With people like Bobby Jindal urging change
, maybe there's hope yet that conservatism can be rescued from the 'conservative movement.' ... Hub Blog and Reader No. 1 have been exchanging emails on this subject since the election: Can Republican conservatism reform itself? I still have my doubts. Their partisanship and principals are so interwoven that they can't distinguish between the two. It's their Gordian knot. They need power to implement their principles, so they adopt hyper partisanship as a means of achieving those principles. But the hyper partisanship in pursuit of power ends up trumping the principles. They simply won't crack down on the loudmouths and crazies and buffoons in the movement. It's ironically quasi Leninist: Any enemy of their enemy is a friend. In many ways, it's ultimately a tactical problem that's hurting their cause. They just don't see it. ... Conservatism desperately needs its own Sister Souljah Moment.