Sunday, March 8, 2009

David Frum "feels" like a Conservative...

From David Frum's little tantrum in next week's Newsweek via News Busters:
Now, of course, Mark Levin knows perfectly well where I come from. We've known each other for years, had dinner together. I'm a conservative Republican, have been all my adult life. I volunteered for the Reagan campaign in 1980. I've attended every Republican convention since 1988. I was president of the Federalist Society chapter at my law school, worked on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal and wrote speeches for President Bush—not the "Read My Lips" Bush, the "Axis of Evil" Bush. I served on the Giuliani campaign in 2008 and voted for John McCain in November. I supported the Iraq War and (although I feel kind of silly about it in retrospect) the impeachment of Bill Clinton. I could go on, but you get the idea.
He volunteered for the Reagan campaign. He attended conventions. He served as president of the Federalist Society at his school. He wrote speeches, articles. And, yet...he learned nothing of the ideology that each of these "visits" represented.

I can qualify that by suggesting that serving Giuliani's campaign is contradictive in terms to the reference of "conservative." Giuliani will never be a "conservative." He is a hybrid effort to gain office in New York City...which requires a tendency to lean towards Liberal thinking...and act accordingly. In essence...Giuliani conformed to an ideology outside the realm of true conservatism. Voting for John McCain is a non-issue. He isn't conservative either as his past legislation and actions have taught us.

Frum tells us that he supported the Iraq war, but as a caveate, would not do so again.

In short, David Frum's justification of his credentials are a microcosm of what is absolutely wrong with self-proclaimed conservatives who are nothing of the sort. They go through the motions, without gaining knowledge of why. It is the same thinking that infests the progressives and liberals. They are so wrapped up in "feeling" the part, that they seldom sit back and secure understanding as to just what their actions are representing.

Give me a true conservative. Give me a person who not only serves as president of the Federalist Society, but understands the ramifications of a White House which in six short weeks has appeased a number of terrorist states (Syria, Myanmar/Burma, Palestine etc.). Give me a true conservative who understands the ramifications of rewarding the irresponible over their opposite, and how that translates to future generations (or this generation) promoting a rugged individualism. Contracts of mortgage are legal documents. An agreement of both sides signed and sealed is a legal agreement. And yet, supporting the current President, and not hoping that he fail in requiring the responsible to bail out the irresponsible is wrong? That is a true contradiction should David Frum actually believe the basis and founding principles of the Federalist Society. He either does...or he was an imposter in serving as its president at law school.

It (Federalist Society) is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
And yet, David Frum wrote speech after speech for George W. Bush knowing full well that said President supported the "plight" of the illegal alien. ILLEGAL, DAVID! Now go back and read the mission statement of the Federalist Society...the one to which you served as president.

He might be a conservative. However, the examples he uses in Newsweek don't make the case. The fact that he used such gutter catchings to support his position only prove that he hasn't the faintest idea what a conservative represents. Therefore, his argument against Rush Limbaugh falls flat.

Rush Limbaugh, whether he is a conservative or not (of course, he is more a capitalist) makes no difference. In fact, I will take Rush Limbaugh's position and add to it. I hope President Obama, and by connection, the entire Democratic Party FAILS with flying colors. I hope it is absolutely monumental in its fruition. I hope this because it is the only way we can rid the current legislature, executive and judicial branches of this past latent and present agressive, self-destructive, guilt driven, politically correct nonsense from our "ruling bodies" and replace them with representatives who reflect the general INFORMED consensus of America.

Knowledge is animated, not inanimate. People learn...and change their ideology. There could be five (5) true conservatives in the entire country today, and it would make no difference...because by this time next year, there could by 100 Million. With each stroke of the Executive pen, another piece of putrid liberal ideology is force fed down the American throat. That is the time to educate about true conservatism (as individuals watch their 401K shrink) Let the other guy compromise. Let the other guy fail...then capitalize and persevere.

So...yeah...FAIL, OBAMA...we'll pick up your pieces and overcome your tried and failed ideology of the ages. And, done properly, the Democratic/liberal/progressive ideology won't see the light of day for a very long time. To get anywhere close to having gravitas will require the left to move towards the right (not the other way around)...and the light. Conservatives actually have a sound, concrete position. Liberal progressives have a whisp of a dream wrapped up in internal emotions which are easily swayed and more easily compromised to benefit themselves.