Monday, April 13, 2009

An American Republican Attacks Cameron's Tories

Kimberley Strassel Says the British Conservative Party Is No Example for the GOP -

Conservative Party leader David Cameron, we are told, has crafted a "modern conservatism" which is well past all that Thatcherite talk of free markets, tax cuts and individual freedom. This conservatism is caring and recognizes the role of government; it connects with citizens and worries about day care and global warming. If only the GOP would emulate its British cousins, so the argument goes, it might forge that lasting conservative majority.

It's true the Cameroons (as they are referred to by disaffected Tories) are on track to win next year's general election. It is also true that this has little to do with the non-philosophy the Cameroons have been spinning to the public. The next election will instead be a referendum on a worn-out Labour movement. If Conservatives win, it will be because the party has made itself less offensive to the electorate than those currently in charge. And that, American friends, is no way to rebuild a party.

It's quite an interesting article, but woefully uninformed.

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