The Parasite In The Brain Of The GOP
As a result of the success of the TEA Parties and the election of Scott Brown, many in the Republican Party Establishment are now claaiming they have ‘gotten the message’ that a new era has dawned politically in America. Some of these insiders are surely claiming this publicly as part of a stratergy to survive the coming elections in 2010 and preserve their power, priveleges, and perks. Some really believe they understand the message, despite having their brains altered by years of being in government positions and, therefore, having become Big Government Pod People.
The latter group will earnestly try to do their best to adapt to the new situation and work with those of us who are in rebellion against the Leftists in power. But they will end up being more of a hindrence than a help unless they follow Ayn Rand’s advice:
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
For this group, many of their premises are wrong. These earnest GOPers think too much like the denizens of government they are [notice I do not simply apply this to Washington, but to government at all levels]. They’re so inside the bubble that they cannot view the world in any prospective other than that of someone who thinks government action, of some form or degree, is prefereable to it staying out of certain areas all together. They have a Progressive Parasite in their brains that needs to be located and radiated out of existance or cut out. Either that or they really need to take some figurative LSD and begin altering the neuron connections in their brains.
In a posting last week, Smitty, over at The Other McCain, shows that he understands the problem very well [very much worth quoting at length]:
The real problem for the Republicans is the Progressive worm gnawing at their power-lusting hearts. Too few of the GOP in either chamber have rejected the premise of Federal involvement in individual citizens’ medical decisions. Why? My suspicion is that such a train of thought threatens to expose the last century of bi-partisan folly. If the Federal Government hasn’t any business worrying about Smitty’s ticker, then why should it be worried about my retirement, or my income, or mortgage (for non-veterans), or student loans?
Healthcare cuts to the marrow of the question of what tasks are assigned by We The People to which level of government. The bad news about the Federal Government is that it has, with infrequent exception, botched the bulk of tasks undertaken, especially those that involve individual citizens.
This is not to say that State Government would tube things any less, just that the results might be more fixable, given the relative responsiveness of local leaders. The diminished range of the neck making decisions to the hand those decisions affect seems to be a powerful feedback loop.
The GOP, like the Democrats, enjoy maximizing that range, however. The message of the Tea Parties seems to be that there is some possibility for long term GOP survival, but only if the GOP load-sheds the Progressivism that has wrought financial ruin within the last century. If Michael Steele comes to love the smell of napalm burning crappy, un-Constitutional legislation in the morning, he may yet smell some victory. Also, that napalm needs to immolate the GOP, so that it can rise, a phoenix/elephant/pegasus (?) from the ashes.
When Harry Reid comes by with the rope, Mitch McConnell needs to look at the line, then at Harry, and say: No Dice.
Those of us in rebellion for the purpose of restoring the freedoms and liberties bequaethed to us by The Founding Fathers—TEA Partiers, unaffliated conservtives and libertarians—have to keep a very close eye on these insiders. What we are trying to accomplish will not happen if we let them take over the leadership of our rebellion. We also have to be willing to tell some of them [McConnell, Boehner, Gingrich, Steele, are you listening?] what Leo Amery said to Neville Chamberlain in 1940:
You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!
This has to apply even to people we like on a personal basis. These times call for hard decisions. Our goal, the restoration of what was bequeathed, is more important than any single person.