Reformers and Traditionalists

We’ve all heard the terms by now. And thanks to the no good David Brooks, they are being widely used throughout the political landscape – not just in the GOP.

These are not really flattering phrase for the “traditionalists (aka: us) and is just one more way the MSM is trying to discredit the conservative movement. We must discredit these terms and bring back the real terms: conservatives and moderates.

This reformer bullcrap is actually catching on with s good number of independents. They aren’t exactly thrilled with Obamamania but they don’t want to be percieved as hard-right conservatives. Others in some of my classes are actually refering to themselves as part of the “Republican Reformers”. They advocate that the Republican party must turn towrds the center in order to win in upcoming elctions. I tell them that real reformers want to bring the party back towards the ideas of Reagan.

We must eliminate these terms immediatly as they are already catching on even on this site. We should try to come up with our own catchy terms and use them at all times. Hopefully the new terms will catch on. Any ideas?“I don ‘t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party”—when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

It was a feeling that there was not a sufficient difference now between the parties that kept a majority of the voters away from the polls. When have we ever advocated a closed-door policy? Who has ever been barred from participating?

Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?” -Ronald Reaganhttp://www.conservative.org/pressroom/reagan/reagan1975.asp