Saturday, April 4, 2009
So Speaketh The Gingrich
Newt Gingrich issued a warning to his fellow Republicans:
"If the Republicans can't break out of being the right wing party of big government, then I think you would see a third party movement in 2012," Gingrich said at an event hosted by the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., TV station KY3 reported. A loss of small-government conservatives would be an enormous blow to the GOP.
I fully agree with Mr. Gingrich.
The Republican party will never be able to outdo the democrats as the party of fiscally unsustainable entitlements and divisive identity politics. No matter how far Republicans deviate from the core Americans values of limited government, economic freedom and unity through cultural assimilation, they will never gain core Democratic Voters. They will merely contribute to the growth of the entitlement class, which will further secure Democratic power. And in the end they will risk alienating their core voters and prompting the ascension of a conservative third party. In itself this would not be bad, but if it wasn't accompanied by a similar split in the left, it would herald the electoral death of conservatism.