Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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A couple of points...
1) I think the author was talking about the broader election (plural, if you will). Republicans lost seats, and were walloped in the Presidential race - insofar as that happens anymore.
2) As Newt agrees, the problem with Republicans is that they aren't acting in a manner consistent with the beliefs that brought them back to power in 1994, and haven't been for some time.
Is there a solution? Sure...first you have to pick which of the myriad problems you want to start with, and go from there.
Conservatism will make a comeback, possibly sooner than 2012. If Obama presides from the center, and he can keep Pelosi in check, it will be very tough indeed for Republicans to make a compelling case to independent voters come that time. If they're stupid enough to seriously consider Palin beyond January, they're dead for a while.
The term "conservatism' came to be applied to all kinds of crazy crap. How is being a Fundamentalist kook being "conservative"?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address