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You Gotta Fight The Powers That Be

13 October 2011 @ 14:16

I’ve been disturbed by the growing number of conservatives out there who seem to be preparing themselves for what they have come to believe is inevitable: Mitt Romney will be the Republican Nominee for President in 2012.

Some of these folks, it is true, have developed this fatalistic vision just in this past week after Sarah Palin announced she would not be seeking the Nomination, but many, it seems to me, have been slowly moving towards that bleak horizon for quite some time [perhaps Mrs. Palin’s no-go was the icing on the cake?]. I understand why, having watched the GOP Establishment continue on it’s merry, blinkered way for nearly forty years, but I think this moment in history is one one where we stand our best chance of delivering a major blow to their power, perhaps, Good Lord Willing, a fatal one.

Before you either give-in to the belief of inevitability or continue to let it fester and metastasize within you, I would ask that you remember that next summer is quite a-ways away. Even with the Primaries now being front-loaded by, as Stacy McCain calls them, ‘vicious RINO-hugging bastards’, consider the fact that this arrogant Establishment strategy could very well backfire on the bastards.

Herman Cain is starting to peak just now. If New Hampshire makes good on it’s threat to hold it’s Primary in early December, it may just coincide with him hitting a high mark. A win there could propel him through Iowa, Nevada, South Carolina, and Florida. It’s certainly a decent possibility.

But, let’s say Mandate Mitt steamrolls through the first set of caucuses and primaries. Well, then why can’t we still bring him down in the early part of 2012? Who made it the law that we have to accept the Establishment’s rules? Who says we have to get aboard the royal train?

Jeff Goldstein has written an open letter that is of relevance to these questions:

An open question to “electability” types / professional pundits / GOP establishmentWhat is it about the last 3 years — and in particular, in the wake of the 2010 elections — that makes you think you can massage and finesse the GOP base into accepting and supporting a Romney nomination?

A reminder to those getting caught up in the horse race aspect of 2012: Mitt Romney supported an individual mandate; Mitt Romney’s staffers helped Obama craft ObamaCare; Mitt Romney doesn’t see Social Security as a Ponzi scheme — and has joined the left in demagoguing those on the right who do; Mitt Romney feels the pain of the Occupy Wall Street movement; Mitt Romney believes humans are responsible for climate change — and that climate change is a concern. It follows, then, that Mitt Romney believes government must do something about climate change; Mitt Romney still defends TARP; Mitt Romney’s core beliefs are anyone’s guess — but he has nabbed the endorsement of Denny Hastert, and a guy who endorsed Mike Castle (but refused to sign on to the law suit a collection of states brought against ObamaCare); Mitt Romney has been running for President for 6 years, and he still can’t get more than 30% of Republicans to back him.

Why, then, are we told his nomination is inevitable? What is it about Romney that has the GOP establishment desirous of his being named the nominee — so much so that they are tinkering with the primaries to try to get him over as quickly as possible?

Why? What is the mood of the country, as they see it — and why is Romney a salve?

These aren’t just rhetorical questions. I honestly want to know.

Jeff’s a fighter and, like the dyed-in-the-wool Wolverine he is, he’s going to fight The Inevitable One and those imperious and pretentious mandarins who guard the sacred Tiffany tablets of the GOP.

We’ve got to stop acting like battered wives and fight back against our abusive Elitist husbands.

It’s time we Snapped.

Nothing is inevitable in politics unless we make it so.


UPDATE at 1951…

Over at The Conservatory, Dan Collins weighs-in with his thoughts.  A highlight:

The Romney-philes’ manipulation of the primary schedule to benefit their candidate is an enormous “eff you” to the TEA Party, which has done the heavy lifting for conservatives over the past three years….

Damn right it is.

  1. 13 October 2011 @ 15:22 15:22

    Will Sarah Palin Endorse… and Who?

  2. 13 October 2011 @ 15:23 15:23

    feh. /sock puppet.

  3. Rosalie permalink
    13 October 2011 @ 20:02 20:02

    I never would have described myself as having a “fatalistic vision” but, after reading your post, I think that pretty well describes how I feel right now. I honestly don’t think I’m going to vote if Romney ends up running against O. I like Cain but I’m definitely not enthusiastic at this time. I wonder too who Palin will end up endorsing?

  4. 13 October 2011 @ 22:17 22:17

    Hell, Perry would be the least of my worries, I am preparing for war… the progressives keep promising to bring it to us, so it is not like we have a choice.

  5. 23 October 2011 @ 11:02 11:02

    One of the things I keep hearing is ‘Romney is a wonderful speaker and debater, he can beat Obama!’, but you know who else had a rep as a wonderful speaker? Bill Clinton. Really want a RINO version of Clinton in the Oval Office?

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