08 November 2012

One More

OK, one more analysis of the election, then time to move on. As Peter Hitchens himself quotes, sufficient for today is the evil thereof. Thank you to the multiple readers who sent this article to me. An excerpt:

For a proper conservative, American national politics is a desert. You can choose between declared liberals and neo-conservatives who are liberal on all important issues. And that’s it. Or there’s dear old Ron Paul, who is another sort of liberal, really. But he’s not important anyway. There’s nobody who is really socially conservative, above all nobody who will act( it’s decades too late anyway) to end the lax immigration politics which have revolutionised the country and will render it unrecognisable within 30 years. There’s nobody who will rescue the married family, or protect and recreate manufacturing industry so that ordinary people have proper honest work to do again, or reform the schools, or devise a foreign policy that actually makes the country safer.

What absolutely amazes me about this election is the way that leftish commentators try to build up Mitt Romney as some kind of conservative monster. If only he were. But his own record shows otherwise (and I might add, his running mate, whose name I can never remember, is a keen student of Miss Ayn Rand, another liberal) . It’s as absurd as dear Polly Toynbee’s ludicrous belief that David Cameron is somehow a reborn Thatcher. Polly is normally more astute than this, and I can only imagine she has invented this claim to make her allegiance to Labour more bearable. Likewise, the ‘Romney is a raging conservative’ claim must be an effort to make a dull contest between two mediocrities, for an over-rated office that isn’t really all that powerful, appear more interesting than it is.

1 comment:

Forward-Slash S said...

An article by Jack Douglas of Lew Rockwell: http://lewrockwell.com/douglas/douglas66.1.html