Conservative Refocus: Lunatic Fringe, When Moderates Attack
February 5th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
"Oh, My God, " pretty much sums it all up.
Many do not seem to fully understand the battle that is raging, at present, within the entire ideological Right-Wing of the United States, but raging it is, and in a way that seems to defy our history as a nation. In fact, the latest onslaught as perpetrated by the political Moderates, along with the so-called "Conservative Media" and its laughably labeled oxymoron of the year, being Conservative Elites (not possible), has created an enormous amount of confusion between the standing of the two prime GOP candidates, those being Conservative Newt Gingrich and Moderate "Willard" Mitt Romney.
While watching this entire Dark Comedy hungrily unfold itself, like a slimy alien from a particularly dank hiding place, I could only shake my head ruefully and wonder mightily. The Moderates in the Republican media were unleashing an unparalleled internecine assault against Newt Gingrich after his South Carolina Primary win. In fact, the Gingrich double-digit win in South Carolina, a thing that none of the establishment Republicans had truly anticipated, transformed the simple and yet revealing GOP Primary tic-tac-toe match of the last 6 months, into a game of multi-dimensional, winner-take-all chess, such are the stakes in this Center-Right versus fully Right-Wing contest of the ages.
It was only a few days before the SC primary, when the great, and yet increasingly dubious, Charles Krauthammer, a man who I've typically found myself largely in total agreement with in the past, had joked that after New Hampshire, there was no way that Gingrich could win, while he was mightily proselytizing on Bill O'Reilly's show. Krauthammer went on to actually state that Gingrich was not at all going for a win in the SC primary, but rather Newt was only after "vengeance" after Romney's no-holds-barred assault on Newt in Iowa.
Now, at this point, my brows began indignantly furrowing, only two comparably small primary contests so far, and Krauthammer was projecting a Romney win already? Not only that, Krauthammer was setting up a scenario that implied a complete lack of political character in Gingrich's seeking vengeance and destruction of Romney, even while totally disallowing Gingrich as a viable candidate. Nevermind the fact that Santorum actually won the first contest in Iowa. Krauthammer went on to note that Gingrich was nothing more than "Captain Ahab on the lose." "Ouch."
At this point also in the interview, I knew that something was seriously amiss with Krauthammer's Conservatively-inspired, but highly moderated angst. While my suspicions had been piqued, it didn't take long for those suspicions to become well-founded. On Thursday, January 26th, the document dump began in earnest to clear the way for Romney in Florida by completely eviscerating Gingrich.
Ironically, it was only a week or so later in Florida that a Romney spokesman admitted that the goals of the Mitt Romney Campaign were to completely alter Romney's plan of attack, away from the Marxist Obama, and towards an all-out attack of Conservative Gingrich. Not only that, and I quote a Romney spokesman, "Our goal is to completely destroy Newt Gingrich." Um...So, like, is it time for the maniacal villain spooky laugh yet? Cue it Mitt, "Ah-Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!"..... "Gulp."
So, is this what you were, perhaps, referring to with your Captain Ahab remark, Charles Krauthammer?