Well, let's see – we've got your baby killers, health care socializers, banking and auto manufacturing extortionists, gun grabbers, free speech censors, envirocultists looking to dismantle or tax away energy production, Federal Reservists printing money about as fast as the government can spend it, government school brainwashers, a Congress looking like a class of ADHD third graders with no teacher in the room, and of course the media hyping a non-existent pandemic for days on end. And that's only a partial list!! By the time the poor blogger/activist/conservative patriot can train his sights on one target, three new ones have popped up. Kind of like tribbles in the old Star Trek episode, except there's nothing remotely cute about this bunch.While it might be comforting to believe it's just collectivists run amok, I am coming to the conclusion that this is more orchestrated than it appears on the surface. This administration knows where it wants to go, and what kind of socialist paradise in America it wants to create, and is using a blitzkrieg of attacks large and small along with skillful media manipulation and distraction to achieve it. In addition to implementing their agenda, they also get a bonus by keeping us reactive and constantly on the defensive. It seems to be working well for them so far, right? While they have had their way on a lot of issues, it might not stay that way for long. Here's why.
I can tell you with great certainty that the Tea Party sentiment has only intensified since April15th. Even the Kansas City Red Star went so far as to devote the top half of page 2 to at least a tepid criticism of Obama's 0.5% “budget cuts”. So far as I can tell, this is the first even semi-critical analysis of the administration since the One appeared on stage at the Democratic Convention of 2004. Congressional Democrats are showing some signs of dissent on a number of Barry's pet projects. I can tell you that my own “Blue Dog” Democrat Congressman is starting to act nervous and defensive like never before, and I suspect there are a lot of others who are getting edgy about their reelection prospects in 2010. Every day more and more Americans are waking up to the fact that this administration is taking them to a place they really don't want to go. While I know several Obama voters who have turned into opponents, I challenge anyone to find me a single person who's gone the other way and now supports him. I'm not at all sure he'd win again if an election were held tomorrow. I know the Obama team is not unaware of some of this, but they've shown such immense hubris so far that I don't think they see the tsunami that's building up out of sight on the ocean floor of the real America.
What I see happening is unbelievable organizing, networking and activism in opposition to any or all of the pathologies listed above. While it seems amorphous and disconnected from a distance, there is an incredible amount of crossover and communication among all freedom lovers regardless of their main issues. In the short term this will greatly pressure vulnerable Democrats and squishy Republicans in Congress to balk at further implementing disasters like cap and trade and nationalized health care. In a little over a year from now it will be a powerful grassroots lobby that will make it impossible for politicians to run away from their voting records just to get reelected, and will empower true limited government candidates to mount challenges by providing communications, manpower and money. Think of it in terms of a vast guerilla resistance movement – hundreds and thousands of small cells across the country all actively fighting the power structure, who can't possibly neutralize more than a few at a time. This makes the collectivists vulnerable because they can only think in terms of organizations, personalities and power, and can't really conceive of or counter a large underground bound together by principles rather than class or party. Make no mistake people, the enemy (and that's how we need to think of them) is ruthless and must be ultimately wiped out. This requires all of us to be determined, vocal and increasingly active, but we have the will to take the country back. As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “We must all hang together, or we shall surely hang separately”. I don't intend to be the one on the wrong end of the rope! Let's roll!
Delegate Mike Watson, A great Legislator
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