The Political Richter Scale: Measuring The Continental Shift in Ideologies
November 24th, 2009
This too shall pass...
This week we begin our national period of Thanksgiving, which seems ironic when looking back on the events of this past week. We have had so many depressingly newsworthy issues going on across so many fronts it would seem that one could throw a stick in any direction and hit an important if not fascinating development that had just occurred. The unemployment rate has twittered upward yet again along with mortgage foreclosures and delinquencies (great job so far President Obama!). At Conservative Refocus, we cannot help but revisit a much earlier article that was written with regard to our economic positioning during this period of great financial unrest, if not distress. In retrospect, my initial concern of some time ago with regard to writing this column and finding a sufficiency of things of both importance and singular interest to warrant the time-involved writing effort (it would seem) were both grossly and rather amusingly overstated.
To wit--I should point out that when we at Conservative Refocus, just a scant three months ago, began writing about issues that we thought were of great import (but were not receiving adequate and objective media attention), we had no idea that we would reach nearly one million readers in such a short time frame--ranking us within the top 5% of all of the websites on the planet--and we have you to thank for this, and we appreciate your time and effort in reading our soft-rants.
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes ( No...Not You Norah)
Regardless--the most important issue that has percolated up this past week (much like raw sewage from a malfunctioning septic system) has been the Senate's acceptance vote to begin deliberations on the "pungent" Senate Healthscare Bill. In addition to that, we have MSNBC reporter Norah O'Donnell intrepidly attempting to engage in debate on national TV a young 17 year old girl standing in line at a Sarah Palin book signing event. Little did Norah know that she was engaging a young constitutional expert --"Bless Norah's Heart." One half expected the young conservative lady in completion of her quick dissertation, which filled me with great pride, to end the mini-debate with a triple-twisting back flip and perfect landing. For me personally, Norah, all things being equal--I would never engage a youngling "socialist" in "debate ambush format" on national television simply to debase & embarrass them but it would seem your personal comeuppance came in threefold--we noted also that the MSNBC Clip has now been "really clipped" removing the young Ladies thorough rebuttal to Norah-- forcing us to search for and find a new clip (nah-na-nah-nah na).
We have also seen the anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, which was, ironically, covered by every major mainstream media network. The networks in their covering of these events--and in a misleading spate of revisionism--made little if no mention of President Reagan's admonition at the exact Berlin location to Soviet President Gorbachev to "tear down that wall." Ladies and Gentlemen, it was Reagan's words and actions that culminated the event. I find it rather galling that the networks were celebrating Germany's Freedom and reunification while, at the same time, in essence, "being Culpables in Chief" over the Government's attempts at demise of our own Freedom in their slanted if not nonexistent critical efforts. Now what was that about the myth of the Liberal media?
With regard to the Healthcare Bill--I have been reminding everyone possible who seemed in a near-panic--afterward-- that the vote that has been passed was simply a figurative "go-ahead" for the deliberations to begin-- meaning we need not panic and essentially run for the bomb-shelters just yet-- but it does bear considerable alarm as we watch Harry "the Lumberjack" Reid's continuing impressive effort to pulp every tree in America by congressional publication fiat. The thing to remember is that one complete bill has to be passed by both the Senate and the House before the cursed thing becomes law, and there is much that must be done in order to squeeze the current (2) separate bills of deformed legislation together into the one bill and then get it passed. By the way and with regard to Harry Reid, if you would like to see and hear our true opinion of both he and his ongoing senatorial efforts, you need only see Dennis Miller's hilarious rant that pretty much covers our complete sentiments in this regard.
So How Many Democrats Does It Take To Screw In A Lightbulb?
While watching the Senate debate on 11/21, our Conservative Refocus researcher/producer, Kim Stallings, brought up several excellent observations concerning the proceedings. Kim's first impression was that the Senate Democrats--in their stream of incessant speeches extolling the virtues of their warped and stunted legislation--did so with a constant smirk on their respective faces as if it were all great fun and mischief "building their case based upon emotional manipulation and pathos" while dragging out singular instances of arguable individual cases that appealed to the heart. Such emotional appeals are often deceitful and divert an audience from the actual logic of the intent. In addition, she indicated that their prose was actually quite clumsy and rather disingenuous as if they were "gleefully oblivious" to be cramming the Bill down the throats of the Republicans, the few Democratic Statesmen, and, in reality, the American people.
Kim further pointed out that the Republicans, "standing strong in great contrast to the Democrats, were speaking forcefully and addressing each and every point with clear logic in eloquent and powerful opposition to the Bill" while supporting their arguments with sound evidence. Meanwhile the American People during this time are trying to recover from the figurative "Waterboarding Act" that the Liberal Statists members of the Government have performed on them by way of all of this legislative nonsense that seems to have become Gospel to the "Government Leaders" but Anathema to our respective Liberties.
While I simply could not bear to watch our hard fought for liberties being mangled by the leering Democratic Court Jesters within our government, I would be remiss if I did not point out to you my empathic sense of this entire process. While all of this is going on, we cannot help but in sensitivity feel and see the panicked yet silent sweat oozing off the brows of the Democrats and the wide-eyed hysteria they emote like a cornered and imperiled creature whom knows his end is at hand.
The Seismic Shift
The Washington Democrats, in playing out their macabre act upon the stage, have telegraphed to a great many of the American people one simple and true fact and that is the conviction that many within the populace who thought themselves moderate Democrats actually find themselves to be Independents and many who thought themselves Lite Democrats find themselves to be Liberal Republicans. Further, many who thought of themselves as Liberal Republicans now might think of themselves as moderate Republicans and so on and so forth. In other words the Democrats by way of their own radical actions, have elicited a seismic shift within the entire political ideological spectrum of the United States and the bellweather of this result will be seen in the next 12 months by way of the elections. Most people simply do not wish to be associated with--dare I say it?--Hell's Bells why not!-- "The Party of the Insane" and their total debasement of Constitutional principles as if the Bill of Rights was nothing more than a worthless advertising flyer that found its way into their line of sight and then promptly into the nearest waste can.
While none should ever take any of these proceedings lightly, there are a multitude of silver linings associated with all of these dark and ominous storm clouds that are seemingly menacing us from every direction, and I will joyfully entertain you as to my reasoning if you will but hear me out.
The populace in their past and pacifistic somber of disdain with regard to "all things politic" can finally see what happens when one removes and disengages his hand from the brake of the "massive locomotive" that is our country, as the true and great Ronald Reagan once put it. We can all see that a Republic, no matter how economically strong and viable, no matter how rigid its seeming-democratic controls, no matter how responsible and good natured its constituents can easily if not unwittingly become victim to ideological sophistry and find itself terribly weakened and vulnerable to the point of folding in on itself, on and by way of, its own strengths.
That we have seen and now learned of this weakness by way of a Tri-convergent Liberal Storm--Legislative, Executive and Media--will most likely and in many ways inoculate us to any "near" future permutations (assuming our prediction holds true). In addition The media, in its own brand of sophistry, has found itself weakened by its disregard of/love of radical left-wingism that the people, its readers and buyers, do not accept and therefore look increasingly to other sources for social and political information.
Fun With Bill, Hillary & John
We are also seeing "A Continental shift" back towards the Constitution and its champions of the past-- the Conservative Republicans. The next election cycle will most likely bring about a large shift in the initial upcoming election and then another major shift in the next after that which will make repeal of any current Liberty incursions that may be passed a very strong if not inexorable conclusion to all of these unholy legislative acts. In fact , we should, even now, be repealing the stimulus due to its impotence that has stimulated nothing but our future deficits.
The old saying that we have all heard..." There's not a dimes worth of difference between a Republican and a Democrat" can now easily be found to be totally worthless and laughable as the most inane quote of the century. This despite the fact that some few Democrats, Joseph Lieberman comes to mind, whom still hold out their Democratic versus Republican principles while heroically trying to slam the brakes on the idiocy that the Senator finds within his own party, still speak well for the Democratic signets that has in the past marked a healthy contrast of diversity within our body politic. But when a party's slight breeze becomes a gale (if not a hurricane) of extremism, we can then all see the stark differences between the two.
You know things are bad when, as a Conservative, you find yourself wistfully wishing, if we must have a Democrat, for Bill or Hillary or even John Edwards for heaven's sake--someone that holds the history of this Country's principles in at least a semblance of high regard.
You have no idea Mr. President....