Let's All Say "Thank You"
Well, now that the election is over and Barack Obama has been re-elected, I think that it's time for us all to give a great, big "Thank You" to the Republican Establishment, don't you? This was the candidate we HAD to have, because he was our BEST hope of winning, dontcha know.
First let's say thank you to Barbara Bush. The Grand Matriarch of the Republican Establishment since the administration of George H.W. Bush, she was one of the first to go "all-in" for Romney. She then persuaded her husband George to endorse Romney a few weeks later.
Next we have Karl Rove to thank, Barbara Bush's water boy. Rove has been all things "anti-Tea Party". First, going back to 2009, Rove dissed Rand Paul, implying that he was the only candidate who caused the Republican Establishment any "squeamishness". [Because he's not one of us?]
Then, in February 2010 he warned the Tea Party NOT to start a new political party that might compete with the Republican Party. He went even further and implied that the Tea Party was full of "cranks and conspiracy nuts". The Tea Party had to stick with him and the GOP if they wanted to "maximize their influence". [Yeah... right.]
Then, in September 2010 he dissed Christine O'Donnell. Rather than support and defend the Republican candidate, he fell into line with the Liberal MSM narrative that she was a "whacko". [And why not? She's not part of the Establishment.]
Then, in October 2010 he dissed Sarah Palin in an attempt to head off any potential candidacy on her part. [Because only HE knows who is best for us.]
Then, during the Republican primaries, in July 2011 he dissed Rick Perry before Perry even became an official candidate. In August 2011, he dissed both Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry in a single article. In October 2011 he attacked Herman Cain in order to benefit Romney, and Cain [correctly] blasted him for doing so. With Rove, it was all-Romney all-the-time.
And then we have Ann Coulter to thank. She said "Let's try a 'square' for a while". On Bill O'Reilly's 'The Factor' show, she kept asserting that Romney was the best possible candidate because he was the only one who would secure the border [before Romney started talking about comprehensive immigration reform (ie, amnesty).] She said he was the only one among the primary contenders who could win. [Uhhh... wrong.] With her cock-sure attitude, she pushed Romney over and over again.
And Bill O'Reilly (among other FoxNews anchors) chimed right in with Karl Rove and Ann Coulter. He was in the bag for Romney long before the primaries were over. In fact, it almost seemed if FoxNews management had sent out a memo to all their anchors: "Don't forget to push Romney." It was disgraceful. When Republicans moved toward Bachmann, they all pooh-poohed her. When Republicans moved towards Perry, they dismissed him. When Republicans moved toward Herman Cain, they downplayed it.
So now we have all of these wonderful people in the Republican Establishment [including FoxNews in my opinion] for the re-election of Barack Obama. Way to go guys! And in my humble opinion, none of them have any credibility any more. And that goes for Dick Morris and Michael Barone who both said Romney would win handily. And it also goes for the pollsters who said that it was all tied up in Wisconsin, Michigan and Virginia [not to mention the 5 point lead for Romney in Florida only days before the election.]
I think it's time to dump all these jerks who think they know so much. It's time for Tea Party people to pull out of the Republican party and form our own party. If the Republicans want our help, then they'll just have to form a coalition with us won't they? And then maybe they'll be a little more respectful of our contribution. [Unlike the way treated us after we gave them the House in 2010.]
Frankly, I'm tired of being called a crank, a nut, a whacko, a birther and a conspiracy theorist -- especially by Republicans. I'm a citizen. I'm a constitutionalist. I favor fiscal sanity and a government that lives within its means. I hate inflation and the Federal Reserve who causes it by printing money. I believe in a smaller, less intrusive government -- the smaller the better. I believe in the United States of America. I believe that this is the greatest nation on earth, bar none. I believe in American exceptionalism and patriotism. I believe that a candidate for President of the United States should be forced to provide proof that he is in fact a "natural born citizen", not merely a "citizen" of the United States. I believe in our Founding principles. I believe in the entrepreneurs who take risks and seek to make life better for all of us. I believe that there are too many "takers" in this country, and not enough "makers". I am a Reagan conservative.
And I believe in Jesus Christ, the one and only true Son of God. I believe that He died for our sins and that there is no other way to salvation except through Him. I believe that Christianity is the only true religion and that all other religions are but mere foreshadowings or perversions of it. I believe that this country needs a spiritual awakening, a revival of Christianity. I believe we need to put God first, not the environment. I believe we need to put God first, not "social justice". I believe we need Christian brotherhood, not socialism.
If all of this makes me a crank, a nut, a whacko, a birther and a conspiracy theorist, then so be it. I'm proud to be one of them. I'm sure there are plenty of other "cranks and nuts" out there who agree with me.
And one last thing: we need candidates who have the guts to tell it like it is. They need to be passionate about their views. They need to really believe what they're preaching. We don't need any more mamby-pamby, lukewarm, moderates who are just like the Liberal Democrats. We don't need to be more like the Democrats to get votes. We need to be different. We need to tell our story clearly and distinctly. We need to able to convince people that conservatism is good and progressivism is bad. We need candidates like Ronald Reagan who lived, breathed, ate and slept conservatism 24 hours a day. We don't need the Bush, Rove, Coulter, FoxNews, Republican Establishment milk-toasts.
End of rant.