Actually, several of them.
Republicans, who don’t run completely and unabashedly as conservatives, lose. Democrats who conceal their liberalism/socialism/communism under so-called “moderation”, win.
I don’t think I’ll have the chance to tune into Rush tomorrow, but here’s hoping he brings back the “America, held hostage” lead-in.
Get ready for the following:
1) Taxes will go up.
2) Every Congressional commitee will be launching partisan investigations. Get ready for the Clinton-payback impeachement.
3) The next Supreme Court justice nominee will be some supposed moderate conservative who will turn into the next David Souter.
Better get that veto pen ready, Mr. President.
I feel sick. This is President Bush’s disaster – I’m disgusted he hasn’t used the bully pulpit of the Presidency to drive conservative issues better. I’m dismayed at the seeming inabillity of the President – and for that matter just about every Republican – to act like the majority. The other side acts like the majority when they’re not, and our side just sits around and takes it.
Don’t go blaming the biased media, although that is certainly a contributor. Blame the following:
1) Not pursuing the war in Iraq and the war on terror with greater force and tenacity. When we go to war, we need to make clear by actions as well as words that there are only two possible outcomes for our enemies: unconditional surrender or total annihilation.
2) Not cutting taxes more.
3) Not doing something – make that anything – effective (enforcing existing laws would be a start!) about illegal immigration. Also, not dropping the BS lines about “undocumented” immigrants (criminals should be called as such) and putting forward any proposal for immigration reform that could be tied to “amnesty” in any form.
4) Allowing spending to grow out of control and doing nothing to restrain – or better still, eliminate, abolish, expunge, remove, obliterate, etc. – bloated federal social programs that are complete and total failures. (In 1975, the “poverty” rate was 12.3%. In 2005, the rate was 12.6%. 0.3% is hardly worth the trillions that have been spent. I say “poverty” because what passes for impoverishment in the United States is above the standard of living everywhere in the world except Western Europe, Anglophile nations, Japan, and probably South Korea.)
We need to keep fighting. We need to keep educating. We need to elect Republicans who will stick to their guns and govern like the conservatives we expect them to be when we vote for them!
The only solace I can give here is from, of course, Churchill:
“You cannot tell from appearances how things will go. Sometimes imagination makes things out far worse than they are; yet without imagination not much can be done. Those people who are imaginative see many more dangers than perhaps exist; certainly many more than will happen; but then they must also pray to be given that extra courage to carry this far-reaching imagination. But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period…this is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Read the whole speech here.
Finally, while I do not think there is any reason whatsoever that he should step aside other than PR, it’s probably time to shelve Rumsfeld. I’m with Kathyrn Jean Lopez over at NRO’s blog “The Corner”: Santorum for SecDef!