The mid-term results seem disappointing especially, after the Bush years,
Some themes & commentary
Conservatives are the party of free enterprise, what about monopoly capitalism? – The State through its operation seeks to perpetuate economic monopolies hence, neutralising competition.
Fiscal responsibility, what about the GFC which evolved over the past 30 yrs during the reigns of the great senile one, Geo I, Clinton & Geo II the Tsars of lassie-faire capitalism and economic rationalist perspectives
Low tax & Small government – Bush years some contradictions here
trickle-down economics – government pandering to the elite
The Tea Party – Geo II fan club – a rag tag band of right wing loonies pretending it is the 17th century – We had our own version One Nation about 10 years ago offering simple answers on complex issues, it too had some electoral success but imploded under the weight of leadership egos.
Immigration issue – economic down turn – unemployment – fortress mentality – hyper-nationalism – a volatile mix and fertile ground for loonies of all persuasions especially the right