…and then denying it. Pete Sessions, NRCC Chairman, sends out regular e-mail alerts. Every single one of them can be interpreted as “Look at those dirty rotten Democrats! Give us money!”
Today’s e-mail alert title was “Threatening is Not Governing”. Even though it’s completely wrong of course, I might be tempted to see that title as a sign of some positive development in Mr. Sessions’ understanding in that it touches upon an important point, but I know him too well.
What he referred to as “threatening” was Obama’s “threat” to “…veto any plan aimed at fixing our budget crisis that does not include his demand for a new $1.5 trillion tax increase.” That contains so many layers of idiocy that I won’t even get into it. Forget the president and that it’s fully within his job description to “threaten” to veto anything Congress pukes out.
The point is that any and all governing is threatening. Every law, rule, ordinance, every tax or restriction, every subsidy– they’re all backed by threats, and all government threats include a group of people with guns who are ready, willing, and I dare say eager to make good on those threats.
I’d say I’m hopeful that even Pete Sessions has stumbled upon an important truth, but he of all people will never admit to understanding it. Maybe, since he has broached the subject, more of us can expand on it.
Mr. Sessions; I see your accusations in much the same way I’d see a drunk sitting at a bar with a martini in his hands accusing the drunk next to him of being a drunk. Only worse– the typical drunk probably isn’t going to work every day to find new ways to formulate threats against the whole of The People.