Mark Brooks & Le Roi Soleil Obama have a lot in common. They’re both unabashed progressives (Read: Walter Lippman/Woodrow Wilson-style, not the prog-rock band Rush). They both like to save or create fictional things. And the true avocation for both of them is to take work away from contractors (think hardhats & toolbelts, not security firms).
You’d have to read my exchanges with Mark on Twitter to really get the full context (I finally had to block him last week), but the gist is: with 20+% REAL unemployment, there are bound to be a lot of farm workers and carpenters drawing unemployment right now.
Instead of finding ways to get them back to work, Obama and Mark (and, frankly, most progressives I’ve had discussions with) take upon themselves the task of constructing straw men.
Mention nullification and the speedy retort is fired back “Yeah, just like the segregationists!” Or, “you ‘tenthers’ want to use the Constitution to stop anything you don’t agree with!”
No. Not at all, really. Just to stop the things that are FREAKING UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
Oh, the horror! Using the amendment that says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution… are reserved to the states… or TO THE PEOPLE.” to keep the Federal government from assuming powers they weren’t granted. What a bunch of loonies those ‘tenthers’ are, eh?
It’s just the final portion of the Bill of Rights, after all. Who needs that? Jeez!
And look!, it doesn’t even have the raised seal of the state of Hawaii on it! You can’t use that! Anyone can see it’s fake! (*Tongue, meet Cheek.*)
Mention that all American citizens (and all NON-citizens, for that matter) already have health care, and all they are lacking is health insurance, and the reply is that thousands of people a day are DYING because they can’t get treated for their (obviously life-threatening) illnesses. Or that we have to cough up $1,300 per year (each of us) to pay for these folks’ emergency room treatments. (Yes, the same people he JUST said are at home dying, remember?)
My question, regarding that last bit, is simple and only requires a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer: Can we then lay blame at the feet of each and every Democrat for those billions of wasted dollars and hundreds of thousands of lost lives over the next 4 years until the major portions of HarryCare go into effect?
I still haven’t received an answer. But I’ll be sure to let you know when I do.
Or, God forbid you mention tort reform! The progressive retort? “Yeah? Well. Well. YOU tell little Johnny’s parents that they don’t deserve more than a $200,000 settlement, then. The doctor ONLY hacked off the wrong arm. No big deal, Martha! Take your measly couple hundred grand and shut your pie hole!”
Really? Did I say any of that? Did I even imply it? Remotely?
Folks, the point is, they are constructing straw men faster than the Mending Station in the City of Oz and that means only one thing: they have no valid arguments left, and they know it, and they’re running scared.
The progressives are outnumbered, outgunned, and, frankly, out of time. The difference between last April and this April? Last April THEY knew it. This April? WE know it, too.
…And this is where it gets dangerous.
Almost 80% of this country identify themselves as conservative or moderate. Self-described liberals (read: progressives) comprise only about 20% of our country. But they are tough, they are resilient, and, worst of all, they’ve been perfecting the art of playing dirty for 70 years (Look up FDR, the Supreme Court, and the NRA & AAA for further context).
Again, remember, I’m talking about progressives here, not your average, everyday Democrat. (I’ll explain more about that in a bit.)
We MUST come to think of these progressives as rabid wolverines that haven’t had a decent meal in weeks. They’re lean, hungry, and ready for a fight. And when we throw out unassailable logic? It’s like injecting them with angel dust.
Be prepared to fight, and take some scratches. We may even suffer a bite or two, like the guy in Ventura County on September 2nd of last year. But, in the end, we are holding the tranquilizer dart behind our backs.
It’s called the truth.
They hold all the power in DC (that’s the dart gun, and we don’t have that… YET), but all we have to do is be patient and hold that dart firmly in our grasp until the moment is right.
And they get close enough.
And let their guard down just enough…
so we can drive that tranquilizer dart home.
Once it kicks in, and the rabid wolverine is asleep, we can worry about moving it to another cage, and getting ourselves vaccinated.
Hell, some of the people they thought were in their pack may even help hand us the dart gun. (Believe it. I’m seeing it more by the day.)
Stay tuned… and buckle up.