Monday, March 21, 2011

Rove Gets Taken Down

Rove is a smart guy. But his starting point is just plain wrong.

The self-evident truth regarding running as a conservative — an identity which overwhelmingly comprises America’s biggest voting bloc — is that conservatives do not care who wins the GOP nomination. They are happy; they are self-sufficient and will fight on their own. If the party gets onboard with the base, good for the party, but the base is aboard with the Constitution first and the GOP second or never.

This has been evident since the Founders; this was demonstrated truth during the 2010 elections. How can you not know this yet?

We want statesmen, not Miramax thugging around for Best Picture. We truly don’t concern ourselves with who you are, your face, your alliances, what state you were raised in. We don’t care about your name. Seriously — don’t even tell us your name. We want John Doe, the vessel of Constitutional originalism, who understands natural rights are the way of nature and not the Founders’ trendy theory, and that natural rights are most threatened now by a weak border, Islamism and Communism, and — above all — the biggest government to ever exist, and that’s what he’s going to spend the next four years working on, and eight if we so honor him.

We’re begging for truth, not Rovian theory. Be American, or keep diddling and lose the West.

The Rovians start with "How do we get control of 'the biggest government to ever exist?"

Actual Conservatives start with "Principles."

The analogy to Miramax is pure genius....

1 comment:

Jeremy R. Shown said...

I read the whoe thing, funny, and I suspect you are right on Rove wanting to control rather than limit the power of government.

But do you really believe natural rights are the basis of conservatism? I'm not so sure. Isn't it possible that there is a natural law and the best society is one most in agreement with that law (at least to the extent possible here on earth).

I sometimes wonder if all the natural rights talk isn't more Enlightenment (i.e. revolutionary, individualist) than it is conservative.