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 âfrom outsideâ 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; thatâs 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 âthe better of two known evilsâ 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.
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?
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.