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Conservative Remorse

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 8, 2012

The election is over, but the consternation of Conservatives is just beginning.  It is natural after the election defeat that Republicans and conservatives in particular are feeling low.  Some express the belief that this loss signifies a tipping point, marking the beginning of the end of conservatism in America and will lead the Country towards European type socialism.

Jim Maloney, a contributor to this Blog said: ” Unfortunately the election results show that Obama has made good on his promise (threat) to “fundamentally change the United States”.  We now officially have more people in the wagon than are pulling the wagon.  The country is hanging by a thread and another 4 years of this will leave us with something none of us will recognize.

Bob Lonsberry in his post titled The GOP Died Last Night said:

  • “Somewhere in the suburbs of Cleveland, on the shore of Lake Erie, in the decisions of some suburban voters, the Republican Party stopped being a nationally viable political organization.”
  • “The nation has changed, the values have been replaced, the demographics are different.”
  • “Last night was a tipping point, …..  The margins will grow, the base will shrink, the tide will turn and the day will pass.”
  • “More specifically, America wants liberal.  It wants an activist, empowered government, imposing fairness and supporting entitlement.”
  • “It was the last chance to gain a last national electoral victory over the Democratic coalition – Latinos, blacks, gays, feminists, trade unionists, government employees and welfare beneficiaries.”
  • “Four years from now, more of the older conservative voters will be dead, and more of the younger liberal voters will be registered to vote.”

Both Jim and Bob make valid points.  However, this Blog believes that their dire conclusions are premature.

Too many America’s including corporations and individuals now look to the government for support and betterment.  This offers an advantage to the Democrats who promise the most “treats”.  However, there is an invisible partner working against the Liberals.  The unfailing law of supply and demand will cause disappointment for those looking for government handouts.  The very system and corruption that Liberal politicians use to retain power is top-heavy and will implode, likely during the tenure Barack Obama, due to unsustainable economics.  This will necessitate cuts in benefits to the very constituents that voted the Liberals in power.  At that time the electorate will be open to more sound economic approaches.

Another block of Americans that voted against Romney is Hispanics.  However, this category is an unnatural creation of Progressive government.  Ones language does not connote a culture or political view when the individuals come from varied countries.  Immigrants from Eastern Europe throughout history entered American politics from the Left only to move to the Right as they climb the social ladder.  While improvement is currently more difficult due to Progressive politics, Spanish-speaking citizens will also move the Right as they are forced to pay increasing taxes for others.

While minorities and special interests were major forces behind the President’s victory, Obama won the vote of the Country’s biggest majority; women.  While some voted Democratic because of economic handouts and radically pro-abortion policies, others voted for Obama because of what they perceive as Republican policies that are intrusive to individual woman’s rights.  The Republican Party must return to Libertarian values that limits governmental powers only to those expressly granted under the Constitution.  It is disingenuous for Republicans to castigate the Left for interpreting the Constitution as a living document when they do the same for their pet peeves.

It is undeniable that Tuesday’s election results are a repudiation of Republican and conservative policies.  However, to conclude that this is a sign of the end of conservatism in America is premature.  Let us remember that it was only two years ago that the Tea Party dominated the midterm elections.  Still later, the Scott Walker recall was soundly defeated in Wisconsin.  It was


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