Epitaph to Conservatism
Unnoticed by most and minimally commented upon by the media conservatism died in 2014. There were no parades, gatherings or events to commemorate its passing. Republican’s landslide at the polls in November did little to deter conservatism’s final defeat. Recent events in Washington solidified the liberal agenda enabled by Republican leadership and finalized by Barack Obama. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, provided the left, with a budget fraught goodies on their wish list. Fully funding Obamacare and amnesty for illegals one wonders who these people are working for. Congressional leadership, empowered to contain Obama’s policies, took the path of least resistance providing the President with the finances to continue ravaging the Constitution. More youthful members of the right vehemently protested Boehner’s caving to Obama’s demands, yet most supported the Speaker so they could stealthily leave town for the holidays. Conservative principles and ideas are an anathema to those who believe government should support and control each and every resident on the American landscape. Successfully squelching Republican dogma from the last presidential election cycle through now Obama moves into the future knowing he can do what he wants uninhibited by those on the other side of the aisle. Senate reconvenes in early January with a Republican majority and Harry Reid diminished to a secondary role. Reflecting on Mitch McConnell’s recent actions this Senate Majority leader to be has his mind entrenched in old boy politics instead of what is best for the nation. Newer blood is needed in the role McConnell plans to tackle to resurrect the platform which led to the Democrats defeat less than 2 months ago. Conservatism dictates constraints on spending, smart policies to grow the economy and a view of the World placing America first. These considerations have been forgotten by the bellwethers of a party whose present governing style is a reflection of a majority they will replace. Expect very little change in the next two years. Republicans’ failure to challenge Obama at his doorstep will lead to him being replaced by a clone not a conservative. Perhaps the American public has been manipulated by backdoor politics and collusion between the major parties to keep the country mired in the weaknesses Obama has generated for the nation. From this perch anything is possible by a government with 18 trillion in debt, out of control spending and Congressional members who come poor to Washington and leave millionaires. One thing for certain the nation is being placed on the road to another Clinton in the White House. This will occur in the event conservatism does not reemerge as a force to drown the collective liberal mentality seen in most recent times. Stay tuned.
Mark Davis MD, President of Davis Writing Services, www.daviswritingservices.com Dr. Davis’ most recent book is Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster. To contact Dr. Davis for interviews or media commentary please use the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org