Saturday, May 22, 2010

Living in Interesting Times

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 With the advent of resurgent conservatism comes a heady and perhaps irrational political exuberance.  On the right there seems good cause for celebration.  The Tea Party constitutional movement, the hide-tanning of liberal senators and congressmen at town hall meetings, emerging assertions of state sovereignty under Tenth Amendment initiatives and polls that show a healthy majority of conservatives in America.   Add the successes of new media (and the corresponding decline of liberal network TV and once-dominant newspapers), FNC and talk-radio and we seem to be on a clear path toward the restoration of responsive, smaller conservative government.  But something very different may be in store for America.