Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Conservative-Republican Marriage

Political movements think in terms of issues and philosophy.  Thus conservatives judge partisan allies by how faithful they have been to conservative ideas such as limited, constitutional government.

Political parties, on the other hand, think in terms of partisan loyalty. Republicans are no different from the Democrats in this regard.  Republicans judge their political allies by whether they vote for "us" or "them" (the Democrats).

The difference between conservatives and partisan Republicans in priorities and goals must inevitably lead to conflict.  It's like a marriage in which a man and woman disagree about fundamental values and about critical questions such as whether to have children. The differences go to the heart of the concept of marriage.

In the union between the conservative movement and the Republican Party, the movement has fulfilled its obligations faithfully.  The Republican Party has been caught stumbling home after midnight, smelling of booze and cheap perfume.

As long as we serve as its enabler, the Republican Party will never change.  They'll keep promising not do it again, and we'll keep forgiving them. 

It's time to say: NO MORE!
Written by Richard Viguerie on March 03, 2009, 12:21 PM

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