The astonishing election in Massachusetts of a Republican to the Senate seat long held by Edward Kennedy is the fruit of the ideological clarity that John Lewis wrote about. After one year of Obama-Reid-Pelosi attempting to ram socialism down America’s throat in the middle of the night, voters are frightened and angry. Even voters in liberal land.
I’m happy to see Americans rebel against big government, and I want more. Let 1,000 tea parties bloom, and make Keith Olbermann’s head explode. (Can a vacuum explode?) Aside from the excitement of a growing movement of people centered around the idea of less government, I’m still wary. Judging from some of their comments, it looks like the political leaders in Washington, D.C. have not changed.
The president, making his first public comments after a Republican candidate on Tuesday won the special election to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat, said he understands that some Americans view his administration as a bunch of “technocrats up here … making decisions.”
But he said the main reason for this was not his policies but rather his communications strategy.
“What I haven’t always been successful at doing is breaking through the noise and speaking directly to the American people in a way that during the campaign you could do,” he said.
Oh, no — not the communication gambit. Leftist politicians always say this. They called Ronald Reagan “the Great Communicator,” the implication being that he had some mysterious power to fill the proletariat with false consciousness and make them act against their interests.
Obama is exactly wrong. The Democrats’ radical agenda has brought ideological clarity. Americans understand perfectly what Obama-Reid-Pelosi want, and they don’t like it. What he really means is, We must find a better way to fool the masses.
No, nothing has changed on the left, and that figures: being a leftist means never having to say you’re sorry. They never, ever learn; they never, ever change.
But how about the right? Are the Republicans still the dazed and confused party? I’m not reassured by this:
McConnell said Republicans want to work with Democrats in passing legislation for the rest of the year.
“We would like to be partners in the process,” he said. “We’re prepared to meet them in the middle.”
Yes, I know Senator McConnell does not want to be seen as just “obstructionist,” but meeting the Democrats in the middle is what Republicans always do, and it’s always bad. Instead of full socialization of medicine, the Republicans will settle for going halfway. Instead of a lethal dose of poison, they’ll drink just enough to get sick.
You can’t meet socialists in the middle. That’s what has brought us to the terrible state we are now in. That’s why the state has done nothing but grow for last 100 years.
I believe the American people do not want the Republicans to compromise in nationalizing health care. I think they want the Republicans to just say no. The Democrats’ health care reform is so bad that doing nothing is by far the better course.
Judging from the comments above from the two party leaders, we’re in for a dense fog of lies from the Democrats; nothing new. And we’re in for bumbling idiocy from the Republicans as they stumble around in search of some compromise they can show the mainstream media so they won’t be scorned at the next cocktail party in Georgetown. We need more protests, more rebellion, more anger — the ruling elite still do not get it.