This President received the worst and most resoundeing thrashing of any first term President....ever! The recent election represented a severe and clear repudiation of progressive policies since the election of 1920. Are we ready for a conservative tsumami that will reverse the politics of these two years? Maybe...if all of the conservatives are on the same page. They are not. The following from a debate on C-Span, between Angelo Codevilla, Boston University International Relations Professor, and Claremont Senior Fellow, and Jeffrey Rosen, New Republic Magazine Legal Affairs Editor. Rosen is brilliant. In the following summary he points out three strands of conservatism, and why there is not unanimity in their views,...the best weapon that President Obama may have! a. Tea Party Constitutionalists. Hero is Justice Thomas, a religious conservative, anti-federalist, opposition to elites. The beliefs of this group can be found in The Five Thousand Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen, 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights--Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt. This populist conservative group would find itself at odds with the next two. b. Libertarianism: As represented by the Cato Institute. Pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, supports Roe v. Wade, and supports judicial activism aimed as recognizing gay marriage and healthcare reform, and repeal of the Gun-Free School Zone Act and much of the administrative state. Hero might be Judge Douglas Ginsburg [who called for the resurrection of the Constitution in exile, restrictions on federal power] c. Pro-Business Conservatives: represented by policies of the US Chamber of Commerce, strongly represented on the Roberts Court, where they won some 13 of 18 cases in which they filed a brief. Most business cases are unanimous or 7-2 decisions, vs those cases that deal with culture war issues. These conservatives favored TARP, and he use of federal pre-emption (federal law to take precedence over or to displace a state law) for farm subsidies, healthcare cases. Based on this sentiment, a court which has embraced a broad vision of federal power, as found in regulation of medical marijuana, expect the Roberts Court to reject the pro-states rights view that would lead to the invalidation of the healthcare case.