Charles Hurt, at the Washington Times, summed up my feelings on the election quite well in his opening lines:
ll that for nothing. It was the billion-dollar election that did not decide one single damned thing.
Another four years with no hope of change.
That last line says it all. We conservatives have worn out our keyboards making the case for defeating Obama in 2012. After the 2012 mid-term elections, we were convinced that the American people had realized their error and would surely finish the correction in last Tuesday’s presidential election. I was certainly convinced that the voters were more upset in November 2012 than they were in November 2010. But, no! Billions of campaign dollars later and billions of words later, absolutely nothing changed.
The hand wringing and analysis of what went wrong will go on for months, if not years. One time Republican presidential candidate, HHerman Cain, says it is time to think about a third party. You can bet there will be a lot of talk about third parties. In yesterday’s post I asked if this election meant the Republican Party is finished? I suggested it should be because they couldn’t even beat the worst president ever. So, what good are they? My friend, 5etester at the Spellchek blog, suggested it might be a little too soon to write off the Republicans:
If the GOP received any ‘message’ from the election, than they must respond by replacing Boehner. That will answer if they’re happy with the status quo.
There is a big positive from this for the GOP. The 2014 mid-terms. We already know Obama’s policy failures so the next two years will only magnify them. With 20 of the 33 seats up in the Senate being democrat, the GOP should simply default into a Senate majority in 2014.
Then we will know the future of the GOP. If they can’t control both chambers after two more years of a non-recovery, then we can say the party is done.
John Boehner no longer Speaker of the House. A Republican controlled Senate. Interesting!
So, what has been the reaction of Mr. Speaker to the Obama win? Yahoo News has this headline today: Boehner Welcomes Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work With Obama. The Daily Caller has this headline: Boehner to Obama: ‘This is your moment,’ ‘we want you to succeed’. It’s the same old, same old posturing, isn’t it? I wonder what he means by wanting Obama to succeed? I read where Romney called for an end of partisanship in Congress. Really? Is that what we want? Mark Levin comes much closer to expressing my feelings:
MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.
We are the alternative. We will resist. We’re not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We’re not good losers, you better believe we’re sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we’re called ‘purists.’ Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We’re purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans.
Yeah! I am not a good loser!
What are you going to do, House Republicans???
Do you have big enough stones to dump John Boehner? I doubt it! The American people gave you marching orders in he 2010 mid-terms. Did you listen? Hell no! All we got was a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing!
It seems to this humble observer that you have two options.
Option No. 1: You can make a full frontal attack against the superior enemy forces. By that I mean you give the NOTHING! You do not raise the debt ceiling. In fact, you put together a budget that cuts the now $1 trillion stimulus package that you all let the Democrats to hide in the last several Continuing Resolutions. you tell president Obama and the Senate Democrats that they can either pass your budget or SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN. PERIOD! What’s that you say? If you do what I’m suggesting the Democrats will take control of the House in the 2014 mid-term elections? I hope you don’t think I give a damn if some of you lose your jobs in two years. We didn’t send you to Washington to make a career out of pissing in your pants! We expect you to be the adults in the natiion’s House. When the children demand more and more candy and cake and pie and ice cream you are supposed to say NO! You are supposed to know that it is bad for them and not let them unwittingly do harm to themselves. And, don’t whine to me that you only control one-half of one branch of government. Our Founders gave you the power of the purse. It is in our constitution. READ IT! And, if the voters throw you out in two years, know that you went down fighting on the side of righteousness. I will love you for it!
Option No. 2.: You make an unconditional surrender to president Obama and the Democrats. If they are hell-bent on bringing economic ruin on our country, let’s get it over with! If they want to tax the rich out of existence, let them do it! If they want to suffocate the life from business in America with Cap and Trade style regulations, let them do it! instead of letting them kill this economy slowly, let’s get it over with. Bring on the Greek style protests in the streets. Let the race riots begin. let the blood of freedom start to flow. L et’s find out if there are enough true Americans left to rise up out of the ashes and rebuild the America we once were. Rebuild it better and stronger. Do not let this slow death linger for decades. Let’s find out who we really are!
So, dear readers, do you think I am being too radical? What other options do you see?
Well,, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?