It’s here, it’s finally here. This is it, Patriots, the big day.
I couldn’t sleep last night and was flipping through the channels: there’s this one channel called MSNBC that is apparently staffed with people from outer space who forgot to pack their brains before journeying to planet Earth, but Fox was great, and CNN was trying something new (they actually had a few real conservatives on, including S. E. Cupp who was wonderful on the subject of Michele Bachmann for 2012 (Larry King apparently has been on the same spaceship that’s been stuck in outer space for the past two years because that was the first time he’d heard her name as a possible candidate).
So, a few observations:
1. Surprisingly, some left-of-center types have decided that the Tea Party is an actual, grassroots movement and are asserting that they’ve been predicting today’s potential teanami for a year. Uh huh, sure.
2. That most pundits, including more than a few on the right, just don’t get it is abundantly clear. Lefties like Juan Williams are saying, with a straight face, that this election is about the economy and is not (not, not, not, I say!) a referendum on BO. And some on the right are saying that it is a referendum on BO, but that it’s more about the economy. It is absolutely a referendum on BO. Sure, there’s the economic element, but I can’t help but think that these pundits are really stuck in pre-2008 election and political models.
[side note: if you didn’t see last night’s Red Eye, you simply must hunt it down and watch it. Juan was staring at Dana Loesch like he couldn’t quite believe his eyes, and when he asks her about being so young (and hot, one thinks from the way he’s looking at her) and a Tea Party peep, he’s clearly completely confused. Pleasantly so, but confused. This doesn’t compute. He thought we were all much older, he explains. Staring. It wasn’t creepy, though, and I hereby predict that Juan Williams will soon announce that he’s a conservative. Between the fallout from his rude awakening about the “big tent,” open-minded, inclusive crusaders for free speech and tolerance and in light of his discovery that we’re not doddering out of our white’s only nursing homes and spending our last social security dime to take the short bus to a Tea Party rally, he’s beginning to make the transition from Lunatic LoserLand to the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. I’ve seen that look before.]
3. The aliens at MSNBC are completely unhinged and seriously misguided in their “analysis” of this election and of the Tea Party more generally. Sure, we know this, have known it for ages, but it’s almost surreal watching them rant on and on about (yeah, guess which lunatic I’m talking about) how stoooopid we are for not voting in our “best interests” (we all know this is prog code for selfish, personal reasons, for our single-issue/race/gender/pet cause, and/or for short-term gain/handouts). How can we not want the massive monstrosity that our freakishly-gigantic, inefficient, insanely expensive federal government has become? Must be stooopid. The near-catatonic awe at our incredible naivete for sending people to DC who are not career pols, who won’t know how to bring home the pork, who won’t (gasp!) bend over for BO and become the traitorous horde we’re voting out. These guys and gals won’t know how to play the political scene, and Washington is all about politics! But but but they’ll simply have to work with BO or they’ll be big old obstructing obstructionists who obstruct (yeah, okay, so I just watched Red Eye, okay?). There’ll be gridlock! There’ll be no compromise and no wheeling and dealing for votes that will destroy our nation! The horror!
Yep, and that’s exactly what we want. They simply can’t fathom that anyone, let alone millions of us, are thinking not of ourselves as a narrowly-defined voting block, nor of our pet cause/single issue, nor of how to get the best goodies from the taxpayer gravy train. We are thinking of something that they just cannot comprehend: America.
Whoooooosh! Right over their silly little heads.
4. I didn’t hear anyone mention any black republican candidates last night (not even Allen West). I’m not sure what to make of that. It could be as simple as this being too big, too overwhelming to cover it all, and there are key races that simply must be covered. It could also be that I was flipping around from cable news channel to cable news channel and simply missed it. But it occurs to me that the Tea Party is about returning to the constitutional principles and values that made this country great and is not soaked in the identity politics that leftists so rely on to control the unwashed masses and that the GOP establishment cowers in fear at the very thought of. Silly rabbits. We’re Americans, and this is all about our country, and the Tea Party will support any candidate who shares our values–any race, any gender, any anything (well, probably not serial killers or something like that, but witches? Sure, we love our “witch.”).
It’s past time for America to come together as one people; we need to find someone for 2012 who will actually be a uniter, not a dissembling divider; someone who can articulate core American values and bring us all together in the best interests of America. I’m not sure who that is (maybe someone like Marco Rubio?), but I can give you a somewhat lengthy list of whom it is not. I do realize that this is waaaaay premature and that no single person can do this, but if what I think is happening is happening, then liberals (those seemingly mythical liberals of yore who loved America, hated socialism and communism, championed free market capitalism, and were fiscally conservative) will soon be awakening, too. Heck, many already are and are self-identifying as “conservative independents” or any of a number of tags that distinguish them from the socialist progs who hijacked their party.
5. We know that what we want won’t happen over night, that the damage that’s been done for decades will take time to flush out and fix. And we’re not going to get impatient or whiny or wanting it noooooow (now, now, now, I say!). Nope, we’ll leave that sort of behavior and thinking to the leftist unhinged fringe . We get that it will take several election cycles just to get the progs out of Congress (mostly, some we’ll never get rid of because they represent the two or three prog districts in the nation), and we get that this election is a restraining order, not the dawn of an age of wand waving and unicorns. And we are “here” to stay. This is our country, and it’s time to take it back. Starting today.
I’ll be over at the fabulousness of Professor Jacobson’s Legal Insurrection live chat event for much of the day/evening/into the night, so do come join the discussion.
Let’s go kick some lunatic butt (at the polls, of course, where law-abiding patriots who love their country and her Constitution go for butt kicking).