I’m just going to put this out there:
If you are a Republican, and you believe attacking the TEA Party is a sound strategy — even if, after calling its supporters senile, drooling, bullying imbeciles, you later “correct” your statements to note that your differences with them isn’t personal, merely “tactical” — you are not only part of the problem with this country, you are one of the seminal problems with this country as it is currently trending.
We understand who the left is. In fact, we have reached that refreshing stage in the political and culture wars where “progressives” openly admit to and support an imperial executive, a fluid rule of law, and outright, unabashed cronyism that, in addition to providing perks and special dispensation for its political allies, is actively and rather openly trying to use law to squelch political dissent.
— Which is why it’s been my (highly unpopular, but downright necessary) goal on this site over the past few years to flush out who and what the Republican Party and its members truly are; and that, when all is said and done, will have been, along with my work on language here, one of the most important contributions I’ll feel I made to the political trajectory of this country.
We see who you are. And we know now that, when push comes to shove, your allegiances are with big government, the status quo, corporatism, and yes, progressive statism.
You may want lower taxes — but that is mostly for your business buddies, as is your push for cheap imported labor. And so in many ways, you are worse than the left. Because you pretend to represent us, and then, once elected, not only refuse to do so, but you piss on us, belittle us, condescend to us, and presume to lord over us as if we were mindless rubes created solely to provide you with votes you can consistently count on, relying as you do on our deciding to choose between the lesser of two evils. Which still requires that we choose evil. Only with you the ascendent demons.
You call us purists, and yet it is you who won’t support a TEA Party candidate who defeats a sitting establishment candidate in a primary (hi, Lugar, you traitorous and self-serving shithead! Hello, Murkowsky, you aristocratic hag) — and in fact, your election strategy going forward to 2014 appears to be to defeat the TEA Party and push back the grass roots rather than do a damn thing to beat back the progressive’s agenda. You not only don’t offer support, but you actively run these challengers down.
And so I consider you enablers for the left and for Utopian statists. Not “pragmatists” or “realists” who have unconsciously accepted the left’s paradigm of historical materialism, leading you to embrace an entirely ridiculous “we need to win to fight” backward-ass tactical approach to electoral politics; but rather it’s co-conspirators.
When neither party supports — or worse, when both parties marginalize, demonize, and scapegoat — those of us who wish to return to a stable rule of law, separation of powers, the rights of states to exercise constitutional sovereignty, and the primacy of the individual to live life unmolested by bureaucratic agencies empowered to create roadblocks to our liberty, property, industry, and prosperity, then neither party is worth supporting.
And both, therefore, are worth defeating.
Were we truly the senile, drooling, imbecilic cranks that the GOP and the New Left Democrats, along with their media cohort, make us out to be, they’d have nothing to fear from us.
And yet every time I hear of their gathering to figure out ways to rebrand themselves “conservative” while moving that designation leftward, it tells me they still think they have to fool the rubes in order to keep them at bay.
Only we’re on to all this. And so to win, we’re going to force you to show your hands and ante up all the money in your war chests. And even then, we’ll be back the next time, pressing our principled case while you mouth platitudes and then, once elected, turn your back on those you are supposed to be representing in order to push forward with your own big government, corrupt, nest-feathering inside-the-Beltway agenda.
Get used to it.