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Echoes and Mirrors» Blog Archive » In which I ponder the meaning of conservativism, reject rationalism and wander into the desert in search of something more fun.

In which I ponder the meaning of conservativism, reject rationalism and wander into the desert in search of something more fun.

Dear Conservative Movement:  Stop Ruining My Life, by Michael Brendan Dougherty

You go so far as to encourage people to fabricate their entire identity from the Republican platform. Look at S.E. Cupp. She used to be a person! Now, under your influence, she is one of the lamer Rush Limbaugh monologues from the Clinton era. She’s a copy of a copy of Xerox of a rejected P.J. O’Rourke riff. How can you live with yourself, conservative movement?

You may not know this. But all the smartest people on the Right are basically ashamed to be associated with you. Your “success” in building a set of near-permanent institutions, think-tanks, and magazines to promote your ideals in an uncontaminated environment leaves us with two choices[…]

It’s not only entertaining, it is very on point.

The truth? The size of the government is still an issue, regardless if the left would prefer to ask about the effectiveness instead. The dems are in trouble because they aren’t recognizing what the people want – they’re being paternalistic douches. But as noted above, the GOP is only doing marginally better. Libertarianism, however you define it, is becoming more and more important. But it needs its own platform – not space on the coattails of another party. Which is my big problem with Eric Dondero; I find many of his opinions worthwhile and refreshing – but I would prefer that he didn’t try to claim that so many GOP candidates are libertarian when they aren’t. Of course, that being said, a libertarian is just a Republican who takes drugs, right?

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