Grandstanding, self-indulgence, and pandering are not some of the character traits we look for in our elected representatives, party officials, and civic leaders. That is if you are a Republican, and more important than party affiliation, a conservative. The aforementioned traits are actually considered attributes on the leftist fringes of the leftist Party, that being the Democrats. Our leftist friends and their allies in the press use these traits to shame their opposition, out care their opposition, and most importantly lie and create false narratives about all who don’t systematically bend the cultural and political curves leftward. The left needs grand behavior in the name for a righteous cause. Burning the local Starbucks, or toppling a statue of Robert E. Lee upon his horse in the name of Social Justice is Grand behavior. It’s bat shit crazy, but grand never the less. The self-absorbed and self-indulgent black clad know nothings create turmoil and strife from one cause to the next while left leaning politicians, academics, and celebrities pander to their every request.
Politicians, the media, celebrities and business leaders from all walks of life have become the Bodyguards of Lies.
All of this activity and the attractions that are connected is alluring to many, including some who profess to be Republicans and in some cases even conservatives. Or shall we say, wannabe conservatives?
A perfect illustration of this behavior would be Republican Supervisor Ron Meyer an elected member of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Soon after the incidents in Charlottesville, our Governor Terry McAuliffe like clockwork began the pandering parade. Right on cue, our own Loudoun Chairwoman Democrat Phyllis Randall followed suit with a call for Richmond to allow localities to remove or relocate statutes, plaques and other “offensive” monuments. All of this activity and notoriety was too much for Supervisor Meyer to handle. He was not going to allow Phyllis to capture the flag of compassion in Loudoun County.
Some such as Ron Meyer are being sucked into “caring “by those who don’t care. Being made to apologize for something for which they had little or nothing to do with and shoulder no blame.
Many on our team, in a rush to care, have allowed the creation of a series of false narratives and are willing to jump into the left’s Clown Car, allowing the leftists to parade them around town only to then throw them out on their ass when they have served their purpose.
The level of ignorance and naïveté by some who are supposedly right of center is amazing to me. It is they who allow our opposition to frame the arguments that the left will, in turn, beat us with in an attempt to rewrite history while stacking their sins upon our shoulders.
Democrats erected thousands of statues and plaques in remembrance of Southern Democrats engaged in some form or fashion with the Civil War, and its associated issues such as slavery, Jim Crow, and institutional racism. For decades no one gave a crap about the existence of these monuments. America was moving on, the country was healing. America, as designed by our founders, was self-correcting.
There is a purposeful design for this new found concern, or urge to rip at the scabs of racism in America. Democrats, the growing radical left, and their allies in the press have figured out a way to both erase the Democrats ownership of slavery and racism, while at the same time hang the issues around our neck. It’s actually brilliant. It’s dishonest as hell, but it’s working. It’s working with the assistance of some on our team.They don’t get it, they are too busy agreeing with the left, passing proclamations in support of the obvious while subsidizing the lefts’ dishonesty for short term political gain.Whether motivated by a need to feel good about themselves or stay connected in some way to a certain demographic of American society, they are providing the left political cover as they lie and obfuscate.
I am going to suggest that it is this type of capitulation that got us where we are now. It is recent history to many, if you are old enough to remember. Remember Clinton/Gore as the “Bubba ticket”? There were actual campaign signs – the confederate flag with “Clinton Gore” emblazoned on them. To me this was authentic, the democrats are the party of the confederacy and KKK and Clinton was pandering to his base. The country loved it – they ate it up – hooray for the South! However somewhere post 1992 the democrats starting playing the hardcore “racist” card with republicans, the 1994 mid-term elections brought backlash against Bubba and company and something needed to give. It was at this time that democrats started the full scale war, blaming republicans for every racial tension, societal ill – we didn’t “care”, we didn’t provide enough welfare, seniors were eating cat food – it was all planned. The only intellectually honest democrat was Patrick Moynihan at the time – he deplored the race wars.
Our party never responded properly. Their organized plan worked, the MSM and leftists gave us a label and we did not take it off. We were weak, spineless – afraid to be called the “R” word. Soon every stmt a republican made started with an apology and telling folks how much we cared. 25 years later and people are starting to realize what a HUGE mistake it was for our elected leaders, our civil leaders to DISMISS the premise that we are racist haters. Stop feeding the beast republicans – stop taking the bait. No one is brave to get out in front of an issue with ignorant stmts and zero support. When you are publicly agreeing with Terry McAuliffe, Tim Kaine, Ralph Northam and Mark Herring – you are in trouble. Tim Kaine is so clueless he wants a statue “someone like Pocahontas” in place of Robert E. Lee in Richmond. Yes, he actually said this. It’s utterly embarrassing.
No doubt there were problems before 1992, the lies about Nixon’s “southern strategy” are strange considering LBJ’s quotes on capturing the black vote – all captured on WH tapes. Google it – it will make your skin crawl. Woodrow Wilson was also another 20th century democrat racist, his policies were detrimental and terrible to the fabric of our nation.
And yes, I will admit there are racists in our country. Our party does not own them, they are not “our people”. They exists in many forms and across all parties and ideologies, some follow Marxist doctrine, others morph to expand their base, they are deceptive and manipulative because that is how they survive. They feed on the ignorant, it’s sad and tragic. However – shame on any “party” member or elected official that tells me that I am racist because I am a conservative. If this is your game plan, which is Terry McAuliffe’s game plan, you will be called out. If you pander to these people, you are digging your own grave.
I made a post here that cited good Republican ex-Senator John Danforth’s comments on Trump. They were deleted. In their place is a picture of a bikini-clad woman wearing an Indian headdress reclining on a motorcycle.
Apparently, had I posted a picture of a cat it would have been more appropriate and acceptable. It would’ve taken more space than my comment, which fit in one allotted post. How did that happen?
It is the cat’s fault…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a5e6fe8b1a5991f4465f1058295c68ca02276798730daaed4effaf4799a56f05.jpg
It is not the fault of the cool cat but the fault of the fat cat , the Himalayan cat ( him a laying on his but) and the pussy cat.
Nope. We do not delete posts. I’ll check to see if it got hung up as spam.
Your comment is there, on the article about the rich vs the middle class.
That is an edited, reduced version of the original which I reposted today after seeing last night’s post deleted. I checked last night to be sure it posted, check again in the morning for responses, and it was deleted. I am an old man with limited faculties, but I’m not that bad! Thanks for having me, crotchety as I am.
That model has all the options.
The author has it right, “bat shit crazy!” Could probably use that term to define anyone trying to blame the antics of them leftist fascists on President Trump, too!
Trump is exactly what Republicans are not
By John C. Danforth August 24 at 8:16 PM
John C. Danforth was a Republican U.S. senator from Missouri from 1976 to 1995.
Many have said that President Trump isn’t a Republican. They are correct, but for a reason more fundamental than those usually given. Some focus on Trump’s differences from mainstream GOP policies, but the party is broad enough to embrace different views, and Trump agrees with most Republicans on many issues. Others point to the insults he regularly directs at party members and leaders, but Trump is not the first to promote self above party. The fundamental reason Trump isn’t a Republican is far bigger than words or policies. He stands in opposition to the founding principle of our party — that of a united country.
We are the party of Abraham Lincoln, and our founding principle is our commitment to holding the nation together. This brought us into being just before the Civil War. The first resolution of the platform at
the party’s first national convention states in part that “the union of the States must and shall be preserved.” The issue then was whether we were one nation called the United States or an assortment of sovereign
states, each free to go its own way. Lincoln believed that we were one nation, and he led us in a war to preserve the Union.
That founding principle of the party is also a founding principle of the United States. Even when we were a tiny fraction of our present size and breadth, the framers of our Constitution understood the need for
holding ourselves together, whatever our differences. They created a constitutional structure and a Bill of Rights that would accommodate within one nation all manner of interests and opinions. Americans honor
that principle in the national motto on the presidential seal: “e pluribus unum” — “out of many, one.” Today, the United States is far more diverse than when we were a nation of 3 million people , but the principle remains the same: We are of many different backgrounds, beliefs, races and creeds, and we are one.
The Republican Party has a long history of standing for a united country. Theodore Roosevelt raised up the ordinary people of his day and championed their cause against abusive trusts. Dwight Eisenhower used
the army to integrate a Little Rock high school. George H.W. Bush signed the most important civil rights legislation in more than a quarter-century, a bill authored by Republican senators. George W. Bush stood before Congress and the nation and defended Muslims after 9/11. Our record hasn’t been perfect. When we have pushed the agenda of the Christian right, we have seemed to exclude people who
don’t share our religious beliefs. We have seemed unfriendly to gay Americans. But our long history has been to uphold the dignity of all of God’s people and to build a country welcoming to all.
Now comes Trump, who is exactly what Republicans are not, who is exactly what we have opposed in our 160-year history. We are the party of the Union, and he is the most divisive president in our history. There
hasn’t been a more divisive person in national politics since George Wallace.
It isn’t a matter of occasional asides, or indiscreet slips of the tongue uttered at unguarded moments. Trump is always eager to tell people that they don’t belong here, whether it’s Mexicans, Muslims, transgender
people or another group. His message is, “You are not one of us,” the opposite of “e pluribus unum.” And when he has the opportunity to unite Americans, to inspire us, to call out the most hateful among us, the KKK and the neo-Nazis, he refuses.
To my fellow Republicans: We cannot allow Donald Trump to redefine the Republican Party. That is what he is doing, as long as we give the impression by our silence that his words are our words and his actions
are our actions. We cannot allow that impression to go unchallenged.
As has been true since our beginning, we Republicans are the party of Lincoln, the party of the Union. We believe in our founding principle. We are proud of our illustrious history. We believe that we are an
essential part of present-day American politics. Our country needs a responsibly conservative party. But our party has been corrupted by this hateful man, and it is now in peril.
In honor of our past and in belief in our future, for the sake of our party and our nation, we Republicans must disassociate ourselves from Trump by expressing our opposition to his divisive tactics and by clearly and strongly insisting that he does not represent what it means to be a Republican.