This is some great advice from the conservative political soothsayer known to everyone only as “Obi-Wan.”Â (Everyone but Jim Geraghty, that is).
So the problemÂ with the blunt instrumentÂ is the unintended consequences.Â The 1964 results meant the social tragedy, especially for the poor, of the Great Society programs.Â The 1974 Democratic Congressional blowout costÂ 13 million South Vietnamese their freedom.Â The 1976 defeat meant Carter era malaise at home and one of the most perilous periods for U.S, national security.
The liberals in Congress will soon push to discourage entrepreneurship and economic growth, nationalize the medical system, weaken the military, use state power to coerce Americans into removing mentions of God from the public square, accepting abortion on demand and the alteringÂ the definition of marriage. And an early test for President Obama will be his reaction to pressure in two areas from his own party that may brand his administration early as decidedly leftist. He will be pushed to take various measures to stifle dissent through enacting the Fairness Doctrine and ending the secret ballot in union elections. And he will be pushed to make a decision that cost the newly elected President Clinton his honeymoon period â€” changing the â€œDon’t Ask, Don’t Tellâ€ policy about gays in the military. On all of this, the congressional liberals and their media allies will be unrelenting.Â And yet all this represents opportunity for the GOP.Â The last Congress was the most unpopular in history because of its radical liberalism. Yet the GOP failed entirely to enumerate for voters that Congress’s transgressions. That opportunity is coming again.
Also, the liberals know that neither in 2006 nor 2008 did the American people vote for the left-wingÂ agenda. They are hoping conservatives will again go along after some polite demurrals.Â So, if loud and noisy but enlightened opposition isÂ offered at every turn, much of the collateral damage can be avoided. And the American people will see the real agenda of the liberal elites.
Seems like our own Jedi, GayPatriotWest, was channeling Obi-Wan earlier today….
And American conservatives can also share in this note from Obi-Wan, too:
REJOICE â€” Electing an African American president closes a painful but proud chapter in American history.Â What a country.
American Conservatives still cry at our National Anthem, pray for our soldiers and send them gifts, put our hands over our hearts when the flag unfurls, and contribute more to charities than any other group in the entire world.Â So, of course, we would rejoice in Obama’s historic election and celebrate the final closing of a chapter in American history wrought with pain and injustice for many.
After all, need I remind anyone the price Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) paid to begin the writing of that chapter of the American Experience?