But, whatever name they’ve currently using, they’re still dangerous. They’re only halfway through the process of “fundamental transformation” at the moment, secure in the knowledge that even should Obama lose in November, their termites are well-positioned in the bureaucracy and the federal judiciary and will continue to bore away unobserved and obstructed. As Ron warns:
If Barack Obama wins a second term, I fear our once great country will move further down the road to authoritarian statism, discarding of the fundamentals of our Constitution, and an erosion of the heart of our nation. So let us get out the message, put aside our dissatisfaction with the Romney campaign, and do what we must to defeat Barack Obama come election day.
There’s no “fear” about it; our once-great country is already moving down that path, and there’s a real question whether it can detour in time. As David Kahane and others have noted, the Left plays the long game:
It really is amazing. In just four or five short decades – they seem short to us because we always take the long view – your entire world has been turned upside down, and you have acquiesced, and sometimes celebrated, at each step of the way. Sure, we were there, leading the parade, cheering, lofting signs, waving placards, engaging in a mighty mutual orgy of self-congratulation as we applauded this or that “historic” moment. Naturally, we never told you that our definition of words like “historic” and “unprecedented” was simply “audacious,” “brazen,” or even “ridiculous,” since we never in our wildest and most perfervid dreams ever believed you’d actually fall for half the “social change” we were selling you, but you did. And here we are.
The Left won’t really mind if Obama loses and neither, one suspects, will he. After all, he’s got a lifetime pension and a limitless capacity to rake in the dough via speaking fees, books, etc., ahead of him. It’s highly unlikely that he’ll just shut up and go away. The taxpayers will continue to support him in the style to which he’s become accustomed (and which he obviously thinks is his rightful due) and someone else will rise to take his place. The question is whether Mitt Romney understands this — and, alas, right now the jury is still very much out on the subject.
Think about it.