Romney on the State of Conservatism
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(Frmr) Congressman Mickey Edwards: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost--And How It Can Find Its Way Back.
You don't get liberal voters by being a little liberal when the Democrat's going to be a full-fledged liberal. You go get independent voters and some liberals by being confident, and conservative, and upbeat, and optimistic, and telling people why this is the greatest country in the world and how it's going to be even greater depending on them, because it's the people who make the country work. Having them inspired, and motivated, and proud, and happy to be Americans is what conservatism is all about. Liberalism has got so much disgust and disregard for this country it makes me sick. So, for me, it's a little frustrating because there's such an opportunity here to smoke these people, I mean literally smoke 'em in a landslide. Instead, we're trying to pick off a few little liberals here in the northeast and in the western states with a little subtle change in our social policy and so forth -- a guaranteed loser. It's
Charged with making conservatism cool, Braxton Price holds an open call audition to find a "liberal mole" to help him gain access to a world he doesn't know and needs to film.
Recent Ivy League grad Braxton Price gets hired by National Federation of Young Republicans to create a web show that will "make conservatism cool."
McCain giving a press conference on economic conservatism and farts throughout
John McCain is a Fundamentally Flawed Candidate. You are supposed to BE a Republican,- NOT a Liberal masquerading as a Republican - and share common core values with Republicans when you campaign to be the Republican Party Candidate for President!
McCain's Folly is in thinking that it is simply enough to call yourself a Republican and the Party votes will automatically happen out of Party Loyalty. (John McCain is OUR candidate, isn't he? So, who cares if McCain isn't conservative, at least he's a Republican and that makes him better than Their Candidate, right?)...
Mr. McCain, that's a fallacy and elitism. Fallacy: The people do as they are told to do, no thinking for yourself allowed.
Elitism: Rule by a select few (elites)(you and George Bush for example) who have taken the country from one Fiasco to another year after year for the past seven and a half years.
And what about the: Economy? Iraq War? Energy? Foreign Policy? Health Care? Gas Prices? Free Trade? Global Warming? Torture? WTF!
We The People Can Rule Our Country Better!
Now do you understand why the people, yes, We The People of America, WE are ready for CHANGE!
Senator McCain, you freely, honestly and publicly admitted that you "need to be educated" on the Economy.
Economy Stimulus Checks, gas tax holiday and your vote AGAINST the Bush Tax Cuts (that you flip-flopped on) and now have vowed to make Permanent-John-McCain-Tax-Cuts indeed exemplify your admitted need for education. (Give us straight-talk - not Double-Talk - on the Economy, please)
Can you explain to me, WE THE PEOPLE, how "Bomb-Bomb-Bomb Iran", stay in Iraq for 100 years, no dialogue or negotiation with America's enemies, more Free Trade Agreements - How is all this going to make America safer and more prosperous???
America is seen as a BULLY, untrustworthy, and a LIAR in the eyes of the international community. Or have you forgotten the magnificent (WMD) Weapons of Mass Destruction performance at the United Nations by Colin Powell? Or Secretary Rice who says, "I'm glad we invaded Iraq."
By the way, wasn't the Iraq war officially declared, "Mission Accomplished" on May 2, 2003? That was 5 years ago!
Isn't it amazing how we in America can train a young man or woman in 16 weeks to become a combat-ready Marine and in 5 years we haven't been able to train the Iraqis to police their own country?
Finally, your latest Rovian-smear-tactic against Senator Obama.
On your website:
you have posted a Press Release dated July 3, 2008 as follows:
IN 13 DAYS, BARACK OBAMA WENT FROM SUPPORTING FUNDING FOR OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ TO VOTING AGAINST IT...
Conpicuously absent is a coherent answer to the question it begs, namely, "Why" would he fail to support funding? You frame the answer as a "political move to satisfy his base".
Your Press Release failed to mention that a previous bill supported by Senator Obama and Senator Clinton had been vetoed by George Bush because it included a Timeline for Troop Withdrawals. Imagine that, a Senator wanting to withdraw only 4 years after "Mission Accomplished"! McCain, your political idol, your hero, yes - a hero's hero - Theodore Roosevelt, is speaking to you from the grave. Listen. Shhhh.
Listen to him. Speak to John McCain Mr. Roosevelt:
(Theodore Roosevelt's recorded voice) "Are the American People fit to rule themselves, govern themselves, control themselves? Yes!....."that the majority of plain people of the United States, will day in and day out, make fewer mistakes than any smaller class or body of men, no matter what thier training"... (Bush-Rumsfeld-Cheney-Powell-Rice-McClellan-etc.-etc.).....
A Bull Moose Progressive, Theodore Roosevelt, cost Republicans the election of 1912. It was unthinkable that a candidate who needed the votes of liberals, moderates and conservatives could win an election, let alone govern effectively if elected. Too many competing interests, no unity, no cohesion would have been possible.
John McCain, today you are running on a Bull Moose Progressive Party Platform while calling yourself a Republican.
Ann Coulter, James Dobson, Rush Limbaugh and a host of other Republicans are right about you.
Your defeat or your election inevitably ruins the Republican Party by damning the GOP to be held responsible for your actions/inaction as President or the divisions within the GOP caused by your experiment of mixing liberalism and light-hearted conservatism.
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Michael Johns is a health care executive, former U.S. federal government official and conservative policy analyst and writer. In his industry capacities, Michael has held executive management responsibilities in several components of the U.S. and global health care industry. In addition to his extensive private sector career, Michael has served as a White House speechwriter to President George H. W. Bush, a senior aide to former New Jersey Governor and 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean (R-NJ), and as a senior United States Senate aide to U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Michael began his career as a policy analyst at the globally-respected Heritage Foundation and as an editor of the foundation's scholarly magazine, Policy Review. Michael has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, National Review, CBS HealthWatch, Utne Reader, and other national media. He has appeared on PBS, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Morning News, and other networks. Michael is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he majored in economics and graduated with honors.
That Boy Joe is a highly enjoyable film that attempts to confront preventing juvenile delinquency with judicial and religious instruction. Joe, a teenager who makes poor decisions, faces criminal charges after stealing cigarettes while intoxicated. In court, the judge condemns Joe’s actions and his parents’ neglect. Then things get interesting. The judge goes on a rant about the evils of alcohol and loose morals that would make anyone in conservatism history blush. The causes of juvenile delinquency are as ridiculous as not having enough Boy Scouts around! The conservative Christian morality is heaped on this poor young man. But in the end, That Boy Joe exemplifies many of the common attitudes about temperance and moderation techniques that were pervasive in the mid twentieth century.
George W. Bush. A Fiscal Conservative. Just like Reagan. Just like his father, George Sr. There's nothing wrong with being a Fiscal Conservative, is there?
You be the judge of that.
Ronald Reagan, a Fiscal Conservative, left office after 8 years with a deficit. How big was Reagan's budget deficit? Over 200 BILLION Dollars. 200 Billion Dollars.
Next came George Bush, Sr. He was Reagan's protegé, serving 8 years as VP before going on to become President.
Bush Sr., like Reagan, was a Fiscal Conservative. After 4 years, the budget deficit had risen to over 300 BILLION Dollars!
Next came bill Clinton. NOT a Fiscal Conservative. Let me repeat that. Clinton was NOT a Fiscal Conservative.
OK, so what about the budget? Well, after 8 years in office, Bill Clinton, a TAX & SPEND Liberal, left behind a SURPLUS of over 200 BILLION Dollars.
Clinton's economic formula: Tax and Spend - Let me repeat that: Tax and Spend.
OK, good for Clinton. What about George W. Bush?
George W. Bush is a "Fiscal Conservative". Results? Well, after taking office 8 years ago with a Budget SURPLUS of over 200 Billion Dollars, Bush has managed to turn that into the largest deficit in US History, again, Bush's Fiscal Conservatism has turned into the largest Deficit in US History.
482 BILLION Dollars.
482 BILLION DOLLARS.
John McCain quote: "America, you'll be pleased to know that I'm a Fiscal Conservative".
McCain - Same as George W. Bush, Same as George Bush, Sr., same as Reagan.
McSame, 100% Same, a Fiscal Conservative.
I don't think America can afford another Fiscal Conservative right now.
We spend a Billion Dollars a month rebuilding Iraq while Iraq literally sits on hundreds of Billions of dollars in oil revenue.
CHANGE. We need Fiscal Responsibility.
America needs CHANGE...
San Jose is on its way to becoming the most sustainable city in the nation, thanks to Chuck Reed’s Green Vision plan. Mayor Reed said the city is committed to running entirely on renewable energy, creating Energy Improvement Districts, recycling 100% of its water, and altering the livingscape to make walking and mass transit the easy and more desirable norm.
He says the plan is “do-able, difficult yet not impossible.”
Known for his staunch fiscal conservatism, Mayor Reed’s push for a green megacity suggests that the appeal of green policies is permeating both sides of the political isle.
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"I live in a staunchly Conservative area of England. I remember clearly the day in May 1997 when the current Labour government was voted into power. Or rather, I remember the sunny morning after the election result had been announced the night before. I walked my kids to school, feeling happy and elated that this party was back in power after eighteen years of Conservatism. There was a gloomy atmosphere at the school gate that day, and it was easy to spot the few Labour supporters amongst the crowd of miserable mothers. We were the ones who just could not keep the smiles off our faces."
Obama wins in New York, news reports say
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., did the expected and easily captured New York's 31 electoral votes in Tuesday's election for the presidency, news networks said. Obama was ahead of his rival, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., by more
Obama takes Pennsylvania, networks say
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What we call conservatism is actually two ideologies married to one another: classic liberalism & traditional conservatism. Even though these two have disparate philosophical roots, they have combined to form modern American conservatism.
The difference between liberalism and conservatism is the difference between a pragmatic and a dogmatic capitalism.
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founding chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT or Pakistan Popular Movement) and the patron in chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran International and Minhaj Welfare Foundation.
PAT is a unique political party of Pakistan which has a network at the grass root level in all the four provinces and abroad and whose workers, under the guidance of their leadership, are contributing a great deal in political as well as social sector of the country.
Minhaj-ul-Quran Movement International has its offices in more than 80 countries around the world. It is a non-political, spiritual Movement working for the betterment of all the people living in Pakistan and abroad in general and the Muslims in particular.
Minhaj Welfare Foundation is working not only in Pakistan, but in fact across the globe, for the social and educational development of mankind. It is an NGO with around 1000 educational institutions in Pakistan that have an objective of creating social and political awareness among the masses and also of imparting state of the art education to Pakistanis. It is also working in the health sector, building Medicare facilities for the poor, arranging free medical camps etc. and is also involved in developing vocational institutions.
A man of extraordinary capabilities, Dr. Qadri is a gift of God. He is a theologian and a theosophist, a scientist and a spiritualist, a preacher and a reformer, a philosopher and a political thinker, a thunder among the forces of evil and exploitation and a mild breeze in the minds of mankind. And above all he is the animating heartbeat of hundreds of thousands of people around the World.
As such Professor Qadri emerges as a person of destiny with his learned instruction and creative interpretation of Islam providing refreshing perspectives of the role of Islam in the contemporary World. Unfortunately, in the past several decades, the universality of Islam has been obscured by stereotyped conservatism. Dr. Qadri with his progressive ideas and better contemporary World vision is performing an important role in the renaissance of Islam. Without doubt, he is a refreshing tide in humanity.
Doctor Qadri is a distinctive Islamic scholar of international repute. He has delivered lectures on almost all major contemporary issues in various national and international conferences, seminars, gatherings and specially organized programs by universities and colleges in all the continents of the World. He has singular distinction of presenting the basic idea of interest free Islamic banking in the presence of a huge gathering at Lahore on October 7, 1992 in response to challenge that contemporary finance and economy can not be run with out interest.