The Republican team is getting pounded in the propaganda war. It’s fourth quarter and the economy clock is ticking at double-speed. Democrats have the ball on our twenty-five yard line and are bringing in every media special-team star in their deep-bench lineup to ensure another touchdown.
When Ronald Reagan began his bid for the presidency, the ball was back on the Democrats’ 20 yard-line, due only to quarterback Carter’s record-setting number of snap fumbles and the Iranian interception. The Democrats tried to put in a substitute quarterback – Ted Kennedy – but Carter successfully lobbied his forces to remain in the game. Teams divided don’t stand a chance and Carter lost that one to the amiable Reagan.
That was then; this is now.
Using their propaganda prowess in one amazing political jujitsu after another, the Democrats have now got possession of the ball deep in our territory and only a fully united, fully fired-up total adrenalin push can score a save-America touchdown for 2012.
What would Vince Lombardi do? Well, he wouldn’t go all soft on us, now would he? He wouldn’t countenance half-hearted efforts to get the ball back to the fifty yard-line. Lombardi wouldn’t go with a quarterback known for buckling under pressure or handing off to the other team with insouciant amiability.
No, Vince Lombardi only respected all-in efforts and single-minded focus on winning. Some of his “winner” quotes have been household expressions in my house for as long as I can remember:
- Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.
- If winning isn’t important, why do they keep score?
- Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
- Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
- People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
So, what would Vince Lombardi do in a Republican debate? He would at least remember which damned team he is on! He wouldn’t attack his own teammates. He would know that quarterbacking means having your whole team with you if you are the one who gets put in the game.
What would Vince Lombardi do in a propaganda war? He would chase perfect attainment of constitutional small government and thereby attain excellence. He wouldn’t start the game giving the other team half of its own needed touchdowns.
What would Vince Lombardi do if asked by a liberal media special-teams Dem player to condemn his teammate? He would remember that the goal is to win, idiot. And he would stick together with his own teammate. Boldly. With fire in the belly. And a take-no-prisoners attitude.
Amiability and congeniality might be enough to win when the other team is back on their 20-yard line and the country has all the time in the world to save its economic backside, but that just won’t cut it in 2012. Republican candidates had better get in touch with their inner Lombardi, or prepare to hand the game ball once again to Barack Obama.
Only complete victory for the Republican liberty party can save America now.