Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Conservatism Resurging

The Washington Times spills why one should never give up as long as a man is still standing -
The competition to be the next Ted Cruz is extremely hot within the Republican Party, where a number of emerging challengers are hoping to capitalize on the newest brand name in conservative politics.

In Kansas, Milton R. Wolf opened his fundraising pitch to supporters last week by asking them whether he could be the next Cruz candidate. In Mississippi, Chris McDaniel announced his campaign to unseat Sen. Thad Cochran last week and welcomed the comparison to Mr. Cruz, calling it “a compliment.”

Then there’s Ben Sasse, a university president running for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate seat, who set state fundraising records by opposing Obamacare. He told the Lincoln Journal Star last week that he would have voted with Mr. Cruz to keep the government shut down last week, saying it was a better option than continuing to spend and run up debt.

“They’re tapping into the anti-establishment feelings that are really running high among Republican primary voters,” said Ron Bonjean, a GOP consultant.

In 2000, the GOP was riding high on George W. Bush's election victory and whispers started emerging of a 'new dawn' in politics in America.In 2004, 'Red Statism' surged into mainstream acceptance with some questioning if it was even possible for the Dems to win again. 2006 brought the "people" back to the forefront who rode the wave all the way to the Whitehouse in 2008 and again in 2012. In eight short years, we went from a "red America" to a "blue America" with pundits questioning if control can ever be wrested from the opposition.

Yet, underneath it all, the seeds to a new paradigm were forming. Perhaps the watershed moment was on February 19, 2009, when Santelli unleashed a tirade on the COMEX floor, excoriating the Obama administration for refinancing policy. But this rant found its genesis in the dashed Presidential aspirations in the 2008 elections. After being routinely denied, ignored and flat-out cheated, the movement needed a new outlet.

And here we stand, just five short years later, observing an absolute groundswell in traditional conservatism storming the ideological gates of the enemy.

In short, never give up, never surrender.

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