Compromise

A Party of Means

The failure of the American Health Care Act last month, though regrettable for Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership and prestige, has opened the way to redeeming the Republican Party’s tenure in power. Regardless of the effects it would have had on the American health care system, the “three-pronged” method proposed by Speaker Ryan for reforming healthcare … Read more…

“Conservatism” Is Now So Much Empty Rhetoric

During President George W. Bush’s Administration, which Democrats loathed as ultra-right or ultra-conservative, government grew and the economy collapsed. Two years of President Obama and a Democrat super-majority, and Americans were looking for “real conservatives” with “conservative solutions”. Why? Because we all know that Democrats are liberal, progressive, and quasi-socialist; therefore the opposition should have … Read more…

Unity Might be Something Republicans Don’t Want

A couple of months ago I got a facebook message from a Republican activist who I’ll refer to as “Jack.” Jack and I became acquainted while I was doing some work for a local campaign and evidently Millennial Ascent had caught his attention. Jack had some questions about the blog, and of course I was … Read more…

“An Enemy of the Establishment”

If you want to understand why the Republican Party is losing conservative Millennials, look no further than Bob Marshall. In case you don’t remember, he is the Virginia delegate who introduced the famous “Personhood Bill” that was little more than an ideological hoax. Yesterday, Bob Marshall sent around an email in support of Cynthia Dunbar, candidate for Virginia’s National … Read more…

Conservative Exception-ism

“What does is mean to be a conservative?” This very question is at the heart of an inner-party war between the “tea-party” and the “establishment”. While the “tea-party” is accused of being too conservative, the “establishment” is accused of not being conservative enough. Apparently, we must be “just the right amount” of conservative. If we … Read more…