It's amazing how many things happen at the same time. On Sunday, while Democrats were perpetrating one of the greatest expansions of socialism in the history of our formerly democratic republic, thousands of demonstrators rallied at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for immigration "reform." If Democrats think their health care debacle got Americans angry, just wait until they address this issue.
They ain't seen nothin' yet.
If polling data are accurate, the percentage of Americans against immigration reform -which is really a euphemism for amnesty dwarfs the number of those who hate what Democrats just did to our health care system. A single article at news.yahoo.com has, at this writing, generated over three thousand comments, the overwhelming majority of which express the very same sentiment Americans had the last time Congress tried to foist amnesty-by-every-other-name on the public:
They want nothing to do with it period.
So what does that mean to Congress and the Obama administration? It means they're going to ram it down our throats using the same anything goes, public-be-damned approach they took with health care.
Memo to the Republican party: whether you realize it or not, you've got exactly two elections to get it right with the majority of the American electorate. If your political platform does not center around the undoing the socialist, command-and-control federalism that Democrats insist on, one of two things will happen: you will be out-gunned by Democrat expansion of their socialist constituencies who get "something for nothing," or you will be abandoned for a third party by Americans who conclude that you are spineless, ineffective wimps who will stand by while our country is hijacked by socialist thugs.
Either way, it's lights out.
On Sunday night, Democrats pulled the plug on the word "bipartisanship." If you still can't figure out that bipartisanship is a one-way street, as in liberals' "my way or the highway," then you're hopeless. If the likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham want to "break bread" on immigration reform, tell them to switch to the Democrat party. If the media want to characterize you as the "Party of No," wear that label like a Red Badge of Courage. And by all means, start treating them like the shills for the Democrat party they truly are. Americans are as fed up with media corruption as they are with a Democrat party that treats them like mindless cattle.
Whether you understand it or not, you're not in a political fight. You're in an all-out, take-no-prisoners war. It is a war for the heart and soul of America. It is a war remarkably similar to the one America "fought" prior to 9/11: one side doing all the fighting, while the other side was mostly asleep.
On September 11, 2001, terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and America woke up. On March 21, 2010 Democrats hijacked our democratic republic.
It's time for Republicans to wake up.
Stop pretending there's a "middle ground" between those who want to completely re-make a "fatally flawed" America and those who still believe this is the greatest nation on earth. If you can't make the case for American exceptionalism, limited government, personal freedom and personal responsibility, then get out of the way and let a third party do it. If you're unwilling to tirelessly hammer this administration for the radical leftist agenda they intend to impose on this country, then retire and let someone else pick up the slack. There is no "halfway" between freedom and oppression or bankruptcy and fiscal solvency, either.
Memo to RNC Chairman Michael Steele: if you can't prevent open primaries which allowed Democrats to vote for Republican candidates giving us the odious John McCain as the Republican presidential candidate resign.
Is it difficult to make a case for limited government and individual responsibility in an age of "me first" and "it's not my fault?" Sure it is which is why it is critically important to do so. A nation where millions of takers are underwritten by a handful of givers is unsustainable. It's also fundamentally immoral, a subject which is rarely addressed. Address it in no uncertain terms. Explain the inherently corruptive concept of government dependency, and of catering to the lowest common denominator. Explain the difference between the rule of law, which, for example, provides a route to American citizenship, and the concept of expediency, which posits that as long as so many people are breaking the law, we may as well learn to accommodate them.
Explain the difference between being your brothers keeper and being his enabler.
The Obama administration promised to be "post-partisan." They have kept their promise: they have moved completely beyond conservative ideas and concerns and the Republican party has been completely marginalized.
That's where "bipartisanship" has led you. Maybe it's time to stand for conservative principles, as opposed to your consistently nauseating go-along-to-get-along, big tent, b.s. Ronald Reagan didn't win 49 states by accident. He articulated traditional, conservative concepts. Concepts that resonated with an overwhelming majority of Americans.
You should try it sometime. Like now, when you're bordering on terminal irrelevancy and, "coincidentally," when the fate of the country hangs in the balance.
When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose.
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