August 15, 2010
The Leave Us The F* Alone Coalition
Michael Tanner has a few things to say about big government "Conservatives". Let me start off with a headline:
Then how about some meat:
Despite their repeated threats to stay home if Republicans deviated from a commitment to conservative social issues, it wasn't the Religious Right that deserted Republicans in 2008 (or 2006, for that matter). Turnout among self-described members of the Religious Right remained steady from 2004 to 2008, and these voters remained loyally Republican. Roughly 70 percent of white evangelicals and born-again Christians voted Republican in 2006, and 74 percent in 2008, essentially in line with how they have been voting for the past two or three decades.Here is my take on that. Let me start with one of my favorites:
And guess what? The libertarian West is anti-prohibition (just look at California). Doesn't give a rats ass about gay marriage. And they think that government has no place in their or their mate's vaginas.
Now are they a majority? Hell no. Are they the people who swing elections? Hell yes.
If the Rs go back to their culture war ways they will deserve to lose. I promise you this: I will vote Republican in the next election, probably the one after. But if the Rs get all Culture War on me I'm going to speak against them every chance I get. Just to ruin their days. Kind of like a bad haircut only worse. Because a bad haircut lasts only a few weeks. I promise to last as long as it takes to destroy them politically.
I'm a proud member of The Leave Us The F* Alone Coalition. I am not interested in government improvement or uplift. If any one is going to improve or uplift me it is going to be me.
Mr. Tanner has written a book:
I found the reviews (mostly written in 2007) interesting from a historical perspective. Here is a good one:
Odysseus "A Traveller" (Virginia, USA)I intend to do my best to drive a stake through the heart of Republican Socialism and do my best to destroy Progressive Conservatives. If they stick with their claim that they are for limited government and fiscal responsibility and act on it, I'm with them. If not I'm going to be agin them. They could start with the Federal Drug War at $25 billion a year and go from there.
H/T Eric of Classical Values via e-mail
Cross Posted at Power and Control
posted by Simon on 08.15.10 at 11:36 PM
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