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Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 617 -- Americans Want Real Conservatives.

Conservatism Alive & Well-

While some Republican candidates saw the elections of 2006 and 2008 as reasons for "moving to the center," the smart money is on an eventual conservative revival.

Although Republicans have faced serious setbacks at the ballot box and via scandals, conservatives and conservatism are doing just fine:


Philosophically-speaking, people these days are more conservative, not less conservative. Republican voters punished their party for being too wishy-washy and too RINO-tastic.

In Texas, we have a possible race for Governor between a real conservative who totally gets it versus a RINO who wants to expand S-CHIP government health care from a safety net for poor kids into a full-fledged middle class entitlement. When our conservative Governor said no to a major expansion of government unemployment insurance, she criticized him. While earmarks are a small portion of the mammoth federal budgets, they are electorally very problematic-- the RINO in the Governor's race is the #1 earmarker in Texas and was even named "Porker of the Month" by Citizens Against Government Waste. Let's not get started on her pro-bailout votes-- plural (including one THIS year regarding an auto company bailout). I could go on for hours about the Senator's bad votes and perplexing comments.

What happens in Texas, doesn't stay in Texas. If the conservative wins, it will have national repercussions within the Republican Party. If the RINO wins, watch your wallets, because the GOP at the national level will move even more sharply to the left. This race will impact presidential politics. It will impact local politics all over the country. The race in Texas matters.

The Republican Party has to stand for something, or our brand just becomes "Democrat-lite." If we're Democrat-lite, why not just go full bore Pelosi Democrat-Deluxe?

The Texas gubernatorial primary-- assuming KBH actually goes through with it-- will be an important test of the direction we can expect from our party in the coming years. If you would like to help keep the GOP on the right path, your $10 online contribution to Governor Rick Perry will make a much bigger difference to the campaign than most people even realize. Ten bucks is momentum. It is a statement.


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