Monday, December 16, 2013
The rise of Conservatism against All Perceived Odds? – Is it possible?
Newt Gingrich at Amherst College - See Article and more photos at The Daily Hampshire Gazette
In the deepest liberal enclave in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, an odd event occurred this past week – New Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and 2012 Presidential Candidate spoke before a packed house at Amherst College – and received standing ovations. (MassLive) – The article does note that Gingrich is not as “Polarizing” as say “Karl Rove” – however, he is to the right of Karl Rove, which makes this all the more stunning. Although sponsored by the College Republican’s one might think that meant 100 people tops in an auditorium –however, there as overflow and the estimates are over 1000, if one counts the room holding 800 to 1000 and the overflow noted as 200.
Then Rasmussen conducts a poll of the most influential people – in the world. and of all the individuals that might be conservative, Ted Cruz came in a stunning 3rd, behind the President and the Pope, who took first (Washington Examiner).
With the hoopla surrounding various legislation and acts as of late, with Republican Leadership bending over backwards to “to get along” by being less Conservative rather than negotiating deals and working with the more liberal elements of the Democrat caucus, it just boggles the mind as to why they refuse to recognize a trend – perhaps one that is away from Washington’s blind eye, business as usual perspective and more toward the prospect of listening to the people rather than the media, the lobbyist, and the like.
Although only two examples, one can find more than a few as of late, and as the mid-terms are coming up this year it will be interesting to see how well those candidates that don’t associate with either party, or modestly do – will be elected over those incumbents who really annoyed the daylights out of people (by either association with or support for Obama Care, Immigration (the way it’s currently being managed and a host of other complaints).
It is quite possible that the younger generation and those who are sick and tired of being taxed to smithereens, while “Rome burns and the Washington elite fiddle” – might just vote en masse to shake things up a bit. Should that occur, it will be, despite the pundits, more conservative candidates, albeit liberty candidates, who end up with the majority.