Showing posts with label Conservatism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Conservatism. Show all posts

Monday, July 05, 2010

Gallup, Steele and McChrsytal prove conservatives more patriotic than liberals

Gallup's most recent, and perhaps most provocative, polling data reveals something that seems intuitively true: conservatives are more patriotic than liberals.  While no one who remembers polling data about the Iraq campaign, or indeed the typical liberal response to the Iraq campaign, should be surprised by the Gallup data it does provide an interesting statistical validation of recent powerful displays of the vast difference between the objectives each ideology pursues in public policy.

The Republican response to General Stan McChrystal's insubordinate remarks was almost universally supportive of the chain of command and the decision to remove and retire General McChrystal, regardless of the Republican agreement with the substance of McChyrstal's criticisms of the Administration.  Republicans defended the need for civilian direction of the military and chain of command rather than exploit the chaos in the Obama Administration.

Juxtapose that Republican response to the Democrat's six year embrace of any military personnel that would publicly demean the Bush Iraq policy.  Ask yourself how many times you saw leading Democrats cite President Bush's failure to reappoint or promote then Army Chief of Staff General Eric Shinseki as evidence of the Bush Administration's malevolent nature?  The Democrats willingness and desire to embrace any military officer that would publicly disagree with Bush Administration Iraq policy extended even to Generals Casey and Sanchez, whose opinions were obviously discredited by their own failure as commanders in the field.  Democrats gave no thought to chain of command when it came to a Republican President.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gallup: Conservatives ounumber liberals two to one: advantage growing!

We here at TRS have long relied on Gallup polling data as a fairly and consistently reliable indicator of public sentiment (slightly different than voter sentiment where Rasmussen has proven quite reliable).  Gallup has continued to report that self-identified conservatives continue to outnumber liberals by more than two to one, 42%-20% and that the conservative advantage has grown by 2% in 2010.

Moreover, self identified "moderates" (voters who believe little or nothing and can be persuaded either way) have shrunk to an eighteen year low of 35%. 

Conservatives still have the chance to change the culture; but it will not change by itself.  Political opportunism can pander to the moderates lack of ideological conviction and gain a temporary electoral advantage.  More than a temporary change of mood in about half of the 35% of "moderates" is necessary to reverse the direction of American culture, however.  America needs a generation of a permanent governing small government constitutional conservatism-from the school house to the White House.

If the cultural direction is to be changed and the trajectory of our cultural evolution is to be reversed, "moderates" must become convicted in the belief that small government constitutional conservatism both identifies the correct problems in the voter's daily life and provides the solutions to the problems that have been correctly identified. 

The question is will we even try?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jan Brewer: Is she the GOP Joan of Arc?

Like an old  and leathered Joan of Arc at the Valois court of Dauphan Charles, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has once again shown conservatives and Republicans a glimpse of the strategy we must follow if the present erratically paced but none the less linear descent into a shriveling, socialist nanny state is to be reversed.  

Governor Brewer's following video is a brilliant, fact based argument that rebuts the Labor/Socialist/Democrat attempts to silence the reasonable demand for border security. 

Please pass around Governor Brewer's video.  If constitutional conservatives fail to educate the public you certainly know the liberal academic/entertainment/educational establishment will.  That liberal meme will require a belief that the American border has less meaning that Iowa's border with Minnesota, and only the Ku Klux Klan can disagree. 

So, unless you do not think the trajectory of American culture and history demands change, please help inform the non-political people in your life about the real facts of modern living. 

Hopefully Governor Brewer's video will prove as stimulative to Republican courage (is Capitol Hill listening) and ingenuity (e.g. air educational ads during sporting events and reality shows) as teenaged Joan of Arc provided to Valois valor.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 Intro Movie

I just discovered a fantastic new website and group. Intro Movie

Click it, well worth the watching. The website is also great reading.

You can't defeat your adversaries if you don't know who they are and what they are doing.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

RNC Report: Atlas says don't shrug, drink coffee.

The Obama administration is encountering “their first” - can’t blame Bush, or we inherited economy - crisis and it is truly comical to watch. I find myself glued to the Twitter stream for his next move. The President’s actions remind me of all the stuff I used to do in my activist days. Essentially (embarrassed to admit it), I know how these type of men think.

When Obama said that he can’t let a crisis go to waste, I get that; its part of the play book to raise money and get people to take action for your agenda. At first I was shocked when the President turned down help from other countries to clean up the spill but then it struck me  - he doesn’t want it cleaned up. You have to give him credit for being single minded and on message for socialism.

Here is what I imagine he said at the moment he was told about the BP oil spill…”Humm, I see great opportunity here ladies and gentlemen...” Other world leaders must be utterly amazed, and not in a good way.

Clearly our situation with President Obama is serious. His election is a symptom of a greater problem. The Republic doesn’t know who it is or understand its responsibility to freedom. Joe Public is not connecting the dots between the phrase limited government and their personal freedom. Nor do they know the purpose and boundaries of the US Constitution because they have been under educated by a liberal education establishment.

This is why conservatives on the Republican National Committee are putting together Constitution Coffees, Liberty Teas and Bill of Rights BBQs around the country. This is a simply another way to reach people and discuss the Constitution and what it means. We want to do this at a grassroots level to reach people who are not plugged into politics. This program is a fun and welcoming way to build relationships with those of our neighbors who know something is seriously wrong with government but don’t know what to do about it.  They are tired of corrupt government and well they should be.

We will distribute a White Paper on the Constitution Coffees and Liberty Teas that explains the essence and purpose of the Constitution. Let face it, limited government will never happen until the people who vote understand its value in their lives. Look at it this way….we have a crisis and we need to fix it. Our agenda is FREEDOM!

The schedule for our first Constitution Coffee’s and Liberty Tea in Iowa:
  • June 28th, 10AM--11AM CAFÉ DIEM 2005 S. Ankeny Boulevard in Ankeny.
  • July 1st, 3 PM--4 PM FRIEDRICHS 22nd Street in West Des Moines.
  • July 8th,  10AM—11AM FRIEDRICHS 86th Street in Johnston.
  • July 22nd 9AM--10AM CARIBOU COFFEE 3220 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines.

Liberty Tea:
  • July 10th 11AM—1PM 11355 NE 142nd Avenue in Maxwell at the home of Dan and Linda Sprague.

If you are not in the Des Moines area but would like to have a Constitution Coffee, let me know. I can either schedule one near you or help you put one together for your friends.

This is one step for freedom that everyone can take (or drink).  See you there.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Primary Night 2010: The Stakes

The news of the day has thoroughly explored virtually every statistical possibility for tonight's primary results, both here and nationally. However, very few column inches or pixels have discussed the stakes on the table for tonight's primary results.

History rarely provides the voters with a clear electoral choice, even more rarely in an intramural election. This year, 2010, is a year where even primary voters have the opportunity to choose between the party of the last thirty years or the party of the next thirty years.


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