The following was written in response to an article written by Frank Camp titled “A Plea to the Spineless Republicans.”
The GOP has apparently become a relic of the past. If they cave on the shutdown (and they will), it should make it obvious to the People of this country (but probably still won’t) that they (the People, specifically the true Conservatives in the officially-despised Tea Party) are placing their trust in a horse that WILL NOT run, much less win. Obviously, “running” is precisely what they do best. The problem, of course, is that they fear the entire media establishment (Establishment Media, actually)…which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Left.
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So, let’s get this straight: Those who wish to “fundamentally transform” the most successful country in the history of the planet (all the while “loving” it, Michael Moore-style), own the entire apparatus (apparatchik, actually) of “public opinion” (which speaks in direct opposition to the will of the People). And those we elect to represent US (and the U.S. – one in the same) obsequiously and obediently defer to the “RULES” established by this Ministry of Propaganda (i.e., do not speak or act against anything that this man wishes to do to bring down our country…or we will label you “un-American,” racist, xenophobic, etc.) Yeah, that makes sense. And yet, the Republican “leadership” – and that seems to be the new definition of “oxymoron”, just as RINO has become the new standard for “redundancy” – awaits the latest onslaught from the official, state-controlled media with bated breath to see just how “meanly” they are being portrayed.
All I can say is that anyone over the age of, say, 16, who doesn’t already know how those who oppose the remaking of America will be portrayed by the old-guard media, should not have been granted a high school diploma. Having said all of this, I will be shocked beyond belief if the old-but-not-so-grand “party” does not cave on this. For those unaware of the practice, the M.O. of politicians (primarily Republicans) is to make a pretense at having “done something,” only to retreat at the first sign of victory on the side they purport to represent…the old “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” routine. It is highly doubtful that Mssrs. Boehner, Ryan, and Cantor (and, sadly, the majority of those on their side of the aisle – if there are or ever were two sides) ever intended to do anymore than make a pretense at having “stood up” to our illegitimate “president.”
With great consistency, those who have refused to acknowledge his illegitimacy – the GOP, as well as his own “party” – have in the process become illegitimate themselves. We either uphold our oath to defend the Constitution, or we don’t. The Republicans have failed to do so up and down the chain of command, and across the fruited plain…and given the “purple mountains majesties” a new meaning. We have royalty now in America…along with court jesters whose own antics of self deprecation allow the monarch to save face…and appear even stronger in the bargain.
A sad day for America, but WE are the ones who elected – and continue to elect – those who only pretend to represent us, who only pretend to fight! While leopards do not change their spots, they change their hearts even more reluctantly. Expecting them to do either is to ignore both reason and reality. I wish I were wrong. Only the GOP leaders can make it so…but in the end, it is up to US if they do not.
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Will we finally allow ourselves to be awakened from our unrest?
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