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Unexamined Premises

The Turning Point

September 25th, 2013 - 7:57 pm
Yes, we did

The Minuteman: Yes, we did.

So how to end this — as end this we must if the survival of the United States of America as founded is to be secured? Remember that “fundamental transformation” is ostensibly meant to contribute toward a “more perfect Union,” but it of course does nothing of the sort. Under Progressivism — a combination ideological movement and criminal enrichment racket — the country is less united, less happy, less free. And, like any movement composed of True Believers, Progressivism brooks no opposition, ascribes no good motives to its opponents, and will impose its way in a heartbeat when given half the chance. The Democrats’ fierce, desperate contortions to sneak Obamacare through the Congress should stand as a monument to how the system can be abused and manipulated by a group of unscrupulous politicians — and care needs to be taken that such a travesty can never happen again.

This doesn’t mean, as the Left would have you believe, that the choice is between Orwell’s Big Brother and Oliver Twist’s workhouse. I can’t name a single Republican senator who opposes some kind of healthcare “reform” (a misnomer, since the law has to do with insurance, not healthcare). But the reforms on the Right mostly concern the liberated operation of free markets across the country, not a top-down, imposed, statist solution that only aggrandizes more power and wealth in Washington while doing little or nothing about medical care. Only a child, a moron, or a Democrat could believe that you could take a system as complex as medical care/insurance, impose a collectivist solution to a non-existent problem upon it, and expect the markets to function as before, only this time cheaper.

A quick example. In in the old Soviet Union taxis were cheap and closely regulated by the central government. Result: almost no taxis on the streets of Moscow, anywhere. Instead, civilians freelanced as taxi drivers, and the way you got one was either by holding up a pack of Marlboros (the effective currency in the U.S.S.R.) or one or two fingers to signal how many packs you were willing to pay for a ride. Rarely did you have to wait more than a couple of minutes before a car stopped for you.

The revolution that Cruz and his Senate cohort are leading can win — but only if the GOP jettisons its current leadership (who do not believe in it, anyway) and adopts the tactics and techniques of the Left to put it across. (Gee, someone should write a book about that.) But this means learning how to seize and control the Narrative, to make the personal political, to turn the culture in the direction of the spin. How a political party cannot sell Freedom and Liberty and Leave Me Alone to a formerly free people is beyond me, but if anyone can’t do it, that would be Mitch McConnell, Orrin Hatch and John McCain. The sooner they all go the better, and clear the way for Cruz & Co. before they, too, become corrupted by the Beltway system, and while they still have plenty of fight left in them.

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I see Ted Cruz as quite possibly equatable to Jimmy Doolittle.

"The Doolittle Raid is viewed by historians as a major morale-building victory for the United States. Although the damage done to Japanese war industry was minor, the raid showed the Japanese that their homeland was vulnerable to air attack, and forced them to withdraw several front-line fighter units from Pacific war zones for homeland defense. More significantly, Japanese commanders considered the raid deeply embarrassing, and their attempt to close the perceived gap in their Pacific defense perimeter led directly to the decisive American victory during the Battle of Midway in June 1942."
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Nice. The Steve Schmidts are everywhere. They pretty much run Israel too. There is an inexhaustible supply of these creatures - slick, supine, slack and somnolent. They rise from the ground like the dawn vapors in the spring. Yet, they must have found Ponce de Leon's youth fountain, because they are, in politics, immortal. Their presence drives decent men and women into political exiles.

Good for Sen. Cruz and good for Michael Walsh.
42 weeks ago
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It seems that the Democrats in their unmitigated arrogance ALWAYS consider themselves the rightful holders of power and that any Republican President or legislative majority are usurpers and only a temporary aberration. Republicans are thus the enemy and must be destroyed.

The old guard Republicans apparently also think the Democrats are the legitimate governing party and thus see it as their responsibility to "reach across the aisle" and "work with" their colleagues.

The conduct of Tom Daschle and Nancy Pelosi during the Bush administration and Harry Reid now makes it clear that they harbor no such ideas. The only time they intend to "reach across the aisle" to the Republicans is to throw a hand grenade in their direction.

I, and I believe a good many others, voted for the candidates we did because we wanted them to oppose the ideas of the Democrats not to "reach across the aisle".

Ted Cruz believes that conservatives have a legitimate claim to power. We are lucky to have him.

You can't win if you don't think like a winner.

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Schmidt should know that without Palin, McShame would have been embarrassed at the polls. I would not have voted at all if not for Sarah Palin.
Get rid of the French Republicans, and let us get back to the real Conservative party.
42 weeks ago
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Ted Cruz went over the heads of the senile Old Guard Republicans and took his act straight to the people. And it worked like a charm. Those politicians who have been in Washington for decades have amassed huge personal fortunes at the expense of the taxpayers, and much of it was unethical or illegal. Then along came Obama with his horde of evil minions, and they started digging up dirt on the geezers. Now the old pharts have been compromised, and they will eagerly grovel at the feet of Obama to prevent damaging information about themselves from being made public. That's why the Old Guard Republicans can't get anything accomplished. That's just one reason why they should be gotten rid of in the next election. Primary them out. All of them. In both parties. Get those corrupt geriatrics out of our way so we can start repairing our country.
42 weeks ago
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Michael Walsh writes: "Here we are, more than 20 years after the complete collapse of Marxism-Leninism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and we’re still having the same argument."

And there's the crux of the problem; Marxism-Leninism did NOT collapse; it took over the USA from within. Nearly all colleges are at least somewhat Marxist, and many explicitly so. Our pResident is a Marxist, as are a substantial number of the Congress. Half the states are Marxist-governed, or at least influenced, and many of the political class figure that they can "use" the Marxists to get elected and THEN become conservative - but to quote Rocky the Flying Squirrel, "THAT trick NEVER works!"

It'll be a longer and more painful road back than you realize - and it may not be possible at all. I see civil war as certainly possible, and a nuclear war with Iran as equally possible. Perhaps 1/3 chance of civil war, a 1/3 chance of war with Iran, and a 1/3 chance of restoring America.

I don't like those odds. And we don't have a Churchill to lead us to victory over Barack Chamberlain. Nor do we have an America to rescue us when Churchill falters.
42 weeks ago
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John McCain, Lindsay Graham, et al delenda est.
42 weeks ago
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Fœnerabis ego susceptor meus ad te causam!
42 weeks ago
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Ps 58:10 ? (nkjv says it clearest)
36 weeks ago
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My suspicion is that establishment types like Obamacare because they see it as a non-controversial wedge issue guaranteed to get their voters to the polls. Now they don't have to make statements on things like immigration or gay marriage or abortion. All they have to do is campaign against Obamacare and walk a fine line in Congress between fighting it and never quite getting rid of it. Then, they come out campaigning against it and all of us dutifully vote for them get rid of it.

If they actually think we'll do that forever, how dumb do they think we are, and how dumb are we?
42 weeks ago
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Pretty dumb.

You don't think the "lo-fo's" exist by accident, do you ?

The only comfort at this point I can see is in Hosea 8:7.
36 weeks ago
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"How a political party cannot sell Freedom and Liberty and Leave Me Alone to a formerly free people is beyond me..."

Unlike ObamaCrapCare, this has plenty of buyers.
42 weeks ago
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I just finished reading a book called "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis. It was written a long time ago, but it describes America's current political situation to a tee. And this book is a fantasy/satire about an old demon teaching a young demon how to mess with Humanity. Check it out, and you will understand what "fundamental transformation" actually means. And you won't like it at all.
42 weeks ago
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If you enjoyed that, you might also enjoy my book, Rules for Radical Conservatives, written under the name "David Kahane." It's a guide to fighting the Left as written by a "leftist," in much the same way that Screwtape is "written" by a devil. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Rules-Radical-Conservatives-Beating-ebook/dp/B0036S4DMO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
42 weeks ago
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Go Ted, go! Ted go, go Ted. There goes Ted, Ted goes there. Ted, Ted, everywhere. Go Ted, go Ted, Ted go, go.

Thx Mr. Geisel (you crazy leftist)! Long after your death you can make those in power look like fools.
42 weeks ago
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Michael Walsh is spot on - today's Republican party is to the Democrats what Fascist Italy was to Nazi Germany. And if you recall your history, the allies first had to defeat Fascist Italy BEFORE we could defeat the Nazi's (Germany's National SOCIALIST Party).

More and more of us Republican party precinct committeemen are now refusing to donate money or time to the party and instead are turning our support to specific individual conservative candidates across the country. We won't destroy the Republican party, we'll simply take it from the collaborators just as the communists took the Democrat party from our grandparents.

Three cheers for Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions, Mike Lee, Sarah Palin and the rest of the new leadership. It is rally time and always remember - if you compromise with evil you get evil - no more compromise!
42 weeks ago
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The power of one man, memorable. A kind of John Galt moment. Savor it !
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