The Financial Times has an interesting piece on the attempted resurgence of fiscal conservatives. Jeff Flake of Arizona is leading the charge to restore some semblance of self-control and honesty in Washington in the face of the scandals currently swamping our party.
I hope they are successful, but I hope they are successful in reshaping our fiscal house, and don’t use disenchantment with our reckless fiscal policies to try and pursue advancement of a social agenda. There are a lot of conservatives like me who will get behind an effort to reform the GOP’s current attitude toward big government and free spending, but I’m walking out the door the first time someone tries to tie that to abortion or gay marriage.
Put our fiscal house in order, then we can have the culture wars.