Tom Coburn for Senate Minority Leader

The Republicans were taken to the woodshed last night and there is a very good reason why. For those still looking for an explanation, you can find it in the words of Ronald Wilson Reagan:

A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

Following the Republican Revolution of 1994, the Republican Party started a journey which led them away from the ideals that Reagan preached, ideals like “fiscal integrity and sound money and above all for an end to deficit spending, with ultimate retirement of the national debt.”

The Republicans passed bills that handed out corporate welfare, where Reagan said to “proclaim our belief in a free market as the greatest provider for the people.”

The Republicans, step by step, became the big government politicians they once decried the Democrats for being.

This abandonment of the most basic conservative values made it easy to support bailout bills and bridges to nowhere.

However, there was one man who held on to his beliefs during this time. That man is Tom Coburn. He was a member of the Republican Revolution. He, along with other Republicans, pledged to limit his terms in the Congress. While others reneged on that pledge, Coburn held fast to his word.

He was later elected to the Senate, where he took on the big spenders in his party, including ringing the warning bell on “The Bridge to Nowhere.”

On almost every issue, Tom Coburn is a beacon of conservatism, a “bold color” in a sea of “pale pastels.”

That’s why I am encouraging you to call your Republican Senator and ask them to make Tom Coburn the next Senate minority leader. Republicans need to face the facts. They lost because they abandoned their conservative beliefs. Tom Coburn never did. He is the best person in the Senate to lead them back.

Please find your Senator here, call them today and tell them you want a return to Reagan conservatism. E-mail them this article and tell them you agree. Call into talk shows and make your voice heard.

As Reagan said:

It is time to reassert [conservatism] and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.

Republicans have to return to their conservative roots. In the Senate, Tom Coburn is the man to lead them back.

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Duane Lester

Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.

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