Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I heard this statement made by Pat Buchanan on MSNBC's Hardball. Matthews as usual had asked some inane question about Palin in connection with the race in New York's 23rd district where another-Palinesque-maverick, Doug Hoffmann, seemed poised to beat out an "establishment" Democratic Party candidate. Indeed Hoffman had already ran the Republican Party establishment candidate out of the race!!.
It made me think back to the radical years of the late sixties early seventies when the left owned the "anti-establishment moniker. How damn ironic I thought that a conservative such as Sarah Palin should be called "anti-establishment".
But why not? After all the times have similarities, today as in 1968-1975 or so, America was beset by an entrenched, often arrogant, and out of touch, administration, as well as political establishment.
In those days the hippies, and the "New Revolutionaries," were the ones challenging the established order-indeed the watchword of the day was question authority-now these self same hippies control Washington and are calling for blind faith in their nonsense!
Today it is not the hippie socialists but rather the -"anti-establishment"- conservatives like Palin and Hoffman as well as the town hallers and teabag protesters that are the new revolutionaries.
In the words of an old sixties song "The Times They Are a Changin". After the last election liberal politicians and pundits said that conservatism was dead. Oh contraire! The New CONSERVATIVE -not to be confused with neocon- Revolution is only beginning .
Time to take back America Conservatives!!!