Sunday, June 23, 2013
Republican Pols Dancing "A Little Sidestep"
The great Charles Durning, in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas plays a corrupt and unprincipled politician totally unwilling to take a moral stand on the issues. He performs a magical song and dance number called "I love to do the sidestep" as he totally refuses to take a stand. We are now seeing that same "raise the barriers, ignore taking a moral stance" from Republicans trying to make a mad dash to the "middle" in order to survive their next election.
All concern for doing the right thing, the moral thing, has been thrown to the winds as Republicans begin catering to the liberal left voting blocks in order to expand their "appeal". Illegal Immigration? Hey, no longer a problem; let's legalize the invaders. Another amnesty may lead to even further invasion? Can't worry about that...have to survive the next election.
How about all that national debt? Hey, it didn't hurt Obama's re-election so let's just let it slide. Interest on our national debt now consuming 33% of our entire GDP? Well...we'll worry about that later. Raise the debt ceiling? Hey, we don't want that fight again. Right or wrong, let's just put that off until May.
Yep, all those "pseudo conservatives" like Jindal and McCain have decided to jump in bed with Obama...if you can't beat em, join em!
Recognizing Republican weakness, the uber liberals in Washington are strutting high and claiming a "huge mandate" from those 51% who sent Obama back into office. Yeah, "that mandate"; the glomming together of gays, illegal-worshipping Hispanics, the Green Check crowd, all thriving in Obama's orgasmic give-away marathon.
The Tea Party's dead, they say. No longer relevant. Well, all I can say is both the wobbling pseudo Republicans and the hubristic socialist wing of the Democratic party may be in for a rude awakening. Already, as taxes rise, as the cost of Obamacare begins to show up in Americans' health care premiums and as interest rates begin to rise, as the stagnant economy continues, as national employment remains in stasis, let's just see what kind of mandate Big Government has with a "center right" electorate.
We are already seeing signs of "voter regret" from some of those who swallowed Obama's golden rhetoric. When the full realization of what Obama and the liberals have wrought, you're going to see a sharp swing back to the right.
When that happens many of these pseudo conservatives are going to find themselves out in the cold. And no rendition of "doing a little sidestep" is going to save them.