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Our Trojan Horse president
The Washington Times ^ | 12/22/2011 | Robert Knight

Posted on 12/28/2011 3:16:40 AM PST by Scanian

I was thinking about writing a novel about what might happen if a man who hates America and wants to bring it down is somehow elected president. What would he do?

I sketched out a few plot elements, and you can decide whether this will fly.

First, the Trojan Horse president would initiate unprecedented spending, driving the debt up by more than $4 trillion just in the first three years. Much of the money would go into the pockets of political supporters and people who donate heavily to his campaigns.

He would ram through an unreadable law allowing the federal government to seize the health care system, which would transform citizens into beholden subjects.

He would cut out private lenders and federalize student loans.

He would go on a world apology tour, letting America’s friends and foes know that he is doing whatever he can to make sure America becomes a third-rate power and is brought to heel under a growing world government headed by the United Nations. While on the tour, he would praise Islam and denigrate America’s Christian heritage.

(Excerpt) Read more at p.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apology; debt; establishment; healthcare; imamof57states; kingfrom57states; kingofthedeficit; potus; republican; spending; tm; trojanhorse; undocumentedimam

1 posted on 12/28/2011 3:16:48 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

2 posted on 12/28/2011 3:20:23 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Scanian
Read this from August 4, 2008. Wake up people! Look what the Democrats have done!I suspect that you will quickly find both of their positions are not only similar,
3 posted on 12/28/2011 3:24:35 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Scanian

Wow


4 posted on 12/28/2011 3:42:13 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Yosemitest

I have before related the socialistic security gained at the cost of liberty as like a velvet lined cage, soft and secure from all danger, but locked from the outside.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 3:53:43 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: Yosemitest

Wake up people! Look what the Democrats have done!


No, wake up and see what the Republicans have ALLOWED to be done.

Then, vote Republican again. Remember, you have to go along to get along and besides that, you get rich while in office too.


6 posted on 12/28/2011 4:06:42 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Yosemitest

Thank you for the post.


7 posted on 12/28/2011 4:08:56 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: PhilDragoo

Wrong story...I think it’s Manchurian Candidate. Same premise for the most part,though.


8 posted on 12/28/2011 4:23:18 AM PST by madison10
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To: DH

It’s not as if a third party can fix anything. Until the TEA party gains more strength, Republican is the best option.


9 posted on 12/28/2011 4:25:04 AM PST by madison10
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To: DH
I think you would enjoy this post from another thread.
10 posted on 12/28/2011 4:33:22 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

So far the best method to fight against these wolves in sheeps clothing (on a political level) is to do it the way Sarah Palin did in elective office—it’s called sudden and relentless.

Sudden and relentless.

One of the reasons I support Gingrich is because I believe he has it in him to be sudden and relentless.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 4:48:46 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Yosemitest
Some time ago I addressed a vanity during the special election in the 23rd Congressional District of New York concerning the implications of The Tea Party Movement for the Republican Party and the future of conservatism.

The reply is meant neither to be an endorsement of the tea party movement nor an attack against it. It is meant to put into focus the realities of the dangers it poses to the Republican Party. We also must consider the dangers to conservatism if the Republican Party fails properly to embrace the movement. In any case we must not be so naïve as to ignore the ever present realities of human nature.

It is meant to force conservatives who might go off the reservation to consider exactly where the fault for our predicament lies.

Here is the reply:

Returning from church, "silent" Calvin Coolidge was asked by the press, "what was the sermon about?" "Sin," he answered, offering no more. "What did the preacher say about sin?" pursued the press. "He was against it."

The burlesque in the 23rd Congressional District in New York State demonstrates beyond peradventure that the elites running the Republican Party are hostile to the interests of the conservative movement. It is also clear that unless the Republican Party can accommodate the Tea Party movement it will fail in the upcoming elections.

Reform now!

Judging from the intermeddling of the Washington elite on behalf of Charlie Crist in Florida together with their indefensible endorsement and financing of Rino, Dede Scozzafava in 23rd District of New York, it is probable that the establishment elites in the National Republican Party are covertly hostile or passively aggressive toward the Tea Party Movement. Possibly, these elites fear the Tea Party movement constitutes a threat to their personal power. Possibly, they fear the movement because it is unaccountable and likely to become a loose cannon. Indeed, is not inconceivable that the apparatchiks of the Republican Party would have secretly preferred a loss to Democrats than a win by the Tea Party Movement.

But let us not assay virtue exclusively on one side and only evil on the other.

At this point the Tea Party movement is a protest movement and not a reform movement. It is clear about what it is against. It is against taxing and spending, taxing and borrowing, borrowing and spending. It is also clear that it wants to throw out representatives of either party who trespass on these three taboos. But what does the movement stand for ?

The Tea Party Movement has no plank on whether to cut Social Security as a means to balance the budget because it has no platform and the movement has no platform because it is not a party. Would The Movement raise taxes to maintain Social Security at current levels and standards? Would it tax to maintain our national defense capabilities at their current levels? Would it tax to pay down the debt? We do not know and, revealingly, we do not even know whom to ask.

Clearly, The Movement as a general principle would prefer to reduce spending rather than raise taxes. Would the movement choose to reduce spending on Social Security rather than raise taxes? Would it cut Medicare to reduce taxes? To balance the budget?

These are questions that the Tea Party movement has not addressed and professional politicians, like those despised Republican elites in Washington for example, know that the trajectory for entitlements like Social Security and Medicare are such that if they are not reduced they will ultimately consume the entire federal budget and then bankrupt the country. Even Barack Obama himself has acknowledged this and, in an Orwellian triumph of illogic, has exploited this reality to justify spending more on health care reform to keep the already bankrupt health-care system from bankrupting the whole country. But it doesn't matter who says it, there simply is not enough room in discretionary spending, even if it we eliminated all military spending, to get the budget under control. Whenever you hear a politician say that he will solve a fiscal problem by curbing waste fraud and abuse, use one hand to cover your wallet and the other to cover your genitals because you will need to protect both.

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves,

Why does the professional politician tell us that he will resolve these massive shortfalls by eliminating waste fraud and abuse? Because that's how he got to be a professional politician in the first place and that's how he remains a professional politician. The unattractive truth about us as voters is that we seek out those politicians who will pander to our eagerness to dodge reality. One needs look no further than the neck and neck race in New Jersey where Corzine is able to remain a viable candidate for just that reason. The very strength of the Tea Party movement is that there is no one in charge who must answer to this conundrum: Do we tax the people more or cut grandma's Social Security and deny her end-of-life Medicare treatment? The closer the Tea Party Movement gets to political power the less easy it will be for it to dodge these kinds of questions and the more political power will elude it. The more it answers these questions, the more it will fracture. That is simply the lifecycle for all political movements.

So long as the Tea Party movement remains in the "protest" stage, it is playing offense not defense, and it need not answer these questions. One might note that the Obama presidential campaign succeeded in riding protest right into the Oval Office without ever once being forced into the "reform" mode. It succeeded in this by exploiting media bias and presuming on the generous nature of the American people who wanted to settle the problem of race in America once and for all. Director of White House Communications, Anita Dunn, has recently revealed in a taped interview how the Obama campaign contrived through artifice to avoid confronting these hard questions. But in a larger sense, while we conservatives complained that Obama was an "empty suit," Obama confounded us with the race card. This was a classic case of a politician succeeding by misdirection. He did not say, "vote for me or you are a racist" far from it, as an accomplished prestidigitator he was more subtle, "vote for me" he intimated, "and receive an indulgence for your original American sin of racism." He chanted "reform" ("change") but it was only through inadvertence, as occurred by chance with Joe The Plumber, or when he thought the microphones were off when describing the "bitter clingers" of Pennsylvania to San Francisco fat cats, that Obama ever revealed the real radical nature of that "change."

Indulgences free for the taking, just pull the lever marked "Obama"

Axelrod contrived a political campaign of genius. Barack Obama ran as a white, black man so that he could govern as a pink Manchurian Marxist. If Obama had run as what he was, a radical redistributionist, he would surely have been repudiated at the polls. But his race gave Axelrod the running room to avoid telling the voters the truth and the media provided the downfield blocking. Now the tea party protesters are furious. They are indignant. They sense they have been duped. They have been seduced and betrayed and they are mad as hell. Curiously, they take a good portion of their wrath out against the Republicans whose sins in comparison to Obama's can only be described as venal.

To Govern is to Choose.

Now that the real nature of that reform has become evident, the Tea Party Movement is aroused in full cry, and rightly so. That is not to demean the Tea Party Movement but simply to acknowledge that this protest movement is consistent with the best in the American tradition. It is naïve (as well as heretical) to believe that Obama is the Messiah. Equally it is naïve to believe that any protest movement does not carry with it the seeds of its own corruption which must eventually be reformed in its turn.

Let us return to what we know the Tea Party Movement is against: taxing, spending, and borrowing. We have noted that the movement has not been compelled to say what it is for apart from a return to constitutional principles of our founding fathers. But what are they for when they have to choose between raising taxes or cutting grandma's Social Security check? Between borrowing and cutting grandma's Medicare and denying her a desperately needed hip replacement?

These are difficult decisions and a party might be able to finesse these questions without answering, as Barack Obama succeeded in doing by exploiting his race, but by the next election cycle both the press and the voters will demand answers to these questions.

We conservatives have been betrayed literally left and right. Elected Republicans to our dismay and to the injury of the party and the country have finessed the hard questions by telling us lies; they said, let there be new entitlements, let us borrow, and for God's sake, keep the party going and the Devil take the hindmost. If the Tea Party Movement dodges these questions as the Republicans have done, or lies blatantly about them as the Democrats have done, it will betray its soul and it will be either discarded or reformed in its turn. But if conservatives have been lied to, Independents who largely populate the tea party movement have virtually begged the politicians to lie to them about grandma.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; … A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; ~Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

If the Tea Party Movement keeps its integrity and answers these questions it will have to make very hard choices. More immediately, it will have to have the architecture in place by which those choices can be made. That means it will need an organization which in turn implies the need for a Constitution to provide for orderly procedures for voting etc. It implies that the movement will have "leaders." These leaders will have to be empowered to speak for the Party . They will in the fullness of time unavoidably become elitists who will seek to retain their positions and enjoy the perquisites of office. They will begin to play the political game. To protect their sinecures they will find ways to dodge hard answers to hard questions. In this they will ultimately become indistinguishable from the elites who inhabit the Republican Party today. Eventually the cry will go out, "Reform The Tea Party Now!"

There will be those who will declare in disgust, "no do not try to reform the Tea Party, it is hopeless, the party is too corrupt and cannot be reformed. It must be replaced with a new party." The ruling Brahmins of the Tea Party will at first ignore the reformers and then denigrate them. Ultimately the reformers will either be absorbed into the establishment Tea Party, as most reform movements of substance historically have been, or the reformers will evaporate away into the American scene, as movements on the fringe have done, or, most unlikely, the reformers will become the dominant party of the right, an unlikely achievement which only the Republicans themselves have managed to do.

This is not to denigrate the Tea Party movement or the reform spirit which animates it. A harbor cannot be cleansed but by the changing tide. It is the reform spirit that contributes to making America what it is. Without it we would all be living in Chicago.

Rather this is to provide perspective, hopefully an adult perspective, which empowers conservatives to shoulder their generational responsibilities like grownups. We conservatives are charged with a generational duty to both past and future generations to pass on the unspeakably precious legacy bequeathed to them by the generation of the Great Depression and World War II; who got it from the immigrants, the Doughboys and the pioneers; who in their turn received it from a great generation that fought the Civil War; who owed it all to the Founding Fathers and the Winter Soldiers.

To be worthy of the name, Conservatives know that we must conserve that which was bequeathed to us in blood and toil, leavened with no small measure of God’s grace, and render the next generation at least as good as we got. We are conservators of a sacred trust. Therefore, what Obama is doing to this legacy is not just ill advised, it is profane .

I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley.

Liberal media observers profess to find "Teabaggers" angry and they find that anger to be off-putting. Let them stand in our moccasins and judge us. A mountebank has presumed on the good nature of the American people to secure office by false pretenses where he has revealed himself to be a Manchurian Marxist. This, in the wake of a "compassionate conservative" who was long on compassion and spotty on conservatism. Small wonder tea party people are angry at both sides. We are angry because we know that we will not be able to pass on to our children that which was given to us by grace because we were in effect betrayed and made "bums" by those in whom we have placed trust. Every second the national debt clock ticks and every second our current chance to do something for our kids diminishes. Nevertheless, in the discharge of our responsibilities we must not forget, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves,

As The Book says, as there is "a time to break down" there is also "a time to build up" and as there is a time to "cast away" there is also a time to "keep."

I say to those who would cavalierly abandon the Republican Party, you will have an obligation to put in its place as good as you took.


12 posted on 12/28/2011 5:08:51 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: reasonisfaith
One of the reasons I support Gingrich is because I believe he has it in him to be sudden and relentless.

Great point!

I like Gingrich because the media spent two decades painting him as mean, they succeeded, and it's going to take someone who doesn't care whose feathers get ruffled to straighten out Washington. He won't have to care what people in the media think about him, they already hate him.

13 posted on 12/28/2011 5:16:54 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: F15Eagle

Indeed.

I’d like to have some information about the writer, Robert Knight. If anybody knows anything about him, please pass it along to me.

Thanks

AJ


14 posted on 12/28/2011 5:33:05 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Yosemitest
The Communist Party does not share a naïve view about how to obtain power in America. In a companion thread, Jarvis Tyner, has this to say about voting outside of the party, about a "my way or the highway" mentality:

The Occupy Wall Street movement based on the reality that the problem is the 1% capitalist ruling class and “we the people” are the 99% majority. That is an advanced idea and in harmony with our anti monopoly strategy. But to mobilize the 99% means building a popular front style movement. Narrow sectarian politics of “my way or the highway” will not suffice. Views that “I will only work with the left, and the center is the enemy” will not mobilize the 99%.

Why are we confident about this point? Because it was the broad united from tactics that our party brought forth that was key to basic change like defeating fascism and that built the New Deal and industrial unions.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2825813/posts


15 posted on 12/28/2011 5:37:00 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Shane

It was a pleasure.

Kind of sad, however, that I got it from a buddy in Europe. I was really behind on that one.


16 posted on 12/28/2011 5:53:15 AM PST by Scanian
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To: madison10

I agree. Zer0 will throw the party of his life if a “serious” third party gets into the race.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 5:55:03 AM PST by Scanian
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To: reasonisfaith

As a former Gingrich constituent, I can attest that the “trick” with him is constant vigilance. Stay on his fat ass and he can be influenced to do the right thing. We have to show him which side his bread is buttered on.

If Gingrich gets the nomination it will be time to find the loudest and squeakiest wheels to get his attention on the issues that matter to us.

Not the best situation for conservatives but it CAN be managed.


18 posted on 12/28/2011 6:00:08 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Obama is an abject marxist ideolog who has an absolute affinity for fundamental Islam.

He indicated straight up that he intended to bring fundamental change to this Republic...and he has gone about doing so with a will.

He is destroying the free market, he is turning our economic model into a command economy, he is creating massive debt that will lead to a much worse financial collapse, he is taking over larger and larger segments of the economy, including of course, health care, he is advancing his progressive/marxist agenda on all fronts, he is allowing the Islamics to establish a Caliphate in the Mid-East, he is destroying our credibility and foreign policy around the world, he is making us more and more dependent on other nations, many of them belligerent, for energy, food, manufacturing, etc.

If we are to survive, we simply must turn him, his administration, and his cohorts in the House and Senate, and in the State Houses, out in 2012...wholesale...and replace them with solid, God-fearing Americans committed to our constitution and the principles upon which it was founded.


THE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA

19 posted on 12/28/2011 6:08:44 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Scanian

Please do a search for the author “Matthew Bracken” on Amazon, all his books are now available for Kindle thank God.

I just finished his Enemies, Foreign and Domestic series, Chillingly predictive.


20 posted on 12/28/2011 6:17:23 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Castigo Cay by Matt Bracken, check it out. And his other works.)
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To: Scanian

ping


21 posted on 12/28/2011 7:24:32 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: nathanbedford
I don't consider the Tea Party as a danger to the Republican Party.
The Republican Party IS the danger to the Republican Party.
The Republican Party IS failing to embrace conservatism, just as it did, during the rise of Ronald Reagan.
They had to be dragged into success, by Ronald Reagan himself.
They're not so secret about that preference. I'd say that they're screaming it from the roof tops.

Taxes, and raising taxes?
The Tea Party wouldn't raise taxes higher, not for ANY reason.
That's what TEA stands for "Taxed Enough Already".
Typical liberal false choice, and the answer is "none of the above".
We don't raise taxes, we cut the size of government, we cut all these useless studies, and we cut all liberal programs, like education, EPA, and Arts.
We don't cut Social Security, but take it back to the way it was originally designed.
We don't deny end of life Medicare treatment.
Only a liberal would even propose this crap.

Race problems? Give me a break! The only race problem we have is the media pandering to liberals 'using race' to promote their liberal agenda, and daring us to call them on it.
Race only counts when liberals use it against conservatives.
How dense can you get!
I'd say, you're pretty closed to accurate there. "Venal" may be a little mild, but I'll accept it.

"A return to constitutional principles of our founding fathers" is exactly what we need.
It's a MUST! But you keep pushing false choices, a typical liberal tactic to "control the discussion".
Absolute garbage, we don't want anyone lying to us, and we DEMAND the truth.
Before I total blow my top, let me thank you for your time and your comments.
I must have really move you.

Now, I disagree on a lot of your comments.
We can grow our way out of this, as we did in the roaring 1920's.
'Glenn Beck': Calvin Coolidge Still Matters is a good start. Read it.
There is so much we can cut out of spending, like paying 99 weeks of unemployment.
We've got to cut regulation, to free up jobs. We've got to drill for oil everywhere we think there IS oil.
We've got to get rid of NPR.

But most of all, we've got to get rid of Establishment Republicans".
Now in the process, if the Republican Party goes into the ash heap of history, then so be it.
They destroyed themselves, by abandoning their principles. Good riddance!
But politics isn't all that's wrong. We've got to get back to our religious foundation.
The Bible is the best source of advice we can get. Read it, and learn from the mistakes of others.
Obey God!
22 posted on 12/28/2011 7:30:45 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest
Here is a compilation of a couple of posts dealing with the peculiar role of political parties in the American system. Politicians who understand the system win, conservatives who do not, whine.

Those who win, are called "establishment politicians."

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Governing is about exercising power. Political parties are about appropriating that power to one's own purpose. The founding fathers created a government containing many checks and balances in an effort to frustrate human tendency to consolidate power in one tyrant or, on the other hand, to concede power to the mob. Political parties in America are designed to overcome the checks and balances put by the framers into the Constitution.

The peculiar architecture of the American federal system with its bicameral legislatures, tripartite "coequal" branches of government, staggered elections for various branches, Constitutional limitations of government power especially freedom of the press and speech, are designed to make government impotent in the absence of a general consensus. The purpose of political parties is to provide that consensus for its constituents' point of view, to provide a consensus about how power should be wielded across the various competing entities of government.

The peculiar architecture of the American federal political system with its checks and balances means that it functions properly as a two-party system. Any successful attempt to form a third political party invariably condemns the political party from which it shoots off and to which it is most closely ideologically aligned to oblivion. Since it is human nature to entertain incessant arguments over the proper application of political power, political parties in America have developed a survival mechanism, they co-opt the principle grievances of the splinter group and make the dissidents' platform their own. This has been the history of political parties in America since the beginning. When a new ideology becomes popular, one party or the other seeks to absorb it.

If the party misjudges the public mood and embraces a splinter ideology in an effort to co-opt when that ideology is too radical to be palatable to the general public, the party loses the next election because it moves out of the mainstream. If the party misjudges the other way and declines to co-opt a movement which happens to be of sufficient strength, the party loses the next election because it has fractured its base. If a party attempts to absorb views of the other party, or approaching that of the other party, it risks losing the next election by alienating its own base. If it fails to absorb views approaching the ideology of the other party, it risks losing the next election by isolating itself to its own base.

Political parties are eternally faced with the same dilemma: should the party dilute its core message to attract less ideologically motivated voters or should it confine itself to a pure message and energize its core constituents? In attempting to solve these tensions, political parties are like amoebas or yeasts, everlastingly dividing or growing.

Only the party can supply the infrastructure, the boots on the ground, the expertise for the air war, the proper exploitation of the Internet, the national visibility, the fund raising ability.

Our founding fathers were not naïve, but they entertained a skeptical view of the nature of man as a political creature. So they set up a system which anticipated unceasing tension. Although they deplored political parties, they made them virtually inevitable if society was to govern in a system in which the founders had placed so many obstacles to effective government. Political parties are designed to undo what the founders did, to bridge the gaps created by the founders as checks and balances. So, for longer than two centuries our society has been at eternal war with itself, always risking totalitarian government (such as today under Obama) by strong political parties on the one hand or risking ineffectual government such as we saw under The Articles Confederation or under the Southern Confederacy on the other hand.

Similarly, the parties themselves are under tension which is unceasing and in the long run very healthy for a political body. Every party is ever at war with itself. So it is with the Democrats and so it is with the Republicans. If we Conservatives win the battle this season, as surely as the tides return, we will be confronted with another Rino challenge in the next season. That is good because without the tension there is nothing to prevent a political party-or, worse, a governing party-to veer ever farther to the left or right and wreck the country as it commits suicide. The best example of this occurring in history is the inability of the Soviet Union Communist Party to correct itself. Why were there 70 years of bad weather affecting Soviet harvests? Because the Communist Party simply couldn't honestly look at its own policies.

And so it is that when we indulge our predilections, reject what objective reality we can put together, Parade know- nothing ism as a virtue, we risk veering off. Fortunately for our party and our government system there is a check, it is called elections, and those political parties which do not gauge reality accurately will soon be corrected. The job of the Karl Roves of the world is to obviate the need for the correction to occur.

Viva the tension.

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It is pointless to blame the very politicians who have successfully manipulated the system. You should manipulate the system your way. If Romney wins the nomination it means that he has manipulated the system successfully.

You can pick up your marbles in a fit of pique and go home or you can face reality and understand the system. If you don't like the makeup of the Republican Party work with the tools available to change it. Stop cursing the darkness and light a candle.


23 posted on 12/28/2011 10:36:23 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

{you will have an obligation to put in its place as good as you took.}

Al Capone is dead so I guess he is out, but I am sure some of his crew have had followers that would be available, if all you want is equality.


24 posted on 12/28/2011 6:14:18 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: Eye of Unk

I bought a set this summer; sent a set to my County Sheriff’s office, and one to a relative. Plan to send a few more out.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 10:51:38 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: nathanbedford
Duh, gee ... ya' think?!

"Establishment Republicans" Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"

"Establishment Republicans" are Lying to Us With Threats of a Dire Default

Do I have to remind you (?):
You talk about But with the press not doing its job, and the LAME Stream Media trying to silence speech they don't agree with,
we're in a real mess and under attack by an evil force rarely seen in this country.
The Republicans and the God-Given freedoms this country has enjoyed so far, are descending into oblivion.
And the "Establishment Republicans" aren't doing a damned thing to stop it.
The "Establishment Republicans" aren't providing "the boots on the ground" to win.
They're trying to put the public back to sleep, lying to them, in order to keep their power, and "wreck the country as it commits suicide".
So now the "Establishment Republicans" have "fractured their base" and,
because they have taught us "that accepting short-term loss in exchange for long-term gain is the essence of compromise, the essence of politics",
they're going to lose, and lose big, if they don't swing to the hard right wing of what used to be their party.
How many conservatives have re-registered as "Conservative Party" or "Independent" because they're fed up with being lied to?
We've been "treated to one lecture after the other on the need for “compromise” and “patience” ", and we're sick of it.
We don't trust them any longer.

Look, Rush said it best....
So now, because of the Establishment Republicans" there's not just a candle lit, but a bonfire lit ...
in the very heart of the conservatives, and it will burn away the dead wood that is "Establishment Republicans."

Yes, it's time to curse the "Establishment Republicans" for every thing they've NOT DONE!
And CURSE THEM for most of the things they HAVE DONE!

"Attack, repeat, ATTACK!"
26 posted on 12/29/2011 7:39:49 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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