Comments: "If politicians had any sense decency they wouldn’t be politicians. "
[I'm sorry Gerard, it's overlong, delete it if you must. I so want to be a polite guest. But I'm burning right now.]
And just in case you don't think they're making lists.
They've already had the GooHooBingBook hipsters set them up with a data mining operation. Once it's up and running, it doesn't take much to re-purpose. They have lots of money left over. Now they are trying to get their supporters to call up other targeted people and put pressure on the Republican Congresscritters. And so it begins.
Which means they have a list of their reliable people, their potential supporters, and a list of Others. Data mining merges their own data, with anything found on the Web. Now that they aren't running a campaign, but they still have a war chest, they can grab or buy surreptitiously anything out there, and "there's no controlling legal authority". And Google will be glad to help, Eric Schmidt will personally see to it, he'll sell them the rope.
And when these unemployed hipsters with massive college debt call you up, and you start cussing at the mention of the Usurper and being "uncooperative", well, then you go on the "Other" list. And they data mine you and find out everything about you, and how you can be hurt.
They'll keep track of how often you help them. The compliant ones, who respond to their pleas, will soon start getting bennies. And who the heck is paying for all this? Shoot, no one had the courage to sue them when they were laundering millions in illegal foreign money during both elections. The Courts and the constitutional lawyers mewled that "nobody has standing to sue". Now that they are beyond the reach of election law, the money just magically appears. None dare call it treason.
Like a pusher or a pimp, they'll next try to get you to graduate to the "hard stuff": direct action. Please, they'll say, we really need your help, show up at this time and place to help the Usurper. They'll loan you a t-shirt to wear (and ask you to buy it). The leaders will have special shirts, and campaign-style buttons, and perhaps cute little hats. And you'll go where you're told, and do what you're asked to, and they'll bus you there and give you a stipend. You're One of Them now.
And if you keep answering their call, you go higher on the "One of Us" list, and qualify for more bennies. Free phones, debt forgiveness, extra ration cards. Chevy Volts at an unheard of discount.
Watch for it. The turning point is when the purple T-shirts disappear, and it becomes button-down shirts with epaulets. Uniforms. Insignia. The hats aren't so cute anymore. You'll be part of the team now, the core of the Usurper's civilian national security force. And you'll go where you're told, and you'll do what you're told, because the bennies keep coming, and you're in for a penny, in for a pound. And the people you're contesting against, well, they're the Other, they're just wrong, they're the 1% that's keeping you down and pissing on you all the time. And now it's your turn, your time to rise. Time for revenge, to punch back twice as hard. And when some of your folks start feeling queasy about the hurt you're putting on all those Others, somebody with hard dead eyes will say "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs."
You won't have to worry about the police. They'll be on your side. They're loyalty is to their union and police brothers, not our Constitution. They'll look the other way, and slow-walk complaints. Unless you're on the "Other" list, in which case they'll come on like a ton of bricks. They'll be told who's on which list, and they'll do what they're told. LAPD has shown us the truth of it.
When a sitting President encourages people to vote for revenge, that is a declaration of civil war! Statements like that should not be made, because they take on a life of their own. We the People granted limited powers to our governments to secure some of our Rights, and the Blessings of Liberty for everyone. The Usurper intends to use those powers for revenge of one faction upon another. No rational, moral, civilized, peaceful person would say such a thing. Ever.
The Usurper and his minions have told you all this. He decides how much money you're allowed to make, you don't own what you create, if need be they'll send you to re-education camps, we need a personally-loyal civilian army. Why don't you believe him? Do you believe that he can't possibly want civil war? Of course he doesn't, he wants to so demoralize you, and make you think you are alone, that you won't stand your ground, but give up and give in to the inevitable. But he will not shy from a civil war. He intends to push you to the limit, that you will start it, and he will then crush you before you have time to organize an effective opposition.
Right now the Usurper doesn't give a crap about fiscal cliffs. He doesn't care what any of that will do to the country. His three objectives are to demoralize and destroy the conservative opposition, co-opt and corrupt the Republicans (so easy!), and then break free of the Constitution.
It seems like a dream, a mirage of unbreakable normality. Like the spring of 1914 or 1939, like the crisp fall morning eleven years ago. Like our exceptional, beautiful country, the rarest gem in all of history, is so big and strong, nothing can happen to it, everything will go on peacefully as before, we are still the shining city on the hill, and our best days are before us. Every day we make plans for next year and the years after, and can't possibly imagine or consider that any set of events will break our idyll of peace and turn all our plans to dust. I fly across the country, and see the vast strength of it and Our People, and think my fears are childish and foolish vapors. And then I remember that all civilizations crumble.
We must make new plans. We must be prepared. We must resist the Usurper and his minions. Now and every day. They have lost their faith in God, and seek to secure their lives by taking ours. We must remain true to the faiths of our fathers and mothers. The United States of America, the new nation that put its Trust in God, that brought the Blessings of Liberty to the world, must not perish. Today is not that day. Tolkein is my guide. Frodo: "I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened." Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” Lincoln is my guide: “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right”
Posted by John A. Fleming at December 10, 2012 11:05 PM
The sooner The Left meets resistance the sooner we can settle this matter. Every time we roll our eyes in silence at The Left we are giving them aid and comfort. The Left picks on us BECAUSE we avoid fights. The Left doesn't pick on angry fanatical muslims that seek our destruction or on the bomb-making earth-friendly terrorists types.
Nobody respects you until they have to, or else. We have proven to The Left no matter what they say or do to us they risk nothing more than a well-mannered rally in front of some monument. Look how much they have already done to America over the years and most on our side are still waiting for something big to spark the resistance. The Left is never going to say "today is the day we start the final destruction of you." They will just take a little more and impose on you a little more every day for the rest of our lives.
We won't even chase John Boehner out of town no matter how many times he sells us out. Hell, most Republicans won't even call their Congressman and protest leaving Boehner in as Speaker. Stop pretending you will act one day. That's just a pleasing fantasy that makes it easier to accept the latest crap sandwich you have been served for lunch.
There will be no real opposition to Obama while John Boehner is Speaker. You have no right to expect opposition from John Boehner. Keep the phonelines and email systems clogged until Boehner is replaced as Speaker. Boehner agreed to the deal that created the fiscal cliff and he will surrender once enough editorials tell him to surrender. You know it. I know it. Bob Dole knows it.
Posted by Scott M at December 11, 2012 3:06 AM
Boehner is not betraying anyone. He is an entirely appropriate example of what the right-wing is entitled to expect under the rules of universal suffrage. The Founders did all they could do to craft limited government under the conditions in which they found themselves, which was a growing reckless democratic tyranny in each state.
This, this is our problem, not Boehner's. He is an elected official. After all this time why would we expect a different result? Reagan was more than we were entitled too, and his legacy is two Bush's, a Clinton, and Obama. But Charlie Brown keeps kicking that football in November.
The fact is that conservatives have a reflexive respect for people while it is the left which despises and fears them. Contempt drives their will to power, and the need to control people who are contemptible, which supplies an ever greater number of contemptible people.
We're always talking about changing the tires on this jalopy while it's the suspension which wore out.
Posted by james wilson at December 11, 2012 10:07 AM
Yes, Boehner is what he is. I agree GOP voters and supporters are the problem as surely as the employer is the problem if he leaves an incompetent employee in place after numerous failures.
What I can't understand is why Republican voters accept that our slavish devotion to peace & quiet, and our slavish devotion to leaving the usual suspects in place should be tolerated. If 1% of the people that bother to call talk-radio or comment on blogs simply called their Congressman and make demands and then enforce their threat we would would make progress. Instead, our side takes the abuse, calls the abuse inevitable and unavoidable, and then desperately tries to convert other conservatives from liberalism. They won't make a peep inside their organizations if even one liberal is present. However, if one liberal is present he is always agitating for more liberalism. This is why I say the weak RINOs are a perfect embodiement of the fundamental cowardice in too many on The Right.
The Left will rent a bus, make signs, and flash-mob at the drop of a hat to save an endangered bacteria. The Right will only whisper their disagreement among themselves and do nothing while assuring the rest of us they will do something if things get bad. Well, things are bad now. We keep waiting for the usual suspects that delivered the last few failures to tell us how to win and refuse to notice the usual suspects have rigged the game so they make money and keep their jobs by giving in to The Left. Have you ever picked a candidate to support because of a TV commercial? Yet, most campaign money is spent buying TV ads, and the media consultants earn a healthy fee for creating and placing the tv ads.
Our decline is not inevitable it is the function of our decision to wait and to accept what they do to us. Don't just bitch, do something.
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