Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Packaging the conservative message.

A thoughtful post over at Powerline begins to ponder the best course for the Republican party to become politically competitive again. It's a long read, but well worth it - while the GOP is most definitely NOT synonymous with conservatism, it is definitely the best hope for conservatives to make their case.

Conservatism often involves tough love while modern liberalism promises to fix things. I was planning on posting more on this (and will later today), but Powerline hits several of the points I will be touching on later.


  1. Its been a slow realization for me, growing up in a staunch Republican family, that the Republican party contradicts true conservatism (and Christianity) in many ways. From the Machiavellian politics of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove to the misplaced good intentions of The Bush administration, the GOP has often contradicted its own supposed values.
    I do believe, however, that there is still a true conservative base within the Republican party that can take the ripening opportunity to change the party and inspire new zeal and reform. We need to remember to hold all politicians accountable, regardless of the party they are in.

  2. Another blogger deals with the same question in this post. It may be an interesting read for the Republican-minded among you.