he following was written in response to “A Plea to the Spineless Republicans” by Frank Camp on Friday, October 11, at Last Resistance (http://lastresistance.com/3362/plea-spineless-republican-leaders-government-shutdown/).
The GOP has apparently become a relic of the past. If they cave on this…and they will…it should make it obvious to the People of this country (but probably still won’t) that they (the People, specifically the true Conservatives in the officially-despised Tea Party) are placing their trust in a horse which WILL NOT run, much less win. Obviously, “running” is precisely what they do best. The problem, of course, is that they fear the entire media establishment (Establishment Media, actually)…which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Left.
So, let’s get this straight: Those who wish to “fundamentally transform” the most successful country in the history of the planet (all the while “loving” it, Michael Moore-style), own the entire apparatus (apparatchik, actually) of “public opinion”…which speaks in direct opposition to the will of the People (often by even their own affected “polls”), and those we elect to represent US (and the U.S. – one in the same) obsequiously and obediently defer to the “RULES” established by this Ministry of Propaganda: i.e., do not speak or act against anything that this man wishes to do to bring down our country…or we will label you “un-American” (and, of course, racist, xenophobic, etc.). Yeah, that makes sense. And yet, the Republican “leadership” – and that seems to be the new definition of “oxymoron”, just as RINO has become the new standard for “redundancy” – and yet the GOP leadership, awaits the latest onslaught from the official, state-controlled media, with bated breath, to see just how “meanly” they are being portrayed.
All I can say to that is that anyone over the age of, say, 16, who doesn’t already know how those who oppose the remaking of America will be portrayed by the old-guard media, should not have been granted a high school diploma. Having said all of this, I will be shocked beyond belief if the old-but-not-so-grand “party” (perhaps a good descriptive after all) does not cave on this. For those unaware of the practice – or, more appropriately, the M.O. of politicians (primarily Republicans) is to make a pretense at having “done something,” only to retreat at the first sign of victory on the side they purport to represent…the old “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” routine. It is highly doubtful that Mssrs. Boehner, Ryan, and, I presume, Cantor (and, sadly, the majority of those on their side of the aisle – if there are, or ever were, two sides) ever intended to do any more than make a pretense at having “stood up” to our illegitimate “president.”
With great consistency, those who have refused to acknowledge his illegitimacy – the GOP, as well as his own “party” – have in the process become illegitimate themselves. We either uphold our oath to defend the Constitution, or we don’t. The Republicans have failed to do so up and down the chain of command, and across the fruited plain…and given the “purple mountains majesties” a new meaning. We have royalty now in America…along with court jesters whose own antics of self deprecation allow the monarch to save face…and appear even stronger in the bargain.