.

The Left-wing infiltrator of focus here, is David Frum. The following is quoted from his blog post Limbaugh at CPAC, with my response after each.

On the one side, the president of the United States: soft-spoken and conciliatory, never angry, always invoking the recession and its victims. This president invokes the language of "responsibility," and in his own life seems to epitomize that ideal ...

Like most of the Left, David has fallen for Obama's Orwellian Newspeak.

You see ... if Obama says his policies will grow the economy by 1000%, then by golly, we all just better agree!  After all ... spending trillions to reshape America into a socialist country is "responsible" and everything ... Right, David?

Yet this is how David describes Rush Limbaugh.

A man who is aggressive and bombastic, cutting and sarcastic, who dismisses the concerned citizens in network news focus groups as "losers." With his private plane and his cigars, his history of drug dependency and his personal bulk, not to mention his tangled marital history, Rush is a walking stereotype of self-indulgence ...

When you don't have a legitimate argument, start mud-slinging! It's the DNC way!

Rush knows what he is doing. The worse conservatives do, the more important Rush becomes as leader of the ardent remnant. The better conservatives succeed, the more we become a broad national governing coalition, the more Rush will be sidelined.

I'd like to think David is a smart guy, but the above statement has me wondering.  After all, the whole "Rush Limbaugh as leader" is parody!  A joke! But instead of brushing it off, David chooses to join the Left in their willful misinterpretation.

To further add insult, David calls conservatism a "remnant."

Really?

How did Moderate Maverick McCain do, David?  He lost.  Right?

Contrary to your implied belief that conservatives need to set their beliefs and principles aside to  be more like the Democratic Socialist Party ... McCain lost because people like me (and there's millions of us), either wouldn't vote for the guy at all, or held their nose to do so.  You don't win elections by running a skunk, no matter how "hopey" and "changey" it makes you feel.

Obama may have run a stellar campaign, but when the best you have to offer is a Ford Taurus instead of their Mercury Sable ... people are gonna take the Sable!  It's got more bells and whistles.

From David Frum's article The Limbaugh Schism:

Rahm Emanuel knows what he is doing: The more hermetically he and his team can affix Rush's image to our Republican behinds, the more difficulty we shall have climbing out of the hole we have dug for ourselves.

David, the "hole we have dug for ourselves" was dug with the shovel of moderation.  It's the"moderates" who allow the Left to control the conversation.   People like yourself speak on their terms, that's why you think Rush Limbaugh is some "leader."  Tip-toeing around DNC attacks and "politically correct" nonsense isn't leadership, it's yellow-bellied surrender!

Americans don't elect white-flag waivers.  For example, Obama didn't waive the white flag during the campaign, but McCain did.  Think about it.

As Limbaugh told the CPAC crowd: We need no new policy ideas. Conservatism, he said, cannot be reshaped or reformed, and those who suggest otherwise must be "stamped out." And who knows? That view may prevail among Republicans for some long time to come. But if it does, watch out. Just as the American left retreated from politics into the universities in the 1980s, so-if Rush has his way-will the American right retreat from politics into the airwaves in the 2000s.

I hate to break it to you David, but Limbaugh's right!  After all, how can you create policy without philosophical roots, nor principles to guide?  Do you just do it by whim?  Polling?  Wait for the Democrats to come up with something and try to "one-up" them?

Democrats certainly don't roll out the red carpet for conservatives. How did they treat President Bush over the last 8 years? What about Reagan? Just last month they signed the largest spending bill in history.  How much compromise and "moderation" did they concern themselves with?

None.

What exactly does the Democratic Party offer a conservative?

Higher taxes, more regulation, more federal control over our lives?

Look at what they're doing right now! It's the same as it ever was ... they win office and go about implementing their plans. Not once do they stop to wonder if everyone is happy. Republicans on the other hand, win office, then listen to people like you.

They then turn timid, frightened of the media, and hide under their beds every time they upset some Democrat.  And what do "we the people" get in return for this "moderation?" The exact same thing as if we had voted Democrat - a bigger, more intrusive and wasteful government. Great!

"Moderation" got this country into the mess we're in today, speeding down the DNC road to a socialist state.  Republicans can either learn from the Democrats, or continue to fail, but in terms of "we the people," it's not enough to simply "win." We got that with George W. Bush's "compassionate" conservatism.

That didn't work out too well for either the Republican Party or conservatives.  Did it?

Learn from the Democrats:

Stick to your guns!

Ignore the popularity contests, don't try to "transcend" party-lines, and never stray from your message.  Period.

Otherwise ... go join the DNC!

P.S. - Listen to David Frum on Mark Levin's show here (link no longer valid thus removed).

  • http://TheAmericanView.com John Lofton, Recovering Republican

    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 Limbaugh has never made a bigger ass of himself than at CPAC telling that blasphemous "joke" about himself and God.

  • theCL

    John,

    I can't say I disagree with you in regard to the Republican Party, but I don't believe conservatism and the party are the same thing. Conservatism is a philosophy, where the Republican Party is nothing but a political machine.

    Despite being a registered-Republican since my 18th birthday, I no longer consider myself a Republican. I'm conservative as defined by Goldwater, a classic liberal as defined by our founders, or perhaps libertarian as defined by Rothbard. It's within those 3 labels that I fit most comfortably.

    But Republican ... that's an entirely different animal.

    Thanks for stopping by and contributing to the conversation. I appreciate the thought you put into your comment, and hope you continue to comment here more often ... whether we agree or disagree ... because you and I are on the same side.

    I believe conservatives (as in "we the people") of all stripes, and libertarians who are committed to freedom and property rights, need to focus on our common ground, so we can find a way to defeat this statist Democratic agenda (and their Republican cohorts) ... and if it's too late already ... I'd rather go down fighting, than throw in the towel.