Saturday, September 25, 2010

There is a "Civil War" (meaning a war that is civil) going on in the two "conservative" camps.

One camp is made up with the conservatives that focus on economic issue. The other camp are the ones whose focus is on social issues. Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller does a pretty good job at explaining the differences and seeing the need for the two to come together.
Inside the conservative civil war: Social vs. fiscal conservatism

Conservative advocates debated the social versus fiscal divide in Tea Party and GOP circles at a Family Research Council symposium Friday, headlined by The New York Times’ conservative columnist Ross Douthat.

Douthat said the Tea Party movement, though aimed at cutting government size and spending, is electing candidates that are just as socially conservative as they are economically conservative – whether it be Joe Miller in Alaska or Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.....

You might want to go read the entire article.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Blogger Locutisprime said...

I don't see the problem with social and economic conservatives. if there is a problem? It has been the party abandoning those principles for the supposed positions of moderates.

There is no moderation in conservativism. Moderation means concessions on all levels of moral, economic and social positions.

I as a conservative, am not interested in cuddling with liberals or their new incarnations as "progressives." And I damn sure am not interested in any republican who considers himself or herself a social or economic moderate.

Those that have wrapped themselves in that title, have done nothing but abandon all conservative values when it comes to make deals with democrats.

A civil war you say? We may be far closer to that reality than many people are willing to admit.

There remains unfinished business from 150 years ago. Maybe this time around we will get it right.

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