The Hawk On Human Events Online
Longtime friend of this blog
John Hawkins has a column in Human Events Online that everybody should read.Since that’s the case, it’s not hard to see why so many conservatives have become dispirited and angry about the performance of our elected representatives. However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about politics, it’s that the solution to the GOP’s problems is never, “more Democrats.”
That doesn’t mean that we conservatives should engage in a bunch of fake “rah-rah” or refuse to criticize Republicans if they deserve it, but it does mean that when November rolls around, conservatives should show up at the ballot box and pull the lever for the GOP.
Making the opposite case
is another longtime friend of the blog, Teflon at Molten Thought.Hugh Hewitt's fond of saying "when everybody tells you you're drunk, it's time to sit down."
What message is the conservative punditocracy sending the President and the GOP establishment regarding immigration if not, "You're drunk. Sit down"?
My own thoughts? Those that think they're going to send a message to the Republicans by sitting on their hands had better think hard about what message they might be sending to the Democrats as well.
And the message is not always received on our side. Losing in 1992 didn't force the Republicans to nominate a tax-cutter; instead they nominated Bob Dole, who ran ads against
the flat tax.