No New Ground Here

I really don’t remember us conservatives in 2000, 2004, and 2010 giving lots of advice to the left on what they needed to do and how America was leaving them so they best just make a big right turn. I know we celebrated, gloated some , and then moved on.

I can only speak for myself but conservative principles are alive and well. Your attempts to  label us as not relative and make us seem out of date shows your short-sightedness. I know most of you don’t remember 1964 but it was much worse then. Goldwater was beaten by Johnson 486 to 52 in the electorial vote. Conservatism was written off and chastised. But in 1968 a Republican, Richard Nixon won the Presidency. I say this for those of you thinking all this is new ground.

To his credit President Obama won and Mitt Romney lost. Jumping to the further conclusion that liberalism won and conservatism lost is quite the stretch.

Being re-elected means you won the election. It means nothing toward suddenly making one competent, a leader, or less inept. At least that’s what I heard for the the 4 years of President Bush’s second term. I certainly and fully expect it to continue for the next 4 years–it’s already started.

As an aside didn’t I read that in Wisconsin the Republicans won control of the state Senate?

I suspect many on the right feel very similar as those on the left felt after the elections in 2000 and 2004. We probably also feel as conservatives felt in 1964.

 We can live with that.

Comments

  1. Nice to see you up and around again, Randy.

    So the GOP sells this election as a battle of ideologies, loses the popular vote for the fifth time in six, and then says “No New Ground here”. Move along.

    Since liberals can’t give you advice about your party’s problems, maybe you’ll listen to David Frum. It says a lot about today’s GOP when I link to comments made by David effin’ Frum on the Morning Joe as the voice of reason. Unfortunately, he seems to be one of the only people in the Republican Party who has figured things out:

    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/frum-on-morning-joe-remarkable-15.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  2. Randy in Richmond says:

    Thank you Strupp. Had some personal things going on for awhile but probably would have mourned a few days anyway.

    And I’m sure the left has nothing but the best of intentions for us nationally defeated conservatives. And making changes will surely occur as time passes. But becoming Democrats isn’t one of them.

  3. I wouldn’t worry too much about that. GOP hardliners hate changing about as much as they hate losing. I’m sure they’re working hard to overhype Benghazi so they can rally the base and begin the impeachment process.

  4. I know! Let’s raise taxes, increase spending, and send the Obama’s on a much needed Hawaiian vacation.

    Deal?

  5. Nixon supported single payer. Wouldn’t it be something if that analogy turned out to be accurate.