Fiscal conservatism, Limited govt, Constitutional rights
1. Fiscal Conservatism & Accountability
2. Limited Government
3. Constitutional & Individual Rights Guardianship
4. Foregin Policy realism
People have to WANT it, so first there must be a messenger who can transcend the media. How can we win over an electorate who do not understand supply & demand & other basics?
Toby Keith commented
5. Ted Haggard + Larry Craig + Dr. James Dobson reality TV show.
6. Secede from the Union.
7. Party like it's 1999.
8. Michelle Malkin + Ann Coulter + Greta Van Susteren 3-way.
10. Prepare for the Rapture!
Zombie Reagan commented
Fiscal Conservatism is a farce. It has never existed. Just look at me. I had a much higher tax rate than President Obama, and I spent like a drunken sailor in a whore house. Speaking of whore houses, you people should have seen this one whore I was with back in 1943 right before I promoted to Captain. She had an ass to die for, but I digress form my point. Stop lying to yourselves, we are no different than Democrats, except we hate brown people, black people, and those nasty little faggots. So quit your dreaming and get back to the hate. The social views of the world seem to becoming more liberal but if dig in and work hard whose to say we can't recreate the 1950's.
gaol oriented commented
Yes, Western Europe is a disaster area! This "socialism does not work" refrain is depressing because it's so transparently just a veneer to disguise the insipid intellects of unremarkable wannabe politicos who get off on thinking of themselves as hard-nosed pragmatists. Seriously, does your analysis go beyond "Where is the Soviet Union today?" It's idiotic to make a single country the avatar of an idea, no less a broad range of ideas. If we look at all states that are capitalist, we'll find that a good many of them, if not most, are squalid and corrupt. Should we conclude that capitalism "doesn't work"? Of course not. We must consider the reason for the failure of states beyond the superficial. Prosperous states are less likely to become socialist because they have an entrenched capitalist class and a pacified working class. Poor states without established industry and without a history of stability are more likely to become socialist because the discontent of the lower classes can be more effectively mobilized and the upper classes have not established sophisticated means of public relations. Also, note that Mussolini was a fascist and a corporatist, a great friend of the capitalist class.
MY favorite kind of socialism is the one where the people are in the process of taking back over, when the "leaders" realize they are all about to be killed, dragged through the streets, and hung in the town square like Mussolini... When they realize they screwed up, and that, hmmmm, maybe socialism doesn't work and isn't such a good idea. Go to Europe and see how THEIR little "experiment in socialism" is working out for 'em. And then stay there, because we don't want/need you here.
gaol oriented commented
Guys, let's have a poll in this thread. What is your favorite kind of socialism?
A)Utopian B)Marxism-Leninism C) Bakuninism D) Anarcho-Syndicalism E) Maoism/Third-Worldism F) Stalinism G) Revisionist post Stalin Soviet crap H)Third Way/Social Democracy I.)Khmer Rouge murderfest-ism J)Islamic/Christian Socialism K)other
less crooked dealing and more integrity
as far as it resembling the Clinton admin, that is ONLY because of his overreaching on SOCIAL ISSUES that we got the Republican Revolution in '94 when Newt Gingrich made Clinton his little BITCH and kept his socialist hands off of the budget!
I AGREE with you on the other Rino's, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. (and Dole McCain too for that matter)! They all must've took socialism school together!
Thank you, this is one of the few ideas that's hit the nail on the head. Sadly, this describe Clinton's administration more than any Republican administration in five decades. Fiscal conservatives don't care about your party affiliation, and it's social extremism like religious activism and this fixation on homophobia that we're tired of. It's a distraction from the real issues of America.
Constitutional rights are a must have.
I think the role of the federal government has reversed itself; it used to protect american manufacturers against foreign countries who use unfair trade tactics. Now, we trade wtih everyone we can (Why is China better than Cuba, btw?) regardless of their dirty tricks. Now, you can't FIND made in America! It's all China. Meanwhile, the Feds are investigating and harrassing American businesses!!
I agree. Please also see my idea about the Separation of Marriage and State. It is a little more specific but also inline with the limited government idea that you have articulated here.
Separation of Marriage and State
What does "realism" mean in this context?
Screw all you ass holes and screw this site. This isn't about rebuilding the republican party. This is about gaining more support for Libertarians. You guys have a lousy Million on the voting records. Republicans believe in a STRONG MILITARY and libertarians don't. Republicans believe in God and as a matter of fact so do many molecular biologists. Intelligent design folks. Get your own party.
Ya we can stop terror attacks, get out of the middle east. If they keep attacking kick em out.
river west commented
moving on to 2009 - do you have any suggestions about 'how to' have no surprise attacks in nyc we have to clean up, or stop hurricanes, or have smaller government etc etc.
dont waste space with ole gibberish. lets think!
Chuck Nutz, Esq. commented
RE: the above list and numbers...
Lofty ideals and "specifics" are all well and good, but unless you've got a solid chrome pair of TRUCK NUTZ with which to implement them...
You see where I am headed with this one.
Focus, people! Me MUST distill our message and reach out to REAL America.
Truck Nutz and Crystal Pepsi (TM) for all true-blue, red-blooded Americans!
All in all this is a good one. However defining foreign policy (International Relations, IR) as realism is short sighted. Realism is a specific IR theory that focuses on the state as a unitary actor, that means busisness, NGOs, democracy, do not matter in foreign relations. It is short sighted and died with the cold war. We need a new conservative and viable approach, focused on freedom.
In our Republic's youth, presidential candidates openly debated central banking, and Andrew Jackson even won election as a "hard-money" advocate. Today's economic crisis requires a similar return to sound monetary policy. Since we have a bailout bill that passed...and the detroit auto manufactors wants their share of the bailout...soon all will join this circle...how far do we go?