I learned a new phrase tonight: “Noise lunacy.”
It’s how the writers at the Conservative News Digest (CND) describe the current leadership of the Republican Party.
These people seem desperate in their attempt to restore conservatism to its, what, true roots? It’s difficult for me to really understand what “true conservatism” means, although I was, at one time, quite the conservative, I’m sure. In high school, I fought for every conservative cause, wanting desperately to champion every Catholic cause the Christian Brothers threw my way.
I’m glad I eventually met some thinking Catholics.
At any rate, it appears the writers of the CND are looking for some true conservative thinkers:
Government is not the problem. Movement conservatives are the problem, and they’re ruining our party. The Republican Party must disown them.
We desperately need the leadership and direction from those who still have a spark of moderation, like Senator John McCain.
The Tea Parties must stop. The Birthers must be silenced. As it stands now, wise conservative voices are lost in the bedlam of movement conservatism. The inmates are running the asylum. We must take our party back and focus once again on ideas, not ideology.
We must ask ourselves, which do we love more: the United States of America, or the noise lunacy our current Republican leaders substitute for leadership?
This really blows me away. I’ve read about movement conservatives from Paul Krugman, but never heard of conservatives who, well, owned the term, so to speak.
Well, if you look at the last sentence of that inglorious post, you’ll see the words “noise lunacy,” and I agree, that’s a great discription of the Teabagging Birthers.
Let’s all get back to the table, and talk ideas.