Are conservatives burnt-out after health care and recent TEA Parties?

Conservatives have had quite a bit on their plate during the first quarter of 2010. Just trying to deconstruct the the health care reform legislation was exhausting, let alone taking the time to fight passage. Now we’ve got cap-and-trade and immigration reform right around the corner.

I certainly hope you’re not exhausted, since Democrats are eying to do damage the economy, with cap-and-tax and amnesty teed-up within weeks. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been busy, and he wants the political spotlight and he’s not up for re-election until 2014. First, immigration reform. From the Wall Street Journal with a hat tip to Allahpundit at Hot Air.

Brown, in an interview with the Journal’s Neil King Jr., said the president was giving him a heads-up that immigration was coming down the pike and he should give it some serious thought. The senator promised to look closely at the bipartisan bill that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) are trying to produce.

The phone call was clear, immigration legislation will be proposed within the next 30 days. I assume this means the Senate version and I have not looked into what’s going on in the House.

We’ve also got cap-and-trade burning bright in the eyes of Sen. Graham. Reuters mentions the following, with a hat tip to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit who has more here.

An environmental coalition publicized a new U.S. draft report on climate change on Monday, one week before the expected unveiling of a compromise U.S. Senate bill that aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Exit questions. The weather is warming up, and Americans will spend more time outside and less reading blogs and watching the news. Is this a good time for Democrats to push for these initiatives, or will they be happy with health reform? Do conservatives care enough to do the research into the legislation that will soon be released for public review?

The way I figure it, they are going to loose seats and possibly control of both Houses in November, so why not go for broke?

My guess is I’ll be spending some time at during the next month or so. Will you?

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. donh on April 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    It should be clear from  healthcare  Obama can get  votes for anything he wants. He could propose the extermination of every first born child, and the FASCIST party Apparatchik would goose step the bill to passage in complete loyalty to their dear leader God be Damned. It should also be clear that the fascists are drunk with blood lust and their thirst cannot be quenched. Our best hope is that the American people will NEVER trust the Democrat party with political power EVER again on ALL levels. We need to focus our efforts on the November elections. Pressure the Republican party to advance genuine opposition candidates who will advance the agenda of smaller government. Build the Tea Party  so we have a new  alternative available than voting democrat when republicans play " Fooled Ya " and sell out to being the  lesser evil by 2 % .

  2. Steve McGough on April 21, 2010 at 2:27 am

    These types of comments do absolutely nothing to support the cause. Thanks for making my approach to teach readers about conservative ideals even more difficult than it already is.

  3. sammy22 on April 21, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Right you are, Steve!

  4. Lynn on April 21, 2010 at 3:10 am

    To the Vice Squad – I have recently read the article by the New York Times Business writer that criticized Obamacare because it is based on New York's healthcare. New York's is going broke (as is MA) because the healthy can no longer afford to pay for their healthcare now that all the sick are included. As more and more of the healthy opt out of their plans, health premiums become more and more expensive. They are paying for the penalties instead of their insurance. At first I was glad NY Times saw the light. Then I realized the LEFT will just increase the penalties, so that the healthy will be forced to pay for their plans. Be careful what you wish for. Lynn

    • Steve McGough on April 21, 2010 at 4:17 am

      Thanks for the comment, but what does this have to do with my post? I realize you commented on health care, but my post asked if conservatives were burned out after health care, noting amnesty and cap-and-tax are right around the corner.

    • Lynn on April 21, 2010 at 7:18 am

      Sorry Steve, I'm new here. I can't comment on Conservatives, but I will definitely still be active. I will work for either Simmons or Schiff for Senate. I'm waiting to see who has best chance. It's a shame the Republican Convention is so late. We needed more head start to beat Blumenthal. Lynn

  5. Anne-EH on April 21, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Not tired or burned out, ready to carry on the challenge for liberty!

  6. Dimsdale on April 21, 2010 at 7:09 am

    If Carter didn't burn me out, or Clinton, why would the tyrannical triumverate of Øbama-Reid-Pelosi?


    If the Republicans remain true, they can stop the onslaught of the Øbamaroids. They couldn't stop NØbamacare because the lefties did an end run around Scott Brown.  They can't do that anymore, and the Republicans better remember that.

  7. sammy22 on April 21, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Good luck, Steve! Your constituency (and Jim's) is going off the chart.

  8. PatRiot on April 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    The cause is saving this great American Republic for Americans and their children.  The focus is to keep a positive message of " Americans, with their born rights, their freedom,  their Constitution, in a Democratic Republic are human life at full potential."

    The targets: 1.  Both "blinded by big $$" parties.  2.  Big business.   3.  Anyone else not on board with our positive politely delivered message.  The second prong of the plan is to push Repubs to charge a congressperson with treason within 1 month or we do it.  Push them to lead or take the lead ourselves.  We have watched both parties crumple the Constitution; shall we wait for them to burn it too?   Waiting til November is not an option.

  9. PatRiot on April 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Tired?  Maybe.  Beaten – NO!  I take heart that we all value freedom.  That we are working to preserve our form of government.  It is good to be among folks who value being American.  Folks finding ways to keep what our mothers and fathers worked so hard for.

    We are learning fast.  We certainly outnumber the DC crowd.  This can't be that hard.  It's not like we are freezing in Valley Forge, barefoot, hungry and severely outnumbered.

  10. Valerie on May 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I can't imagine anyone slacking back or forgetting how important these issues are.  I think most of us get how cap and trade, immigration, and ObamaCare will change our country…forever.  Summer or not we're still here, waiting for the November elections, posting on blogs, taking polls and talking to our neighbors.  The roar has modulated a bit – not gone away.   

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