A Glorious Cause: The Return of The True Conservative
November 6th, 2009
The Case for Capitalism III
Silent plight, unholy fright, all is wrong, all is blight,
Sound yon versions in moderate tone, hence in doing ye radically hone...
As the Liberals, who have been in charge of our Government, drunkenly guzzle down the last few remaining drops of their debauched and radical "Statist binge," I suppose we all now get to see who eats the worm.
The Mainstream Media's disavowment of our "Non-Event" Tea Parties appears to have been "slightly off" in their faulty (as usual) analysis.
The predicted backlash against the extreme Left-Leaning Anti-Free Market policies of the current Administration and the Legislature is making itself starkly manifest within the current round of elections. In addition, we have seen the sole remaining "Independent" American auto manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, declare a profit this last quarter of nearly $1 Billion dollars. On the one hand, we have Big Government in command and control in true Fascist form (hey! Look the word up!) of (2) of the big (3) auto makers, and on the other hand, we have Ford Motor Company still in control of its own Free Market destiny. Now, I need not point out which one of these, with regard to "The Case for Capitalism," is sizzling along. The Democrats, not surprisingly, seem dejected as a result-- offering various "tepid excuses" as to why Government is failing and Private Industry is surpassing with regard to Obama's "Union giveaways" of GM and Chrysler (which continue to struggle under "The Motor City Messiah’s" iron-fisted leadership).
Purple Rino Secret Agents ?
This week we have also seen a true Conservative candidate's moral triumph over a "Republican in Name Only" or "Rino" after the race became heavily publicized as a result of former Sen. Fred Thompson and his politically astute wife Jeri Thompson--who had reported the events to Sean Hannity. The Conservative Media, and later (of course) the Mainstream Media, then began focusing attention on the New York 23rd district race. Rush Limbaugh, who is inarguably the most prolific Conservative Analyst/Newsfeed out there, in concert with Fox Network icons Hannity and Glenn Beck, then repeatedly weighed in on the facts surrounding Independent Doug Hoffman (who is the actual Conservative Republican candidate) who then figuratively took Dede Scozzafava to the woodshed--this despite Scozzafava's rather clueless backing by other heavyweight Conservative well-knowns.
Scozzafava is certainly entitled to her beliefs and positions as well as which party she identifies with--one must argue. However, the "automatic Conservative pass" that candidates have been afforded by (say so) in previous contests has most likely come to an end. The core Conservative values that have been co-opted out of the Conservative identity are, many believe, what has actually led to the seeming confusion within the electoral recognition of Republicans. Not to mention the lack of "objectively disinterested" vetting that our Media now leaves up to local political Bloggers unless the subject runs counter to Big Media's wishes. Nevertheless--Republicans have been automatically assumed to be Conservatives despite all of the evidence to the contrary with regard to events of the past several years. This might partially explain the heavy pummeling we Conservatives have taken in the election results of the last few cycles.
Scozzafava later, in an apparent "feces sling" at her Conservative supporters, promptly endorsed the Democratic candidate running against Hoffman after she found herself a distant third in the polls and then dropped out of the running. After a tight race, Hoffman predictably lost to the Democrat Bill Owens since the actual Republican vote was--at this point-- hopelessly confused (to be nice). There have been reports that Obama--in the latter part of these events--weighed into the mix and "ingratiated" an endorsement from Scozzafava in favor of the opposition Liberal candidate (The Spy Who Came in from The Cold...perhaps?)
Statist Gymnastics & Dante's Inferno
In the Governor's race in Virginia, the true Conservative, Bob McDowell, also has won against his Democratic opposition despite the "Messianic Rainmaker's" insistent support of Creigh Deeds who seemed to be scrambling away from Obama's endorsement as fast as he could (unfortunately for Deeds--the Prez was faster). The entire Virginia ticket was dominatingly won by Conservatives from the top down. New Jersey's Governor's race was also (amazingly) won by the Conservative there, Chris Christie; in addition, there were plenteous Conservative victories speckled profusely all throughout the political landscape as well.
Thus the Return of The True Conservative begins.
The Democrats, as with their opposites, always willing to parlay current elective victory into future abysmal defeat, have seen fit to install a seemingly anti-constitutional and "radical" left wing Triumvirate of President and House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader. The Unholy Trinity of these three has essentially used the constitution as a trampoline, damnably bouncing up and down on the thing as if trying to sunder the cloth of the venerated and celebrated document in a seeming attempt to bring the entire assembly crashing down on itself.
As a result of a little talked of ideological schizm within the Democratic Party, the "more Statesmen-like Democrats" or "Blue Dogs" have now found themselves heavily exposed, as if caught in a liberal blizzard without any visible means of staying warm enough to survive. They can figuratively shake hands with the Devil, join up and thereby remove themselves from the harsh Democratic campaign defunding (the Left-Wing leaders are threatening) or they can huddle up together in the frigid party "exterior landscape" thereby avoiding the "hellishly hot and miserable Trio's anti-constitutional pathos" in its radical demeanor, which only promises more of the same but the campaign funds will be there--less the votes of course (eenie-meenie-minie mo anyone?).
I think I might personally prefer to remain in the harsh exterior climate, gather lots of firewood and wait for the "Liberal Storm" to pass were I one of many of these "Ideological Democratic Party Orphans" (so how did you guys end up voting on your leadership again?)
Blizzards, Brevity, Trees & Bushes
The blizzard indicated above, however, was not limited to the elements. A Paperwork Blizzard has meanwhile been artificially induced by our Democratic Congress in its ongoing battle against "pulp trees" when Pelosi came up with, yet again, a new House bill that was no less than 1,900 pages long. Then Harry "The Lumberjack" Reid, not to be outdone, produced a 3 foot high 2,400 +page Healthscare bill (straight from Halloween to Christmas, eh Mr. Reid?). The only things missing are the bulbs and the twinkling lights (and We took care of that).
Incidentally, there are, on average, around 1,300 pages in the King James Version of the Christian Holy Bible ( just saying...) If indeed brevity is the soul of wit then the budget is not the only area where the Democrats are consistently deficient.
One can just imagine Greenpeace attacking our Legislative body for its obvious war on trees. Apparently this massive paper churning effort might be a part of the stimulus plan. Our Legislature, in its seeming attempt to protect the paper companies, has taken the bull by the horns and is single-handedly stimulating the paper producing industry by virtue of the constant downpour of new, if not ill-fitting, bills coming out which must then be distributed to each member (so that they can then not read it). I should point out only that Obama will be very grumpy if he finds his White House Christmas tree delivered in the form of a massive cone of confetti since all of the other American paper trees have been shredded and pulped by Congress. However, President Bush will most likely be blamed for this--also--on the strong evidence that he dislikes trees (since he is a Republican) and is, most obviously indeed a Bush...alas.
Media Finally loses Fascination with Navel?
The Mainstream Media, meanwhile continues in its state of semi-denial as indicated in an earlier article, but did pull together somewhat when confronted by the Administration’s attempts to stifle the First Amendment and oust Fox News from impending press conferences. The New York Times, which most Conservatives love to hate (including this one) due to its extreme left-leaning agenda, pulled a surprise rabbit from its hat and stepped into the fray blocking the White House's attempt at censure of Fox News.
Now, perhaps this was a self-interested move, but most of us Conservatives could only respond in wide-eyed, jaw-dropping wonder and confusion at this spectacle. Can anyone actually imagine what might have happened had former President Bush tried to block and censure The New York Times?
The interesting part of all of this is that the Liberal Democrats, after installing changes within the system designed to make their policy leadership easier, have forgotten the one true constant within our American system. Whatever the one dominating party instills within its time of leadership becomes the replacing party's advantage. This is not to mention the old axiom which states that "revenge is a dish best served cold.” In this particular case, after having been constantly denied true input within these Democratic policy remake decisions-- the Republicans have a freezer the size of the Arctic that they would like the Democrats to explore, and I expect that they have selected an appropriate expeditionary tour guide in the form of Republican Sen. Olympia Snow (she should blend right in with the Democrats--as usual).
The Case For Capitalism & The Republic
Within this Three Part Series in "The Case for Capitalism," we have taken a good look at our Capitalist system and how it's being threatened by those who think they know better. We have in Part One pointed out the extreme hypocrisy on exhibit by the Statist Liberals in their love-hate relationship with profit and their veiled threat against the Constitution. In Part Two, we looked at the various government systems and how they compare in concert with the heated attacks on our liberties in the form of a forced passage of the Healthcare Bill, among other incursions. In this, Part Three, we have seen the response of the American People in the form of reasserting their Conservatism--although we have much further to go. I must point out that the election results of this week, in concert with, this, our Return of the Conservative title, was no accident in its playful and yet apt allusion to a very popular movie series. You see--I have a great and boldly enduring faith in both the will and the wisdom of the American People.
Many people come to me and they say --Hey -- are those Liberal Democrats up there insane ? Are they trying to get booted out of office? Do they actually despise normal Americans? It genuinely seems that way at times, but in retrospect, I have often thought that the Liberals are, in actuality, the "OCDs" of the political world. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is for the most part a harmless condition in which the "victim" is constantly trying to keep complete order of all the myriad and varied items within their immediate perusal. I suppose we all have a touch of this, but there are more extreme cases--you know the ones, they sit down at a table in order to dine and you cannot help but notice them constantly striving to keep every knife and fork on the table --along with the napkins, bowls, etc., in perfect alignment and order down to the tassels on the place settings--in some extreme cases. I will often find myself while in the presence of such a person, disheveling things on purpose just to watch, in secret amusement, how they respond. In some instances, it seems almost a relief for them to find something not in perfect alignment with its "fellows" in a given setting, and then be able to correct the item. This seems to give them a sense of great satisfaction at having been able to place " the universe" back into strict order.
And so it is with the Liberal Statists--Control is their singular goal, and they will seemingly stop at nothing to attain it, and yet the very thing that they grasp for--in the end--becomes, in essence, the very thing that they lose. One cannot exercise control in one's life when such control has been forever ceded to a higher and more dominant power.
“Those whom would sacrifice their Liberties in the interest of security deserve neither and are doomed to lose both.”
Parts One and Two of this Three Part Series: