The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
"...is prepared to learn that he must leave it to Republicans to move the progressive agenda at a pace at which it can be absorbed."
Exactly so. That is the role of the Republican Party, and this arrangement isn't going to change until the current Republican leadership is deposed.
Why would that be getting yanked? Copyright infringmeent for use of the Obamalogo?
As for the relevant quote: what if I don't want the Progressive Agenda of ever increasing socialism and statism to be absorbed by the country at all?
The only way to stop the slow slide into a socialist hellhole is to reduce the power and reach of the government.
It's simple, we just need to elect Congresscritters that are willing and able to start dismantling the Leviathan department by department, entitlement program by entitlement program, roll back countless laws and regulations, and hew to strict Constitutional limits.
I think I'll go ride my magic unicorn now. It poops rainbows.
We need to castrate the Government, and give the Evil Party a wedgie! I don't want any part of the "Progressive Agenda" - I want the Terminex Man on that bug. It's not a feature.
I want the Demotards to be politically anihilated and what's left of the Republitards to be in perpetual, mortal fear of the same fate befalling them.
Tea Partiers need to wear sharpened cleats, and keep their feet on the necks of the elected, as well as the whole of the bureuacracy.
Don't let up the pressure till they're all pissing blood.
Sunk New Dawn
When the republitards can't even make time for Scott Brown and appear to be cowering at the mere thought challenging a seeming juggernaut, you know it's time to rise up and say Fuck You to em all.
Stand up for principle, not just to put a "W" on the scoreboard, and at home, work to build resilient communities where (if need be) the King's writ does not run.
My minion at work thought it was a trailer for a movie. >:o Oy, gevalt! This is why we end up with these shmucks in office...
(if the comment will go... Oh, grat. OK, I'm typing and nothing is in the box. *sigh*.
So, this is touch-typed blind, essentially. :)
Good thing we don't need a Preview!
Stand up for principle,
Ken hits it on here. The *problem* is that the Republicans *are not standing on principals*. The Democrats, oddly enough, *are*. (They just lie about them during campaigns.)
Voting for principals might mean you don't "win" in the short run, and yes, there are downsides to that. But you need only look at the left to see how it works in the *long run*.
I have to admit, I don't believe the video. I don't think that's disaffected Obama voters. It's possible it is, but if so, they're idiots for believing the easily-disproven hype. And I'm not sure I like idiots on "my team." They're, well, IDIOTS. They're going to do dumb things down the road. Let's take Mark as an example, not just to insult him. But we've seen his thought process, such as it is. He jumps to a conclusion, and then sticks to it in the face of all evidence. So if he were to come out tomorrow and say "PALIN 2012" - well, that's.. good.. but... Why? Odds are he'll HEY LOOK A PONY! sometime in the near future, and then where's your "team".
Perhaps a better example is Andrew Sullivan - I asked why people were lauding his efforts in 2001 and 2002... It was obvious then that he was unhinged, emotional, and wasn't going to be on "our side" for long. Because he wasn't there from a reasoned-out process.
Principals. They're important.
Sounds to me like we have A) the right idea going here, B) the foundation being laid for a replacement party, and C) possibly the powder kegs getting their fuses inserted.
U-J, I have shocked more than one person by telling them I wouldn't support a draft no matter how desperate the need for troops got. Coming from a veteran who thinks a stint in the military is probably something you should do even if, especially if, you aren't going to like it... they didn't know how to take that.
I think perhaps a few of them understood once I pointed out that if the guys on my flank were forced to be there rather than choosing it, and so I don't know they'll will stick with me when things get ugly... ya know, I don't give a rat's ass how many of em there are.
Trading one guy who stays for a hundred who will bug out when it matters isn't a positive step, even if it wins you battles in the short run. Its more than a little sad that the Republican party, with its claim to the majority of veterans in the political process, can't seem to spot that one.
I'm glad to see people are waking up to the fact both parties have the same agenda. Perhaps the GOOOH party can gain some steam now! If you're tired career politicians, visit http://www.goooh.com and join the movement.
I think the tea partiers, or whoever, anyone and everyone, should shamelessly steal from the Clinton campaign back in the day, make it their own and turn it against Washington as a whole:
It's the integrity, stupid.
That's good, GOF, or how about:
It's liberty, stupid.