Delgado: Is Conservatism Dead?
AJ Delgado at Mediaite:
What happened this month to make it so historic? Three key developments (or three death-knells):
1) Immigration reform is all but a foregone conclusion.
2) The gay marriage debate is essentially over. Why March 2013? It is when the momentum and timing all serendipitously fell into place.
3) The plan to defund ObamaCare — conservatives’ last stand after the Supreme Court failed to throw out the Act — is over.
Consider the magnitude: in this single month, three key, major tenets of conservatism – the battles against (1) amnesty; (2) gay marriage; and (3) socialized medicine (many rightly argue Obama is simply a stepping-stone to nationalized healthcare) – essentially vanished. Poof! Gone. Without these three, is conservatism (or what we generally know as mainstream conservatism) still even in existence?