Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A MUST-READ for conservatives

For those of you who don't know who Barry Goldwater was or how he defined real conservatism, you REALLY need to read this. For those who do, it's a refresher on what we're supposedly all fighting for, how our coaliion came together and why it's coming apart. Victor Gold skewers DCs, neocons and RINOs in grand style, and takes some shots at the sound-bite politics of today being practiced by the establishment of both parties and the media. If we truly want a conservatism worth fighting for, the ideas put forth in this book are the place to start. Also gives some examples of why Jorge Bush and his handlers Rove and Cheney, as well as McCain, are NOT conservatives. Go buy it. Now.

Back after a hiatus...

Yes, I know it's been quite some time. Much has changed. To state the obvious, almost every palatable Presidential candidate is out. My friends, associates and readers all know I share RWL's complete distaste for Huckabee. I simply don't buy Mitt Romney, even for a second. He's only become conservative since he started running for President. He is an elitist county club RINO who thinks he can sell us on his new persona. He is wrong. John McCain is John McCain. Enough said.

That leaves Ron Paul. Yes, I realize his great yawning weakness on foreign policy and the war. But he stands foursquare against the neoconservatives and the DCs, and opposes just about every unconstitutional federal expenditure or powergrab I can think of offhand. Domestically, he is what our founders had in mind. For now, Ron Paul for President. I plan to support him on the 12th. I encourage all of you to do the same. If he is out, and given his performance today, that's possible, I may cross over and vote in the Dem primary for Barack Obama to stop Hillary Clinton. I disagree with the extremely liberal Obama on nearly everything, but he's a good man trying to do good for America. The same cannot be said of the Clintons. Their campaign must be stopped.

In other news, Mason got the key win over VCU to compensate for the loss at UNCW. We've drawn Ohio as our BracketBuster opponent as a reward. Winning in Athens will be extremely difficult, but I think this team can do it. Realistically, we cannot afford another regular season loss, and need to make it at least to the semifinals in Richmond if we want at-large consideration. Focus, gentlemen. Focus. Do that, and we will dance.