Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Conservatism Wins

Paul Broun's huge win over Barry Fleming is a very good sign for conservatives in the GOP. Broun was elected to fill Rep. Charlie Norwood's seat after his untimely death last year, and has represented the 10th congressional district as a true conservative. He has stood firm on a number of key fiscal and social issues, and won the support of most of the conservative base. This turned into an ugly race, however, after the Republican Party establishment backed Broun's opponent. I suppose Broun's tendency to put conservative ideals before the party line was a rubbing a few folks the wrong way.

Thankfully, Broun won comfortably, by a 71 - 29% margin, sending a strong message to the GOP establishment. The base, especially in Georgia, is as conservative as it gets - and a politician who actually lives up to his promises to limit government and fight for conservatism will always get our support. The GOP needs to wake up and see what's going on here. It's time to take our party back.

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