Google

Breast beating by the Conservatives

January 27, 2008 | Filed Under 00Publius Contributor, Dan Scott, Elections, GOP, News, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Taxes | 1 Comment

-By Dan Scott

I hear a lot of breast beating by my fellow conservatives that with the last nationally recognized truly conservative candidate bowing out of the race that now we as a movement and a nation face rueful choices and consequences. With Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson bowing out this leaves only Alan Keyes as the lone conservative among the current candidates running for the Republican nomination for President. Unfortunately and it pains me to say it, Alan doesn’t have the executive experience or the national recognition needed to take up that banner. If Tom, Duncan and Fred represented the stalwart national face of conservatism, Alan represents the soul.

So where do we go from here, what are our choices? On one hand we see the Main Stream Media (MSM) has been successful at hoodwinking the electorate yet again by deselecting candidates they don’t want through negative or no press coverage. None of the four conservative candidates ever received the quantity and quality of press coverage collectively that Obama and Clinton have received individually let alone the other more liberal Republican candidates. We clearly under estimated the residual strength of the MSM, dying as they are in the ratings themselves. They may yet be successful in influencing the 2008 general election for the Dems but in doing so will equally share in the blame when failure occurs. However, we should not discount the positive effect of the alternative media, both radio and internet, in that had it not been for them, we would never have even heard of Tom, Duncan, Fred or Alan but for scant mention of their existence. What this tells us is the glass is neither half full or half empty, it means that the glass is currently too big! We need to continue with the successful strategy of outing the MSM every time they engage in propagandizing. Our efforts thus far have reduced the trust they usurpt through presumption and consequently the ratings they enjoyed at the expense of the public trust. A few more years of consistent chopping will fell this tree that has cast a shadow over the political arena in the debate of ideas. Remember it was the alternative media starting with Radio that gave the conservative cause a voice where none before existed due to the intolerance of the liberally controlled MSM.

On the other hand, we now have an opportunity to rebuild the Republican Party to our liking. Any failure of the current liberal Republicans will clear out the insidious group think where we do all the compromising and they get what they want at the country’s expense. Let us contemplate the unthinkable and unacceptable if a Democrat (Dem), either Hillary or Obama win the Whitehouse (WH) with a Dem majority in Congress. It took 50 years for the Dems to run the country into financial problems by the time Jimmy Carter took the WH. They had the luxury of raiding the Social Security Trust fund (SS) for their vote buying social programs. After four years of Carter’s incompetence on top of a Dem controlled Congress, the financial state of the economy was in shambles (you remember the misery index? Inflation plus Unemployment), at that point the electorate had their fill of the Dems thus setting the stage for the Reagan Revolution. It’s the economy stupid!, to borrow a phase from the master of spin.

This time around, the Dems won’t have 50 years, actually, they have around nine years maximum. Why nine years? In 2017, the balance sheet on SS goes in the red for receipts covering pension payments, forcing a refund of the IOUs to cover the red ink at SS. At that point the national debt begins to be paid down since SS holds half the national debt. If you thought the persistent budget deficit was worrying even with the extra trillion dollars the Bush tax cut brought in, the run up to 2017 will mean ever higher deficits and tighter budgets as SS receipts dwindle at a progressively steep rate. For the last two years, the 2006/7 and 2007/8 federal budgets have been merely a copy of the 2005/6 budget spending levels and yet the deficit continues to grow! The Dems will be faced with a budgetary crisis of epic proportions. They must choose to protect the sacrosanct SS in it’s entirety thus sacrificing all their other vote buying scams (social programs) or cut SS benefits and raise taxes inciting an electoral revolt in the following elections. This is why the Dems are desperate to kill the Bush tax cuts and not index the AMT, both of which can be achieved by doing literally nothing by keeping silent, they know what is coming. Bush tried to head off the disaster with SS but the Dems couldn’t let Bush take the credit for fixing the problem.

On top of the financial fiasco will be the terrorism debacle. The Dems have long admitted by their stances that they are for open borders and the UN running our foreign policy. The reason why the Dems want the UN to run our foreign policy instead of being assertive in the Global War on Terror (GWOT), because they are eyeing the military defense budget just like Carter and Clinton did to delay the inevitable just so another sap can take the blame and the responsibility to clean up the budget mess.

The results of letting the UN (an inept group of self serving national interests) run the show will create a revitalized al Qaeda and a belligerent Iran free to spread their religion of hate under the guise of Islam. What England has experienced will be here in full bloom.

Taking the principled stand warning the electorate about the important issues like Immigration, GWOT, Taxation, SS, Social Spending, Energy Independence, etc. while these may not win 2008 given the liberal Republicans who are left in the race, conservatism will in the long run sweep the country thereafter. Just as the electorate became fed up with the incompetence of the Dems during the years of Jimmy Carter, so will they also have a belly full by the time Obama or Clinton are done as well. Watch the 2010 House and Senate races for the turning of the tide. In the meantime, it would behoove candidates like Duncan Hunter and Alan Keyes to get executive experience in running a bureaucracy like the governorship of California or Massachusetts, states that are ripe for financial disaster due to liberal entitlements and liberal governors who failed to restrain their prolific social spending under the guise of health care reform. Time is on our side, this is a war and there are many battles in a war, sometimes loosing a battle is a necessary and harsh wake up call to rally the nation to win the war.
———-
Dan Scott calls himself a “Member of the Global Capitalist Cabal preaching Capitalism and personal responsibility as the economic solution to world poverty.” He is also a member of the 14th Amendment Society — victimhood is a liberal code word for denying the civil rights of others. He is also a proud member of the Global Warming Denier Cabal, insisting that facts not agendas determine the truth.

Dan can be seen on the web at http://www.geocities.com/fightbigotry2002/ as well as http://www.geocities.com/dscott8186/saidwebpage.htm, And can be reached for comments at dscott8186@yahoo.com.


Leave a Comment

If you would like to make a comment, please register to do so. I hate to do that but there are so many spam-bots out there that deleting spam comments would be a full time job if I were to just open it up for anyone without asking them to jump through a few hoops first.

You must be registered and logged in to post a comment. Anyone can register. No registrant's information is kept, used, or sold. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Social Networking


Help the Soldiers!



American Genius

Our Founding Ideas

"Governments are instituted among men,deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776





Enter your Email


Preview
Powered by FeedBlitz

Subscribe in a reader




Recently Written

  • Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious
  • Fox News to Explore the Mysterious Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse
  • 2014 Illinois Tea Party Tax Day Tea Party Rally in St. Charles
  • Writer Huston: Long Road Ahead for GM, But Don’t Count It Out
  • POLICE STATE: Feds Still Buying Tons of Ammunition
  • Pistol Turned to ‘Submachine Gun’ By Clueless Media
  • The Launch of the Black Conservatives Fund #SayItLoud Campaign
  • Church Wastes $22K On Metal ‘Homeless Jesus’ Statue Instead of Homeless
  • KMOX CBS Manufactures Journalism to Create ‘Outrage’ Over Confederate Flag
  • Obama’s Jackbooted Thugs Withdrawing From Bundy Ranch in Nevada?


  • What THEY Say:
    Foreign News In English




    Click HERE for information
    on my fedora collection.
    Antique Stetsons, hat history...



























    Contact Us

    Email Publius' Forum

    Archives

  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • September 2009
  • August 2009
  • July 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • March 2009
  • February 2009
  • January 2009
  • December 2008
  • November 2008
  • October 2008
  • September 2008
  • August 2008
  • July 2008
  • June 2008
  • May 2008
  • April 2008
  • March 2008
  • February 2008
  • January 2008
  • December 2007
  • November 2007
  • October 2007
  • September 2007
  • August 2007
  • July 2007
  • June 2007
  • May 2007
  • April 2007
  • March 2007
  • February 2007
  • January 2007
  • December 2006
  • January 2006
  • December 2005
  • November 2005
  • October 2005
  • September 2005
  • August 2005
  • July 2005
  • June 2005
  • May 2005
  • April 2005
  • March 2005
  • February 2005
  • January 2005



  • Add to Technorati Favorites


    Clicky Web Analytics