FDR himself cruelly mocked this pathetic breed of spineless, protect-your-career-at-any-cost, Republican politicians: “Let me warn the nation, against the smooth evasion which says, ‘of course we believe all these things, we believe in Social Security, we believe in work for the unemployed, we believe in saving homes — cross our hearts and hope to die, we believe in all these things. But we do not like the way the president’s administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them, we will do more of them; we will do them better, and best of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything.'”
Now, on the cusp of what some think will be a major Obama victory, we are beginning to see emerge what I will call “me-too conservatives” – initially amongst conservative commentators (politicians to follow). I have in mind, among others: Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Chris Buckley, David Frum and Kathleen Parker. (…)
Miss Noonan’s unconscious fear may be that it will be precisely Mrs. Palin (and others like her) who will be among the leaders of the about to be re-born conservative movement. I suspect that the conservative movement we start re-building on the ashes of November 4th (even if Mr. McCain wins) will have little use for over-written, over-delicate commentary.
The new movement will be plain spoken and social networked up from the internetted streets, suburbs and small towns of America…
Allow me to try out some of that “plain spoken-ness” in advance:
Anyone whose bile doesn’t rise at the very thought of a Barack Hussein Obama presidency is not a conservative.
(PS: note how many of these cowardly careerist hacks just happen to be atheists or agnostics. A house without a foundation is doomed to collapse.)