Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Conservatism is far from dead dept

This is going to become a regular department here, because you read liberals, progressives, and Democrats today constantly chanting that conservatism IS dead...or dying, or on the rocks, or confused, cracking up, in big trouble, etc etc etc.

But while the Right always needs to be thinking outside the box and can always use new ideas, it ain't dead, not by a long shot. How do we know? Well, to start, take a look at what Barack Obama is saying today in a speech on faith-based initiatives:

"...Senator Barack Obama arrived here on Tuesday to present a plan to expand on President Bush’s program of investing federal money in religious-based initiatives that are intended to fight poverty and perform community aid work. “The fact is, the challenges we face today — from saving our planet to ending poverty — are simply too big for government to solve alone,” Mr. Obama is expected to say, according to a prepared text of his remarks. “We need all hands on deck.”

[And later, he said]:

"Now, I know there are some who bristle at the notion that faith has a place in the public square,” Mr. Obama intends to say. “But the fact is, leaders in both parties have recognized the value of a partnership between the White House and faith-based groups.”

Does this mean conservatives should vote for Obama? Nope.
But the fact that he feels the need to reach out to conservative and evangelical voters proves that the Right is out there and can't be ignored. And won't be.