By Cranky Housewife -
The living conditions of Barack Obama's brother? It might seem like white noise to our newly revealed reality that we truly are all socialists now… if you don't mind me quoting Newsweek from 2008, but this is no small point to be made because like it or not, conservatives in Illinois and around the country will need to begin once again rebuilding a political party that appears completely incapable of delivering wins via a single and unbearably simple concept. Freedom is better than servitude. Always. And in order to move this nation away from the sword with which it is hell bent on impaling itself, we must understand the obstacles that we are up against and come up with more workable solutions to the complications our party faces.
First problem – the Republican Party is broken. I'm sorry, guys. It just is. Moderates and conservatives, like water and oil, are not mixing well and neither side is particularly interested in compromise. Well, at least the moderates are not interested in compromise with us. They'll certainly tie themselves in pretzel knots to work with progressives if that's what it takes to get along. Wouldn't want to alienate them, don't-cha know. I'm already gagging over the moderate pundits on FOX News as they lecture the Tea Party over its "extreme" positions and how we cost Mitt Romney this election because we oppose infanticide and I'm telling you. RINOS may think they've got conservatives where they want us…but it wouldn't be the first time they misinterpreted the exit polls, now would it?
I'm serious when I say that this means that either one voting bloc or another will have to leave the party. There's no way around it. Trying to be all things to all people will continue to produce lackluster results. With regard to the party of Lincoln, it would seem that it's time for an amicable divorce. Conservatives can take the Reagan revolution, all of the energy and passion for free market solutions and our belief that life should be protected from conception to natural death and the moderates can have everything else, which is mostly its pandering and conciliation with liberalism – oh, and the elephant. They can keep the elephant…can't stand looking at it with those freaky upside-down stars anyway. It creeps me out.
Second problem - Barack Obama and the Democrats can now assert, albeit falsely, that they hold carte blanche in reengineering our constitutional republic to reflect a more amenable position to distributive policies. What can't be accomplished by congressional vote will be done by executive order and oh, by the way – there are at least two Supreme Court positions that will need to be filled in the next four…very long…years and you can put money on this. The SCOTUS will not decide anything of significance regarding reproductive rights which have already been litigated beyond malevolence. They will, however, take up issues such as gay marriage, religious freedom, private property rights, health care, gun rights, etc. So for those women who thought that sex without consequences should be a top priority in this election cycle as a reflection of their mythical War on Women, good luck with that.
And let's not forget this problem - I cannot fathom living in a state where Tammy Duckworth, Bill Foster and Jesse Jackson Jr. seem like reasonable choices for the House of Representatives. To say that Illinois has gone past the point of no return doesn't really do justice to the extreme nature in which these three candidates won their positions, but perhaps that is a discussion for another day.
Yet that is merely where the irony of Tuesday night begins because it would seem – based on the 2012 election results – that conservatives may be fighting an unwinnable battle with the kamikaze citizenry. As obvious as it may seem to you and me that economic and cultural slavery is bad, at least 45% of the population will not hear our pleas for fiscal and social sanity because they can't get past the fact that there are people in this country who drive Porsches while others are stuck hauling around in Chevys and until everyone is made to suffer the characteristic and utterly interminable engine problems associated with GM engineering, there can never truly be parity in this nation. Strip the wealthiest 2% of all their income and give them a Volt. That'll learn them.
But let's not overlook the hut…the hut is important, you see. That's what 45% of Americans fail to understand.
Let's just go ahead and dub Obama's second term "learning to think on a global scale" because Obama's brother lives in a hut. Most of the third world survives in huts as well, and our nation's lowliest 2% are living like kings in comparison to Barack Obama's brother. What these blind, deaf and dumb 45% have signaled to the world is that America prefers a distributive system and I assure you, that's all the United Nations needed to know. Obama can simply wave his magic, transnational wand and voila! Let there be taxes levied by an international authority that's chomping at the bit to flex a little monetary policy muscle.
I know. I know. For some people, it's a lot of fun to think about stripping America's wealthiest 2% of their hard earned money and handing it to those working families who would look to need it more. It might seem like grand justice instead on grand theft but that's the best part of this. The joke's on them. To the most of the world, the working people of America are a part of that wealthiest 2% too.
Imagine how equal things will be when the economic fate of this nation is being decided by an international organization of despots. What? You think that President Obama is going to protect you from the big, bad WMF? Based on what? If a hut is good enough for his brother then it ought to be good enough for you too.