Taylor Marsh yesterday wrote on Sarah Palin’s gamesmanship in filling a vacuum left by Hillary Clinton for women in American politics. I do give Palin some credit for building her brand. Unfortunately, Sarah Palin’s brand of conservatism, the waging of the culture wars, is ineffective. It’s not even true conservatism.
If Palin and her followers true conservatives, her message would call for the repeal of the commerce clause-induced expansionism that we have seen for seventy years. Neither Palin or any other Republican have crafted a plan for getting government back to its primary role as defined in the Constitution. Instead, just like the Democrats, they focus on issues, like abortion, gay marriage, and grizzly bear attitudinal adjustments that have nothing to do with the government’s role
Government should not be the forum for culture wars, social justice, or social conservative issues. Government’s involvement in these issues lies at the heart of the vitriol and divisiveness we see in American politics today. Leave the girly, talk show topics to Oprah.