Holy crap, so here we are, faced with a TEA Party nightmare: Mitt Romney, progressive extraordinaire, will win the GOP nomination (that seems all but written), and he’ll be running against 0 (that, I believe, is still not as certain. Watch the Clintons and their wing, what survives of it anyway, of the Democrat Party). Anyway, I thought I’d go ahead and compose a post explaining my rationale for supporting Romney (I don’t really think of it as supporting Romney, I don’t per se, so much as defeating 0). Sure, within DC GOP establishment circles it’s “his turn,” but within our circles, he’s what we were stuck with, and we’ll make the best of it. Or we’ll suffer truly dire consequences of our short-sightedness, of our ignorance of history.
Here’s the, as I see it anyway, bottom line: 0 is an anti-American (in that he literally opposes American principles and foundational ideals) communist. Oh, sure, we can piddle about whether he’s Marxist or socialist or whatever, but do remember that no “true” Marxist or socialist dictator hasn’t clearly stated that socialism is the path to communism. 0 has no ties, to speak of, to America or to her people; he’s a post-colonial “globalist” who sees America and capitalism as a cancer on the world. To him, we are a tumor to be cut out, we stifle the world’s potential and make the world poor, weak, feeble, whatever . . . we are to blame for poverty the world over, we are to blame for . . . well, everything. He’s a rabid, radical ideologue. Period.
And like all such ideologues, he’s a danger, a clear and present danger, to the lives (literally) of the American people. We joke about gulags, we mock the FEMA camps being outfitted as we speak, but let’s be a bit real, let’s pretend we’ve read a history book. Wannabe dictators committing mass genocide is not unheard of, it’s not tinfoil hat land. It’s happened. Frequently. And recently. And by people much less-disciplined, much less-supported, and much less-intelligent that 0 and his goon squad. How can you know that 0 has granted himself the right to not only craft death lists of American citizens but to actually carry out stealth assassinations of same, based on his own authority, and not be somewhat alarmed? You do realize, I hope, that to 0, radical Islamic jihadists are NOT terrorists; they are somewhat misguided “folks” who probably need some help from NASA to understand their “contributions” to global culture. Or something. No, you know whom he deems a “terrorist”? You. And me. And every other conservative “enemy” he needs to “punish.” That’s not fantasy; that’s his administration’s actual policy.
Romney, on the other hand, is a big government, nanny state progressive. To some, that means the same thing. It’s not the same, though. Romney doesn’t hate America; he doesn’t seek our destruction. If anything, he’s smart enough to recognize that if we are poor, unproductive, weak, then we can’t bulk up others Yeah, that sounds the same, but 0 clearly doesn’t think beyond the moment. Disarming the U. S.? Great idea. Consequences? Huh? Disarmed, our sovereignty handed over to the UN, yippeee! We’ll be just another member-state. Impoverishing America, destroying her economy? Woohoo, shouts 0 and his team–not thinking that an impoverished America will be useless to other nations that he’s deemed deserving of our wealth and ability. A one-time pay-out (or pay back, I guess they see it, for our horrible sin of being a free market capitalistic society) is somehow “the” answer. Uh huh.
Am I, a former resident of Massachusetts and survivor of the Romney governorship, a Romney supporter? Hell to the no. Do I, with my actual experience under Romney’s governorship, think he’d be a better president than 0, hell to the yes!
It really all comes down to how damaging you see 0. If you think, mistakenly, that he’s “just another big government pol,” then sure, Romney looks just the same; however, if you know what 0 has done, what it means, and what it reveals about his true (lack of) “values,” you’ll understand that America cannot survive four more years of 0. We can and will survive four years of Romney. And then, hopefully, we can elect a true conservative. Until then, though, Romney has my vote. The alternative is a true nightmare that this republic may not survive.
So to those still resisting Romney, I ask, do you really want to lose our Republic because you don’t love the alternative to the Republic’s guaranteed destruction?