The Tea Party and True Conservatism


There is a battle raging within the GOP for the heart and soul of the party.  It is not about personality or for control of the machine.  It’s about ideology, principles, and the direction of the country.  It has been ongoing for years and will not abate until one side is totally defeated.

The two opposing sides – the establishment, elite, Rockefeller wing and the resurgent Tea Party – claim to be conservatives and represent true conservative ideology.  But both cannot be right.  The only way to see who best represents the truth is to determine what conservatism really is. Continue reading

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Thad Cochran’s Flaws Not Just Fiscal


In a recent post I exposed Thad’s Cochran’s horrific fiscal record, a legacy of taxing and spending worthy of any good liberal, but sadly that’s not the only flaw he possesses.  His career does not reflect true conservative principles in the areas of national defense, the culture wars, active government, and the environment.

It simply cannot be said that Thad Cochran is supportive of all efforts to maintain a strong national defense and protect our borders.  In 1982 he voted for amnesty for illegals, and in 2005 against a small increase in funds for tighter border security.  Senator Cochran voted to cut $80 million from the Titan missile program in 1982 and voted against increases in the MX missile system and the new Midgetman missiles that President Reagan wanted as part of his defense buildup. Continue reading

Why Do Liberals Compare Conservatives to the Nazis?


For decades it seems liberal Democrats have tried to pin the label “Nazi” on conservative Republicans.  And I don’t mean the beatniks in the street waving ugly signs with George W. Bush’s image depicted as Hitler.  I’m talking about high-ranking Democratic elected officials and office holders.

During the national conventions the last two weeks, new Nazi vile came spewing out of liberal mouths.

John Burton, the California state Democratic chairman, compared Republicans to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.  “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie…Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it.”  Paul Ryan told “a bald-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

To his credit, Burton apologized.

South Carolina’s Democratic Party chairman, Dick Harpootilian, compared the Palmetto state’s Republican governor, Nikki Haley, to Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun.  Governor Haley held a press conference recently from the basement of a building in Charlotte, site of the DNC.  Harpootilian responded that Haley “was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.”

Unlike Burton, Harpootilian has refused to apologize, despite repeated calls from both parties.  “Hell no. What am I apologizing for?” he told CNN.  “This is fake. Nikki Haley is feigning [outrage]. There is not a sincere bone in her body.”

So, let us examine to merits of this claim, that conservatives are more closely aligned with National Socialists. True conservatives believe in constitutional government, with a strict interpretation of that sacred document, as well as the rule of law. True conservatives believe in individual liberties safeguarded by the Bill of Rights.  True conservatives believe in laissez faire economics, that government should keep its hands off the private sector.

Did Hitler believe in constitutional government and the rule of law?  NO.  Did Hitler believe in individual rights?  NO.  Did Hitler maintain a Bill of Rights to protect German citizens from the government?  NO.  Did Hitler believe in laissez faire economics and keeping his hands off the private sector?  NO.

Nazi comparisons are wrong and should never put used by anyone against political opponents, BUT, while we are on the subject and considering the facts, which party would align itself more closely with the Nazis?