Clarifying: protein wisdom takes on a lecturing political “realist”
In response to my post yesterday on the status quo faux conservatism of Ann Coulter, I received the following comment from a drive-by neostatist troll calling himself gcm2:
“It only surprises people like the morons at the Daily Beast who, even after you pushed the most moderate, liberal candidates you could find as the very essence of conservatism, still think the TEA Partiers give a good shit what you have to say — or in any way speak for us.”
Stand for your principles and don’t win elections consistently or win elections and compromise your principles. That is where we are at. Remember, consider the audience–the electorate is center-right, not right.
??Furthermore, the issue with “true” conservatives is that they write blog posts and don’t run for office.
“But beyond that, I’m not terribly interested in them anymore. So. Please. Crawl back into a hole.”
Until Coulter is needed again. Dude, you’re a crack whore just like the rest of them. You helped to create this mess, now you’re disavowing it.
To which I’m happy to reply:
First, you know dick all about me and dick all about what I’ve done for the cause of liberty and individual autonomy. And while it’s kind of you to try to offer me rhetorical advice, the fact is, I know my audience, and it isn’t the backbiting surrender monkeys looking to put me in my place; rather, it’s the people those same backbiting surrender monkeys have continued to bugger in pursuance of securing their own power and sinecures — all while mouthing whatever empty conservative platitudes they’ve learned by rote in order to convince we rubes they really are on our side — to whom I speak.
You, my dull, desperate, rusted bucket of stagnant fail, are the problem, not those of us who adopt “pragmatism” for its own sake, or think that “compromise” the gesture, divorced from the substance of what is being compromised, is the apotheosis of political “realism.” The country is, in fact, trending heavily conservative, as recent studies have revealed. The question now is how do conservatives / classical liberals / libertarians / Reagan Democrats regain their leverage to take back control of a government of, by, and for them — not of, by, and for legislators, bureaucrats, the Executive, and their clients and cronies. Your answer is — as it ever is and ever was — to compromise principles, to trade them for “deals” that do nothing but lurch the country leftward, then after the fact, beat up on those of us who insist those principles aren’t negotiable, because those principles are reflected in our founding documents, which are themselves the very foundation of our social compact.
Well guess what, you pretend “smart” Republican: the Constitution is not up for election, and it most certainly is not available for “center-rightists” to negotiate away in order to hold power that, the last time they held it exclusively, marked the single greatest expansion of government and fiscal operating debt in history. Until Obama came along and trashed that record.
The TEA Party was born not in reaction to an “historic” Black President whom we tea-tards hate because we think him a Kenyan interloper. It was born under TARP and the Bush Administrations horrific corporatism — and then strengthened immeasurably by the ascension to the White House of a Marxist posing as a “post-partisan,” “post-racial” pragmatist. Which we saw at the time and warned against: a man who wishes to bring about “fundamental transformation” of the US is a man who believes the country as founded was faulty and in need of such an overhaul and reconfiguration. And that’s where he’s taking us, while feckless GOP cowards, who because of their “pragmatism” lack the intellectual conviction to combat the committed ideological march of the left, lash out at those who remind them of their impotence and failure.
The truth is, gcm2, that some of us simply aren’t as stupid as you seem to be. And we’re done listening to you or people like you who presume to lecture us on how we lack the nuance to interject ourselves into politics.
Let me make this perfectly clear to that middling, easily-confused intellect that fires infrequently inside your likely sloped brainpan: you will not shame us; you will not cow us; you will not degrade us into retreat; and you will not win without us.
That you’ve lost us means, then, that your strategy for winning is already fucked. Because when you lose the base — who no longer believes there’s any advantage to electing the lesser of two evils, and in fact has had to live with themselves for having made such a Hobson’s choice in the past, with no desire to re-visit that ignominy — you lose the Party.
And that’s on you, not me, or any of us who have repeatedly warned you, since we gave you back the House in 2010, that you were running out of chances.
The nomination of Romney was for many to whom I speak the last straw; the capitulation by the Senate (and the caucusing of Boehner with Democrats) has made it crystal clear that we are the enemy of an entrenched ruling class that you continue to protect — either out sheer stupidity, which makes you a useful idiot being played by serial liars who blow smoke up your ass and call it a colon cleanse; or else out of some self-interest tied to corporate cronyism and a maintenance of the status quo that has given us 17 trillion in fiscal operating debt and 90+ trillion in unfunded liabilities.
You’ve already lost and don’t yet know it. And yes, we realize you’ll shriek and cry when we don’t rally behind the next “inevitable candidate,” be it Jeb Bush or Chris Christie. You’ll accuse us of throwing temper tantrums and stamping our feet, of demanding “purity tests” while refusing to face the “political realities” of a country consistently being sold on the virtues of bigger government.
And it won’t sway us one bit: reality, political and otherwise, is always fluid. And the march of historical materialism promoted by the progressives and Marxists and meekly resigned to by the establishment Republicans is not fated and never was — nor will it overtake us without a fight I suspect many of you are not prepared to make, especially given our convictions and your penchant for meek surrender. Unless it comes to attacking us with message boards or in leaks to left wing political media sources. Which won’t be the final battle ground, I assure you.
Pro-tip: if you find yourself on the side of Joe Scarborough or Karl Rove? You’re doing the whole liberty protecting thing all wrong.
So. Kindly fuck off.
Kick me out of your big tent. And then stand around with the rest of the confused Republicans who wonder why, when they throw a party there, they’ve seriously over-ordered the bacon-wrapped shrimp and the bad white wine.