If you want to revisit the last 8-years or so of protein wisdom — condensed into about 45 minutes — listen to the first 1:30 of Mark Levin’s show from last evening. It has it all: the ruling class vs. the rest of us; an unhelpful, quasi-Visogothic (and most decidedly Hobbity) attack on the GOP House leadership (who it turns out was conspiring with Democrats to exempt lawmakers and their staffs from being shuttled into ObamaCare exchanges); an answer to GOP establishment propagandists (read: camouflaged liberals like the WaPo’s Jen Rubin, who have found their media niche lecturing conservatives on how to be better Republicans, which prescription, unsurprisingly, amounts to become liberals!); and, most importantly, the realization — apparently new to Levin and co., who I suppose can’t be blamed for not reading a site like mine, so thoroughly marginalized by “allies” on “my side” has it become — that the establishment right and the progressive left are working in concert, intentionally or effectively, it matters not which, to usurp the label of conservatism, claiming it for their own and then attempting to map it onto what Jeb Bush first called “center-rightism” — the upshot being that the hard left becomes normalized, the RINO establishment plays at being its “conservative” bête noire in order to maintain the illusion of a two party adversarial system (rather than a system of gradations within the statist paradigm), and real conservatism and constitutionalism is completely marginalized, dispatched to the “fringe” where the “extremists” drag their knuckles and pound their hairy fists in a pique of regressivism.
– All of which means that you all are well ahead of the curve, and my work here today is done. So I’m going to take advantage of Satch’s half-day at school and go out for lunch with the family.
I need the air.