Skip to comments.Have We Lost America? Hell No!
Posted on 03/25/2013 4:12:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
Its the easiest thing in the world to be a pessimist, and the least American. Were optimists, and as tough as things are, as many skirmishes as weve lost, we havent lost this country to the left quite yet. If you had to choose between being them or us, youd be crazy to choose being them. Were going to win, and America is going to rise again.
Pessimism is a cop-out, an excuse to do nothing and wait for the end instead of figuratively fixing bayonets and charging head-long into the enemy. That military metaphor is no accident, because decades in the military taught me that pessimism is just another name for failure. You dont always get to pick your enemy. You dont always get to pick your situation. Your job is to take whatever you face, find your advantages, and exploit them to drive on to victory.
Were conservative Americans. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, Irish it up with a little Stoli, and then grill a rib-eye while you drink it.
Lets assess our situation as conservatives. We face a leftist President and his senatorial minions. The media is against us. Our culture embraces a whole range of bizarrely self-destructive and immoral notions. The supposedly conservative party is divided between folks who want to promote conservatism and those who want to promote themselves.
So were under siege. So what else is new?
Now lets look at the situation from a different perspective, one that looks for hope and opportunities. Theyre there all right we just need to be willing to see them.
Every day makes it clearer that President 51% is the lamest of ducks. The only thing hes squandering faster than money borrowed from the Chinese to subsidize his coalition of lazy government hacks and welfare bums is his political capital.
The closest thing he has had to a political victory since eking out a win over Mitt Romney by a couple percentage points is getting through the Fiscal Cliff morass by making permanent the Bush tax rates on all but a few people. Yeah, his big success was making automatic taxes increases apply to fewer folks than it otherwise would have. That sort of failure is only considered a victory if youre a MSNBC commentator or a French general.
And the sequester? Not only didnt the sky fall but people kind of looked around, read their money market statements, and thought, Uh, if this is what happens when we cut 2% of the budget, lets see what happens when we cut 10%.
That normal people are realizing that the Democrats sound and fury about slashing the budget signifies nothing is huge.
And the Senate? If I were Senator Mitch McConnell Id be barging into Majority Leader Harry Reids office to start measuring the drapes. The GOP stands a great chance of snatching a bunch of Democrat seats up in 2014 if it can avoid nominating a bunch of Akin clones.
For example, just look at Mitchs likely opponent, a puffy, washed-up actress who claims Tennessee residence and talks like a particularly militant Gender Studies TA at a second-rate liberal arts college. Theres a perfect fit for the Bluegrass States electorate Im surprised Mitch can keep a straight face.
Youll note that the Minority Leader showed up at the Rand Paul party a few weeks ago. Mitch McConnell is a lot of things, but a guy who bets on losers isnt one of them. He stood with the Wacko Birds while Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham fumed. Thats all you need to know about which way the wind is blowing inside the Beltway.
Oh, and Lindsay may be facing a primary challenge from the right by Bruce Carroll, a guy who used the Twitter handle GayPatriot. Watch for Lindsay to respond by backpedalling on immigration and watch Marco Rubio shrug his shoulders and say, Well, I tried, as it becomes obvious to him that there is a liberal/squish conspiracy to fake border security in exchange for amnesty.
But thats all mere politics lets look at the big picture. For all the abuse it has been taking, our Constitution remains strong and Americans are tenaciously defending it from the liberals assaults on the God-given rights it guarantees.
The right to freedom of religion is under attack, often via Obamacares un-American mandates, but citizens are successfully litigating those threats in courts across the country. No one is rolling over and giving up on our right to live in conformity with our faith.
The right to free speech remains strong. Sure, nitwits like the mayor of Philadelphia and academic neo-fascists whine about it, but Americans arent ready to surrender their right to say what they think just because the elites disapprove. Contrast that with once-Great Britain, where the subjects of that once-great nation are willingly casting away their ancient freedom because of an anti-free press campaign led by celebrity Hugh Grant.
Yeah, the U.K. has fallen so far that its people are willing to give up their tradition of liberty in reliance upon the judgment of a guy who gave up mega-hottie Elizabeth Hurley for some tacky L.A. streetwalker. Good plan, limies.
And the Second Amendment? The fury of Senator Feinstein at Harry Reids unwillingness to join in her Senatorial majority suicide pact says it all. Notice how the President has said nothing about it? He knows how weak this utter rout on his marquee priority makes him look, and hes happy to let the egg splatter on DiFis face. It is mighty crowded under the Obama bus.
Sure, Colorado Democrats squeaked some limited anti-gun laws through, but theyll wish they hadnt. Remember those conservatives who sat out the last election? Theyll be flocking to the polls in the Centennial State to extract their unholy vengeance. No one ever wins elections by pushing gun control, but Colorados voters are about to demonstrate that folks do lose elections by pushing gun control.
How about the rest of the Bill of Rights? Rand Pauls epic filibuster threw a spotlight on the fact that there is a huge overlap when it comes to the concept of liberty between conservatives and liberty-loving people who currently think of themselves as liberals. Next up a conservative-hipster campaign to repeal the iPhone jailbreaking felony fiasco and similar corporate-sponsored assaults on freedom.
This is a huge opportunity to expand our coalition based not on superficial things like race or ethnicity or gender or any of that consultant-fetish nonsense but upon a solid foundation of a shared love of liberty. Its an opportunity we need to ruthlessly exploit. As we continue our painful campaign of conservative self-assessment itself a tremendously good sign that we intend to learn from our mistakes we need to look for ways to cut into other groups that our opponents take for granted.
Our opponents have grown lazy. They have also grown old and tired. Their great gray hope Hillary will be a frisky 69 years old in 2016. Shell energize the youth vote just like the dynamic John McCain did. Their ideas which all seem to boil down to taking money from people who work to give it to losers who vote for Democrats are played-out. Their short-term dream of retaking the House (Ha!) and keeping the Senate (Good luck!) are almost certain to be crushed.
This is no time to be a pessimist. Americans are natural optimists, and we conservatives have reason to be. The initiative and the momentum are with us in the campaign to take this county back from the liberal elites and their spineless lackeys. Were going to win, and America is going to rise again.
In fact, I almost feel sorry for our opponents.
Were optimists, and as tough as things are, as many skirmishes as weve lost, we havent lost this country to the left quite yet.
We lost America when the doors to Communists, Marxists, Leftists, Fascists, Socialists, Liberals, Queers, Illegals, feminists, criminals and every other form of human vermin had the doors wide open for them to invade or infiltrate our government.
You can live in your little dream world where the good guy always wins but in this case, you are absolutely fooling yourself if you think things can turn around. We have entered the phase of “bread and circuses” and the head clown (Obama) is playing the Pied Piper’s flute.
IT IS TOO LATE! We (true Americans) have no other option than to actually physically fight to save our way of life and country as originally founded.
We have gone far past the point that “hot air” and words will fix anything. Physical action is the only solution.
Optimism is fine and biblical. However, can you name one leftist goal that has been reversed? Even when ERA failed to get the 38 needed states, liberals worked around that and accomplished their goals through federal and state legislation and a few state-ERAs. With the “conservative” leadership and voters we have, I can’t be optimistic.
There’s a significant difference between optimism and delusion. This piece falls into the latter category.
With an attitude like yours, it’s no wonder we are losing
Well, we’re winning against the unions. They die a little more very day. We got Right To Work passed in Michigan for crying out loud! Who would have predicted that?
Oh, and North Dakota’s ban on abortion was a big achievement.
I have moments when something happens on the national scene that give me a brief glimmer of hope. And then it fades away.
As long as Obama and his party are running things, I really don’t think this country will survive as a free country. The land mass will survive, but the soul of the people has been corrupted and smashed.
I notice a depression in so many anymore. Our side seems to lack patriot leaders who are unafraid and bold enough to grab attention by standing up.
Most of us feel pretty sold out as we watch Obama and all those old, rooted, politicians who believe they always have to “so something” when most of the time “doing no harm” would be the cure.
I wish it wasn’t too late, but it most likely is.
oops, so = do
Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.
Another thing that annoys the heck out me is all of the juvenile word creation that all seem so proud of.
Agree with your comments. People should look around and see just how far their liberties have already been taken. Every day it gets a little worse. Incrementally we are just like the frog in a pot on low heat. By the time the dreamers figure out they are in a communist country, it will be too late for everyone.
“Sir, we are surrounded by the enemy!”
“Good! We’ve got them exactly where we want them!”
Great column & good way to start the week.
Well then, we better get up off of our collective dead butts and start standing for something, rather than figuring out how quickly we can cave and become like Democrats!
When the pensions stop coming all bets are off.
The re-election of Obama with virtually no outcry or legal objection to such blatant and outright voter fraud was proof enough for me.
However, I don’t see this as defeatism, but rather as an acknowledgment of the biblical times we are living in.
We are THAT close. I believe Obama will be running this country during the tribulation.... or someone just like him.
The House passed that Reid version of VAWA (the ‘war on men’ act) and sent it to Obama to sign. Its has new protections for illegals and lesbos in it.
The bills that reach his desk the next ~ 19 months will answer this question.
The day the Republicans help pass a bill to give illegals in this country the vote aka US citizenship will be the day its over,
we might as well all just register as Dems, or stop voting completely.
see : #19
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