I didn’t want to write this, and I take no pleasure in it. But it’s vital to face trouble if you want to head it off before the manure pile lands on your head.
Now that they’ve shot down Cain, it’s time for the insiders and their media lackeys to turn their attention on Gingrich, until it’s over for the Anyone-But-Romney camp. Then begins the long, slow march to Obama 2.
It’s already begun. Peggy Noonan recently wrote that Gingrich is “disturbing” and “ethically dubious,” and that those who know him “are mostly not for him.” Meanwhile, she wrote that “those who’ve known and worked with Mitt Romney mostly seem to support him…” Her depictions may be accurate, but she said nothing about Obama’s inexperience and destructive presidency, providing no context for her Gingrich analysis.
Popular, allegedly-conservative talk show hosts benefitted Obama’s campaign, too:
- Michael Savage offered Gingrich $1M to drop out.
- Glenn Beck said he’d vote for Ron Paul as a third party alternative, if Gingrich won the nomination. Beck also believes if you support Gingrich over Obama, you’re racist.
(Not that Newt is some great prize. Being a longtime GOP operative and consultant for Freddie Mac, plus his affair while investigating the Clinton/Lewinski scandal, should give one pause. Unfortunately, the other GOP candidates make the nomination race reminiscent of the Seven Dwarfs.)
GOP insiders want Romney, because he best represents business as usual. They offer us a “better” candidate than Obama, but not the best, because the best would support smaller government, which is anathema to the money and power brokers of both major parties.
Open Secrets calls their game the “Revolving Door:”
“Although the influence powerhouses that line Washington’s K Street are just a few miles from the U.S. Capitol building, the most direct path between the two doesn’t necessarily involve public transportation. Instead, it’s through a door—a revolving door that shuffles former federal employees into jobs as lobbyists, consultants and strategists just as the door pulls former hired guns into government careers. While members of the executive branch, Congress and senior congressional staffers spin in and out of the private and public sectors, so too does privilege, power, access and, of course, money.”
Romney won’t win because he’s Obama’s Mini-Me. Examples why: Romney Care, and socialist states like Massachusetts breed “Republicans” who’d be liberal Democrats in Texas. When faced with a choice between Obamney the Me-Too Socialist and the genuine article, voters will choose the real deal. Better the devil you know…
Some claim Obamney’s better than Obama, because a GOP Congress will control his worst socialist tendencies. Really? You mean that Kabuki theater run by Speaker Boehner, who hasn’t the spine to cut the budget or close the federal government temporarily to underscore its runaway spending and power grabs (April and November) and who renewed the PATRIOT Act in toto? Including their part in the failed deficit reduction theater, the GOP has done what it can to restore a Democrat Congress in 2012 by supporting big government at every opportunity.
The November 11 Newsweek ran a piece by Paul Begala entitled “Republicans are getting stupider” on their front cover. True. Eventually, they’ll all be Democrats, and then maybe people will finally see we’ve had one big Socialist Party for decades, assuming voters can turn off the modern opiate of the masses–TV–long enough to attempt critical thinking.
To pull this out, there’s only one tough options:
- Pick the least stinky of the GOP offerings and then plan on four years of non-stop activism/delaying action to slow their feudalist tendencies long enough to…
- Find somebody good among the People who’s not a career candidate/prostitician.
In any case, the best strategy is to stop looking for a messiah. Don’t ask an elected official to do for you what you’re unwilling to do for yourself. Make them fear you, the voter. If you want smaller government, plan to fight for it, as the Founders understood when signing the Declaration of Independence:
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Anything less is a victory for feudalism.