Here There Be Draggins!
(Yes, that spelling is intentional.)
April 11, 2012
The recent news, concerning Rick Santorum’s exit from the GOP Presidential nomination fight, was unexpected. Many committed Santorum supporters are hurt and angry. This is not unexpected. Nor unwarranted.
This primary process was nasty. It was ugly, and mean, and brutal. Bruised egos abound, as do feelings of betrayal.
R-Money spared no expense to destroy his foes. It was the political equivalent of the after-prom fight scene in the original “The Karate Kid”, with Mitt’s cash in the role of the Kobra Kai.
R-Money outspent his opposition by at least 5 to 1, and sometimes as much as 20 to 1. And those ads were vicious. Hard feelings are totally justified.
But that’s the past. The “inevitability” of the Nom Rom we’ve been steeped in for a year has come to fruition. We don’t have to like it. But we do have to come to terms with it.
He is now the only alternative to the current White House Occupier. Fine. Here’s the catch…
The GOP establishment got their way, but now THEY have to come to terms with an uncomfortable reality we’ve been aware of all along.
The ONLY person left standing in the way of a second Obama term and the annihilation of our Republic? He’s a milquetoast. A candyass. Face it, GOP “leaders”- you picked a *political* hack to fight a *philosophical* war. He’s out of his league, and he doesn’t even realize it.
When Newt attacked him on Bain Capital, did R-Money respond with a solid and concise defense of capitalism? Or ANY defense?
No. Rush, Ron Paul, and even myself had to do it for him. I spent AN HOUR on my show explaining creative destruction, and not ONE MINUTE from Mitt?
If R-Money is incapable of defending free markets and the voluntary civil society *to conservatives*, how will he explain it to America?
And that’s my point. He won’t, because he *can’t*.
But the Resident can’t be defeated in the absence of well-articulated philosophy from our side. R-Money has already proven he can’t do it. The GOP Establishment? Neither their Tools nor True Believers have the philosophical depth.
So, who does that leave? Us. The Draggins. Again, not a typo. I don’t mean “dragons.” Or even “dragoons.” I mean Draggins. We will have to DRAG Mitt across the finish line. It is up to each of US to be the leader we had hoped to nominate.
Continue to spread the philosophy of liberty to all you encounter. Keep the residual anger from this primary process, and add in the righteous indignation of having to defend liberty in Mitt’s place. Take that fuel into November, advancing our philosophy to take as many House and Senate seats as possible.
We’ve a Republic to save.
After all, the long dark corridor of human history, seen through the prism of a clear understanding of human nature, shows us that all tyrants *despise* checks and balances. Remember “We can’t wait”? You can expect that, times ten thousand, if the Resident gets a second term. Just taking the Senate and holding the House is NOT enough.
Once we’ve played our role of Draggins, and dragged R-Money across the finish line in November, then we can become Dragons. And, from that point forward, it’s “Scorched Earth” on the GOP Establishment Tools and True Believers. We Must eradicate them from our ranks, once and for all, if we hope to have candidates in the future who will advance the philosophy of Liberty.