The Quintessential Republican

Sure; they know what you want to hear, at least for the most part, though they’re playing the Bible-thumper card a bit too heavy.  They know pretty well how to push your buttons, getting the applause at the rallies and so on.  As they see it, they know how to win over us stupid bumpkin Elmer Fudds in fly-over country (just throw ’em some red meat and watch them bark like dogs).

Here’s an example of what they really think, gleaned from a rare moment of partial honesty.  Newt calls himself a “Realpolitik Wilsonian.”  Yeah; that Wilson.  Be sure to watch both videos on the page.  I don’t care what you think of Glen Beck.  Screw that.  Listen to the words.  The “Four Freedoms”.

That’s the Republican Party today.  You can’t mix the liberty talk with the Four Freedoms.  That’s a lie, and yet it represents everything the Party stands for.

Make no mistake.  We’re being offered what amounts to a plea deal.  Either we take the deal (vote Republican) or we’re sentenced to another four years with a Democrat in office.  Bleed slowly or bleed quickly.  It’s a threat you see– take a Progressive dirt bag (Republican) or else.  That’s how this works, and I’m not playing that game.  I’ll get interested in an election when liberty is on the ballot, but don’t expect that to happen any time soon.

5 thoughts on “The Quintessential Republican

  1. So what happened to the ‘conservative’ party? This two-party system is nonsense, by constantly choosing the lesser of two evils, we’re just inching ever closer disaster.

  2. Whenever I encounter someone enthusiastically supporting a candidate simply because they are a republican, I inform them of Carrol Quigley’s suggestion from the 1960’s that we should have two parties with the same agenda, that way if we tire of one party we can vote the rascals out and nothing changes. Certainly seems to be working out that way.

    Did you notice that our semi-conservative senators voted in favor of “NDAA” and both conservative congressmen voted against this travesty, the house bill was passed overwhelmingly in favor of military detention. You don’t suppose our congressmen safely voted nay simply to avoid the wrath of Idaho voters, knowing full well “NDAA” was going pass.

  3. At this point, I’ve begun to feel that this government is salvageable. We well beyond what sent the founders to their revolution. The question for me is, “Do I vote democrat so enough people will finally be pushed far enough to push the reset button, or do I vote republican, and let the slow slide continue, giving me more time, but risking allowing the frog to boil, so to speak.”

    In truth, I believe that Barack Obama has done one very wonderful thing for this country. He’s the real face of the progressive movement. Other democrat politicians have managed to conceal their true agenda. Obama got the entire progressive movement to expose the beliefs that they had managed to hide from the majority of this country for the last hundred years.

    While I won’t argue that life under Obama has been good, I personally think he’s about as bad for this country as chemotherapy is for a cancer patient. Obama may not have organized the tea party movement, but he started it. He may not have wanted to, but he did.

    What I’m seeing from the republicans is more of the same. They don’t want to turn this country from its drive toward communism, they just seem to realize that the people will fight back if they move too quickly.

    Since I live in Idaho, it doesn’t really matter who I vote for for president, the republican candidate will get our meager 4 electoral votes, but I have seriously considered voting for the democrats, just to push the backlash even further, because I truly do see that as a good thing. I have nightmares about what Obama and a significant majority of hard core progressives would do to this country for another four years, but at the same time, if the current field of “front runners” on the republican side are any indication, we’re kind of stopping the chemo way too soon.

    I honestly don’t know what I’m hoping for with this next election.

  4. I agree with FormerTech that in many ways Obama has been a blessing to this nation. He was a little too open and moved a little too quickly, and thus caused many frogs to realize the water in their pots was getting too warm.

    The problem, of course, is that the Republican party has failed to realize that the paradigm has shifted. True conservatives aren’t nearly as willing to compromise as they were a few years ago. We’ve come out of the closet and realized that we are far more numerous than we expected.

    As for my election calculations, I realize that I’m unlikely to see a candidate who is everything I desire. I’m willing to compromise and vote for a candidate who espouses the most important of my principles, even if we disagree on lesser ones. However, if the Republican party insists on placing a “moderate” on the ballot, I will vote for a third party candidate who better espouses my beliefs (or write in such a candidate if none is available).

    I figure if enough conservatives vote present at the ballot box if not provided with a suitable candidate, the Republican party will have to mend its ways or face becoming irrelevant.

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