Monday, November 13, 2006

Conservativism is Dead?


It seems to be showing up everywhere. From former economist (and former intellectual) Paul Krugman to Time Magazine the old media is screaming that conservativism is dead and gone. Some say this latest election is the rejection of Reagan conservativism, some say it is the rejection of Karl Rove politics, and Krugman, the most deranged, says that it is the end of the entire conservative movement that began in the 1960's. Of course, Krugman describes the conservative movement as "the potent alliance of wealthy individuals, corporate interests and the religious right." A typical delusion of the loony left is to construct a fictitious image of the right and use that image and it's apparent frailties to deride those to which they disagree.

Of course, we can all see from the election that moderates have won the day. Seeking an opposition to the Democrats, a policy that failed John Kerry in 2004, moderates came out against the conservatives. Why? Because the conservatives were, well, not too conservative anymore.

Is conservativism dead? Of course not - no more dead than liberalism was in 1994. The only difference is, while the left headed further left (which ensured political defeat for 12 years) I have a funny feeling that a shift to the right for Republicans could only help them in 2008. Just ask Hillary...

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