I read Ann’s latest column with a heavy heart. I came away with the unmistakable feeling that she has lost faith in the philosophy and movement she has been a firebrand for until now. And I think about how it happens that a person at the age of 50 becomes the very cheerleader for the status quo that she argued against these many years.
I believe it is true that as we age we develop different thoughts about things, through experience, through people we meet, through having to be forced to take a position on something we cannot imagine when there hasn’t been a reason to take a stand. These revelations come upon us and make us think through what is truly important. To Ann, I suppose, what is truly important is, what did she say?…not taxes, or the economy, or turning away from socialism. Not debt-reducing and deficit-cutting, not freezing public pay, not freeing the private sector. Not slashing regulations nor unleashing domestic energy sources, not joblessness, nor is it important to prepare for the inevitable high inflation caused by Obama’s policies. She said it is two things. Repealing Obamacare, and halting illegal immigration.
In order for Ann to come up with this argument, she had to throw away a lot of possible counters. She had to find two single-issues that would be pluses for her guy Romney, and negatives for the only true conservatives in the race, Bachmann and Santorum. Now, whether or not what she says is truthful about the two conservatives, it is mind-numbingly obvious that what she is saying about Romney is unprovable because it is basically a forecast.
She says that Romney will repeal Obamacare. We don’t know that, and in fact, if the Supreme Court says next spring that it is constitutional, I highly doubt Romney will touch it with a ten-foot pole. How do I know this? Simple, Republicans would say that it would be a highly unpopular and unnecessarily provocative move for a President to erase key signature legislation that is in fact Constitutional. How do I know this? Observation. What I find striking about Coulter’s write-off of Bachmann is that she ignores that Bachmann has been perhaps the only person in Congress to continuously find ways to stop Obamacare through defunding. She bucked leadership to do it, that takes guts and fortitude with an eye on the betterment of the country. It shows a willingness to do the right thing for the country and is part of her record. Give me a gutsy gal over a mush-mouth anyday.
Ann implies that Santorum will, if elected, apparently take all law enforcement off the borders, and encourage illegal immigration, why, perhaps he will direct the United States Government to make pamphlets to air drop over Mexico that say, come on over, sorry we didn’t do this sooner!
Does anybody believe that? Of course not.
So as I said, it is with a heavy heart that I read her stuff anymore. I feel silly sometimes, thinking back when I wondered if I would ever get a chance to meet the author in person, perhaps have her sign some of the books I bought. I know now that I don’t want her to put her name to something she isn’t serious about. This suggestion of hers that the United States of America is closer to a blue state than a red one is proof that she has lost faith in the American people. She threw away the notion of a conservative country back when she made fun of Sarah Palin’s voice and fans, and bought the line that Republicans must be concerned only of NorthEastern nobility. She has lost faith in conservatism and is trying desperately to attach the word to a man who can be described as anything but, and all you have to do to realize what he is, is hear that he touts himself as a consensus-builder.
Margaret Thatcher once said, “There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it.”
Prime Minister Thatcher was right. Those who would speak of bipartisanship during a primary season has his mind on the wrong thing. He is putting party politics before his country and suggesting that his party does not have the philosophy necessary to win the national argument. He doesn’t put his faith in the common sense and values of the American people.
We didn’t win the elections of 2010 through consensus-building. Us “political newcomers” won it by expressing conservatism and decrying the Democrat Party. Us “johnny-come-lately’s” are the nation, we are the backbone of this country, we are conservatives. Conservatism crosses party lines because it is the philosophy of America. Those of us that have our feet on the ground can see this, and we continue to have faith in the American people even if some who have come before us have lost theirs.
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Mark Levin Gives Unvarnished Truth
MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.
We are the alternative. We will resist. We're not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We're not good losers, you better believe we're sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we're called 'purists.' Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We're purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans."It always amazes me the sheer number of women who defend abortion. Legal abortion has killed 52 million innocents since '73, that means 26 million roughly, were women. Sick." -Jen KuznickiAny woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. -Margaret ThatcherEntrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. -Ronald ReaganI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret ThatcherBroadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. -Winston ChurchillCriticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill
I Don’t Deny Global Warming ExistsI don't deny that global warming exists. It does not exist. There is not a pink elephant in my kitchen. I'm not denying it. It is not there. If I denied that there was a pink elephant in my kitchen, it would have to be there, but I would be lying to myself and everyone and walk around it to cook. But it is not there, therefore, I am not denying that it is.
Snyder said Wednesday that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls by roughly 470,000 people. There are 1.9 million people receiving benefits now.
"We're all here to support expanding Medicaid," Snyder said at a news conference called by a large coalition of groups that support the expansion. "We're moving forward with care for people who need it."
The ever-illogical argument that insuring more people will actually cost less. "But health care providers and advocates for the uninsured argue that the state will actually save money -- as much as $1 billion in the first decade -- if fewer residents have to rely on expensive emergency room facilities to address non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries."
Susan Dumass is really quite pedestrian. "The only thing standing in between 450,000 low-income Michiganders and health insurance is Tea Party Republicans' deep-seated hatred of Obamacare."
This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation.
Now that he's made the decision, Snyder must sell the plan to the state legislature, where some members of his own party have repeatedly attempted to distance themselves from the faintest whiff of "Obamacare."
- I can find neither solace or comfort in government. I cannot find hope nor light among those pretending to take my best interest to heart. I cannot worship or revere another human being because there are none alive that can instill my faith. Give me the One God; the One Who had created the heavens and earth and had purposefully breathed life into me. The One Who dwells in the secret place and watches over me and always keeps me company when all others abandoned me. But for Him I would have no purpose in this life; thank you Dear God.