Knock Off The Loser Talk.

Percentage of members of the US 109th Congress...

Percentage of members of the US 109th Congress House of Representatives from each party. Data from 109th United States Congress. Legend as shown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Those of you who have been reading here for a time will likely have noted that I’ve cut back on political content.There are a couple reasons for that, a lot of the time it is the same old, same old, there are few people in it (more than there used to be though) that I consider worth emulating. In addition, it’s both addictive and not particularly good for my health.

But I still read some and sometimes pass some on, as I did yesterday. And that article prompted an old and good friend of mine, Ike, to comment.

I am fully aware that I am “from outside” and as such and with my experience as well as observation of history since the start of the Colonial period I have come to believe that Nations should stick with their own domestic affairs. This tongue in cheek observation comes with my love for the America I once knew.

You have always had the best two-party system in the entire world with just the right size floating vote; that’s the way to share periods of governance between both major parties.

However, with modern Liberalism gone awry and right off the track, can America afford any third Party risk of handing government to the Dems again? I know the Reps are not perfect right now but it seems to be the time to ensure a few Rep victories in a row and defeat the Dems to elect “the better of two known evils” rather than the Dems gaining ground and getting stronger.

America is in my humble view at risk, and seriously so, if your elect the Dems again in 1916, not even to mention 1920 and 1924. You have to defeat the Dems and let them self-destruct before they become and African Party.

Would love to hear what you think.

IkeJ

I agree with him. The Republican party has never been a conservative party, it grew out of the statist Whig party, and it’s roots have always shown through. Whether we’re talking Lincoln, Grant or TR, nobody is going to think they are conservative icons. But it is the party of Coolidge and Reagan as well, and they are.

The  thing is, we just don’t have the time to build ourselves a bespoke conservative/libertarian party, the old wobbly-wheeled whiggish Republican party is going to have to serve, once more, as it has quite well the past. Kurt notes in the linked article that America is more conservative than it has been in a hundred years. He’s right, we’re chipping away in the state houses, and the legislature, and increasingly in the Congress well. The only way we’re going to lose–is to quit, and why would we do that just as we’re beginning to win?

Here’s Kurt:

Oh my goodness, the 2014 election victories didn’t end the war! You mean the progressives are still out there dreaming of a future full of hugs and goosestepping? You mean the GOP Establishment hasn’t just given up its power and knelt before us, begging to be forgiven for its craven crony corporatism? You mean the fight’s not over?

No, the fight’s not over. So stop whining that you can’t go back to sitting on your rear end – we have a long campaign ahead. I know you’re tired. I know you’re frustrated. And I don’t care.

Some people want to throw in the towel just as we are approaching the knockout. News flash: Our opponents punch back. Time to take the hit and drive on.

We’re winning, only we haven’t won yet. So pick up your (figurative) weapons and follow me. The fight’s up ahead, and we’re going to keep moving to the sound of the guns.

Writer Brian Cates has the right idea. Jolted into action by Andrew Breitbart, as so many of us were, he watched conservatives win in 2010 and things marginally improve. Then 2012 moved us backwards. Then 2014 moved us forward again as we retook Congress. Then, last week, he watched Team Boehner and McConnell roll over on immigration funding after utterly botching their strategy in a manner that would make the French Army proud.

So, like all of us, he had reached a decision point. His options: Give up or fight on. In a brilliant series of tweets, collected here, he chose to fight on. (Hat Tip: Glenn Reynolds)

Yeah, the GOP stinks. Yeah, there is a contingent within the GOP that prioritizes its own power and position over conservatism. Well, welcome to human nature – a certain percentage of human beings simply suck. You can cry about it like Nancy Pelosi at a Bibi speech or you can man-up and deal.

The only viable strategy is this – complete the seizure of the GOP’s infrastructure, turn it completely conservative, and then go and defeat the liberals. And that’s hard. And that won’t happen overnight. And we’re going to be disappointed – probably a lot. But the alternative is to cede the country to the liberal fascists who want to force us to live in carbon-free huts, steal our sacred Constitutional rights, and peer into our bedrooms lest we commit felony cisnormativism.

I’m not willing to let that happen. What about you?

Keep reading Knock Off The Loser Talk. This Fight Hasn’t Even Begun – Kurt Schlichter – Page 1.

Suck it up and saddle up guys, nobody ever said keeping America free was going to be easy or cheap.Why would something so valuable be, remember what Thomas Paine said about the value Heaven places on its good’s? He’s right.

The other thing guys, is this. look around the world at our friends, Australia has a Conservative PM, and he’s making the place take off, Same in Canada. They’re just waiting for America to become America again. And have you been looking at Britain at all? UKIP looks about ready to storm Westminster, which is even more a law unto itself than Washington is.

I rarely make predictions, and I could be wrong but, I think if we keep our course, in a few years we’ll see a boom that make the roaring twenties seem boring. But we must stay the course, we are America, we lead, and we win.

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40 Responses to Knock Off The Loser Talk.

  1. NEO: I sure hope you guys are right? But myself as a Brit, though now perhaps more of an Anglo-Irish one, I just don’t see it myself! Religious free-speech is going fast now in the UK especially! The UKIP is ideologically strong, but they are up against both modernity & postmodernity big time! Not to mention just years of stupid liberal immigration! Even speaking such is NOT at all popular, or even considered okay today! The cry is always racism! But little is said about the aspect of any conservatism or enemy ideology against the West, and Western way of life! The British it seems have quite forgotten the history and lessons of Nazism, and the German fascist political party! Not to mention the effect we are seeing in America also! Now we in the West are afraid of almost any form of Nationalism, and have traded it away for the general ideas of Progressivism, and the herd mentality! Now the cry is the “many” verses the ways of the past, and the Faith of our Fathers, who actually sealed the last 70 years or so with their blood! Yes, it quite appears history just repeats itself! And we are just too dumb to learn!

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    • NEO says:

      In some ways I’m mostly hoping too. But I think a good part of it is that the brit press is even more closed than ours. And i see a troubling dependency on government in the people. But they’re the last hope to salvage anything from Europe, and they’re our cousins, so we kind of have to try. I think.

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      • Yes, indeed Brit’s are subject, whether they like it or not to some degree of socialism, and belief in government, especially the Crown: English jurisprudence!, i.e. The Commonwealth! At least many still from my generation.

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        • Btw, one thinks of Romans 13 here, and at least in the past of conservative Scottish Christians, John Knox did an bang-up job in his time towards education, with always the Bible and biblical as central. Sadly now that is far spent in most of the UK! Note me great-gram was Scots-Irish!

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  2. I have been a life long republican but recently switched to democrat(although they make me sick too). The main reason is republican effort to privatize social security. ARE THEY NUTS? Oh sure , let’s give the thieving bankers more more to steal. Have we learned nothing from their fraud and bailouts(paid for by the diminishing still working middle class). Except this time there will no way to bailout such a massive affair as social security $. Then their’s Romney’s “entrepreneurship” to rebuild America. He does not get it either. Most Americans are wage earners not entrepreneurs and the banks aren’t lending start-up money anyway.

    What really gets me from members of both parties is their “the American people this” or “the American people that”. How dare they present they know the feelings of the American people !

    Well over half of the country is living from paycheck to paycheck(those that even have a job). There’s nothing left. One big mi$fortune and they are busted. Mr Smith has been laid off, his pension raided, lost his family med ins, his daughter has leukemia, two months from home eviction, sons must return from college to work minimum wage if lucky, and car payment behind. They have no clue the desperation faced by so many millions of people. They think being unemployed is a mere inconvenience. They advise Mr Smith to become an entrepaneur. Ha. The poor guy couldn’t open a lemonade stand.

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    • NEO says:

      You know, Carl, I’m all for privatizing SS, because I’ve been ripped off all my life by that government Ponzi scheme. But I’m also all for putting the4 thieving bankers in jail till they rot, because you’re right about many (most) you knows/ of them as well.

      Your description of where DC has gotten us is directly on point, it’s not so much D & R anymore as it us vs the government and its cronies.

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      • Well at least we have NOT yet blamed the “baby boomers” for our government ill’s on this site! 😉 As both the UK, the American Xer’s,Y’s, Millennial’s and Z’s have done!

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        • Thank God I am a “life-long” conservative, which transcends just the political label! I believe Saul-Paul was a conservative Greco-Roman Jew, and of course a Jewish Hellenistic! This statement drives some of my British Christians crazy! 😉

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        • NEO says:

          I’ll bet, because my beliefs drive some of them bonkers as well 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Ok Fr. Robert I’ll not blame government ills on them. But being born in the last year of the Silent Generation, I’d have been more successful had I not had to compete against so many of them. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yeah, and we didn’t exactly fix anything either. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Competition though stimulates desire to be successful, three yards and a cloud of dust. Back then… send me the boomers and their children, that can buy from me. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yepper 🙂

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        • So what needed fixing? If my one Great-Uncle were alive today, the one who fought the Japanese in Burma, he would say, (at least in the 1950’s)… nothing! For him, and many in his generation, after WW II, the West and especially the Americans were king of the mountain!

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, we were, about 75% of gross WORLD production in 1946.

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        • Btw, one great theme is existent here I believe, and that is Apostasy! And remember apostasy is not giving-up the sign or symbol of something, but abandoning what was once believed to be the said principles of that reality. And so even in the political here we can see the somewhat abandonment of so much in the West, from the late 60’s to now! Sometimes the process has been long and slow, but not of late as it so appears! Who would have thought not too many years back we would be fighting quite literally Radical Islam?

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        • Btw Unit, this is part of the argument with many against the “Boomers”, i.e. the numerical numbers! We were too many, and now our numbers in retirement are killing the economy!

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        • NEO says:

          Should have thought of that before Congress squandered our money. 🙂

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        • Amen, it is not the “Boomers” fault, who have worked long and hard, but once again that so-called good old government! Btw, note the Scottish people voted to stay with England! Good call! As Americans also need to pull together as a people!

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        • the unit says:

          Mass pregnancy after WWII, …It’s Bush’s fault!!! 🙂

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      • Barry O and DOJ Holder were so proud of the prosecutor effort for mortgage fraud rip off and the funds returned. That amount was 1/10 of 1% of all the stolen money.

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  3. Ike Jakson says:

    Thanks Nebraska

    I shall continue to hope for sanity to prevail but it will require every single vote, and hoping we still have them, dedicated workers to the cause.

    IkeJ

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    • NEO says:

      We’ll do our best, and that’s always been good enough. 🙂

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      • Let’s really pray that the best of all of us who believe and care will press the mark! It’s really time to man and woman up, “self-denial” was one of Christ’s common but real demands, it is simply but profoundly a willingness to obey Jesus Christ, as Lord! This is not perfection but again willingness! Christians need to show-up at the ballot-box, and live and breathe the Christian life! Romans 13 is more than just a sovereign authority, though that is surely there, but it is also: “Do what is good and you will have praise from the same.” (13: 3) Let’s be the Judeo-Christian people and live the Christian ethic!

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        • Yes, I am always just a simple preacher man! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Certainly you’re not Elmer Gantry…
          “He had learned how to assemble Jewish texts, Greek philosophy, and Middle-Western evangelistic anecdotes into a sermon. And he had learned that poverty was blessed, but that bankers make the best deacons.”
          ― Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry
          🙂

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        • Yes, I know Sinclair Lewis wrote the book before the American movie. I have seen the movie, but have not read the book. I have read about the life of Aimme Semple McPerson, who was one of the first powerhouse type women preachers in America, and was surely a “fundamentalist” and Pentecostalist. And I believe she formed the Foresquare Church? Surely biblical preaching has been part of the American ethos! But one cannot help but wonder how it still affects Americans today?

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        • And btw, every preacher likes historical preachers! Perhaps one of my favorites was the great Scots preacher, Rev. James Stewart (1896 – 1990), a New College (Univ. of Edinburgh) theolog, and former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. His book: A Man In Christ, The vital elements of St. Paul’s Religion, is classic like! I also have his book of sermons: Walking With God, over 30 sermons!

          A real sermon is the essence of the Gospel Message!

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        • the unit says:

          Fr. Robert, you know I recognize and appreciate your study and NEO’s. Anything I say is just a premise based on my funny way of laughing which is the basis of anything else I say. Never conclusive though cause my premise is just my funny way of laughing.
          As far as seeing the final result between conservatism and progressivism…my doctor told me a few years ago “the good news is you’re going to live a long life, the bad news is you don’t have far to go.” 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          I don’t know how I clicked “like” on my own comment, but guess I did. My memory may not last as long as the doc said I would. 🙂

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        • “the unit”, I surely respect your 80 years believe me! But for myself I learned long ago that any day might be my last? Of course I learned this the hard way in combat! God is but a step away! 🙂 Lord ready my steps!

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        • the unit says:

          Whoa…Fr. Robert!W 80? I ain’t in bed with Zsa Zsa now ! Well, maybe you talking about my experience. How could you forget my age? I remember yours (I think), born in ’47. Huh? My funny again. 🙂

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        • Unit: Yeah, somehow I pushed you back in that Silent Generation? Sorry mate! I was thinking of another guy. 😉 Btw, I was born in 1949. 44 for you, yes?

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        • the unit says:

          No problem, I usually feel 80 or older. When I stated somewhere above about being born the last year of the Silent Generation, I had just read a Forbes article that stated it is the generation born 1925-1942. I’ve since read elsewhere it is 1925-1945. Also the only generation never to produce a President. So we didn’t have a crook. 🙂
          I was conceived in September of ’41.

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        • Unit: Yes, I thought the Silent Generation was between 1925 and 1945? But, I read somewhere it does vary? Indeed 1941 was a big year for Americans, with the start of the war for you. Of course 1939 for us Brits! September eh, October 24 for me, damn 66 this year, Lord willing?

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        • Just a note, but I was born in the 7th month, a “preemie”, and they gave me only a 50/50 chance in them days. I think the hospital I was born in, in Dublin in 1949, had only one incubator? But here I am thanks be to God! Later my brother, born in 1962, was also a preemie, “mum” just could not carry kids past the 7 month! Yes I am almost 14 years older than my little brother.

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        • the unit says:

          Fr. Robert, you never know. My only sibling, a brother, was 8 years older than me. Now I’ve caught up and lived 5 years longer than the age at which he died.

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        • Unit: My Irish brother and I come from two different worlds! That almost 14 years makes a difference! He was an American Marine in the 80’s and saw combat twice, and struggles with his PTSD. And he is an alcoholic, but has been sober for over 10 years now, thanks be to God! Yes every Irish family has one at least it appears. I have never had a drinking problem myself, and don’t drink now at all, due to the med’s I take for me back. I also don’t smoke, but my brother is still something of the Marlboro Man, smokes them from the box. I love him dearly, but he was “mum’s” baby, and she is also gone! In some sense life really is what we make it! Families really are very different, even right within the family. And life’s too short for pity-parties! And yes, I am sort of old-school, like my father was, the Firstborn is always a trip! Those lesson’s and part of life never seem to die! And no self-righteousness, just a hardheadedness!

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        • And btw, every true man, especially a Christian man, has had his share of brokenness! If you are ‘In Christ’, you cannot escape it! It comes with the territory! But, where indeed is manhood today? Lord have mercy and help us!

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