Thursday, March 26, 2009

Republican Alternatives to CRAP

Really, it's not that hard to beat crap. Via Michelle Malkin, The Republican Road to Recovery. I read about half of it and I gotta say, it appears, at first glance, to be MUCH better than the Dem's plans for us... but I need to finish it and then mull it over. I have to get some sleep tonight though, so I'll have to finish it tomorrow. Take a look and see for yourselves.


  1. Y'know, I have NEVER forgiven Michelle Malkin for her comments about Ron Paul after the Republican Debates. She was one of the more outspoken conservatives against the swelling Ron Paul movement during the Presidential Race, and made efforts to marginalize his campaign and ostracize him from the GOP. Perhaps if she (and others) spent more time helping UNIFY Conservatives instead of segregating them, the GOP might be in better shape. Sadly, it's people like her that led me to "divorce" the Republican Party years ago and I am quite content being an Independent Conservative.

    Once she claimed Dr. Paul had no business representing himself as a "legitimate Republican or Conservative" I have refused to view HER as a "legitimate Republican or Conservative". Eye for an Eye on this one.

    Having said that, I know she is a driving force behind the National Tea Party Day, that she is passionate about re-igniting the Republican Party and that she is generally embraced by you on this Blog often. Hopefully I don't offend because I love what you are doing with this Blog. I will "rub elbows" with ALL conservatives to help quell this coming tide of Socialism.

    However, I think it is important to point out that Malkin has also done an awfully good job in the past of painting Libertarians, Constitutionalists and Independent Conservatives as FRINGE conservatives with no legitimacy.

  2. D-
    I can totally understand that. I think it is a mistake to marginalize various groups within the Republican party, and I think that is one reason we have a hard time combating the monolith that is the Democrat Party. I think this happens because conservatives actually tend to be more diverse in opinion than liberals, and so instead of one zombie-like mentality, we have quite a range of opinions on every issue, which can cause division within.

    You are right, I love MM's blog. I think her heart is in the right place, and as you say she is passionate about taking back this country. And I think we are seeing a more welcoming spirit from all Republicans because we are all realizing that the in-fighting is not working. I think we are also realizing that the Republican party needs to do some house cleaning to get rid of the Statists who masquerade as conservatives.

    You know, I didn't know much about Ron Paul except that he wanted to immediately withdraw our troops from Iraq, and while I totally respect his opinion on that, I just couldn't vote for it last year. Without trying to debate the Iraq war here, my opinion is that we started it, and it is only moral and ethical to finish it and leave the Iraqi people with secure government and force to protect it. That was too important to me at the time. However, now as the politicians on both sides have taken giant leaps towards socialism and statism, Mr. Paul is certainly on my radar - believe me! He, DeMint, and Inhofe seem to be the only sane voices of restraint.

    Anyway, thanks for reading my blog, and no offense taken. :)

  3. We don't need to reform Fannie, Freddie, FDIC, the Treasury, and Federal Reserve. We need to eradicate them. Government involvement in the markets for the last 100 years is what put us in this mess. The Republican plan does not mention how they will decrease the size of government, just reform it. We don't need any more reforms.


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