The Republican Party got smacked upside the head the other night. Part of the thrashing was well deserved, part of it was outside anyone's control, and part of it was manufactured by a concerted media effort. Whatever the causes, what's done is done, and it's now time to suck it up and get back in the saddle.
We've heard lots of conciliatory garbage from the politicians and taking heads alike. At the end, Obama campaigned on a centrist message. Nancy Pelosi is now playing the part of Queen of Bi-Partisanship. Conservative commentators are saying let's work together. Blah, blah, blah. What a bunch of hooey.
Obama's pick of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) as Chief of Staff sends a pretty clear message. I'm out to fight, I'm out to win. Emanuel grew up in the same dirty Chicago political machine as Obama, and is known to be extremely partisan and sharp elbowed. As for Pelosi, she wouldn't know how to cross the aisle if her daughter's life depended upon it. House congressional committees are right now meeting to discuss how to go about confiscating workers' 401K plans and IRA's to put into a government trust fund like Social Security. And the Fairness Doctrine, which would bar any dissenting talk radio media, could be enacted as soon as June 2009. So much for working together. Two days after the election, Obama and his thieves are already out to put forth the most liberal, government run agenda EVER in the history of the USA.
That leaves the Republicans in Congress, with their tiny bit of leverage, left to the gargantuan task of holding back this tsunami of liberal over-reaching. Democrats up for re-election in 2010 had better pay heed. Those who voted for Obama did not do so to endorse the take-over of the country by the government. They idealistically (and ignorantly) wanted change. And if the change that comes is not what they thought they bought, they will abandon Obama and the Democrats in droves.
We must pay attention to every move made by our new Dear Leader. We must ACT when we do not agree, and make our voices heard. We will not let them turn our country into a socialist, propagandized dictatorship on our watch. America, it is now Time to Revolt!
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