Going along with the last post comes the above question. Does the right wing really want to go there?
How far right does the right want to go? Do they really believe all government programs are bad? If they succeed in making a villain out of Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower, then I'd say we know the answer. This country will end up with one viable party and it won't be that one.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. --- Theodore Roosevelt.Maybe it does make sense that they'd try to demean him.
I liked one of the definitions from Roosevelt's time that we have zealots, reactionaries, and progressives. They obviously can come in either party. Are there enough progressives (progressive meaning those who can learn from the past and make changes for the future) in the Republican party to turn this thing around and make themselves into a real conservative voice that addresses problems with real solutions?
I sure don't see a Teddy Roosevelt out there in the Republican party as things stand. If he is there, he'd be condemned by the big mouths. Isn't it time that real conservatives spoke up and separated themselves from the zealots and reactionaries in their party? There is nothing wrong with the word conservative-- or wasn't until they redefined it.