...As we bid adieu to the end of another primary season, we look back on the year, the battles waged and wars won.
See? Nothing inspiring, just another yawnfest.
I think O'Donnell's win in Delaware took everyone by surprise. I know I was surprised. I firmly believed the Eastern Political Elite would vote for the devil they did know instead of putting their money on an unknown, disgraced woman no one knew outside the state (and a small state for all that) and carried considerable political baggage. The Karl Rove and John Cornyn (R-TX) made matters worse by acting like whiney cry-babies after the win announcement. John Cornyn has had to eat considerable crow since then, and it makes me happy to see the Senator from my state doing ANYTHING in those hallowed halls, because God knows he's doing bugger all here in Texas.
Let's look at this from another point of view, though. I can understand the RINOs reaction. They wanted the seat won, and frankly they wanted one of their own in that seat. Mike Castle is a true blue, dyed in the wool RINO. The only thing to the left of him is Nancy Pelosi's crazy pinballing eyes. The voters of Delaware are aware of this. They want real change in that seat and they think that if O'Donnell wins that she will hit the ground running on that change.
Here is the problem with that "at first glance" opinion. What makes people think that O'Donnell won in a landslide because those same voters plan on voting for her come November? What if Democrat operatives cast Republican primary votes to get her in because she'll be easier to beat by their Democrat candidate? It's a classic Alinsky play, right out of his little red cookbook. It's a tactic I would see and use to the best advantage if that were an option placed before me and I was a scumbucket political operative. I'm just sayin...
I would like to think Scott Ott for reminding me of a verse that always comes to mind in election cycles. Thanks to Yeats for putting feelings to words.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
I'm sure you're all sitting there, face screwed up, thinking, "WTF did this woman eat for breakfast?"
If you think about the many "Tea Party" upsets in the primaries this year, it looks like Tea Party values are something that Americans understand and appreciate. Why? Because we understand not spending more money that you earn. We understand earning because we work hard for the money we are allowed to bring home. If we manage to save any, so much the better. The Tea Party gets that. We get that. Ergo we "get" the Tea Party. Yes, a truism is ever there was one.
What Yeats brings to my mind is the vapid, no values Liberals, lacking all conviction of anything, for conviction is an absolute to be avoided at all cost. And then I see the Tea Party folk, full of passion and intensity. Their rallies, marches, etc., are all over the place, no centralized head for the libs to strike and, yet we strike them all over because we don't stand from one place, but many. However, we have but one message, and that is simply, NO MORE!
Folks, the best and brightest do exist. I know, some days it's nearly impossible to believe, but they are out there, fighting for their rights as well as our own. They want us to be free. Free to take the money we earn home and to save it as we see fit. They think that everybody should work and earn their keep. If you don't, then whatever becomes of them is on them, not the rest of us. It's funny how the liberals scream that we're not the world's policeman, yet they want to control every aspect of our daily lives and tell us what to do and how to think. Have you ever noticed that dichotomy?
This is not just about November. This is about routing the disease of Marxism from the roots of our government. Say what you want about Joe McCarthy, but he only scratched the surface. He understood the insidious tact that those scum took to take over our school, our government and eventually our lives. And, he was excoriated for it. Don't believe me? Read Ann Coulter's book. Yes, she's bombastic, but the truth is there under the hyperbole. (To Natasha Bedingfield, those are my own words, and it's pronounced hi-PER-boh-lee, not hyperbowl)
Read up on your candidates, do your homework, know who they are and what they say they stand for. I mean, they ARE politicians, after all.