How we get there matters
In retrospect, one of my favorite conservative thinkers opining on the problem that was, we’re told, not the lack of conservative candidates in 2012, but the legion who voted off the conservative reservation:
And should Whittle run, will he, in October 2016 and following a Clinton/Clinton Supreme Court — thereby seating another black man and another woman, race and sex being paramount to justice — lobby us to throw our vote behind Jeb Bush and Chris Christie as they lose to the next Democrat statist?
It pains me to post this. I really like Bill Whittle and I want to think the best of the dozen “conservative” bloggers and pundits who also called for a last minute pro-Romney conversion among independent minds, as wrong-headed as it was in at least two ways to do so. It’s just that in the two weeks since the election each silly 2016-themed editorial to gush from so many of the right’s perpetually misaligned punditry has for me rung just as hollow, while each Republican obit from the liberty movement has proved solid as rock.
Just as they have for the last ten elections.
How we had already gotten here mattered, actually, and America was very arguably already lost way back when the two-party One Party System became entrenched, whenever that was. As we contemplate another nearly fifty months of what amounts to the New American Collective, this Thanksgiving let’s be thankful if we ever care to vote again.
Or if the place is going to be here with any legitimate option at all.
But mostly let’s be thankful we’re still here to discuss any of this. Be well, friends. Or as well as you can be. Either way 2016 is absolutely irrelevant. Each of us can, working locally, make a real difference today. It’s always been like that and from the looks of things, that’s not about to change any time soon.