Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Red Americans at the Washington Post

The Washington Post is launching a new blog, focused on the concerns and beliefs of "Red Americans." For those of you Cold War dinosaurs, "Red Americans" are people that vote Republican and typically live away from major urban areas.

Most of the column introducing the blog is a sales pitch, because the WaPo knows that Lefty Moonbats are going to come even more unhinged when they hear about it, but the column does hit one nail on the head.

On issue after issue, Republicans have given in to the wisdom of the MSM and the beltway talking heads instead of listening to their constituents and the conservative political base. On the size of government, on immigration and on issues of federal power, Republicans have adopted the same Washington strategies that doomed the Democrats in the 1994 cycle, as this article yesterday illustrates. They've grown fat and happy on pork contracts, and forgotten why they were sent to this town in the first place.

Even President Bush is guilty of this - would a White House that put principle before patronization, listened to its base, and remained focused on election season ever make the gargantuan mistake of nominating Harriet Miers?