Much has been made of Glen Beck’s keynote speech at CPAC. Bill Bennett, Mark Levin and Rush have all weighed in; saying he was too critical of republicans. Levin was especially unhappy that Beck didn’t hurl insults at the likes of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid; like name calling is productive. The gist of what Beck was saying was that a track record of policy initiatives and a proven voting record is what matters more than party affiliation.
Today the news broke that Gov. Mitt Romney has endorsed Sen. John McCain over J.D. Hayworth in the Arizona primary for the Senate seat. While J.D. is certainly not without sin, he is the more conservative of the two.
This is precisely what Beck was referring to; Mitt has jumped on the party establishment bandwagon. John McCain is patriot and an American hero, but he is a ‘when it suits me’ conservative.
Recently the senator has had a mea culpa of sorts with his support of TARP and Cap & Tax. His withdrawal of support of TARP is especially maddening. Where was this conservatism when it was really needed? I would lay odds that had he voted no in the fall of 08 he would be president today. Not that I am saying that would be a good thing, but I do believe it to be true.
Glen Beck very specifically called out McCain in his speech Saturday night. Not by name of course, but the reference was unmistakable to anyone who knows McCain’s affection for Teddy Roosevelt. McCain has a long and much proven track record of veering to the right during the election cycle, then going back to his true roots as a “progressive republican”; a phrase most recently coined by his daughter Meghan. It’s so sweet that she takes after her daddy.
This is the time that strong conservatives are sorely needed; now more than any other time in our history. Our government is addicted to tax and spend policies that are jeopardizing the future of this country. We are all too quickly headed towards Zimbabwe like inflation. The out of control spending cannot possibly be sustained. As such, we should not be accepting of politicos who have proven track records of big government policies. Nor should we be accepting of politicos who endorse them. I think that Rush, Bill, and Mark owe Glenn an apology, don’t you?
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek