Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) wrote a piece for a new website directed toward conservative and Republican women. AmericanMaggie.com was unveiled today and Bachmann was an excellent female representative to get the ball rolling. Here is an excerpt of "Spending Now only to Spend More Later":
We have to face the sad but true reality: Republicans squandered our opportunity to lead our country by throwing conservative policies and principles aside in place of big government programs and spending. Plain and simple, during the time we were given to shape our nation’s destiny, we governed like liberals. Spending skyrocketed, bureaucracies were born and multiplied, the debt grew, and the conservative ideals on which Republicans came to power were left by the wayside.
We need to face it and move forward. Conservatism is not dead, no matter how much the main stream media may want it to be. Newsweek may proclaim us “all socialists now,” but the American people still lean to the right, favoring the free market and individual liberty. And rather than abandon those principles, conservative leaders must embrace them and learn to give them a new voice in Washington. Our nation desperately needs this kind of leadership now.