This recent election was a repudiation of not just President Obama’s socialist agenda but also liberalism itself.
Liberalism can be found in any place and in any political party. In the Democratic Party we see that liberalism has alienated so many of the voters that voted for “change” in 2006 and 2008. In the Republican Party we see liberalism in the failures to enact and use the majorities of 1994.
The Republican Party would not have achieved the great victory on Nov. 2, were it not for the resurgence of the conservative movement. The tea party is an outgrowth of this. Tired of broken promises and empty rhetoric, groups were formed not to be another party but to bring to account both Republicans and Democrats, opposing those who would advance liberal agendas rather than the conservative principles of limited government and individual liberty.
The Republican Party is conservative, but there is a small minority that despises conservatism and a clear majority who embrace conservatism. We saw it in the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee that shunned conservative candidates like Marco Rubio and Christine O’Donnell; in candidates who switched to independent to run against the conservative candidates, like Charlie Crist and Lisa Murkowski; in the disdain for Sarah Palin and Jim Demint; in the interference of the state party in the race between Harold Johnson and Tim D’Annunzio.
The majority of this nation is conservative. The Republican Party must be conservative to continue to win elections and govern in a good, effective way. It is time for conservatives to tell liberals that if they want to cause division and spew disdain for the clear conservative majority, “There is the door; don’t let it hit you on the way out.”
Conservatism is the future if we as a county, state and country are to succeed.
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