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Monday, November 12, 2012

Commentary: Peter Wehner: Conservatism in the Wake of Defeat

Conservatism in the Wake of Defeat: p“Politics have taken an orientation not favourable to Papa.” So wrote Clementine Churchill to her son Randolph in 1930. That’s a sentiment some of us who are conservatives today understand. The Churchill example is apposite to our time. As Churchill biographer Martin Gilbert points out, in 1928 Churchill was at the height of his career. [...]/p

Its not Conservatism lost last Tuesday, its Statism and intolerance from the right which is what lost, anytime 70%. Or of people from three different demographic groups vote against you and in the case of African Americans. 90% vote against you and 60% or more of young people vote against you, that should tell you something, thats the knockdown punch. That you want to avoid getting hit by again, because if you know you take a shot like that again, you might not get up. The Republican party last Tuesday won with Caucasian men, rural, Evangelical older voters and lost overwhelmingly everywhere else. A group they should do very well with, college graduates, Mitt Romney split with President Obama on, thats why. They lost 332 votes in the Electoral College, a Electoral College blowout, 332-206 and lost all of the big States. Except for Texas which they almost always win and North Carolina, Texas by the way about to become a swing State thanks to Mexican Americans.

Its not that Conservatism lost last Tuesday, economic and fiscal conservatism still have a large appeal to the country. Especially people who run or own their own business's, including young people but when you tell these voters. That we are going to let you keep most of your money and not tell you how to run your own business but we are also going to tell you what you can do with your personal lives. And how you can live your life and since you don't live your life  the way you do, you must be Un American or don't matter. You end up scaring away a lot of voters who otherwise would've probably of voted for you.