It’s Time For Some Radical Conservatism

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We on the right are sick and tired of quiet, measured conservatism. We need a fighter, and this is the soul reason Donald Trump has had so much success in such a short time.

We’re sick of the Bush’s kinder and gentler, compassionate conservative line-of-crap approach. We want – we need a warrior. Donald Trump has discovered this and has tapped into it. No one else on the right has seemingly figured this out – not even my man Ted Cruz.

There’s only one problem. Yes, Trump is definitely a warrior, but he’s no conservative.

Many on the right (me included) have stated that it’s perfectly reasonable to change one’s mind on any issue, but to do so requires a kind of come-to-Jesus moment, as it were – a reflective or life changing event. I’m not talking about waking up one day to realize you all of the sudden prefer creamy over chunky peanut butter. I’m talking big issues.

Yet regarding something major like immigration, taxes, abortion and support of Democrats, I’ve neither seen nor heard of such events to cause me to believe Trump is the me man he says he is, or more to the point – the man people want so desperately to see him as.

As an aside: does this sound familiar? Is this not exactly what we said of Obama – that people just wished him to be, therefore he was?

I’m not here to bash Trump. I actually think he’s doing yeoman’s work driving the issue bus, but we need a firebrand who is a conservative through and through. read more