Tony Blankley has an excellent column today about Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Chris Buckley, David Frum and Kathleen Parker. (Click on the title for a link.) In times of crisis there are those who step up and hold the line and there are those, such as the above named, who flee to the rear. This is a free country and I believe in a big tent conservative movement but this is not a time to break ranks in the face of the enemy. As Blankley writes:
The new conservative movement will be facing a political opponent that will reveal itself soon to be both multiculturalist and Eurosocialist. We will be engaged in a struggle to the political death for the soul of the country. As I did at the beginning of and throughout the Buckley/Goldwater/Reagan/Gingrich conservative movement, I will try to lend my hand. I certainly will do what I can to make it a big-tent conservative movement. But just as it does in every great cause, one question has to be answered correctly: Whose side are you on, comrade?
We need some folks to step in and fill in the holes in the line and catch the falling flag.
As a side note.... as a kid I owned the above classic comic and saw the movie with Audie Murphy at a drive-in movie with my parents.