So says Chuck Norris in his recent article for Human Events. Hey! You may want to laugh at Chuck Norris but know that you do it at your own peril. I would suggest that, although Mr. Norris may be a tad naive when it comes to American politics, he raise a point that is worthy of debate among we conservatives in the blogosphere. Here are some excerpts along with my comments:
The art of jujitsu is to use an opponent’s weight and strength to your advantage. I believe this is what the conservatives must do in the coming 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama’s “weight and strength” is that by next year, he will have a surplus of $1 billion in campaign money and the mainstream media supporting him. He also has ACORN (or whatever it calls itself now) and other community organizers rallying the liberal troops to make sure he gets re-elected. Add to that his slick-willy youth charm and pseudo-charisma, with which he has bamboozled a large part of the American public, which neither follows politics nor understands how he has unraveled the very fabrics of our republic. Tailor that with Obama’s unique ability to make one believe he means what he says from a teleprompter and you have a formidable foe.
Although Norris left out Obama’s most important ally, the MSM, his point is valid. With his billion plus dollars, the MSM, George Soros, and a myriad of socialist support organizations; the professional campaigner, Obama, will indeed be a formidable foe.
Obama will not be able to avoid his record on the economy. If history is any indication, he can not win. But these are not normal times. The fact this impostor made to the White House is proof of that. We can not afford to become over confident. Mr. Norris is worried by a recent poll that shows Obama ahead of his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, by 13% and also by the comments of his friend Mike Huckabee.
To be effective, conservative organizations, independents, Libertarians, Republicans, tea partyers and other grass-roots groups across our country must make people aware that it is time we unite as one voice and, if you will, one jujitsu force. And that includes the Republican candidates running for president. If they don’t, we will proceed through the presidential primaries with politics as usual and get swallowed up in the partisan muck and mire.
As my friend Mike Huckabee stated June 3 during a speech at the Clinton School of Public Service, “it’s not going to be an easy path for whoever the Republican (nominee) is. Whoever it is going to come out of a bloody primary, broke and battered, because I anticipate the Republicans will do what they typically do and they’ll have a demolition derby, a circular firing squad, and load up with bullets and start shooting, and then by the time somebody comes out of this thing — in, let’s say, April or May — they have very little time to recover. They’ll never be able to come up with the amount of cash that the incumbent’s going to have, and plus he’s an incumbent president, which means the advantages of flying in on Air Force One and being presidential is very different than being the challenger.”
How does the opposition become the jujitsu master capable of taking on the bully (Obama)? Here is Chuck’s recommendation:
Radical times call for new and radical measures. So let’s try this on for size: What if the Republican candidates got together and, all egos aside, decided to unify and create a collective force that could annihilate the Obama machine because they would offer a team (Cabinet) of experts and leaders? They purport to be able to be the leaders of our divided political landscape; let’s see whether they have the leadership to rally us together before they are elected. If they were willing to serve in a presidential Cabinet rather than in the supreme position, that sure would show their willingness to serve our country.
Then they would recommend to us (by vote?) who would be best-suited among them to out-debate and defeat Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. And they couldn’t vote for themselves. Maybe it would be someone not even among them yet. The others would have significant positions in the Cabinet so as to help lead our country back on the right path. As the acronym TEAM explains, “together everyone achieves more.”
This is the way we can use our conservative jujitsu to overpower our opponents, Obama and Biden, and prevail in our political combat.
Mr. Norris recognizes that overcoming individual egos will be difficult and I agree. Yet, I think there is much merit in his idea. Our primary candidates need to stay focused on the real enemy, Obama, and not get into fighting with each other. I do not, however, support Chuck’s idea that the winner of the primaries promise to name the other candidates to his/her cabinet. The next President must be free to choose the best possible people for his/her cabinet. Besides, putting aside inner-party rivalries for the good of the nation should require any kind of carrot or reward.
So, that’s what I’m thinking. What do you think?