Thank you Mr. President!

Judge Alito is a nominee all Republicans can understand. By selecting a nominee from the short list of those qualified, President Bush has reasserted his position of leadership of the Republican party and fired a shot across of the bow of the shrinking liberal minority. The country has moved (back) to the right and it is time for everyone in Washington to realize this.

Thank you Mr. President!

Hugh Hewitt has the background and the game plan.

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Time now to move forward on the road map to success!

Now that the earth has finished shaking over the Libbey indictment on technical, as opposed to substantive issues, we can get back to the business of improving the country and indeed the world.

For a road map to a better tomorrow I suggest reading Victor Davis Hanson and his advice for President Bush. Highlights include:

“go for broke to reclaim his base and redefine his second term as one of principle rather than triangulating politics” by appointing the “most brilliant, accomplished, and conservative jurist possible.”

“It is also time to step up lecturing both the American people and the Iraqis on exactly what we are doing in the Sunni Triangle” where “the U.S. Marine Corps has done more for global freedom and social justice in two years than has every U.N. peacekeeping mission since the inception of that now-corrupt organization.”

“the more we talk in such terms, the more the president can put the onus of cynical realism on the peace movement and the corrupt forces in the Middle East, who alike wish us to fail.”

Thank you Victor Davis Hanson for a wonderful road map to success.

Republicans: A Conservative Party now!

Was this political genius on the part of President Bush? Deliver the message of what traits a judicial nominee should have from outside the confirmation process? Deliver the message to the Republican Majority that Conservatives now run the party and there shall be no more defections or deals with the Minority Party!

There is little doubt that the Conservative message has been strengthened by the Miers nomination and withdrawal. There has been outrage from the Conservative base over an apparent failure to put forth a demonstrably Conservative nominee, the apparent failure to capitalize on the hard fought battle to restore order to the Supreme Court, and an the apparent failure to take advantage of majorities in the House and Senate.

With Miers, is it possible that President Bush intentionally forced the Republican Party to decide between the old or new party? When push came to shove it was the Conservative base that spoke loudest and demonstrated that the Republican Party is now a Conservative Party and it is time to embrace the move to the right or step out of the way quietly.

Thank you President Bush!

The Hedgehog Blog has a different view but hopefully agrees that in short order the party will be more unified, and more Conservative, than ever.

So that’s what a Conservative Republican Senator sounds like!

“I don’t ask for any projects. I ran on a platform of saying the biggest problem we face in our country is financial and economic, and cultural in Washington, that if we don’t change that, I promised you I will not earmark a thing until the budget is in surplus…Look, when the American people want things to change, they will change. Just as like in 1994, they changed? It’s this year’s time. Make them change. You know, hold them accountable.”

Well said Senator Coburn! The Miers nomination has certainly energized the Conservative base of the party and when we hear Senator Coburn talk like we want all senators to talk it provides encouragement to those calling for Conservatives to take control of the party.

Thanks Tapscott’s Copy Desk for this information.

Can the Miers nomination be the rallying cry for conservatives?

In an interview with David Frum on the Hugh Hewitt radio program yesterday, Hugh summed up his defense of the Miers nomination as “My premise is that the president knew he couldn’t break a filibuster, but that he could get Miers confirmed, and that she’s a reliable vote, in his view, and that we ought to give him the benefit of the doubt.”

If this was part of the President’s thinking it is critical that he get that message out to the base. Right now the base is greatly divided because of this nomination and the one thing that would unite the party, and swing it decisively to the right, would be an explanation of the importance of rock solid conservative support in the Senate. If properly explained, I can think of no more unifying and motivating issue than this to mobilize the base to turn out strong conservative candidates for Senate in ’06 and ’08 and make every primary a real race to decide whether conservative or blue bloods will control the Republican party.

Thank you Radio Blogger for the transcription.

Are"the days of heroes are just about gone?"

According to The Blog of Todd Green “The days of heroes are just about gone.”

While at times I feel Mr. Green may be right, I then see young men, searching for their place in life, whose passion is “to be a world changer” and actively pursuing methods to achieve that.

As long as the Todd Greens and The Hosh’s of the world are searching, preaching and running the roads the “days of heroes” are very much alive.

Hugh takes a shot!

“Other than those who are easily betrayed –and probably already feeling betrayed because of budget deficits of less than 5% GDP or a failure to put machine guns on the Mexican border– the GOP voters in the last category are very few indeed. They have disproportionate representation among the conservative punditry.”

It sounds like Hugh is talking about me and all I did was express disappointment while calling for everyone to calm down. I am upset with conservatives on both sides of the Miers nomination and have suggested that since there is no judicial record to tell the story of Miers philosophy we must wait and trust in the Presidents judgment. There is no reason for conservative to turn on conservative over this nomination, specifically because no one knows anything at this time.

Hugh, keep your powder dry for the real issue of defeating Democrats at every opportunity.