Remember when a sincere call of outlaw was a GOP “pragmatist’s” punchline?
Well, it still is, sadly. But that doesn’t much matter. Because the sentiment is spreading — and far from being able to “crush it,” as McConnell and Boehner and McCain and Cantor, et al., wish to do (right along with their Democrat colleagues) — the voices are growing louder and more insistent.
This country is bifurcated. The divide is no longer easily traversed by the empty form of compromise and watery shades of gray passed off as nuance. What we are witnessing is that bold, clear line that Reagan spoke of when he rejected political pastels for vibrant principled color, and that people like Jeb Bush routinely demand that we learn to blur for political expedience and a “bi-partisanship” that seems always to move us ever leftward, ever more toward liberal fascism, and ever more toward a time and place where party affiliation means nothing more than a vote for the speed at which we embrace totalitarianism.
I’ve never been for losing more slowly — and being outspoken about it has cost me. But that’s okay. Cowards will have to live with the knowledge of their own cowardice and bogus hive-mindedness, while those of us who have given up reaching for popularity continue to ring the bells and sound the alarm, liberty being so precious and it being only always a generation from extinction…
Well, not on my watch. At least, not with some sort of impotent whimper passed off as “realism”.
So yeah: outlaw.
(h/t Bob B)