Skip to comments.Politics is the art of the possible.
Posted on 08/17/2012 3:16:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
I've often heard the elites waving away conservatism by wisely exclaiming, "Politics is the art of the possible."
So what is art?
1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.
2. Works produced by such skill and imagination.
Art is just a word for imaginative creation. In other words, politics is all about the creation of an image. And creation in this sense, means enhancement. Accentuate the positives. Eliminate the negatives. Shade the truth. Lie by omission. Illusion. Fiction. Fantasy.
Conservatism is about TRUTH. But all truth is lost in the art of politics when said art entails trying to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
And man, oh, man are we seeing that in spades today. They've taken a liberal progressive Reagan-hater and have built him up to be the ultimate conservative savior. More conservative than Reagan himself. But, unfortunately, it's all based on art. Ultimately the truth will out. It always does. Now Reagan had his flaws but he was no pig's ear. He was a liberty loving conservative from the git go. Some spit and polish is always necessary to make an image really shine, but they've had to build the new Romney from the ground floor up. Hell, they had to dig him up from beneath the ground first.
Myth Romney is just such a work of art. And that's the truth.
The other side lies a lot, but they do not try to hide the fact that Obama is a spread the wealth around Marxist. Or a gun grabbing, abortionist, homosexualist, global warming advocating, amnesty pushing, big government Keynesian socialist/statist. Just like Romney (based on his actual record and previous boasts).
Any truly conservative Republican candidate would already have this thing in the bag. It should've been a slam dunk Reaganesque landslide with all liberty loving Republicans, independents and grassroots conservatives turning out enmasse to rid the world of the usurping communist wannabe dictator. But Romney was languishing in the weeds. Why? Because the world knows it's all a lie. The proof will be as the polls begin registering the introduction of the conservative Ryan and they get an uptick. Just as Palin pulled in the conservatives for the RINO McCain, Ryan will pull in many conservatives for Romney. But the GOP-e is still sweating bullets that it won't be enough.
Perhaps we should all be praying that Karl Rove, the GOP-e & Co., have created a masterpiece. In fact, we must pray they've created a miracle. Unfortunately, only God does miracles. And, according to His Word, God is pro-life and pro-marriage and has a long memory.
The GOP-e has co opted the possibility of a real conservative thinker in matching Ryan with Romney. Romney may wind up ruining the possibility that Ryan would eventually be a conservative standard bearer.
Time will tell and we’ll be watching carefully no doubt.
"Art is what you do with a system's excess degrees of freedom."
America needs a vocal, VERY loud Conservative to
speak up CONSERVATIVE principles every single day.
Today. Yesterday. Tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Mr. ROmneyCARE HIDES.
Fast and Furious - he hides.
Congress increasing the budget again - he hides
DOJ erasing “equal justice under the law” - he hides
Congress failing to defund RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE - duh
Obama’s lack of documentation - he slides and protects
Obama, and in return Mr. RomneyCARE’s taxes are now the
EVERY SINGLE ISSUE OF CONSERVATIVES IS MOOT with MITT.
There are no excesses in freedom.
Thanks for tolerating me for the past 15 years!
“Romney may wind up ruining the possibility that Ryan would eventually be a conservative standard bearer.”
I don’t think so. He won’t get torn to shreds like Palin was.
“Paul Ryan adds excitement since he shares more of my Conservative views, but I’d still crawl on broken glass to elect Mitt Romney over Barack Obama.”
” but I’d still crawl on broken glass to elect Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. “
Dedicated to the proposition that a Liberal Statist with an ‘R’ on his jersey is somehow superior to a Liberal Statist with a ‘D’....
You are right, it won't work on a man. In 2008, it was meant to push women away from Palin. Cattiness factor.
Ryan is a fit guy, which is appealing to men who admire the discipline, and women who admire the results.
Yes! He sure nuked Sodom and Gomorah and that was after he wiped out the whole earth because man's thoughts had become continually evil!!!
"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the son of man." (Genisis) (Bible, for all you "freedom FROM religion types that are undoubtedly lurking)
By the way... That's pro- (HETRO) marriage. When he said "be fruitful and multiply he wasn't talking about populating the planet with preeverts!!!
I'm not sure.
Satan sought freedom from the supremacy of his maker.
One can't have too much freedom from the agenda of government and the flawed humans who make it operate, that I agree with.
I was using the term "degrees of freedom" in its engineering sense. I was, perhaps, too coy.
Who knew that Robin was a liberal statist?
Well even 1980 was touch and go this far out from election day. Reagan was polling very close to Carter right up to the last week before the election. It looked like a dead heat, much like this 2012 election does now. Romney may yet win by a large "Reaganesque liberty loving landslide". We just don't know yet. And if Willard pulls it off it might be even more amazing than what Reagan did considering the demographic changes this country has seen.
But Romney was languishing in the weeds. Why? Because the world knows it's all a lie
Huh? Is this some kind of conspiracy theory? The world knows what's a lie?
We lost in the primaries Jim. Face the fact that the conservatives in the race just weren't very strong. Romney won because our preferred candidates were lackluster. Period. I'm not happy about it either, but folks just gotta get over it. Romney is what we've got and he is a heck of a lot better than Obama. Since when do we have some expectation that our general election candidate is going to be anything impressive anyway? In most of our lifetimes ONLY Ronald Reagan was worth truly getting excited about - and even he didn't cut government at all or follow through on many of the conservative policies many hoped for.
The image of Romney as a conservative is a lie.
Here’s Romney the liberal progressive in his own words: