Just a reminder of the quote that heads this blog:

“It’d be a shame if the Democratic Party redefined itself as a party with integrity, honesty, genuine concern for the safety and wellbeing of citizens and committment to principles that are embued in the American State Papers, cos then there’d be no place for Jean Fraud sKerry, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, Ted “Swimmer” Kennedy and their ilk… “

Of course, on the other hand, it’s also be nice if the Republican Party

  1. stopped looking to the Democrats for leadership
  2. got a collective brain transplant (50 years as “the stupid party” is long enough, folks)
  3. grew some balls

I definitely believe a two-party system in a democratic republic is the way to go, but as I’ve often said, Oh! How I wish we had two other parties!

Still as true in the 21st Century as it was in the 19th Century (quaint vocabulary and all):

“American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward to perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It tends to risk nothing serious for the sake of truth.”

– R. L. Dabney