Sunday, December 20, 2009

Enough and more than enough

Stacy McCain brings news of the vile slander committed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse against Republicans (and, by extension, everyone who opposes the Senate’s power grab-masquerading-as-health-care-reform). Here’s a sample of Whitehouse’s inflammatory speech:
History cautions us of the excesses to which these malignant, vindictive passions can ultimately lead. Tumbrils have rolled through taunting crowds, broken glass has sparkled in darkened streets. Strange fruit has hung from Southern trees. Even this great institution of government that we share has cowered before a tail-gunner waving secret lists…
There can be no compromise, no negotiation, no comity, no assumption of good faith by Republicans in their future dealings with the Democratic Party’s left wing (and considering how the so-called blue dogs were bought off with lucre and sweetheart deals for their constituents, any contrast between the left wing of the party and its “center” represents a distinction without a difference).

Our strategy should be to unite behind candidates who pledge to repeal this monstrous legislation and to break the power of the federal octopus that is within reach of delivering us into the clutches of a socialist bureaucracy. This is not the America that the voters wanted, the foolhardy vote for Obama and Democratic “moderates” by many citizens notwithstanding. This is the America of hardline statists for whom any actual improvement in health care quality and coverage is a matter of indifference. The whole point of “health care reform” is about enlarging the power of the state at the expense of the freedom of the individual. It is Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi making decisions for us because they have decided that we cannot be trusted to make the “correct” decisions ourselves. And it will not stop with health care.

Who will be content to live in the dystopia created by these grave-diggers of liberty? Once the precedent has been established that the federal government has the right to do absolutely anything, whose property – and life, for that matter – is truly safe? We are currently involved in an ideological civil war – what Ed Driscoll and others have referred to as a “cold civil war” – and the sooner we admit it, the sooner we can dispense with the notion that what we are seeing is business as usual, and that we can blithely go about our lives ignoring the ramifications of the decisions being made in Washington by a combination of hard-core leftists acting in concert with centrist quislings.

The votes we cast in 2010 and 2012 are likely to be the most important we will cast in our lifetimes.


JeffS said...

Whitehouse's comment are beneath contempt. The Democrats have ripped off their masks, and are being the thugs they've always were.

I dropped a line to my senators, expressing my disgust with this cretin, and with the entire healthcare "reform" crap sandwich. But I don't hold out much hope for them listening to me -- Murray and Cantwell toe the party line.

smitty1e said...

With some sympathy for the devil, the Democrats behave like fascists because the Federal government has been given too much power.

Swapping out the names on the office doors may buy some time, but only de-fanging the Fed can seriously help to avoid collapse.

Mr. Bingley said...

Yep, we need to vote in some Independents who will pare back the government.
A lot.

richard mcenroe said...

Well, our great bipartisan leader John McCain has already surrendered, so we have to face the fact that the GOP isn't going to do it for us.

It's time and past time for the current leadership of the RNC, the NRSC and the NRCC to step down. We need a 'war cabinet', not a parcel of elected time servers looking only to protect their own rice bowls.

TW: Semon: the breakfast drink of moderate Democrats, bipartisan Republicans and Atlantic Bloggers

kc said...

smitty's right - changing the names on the doors won't help a helluva lot. There really is little difference - I LOVE Paco's phrase "distinction without a difference." Same goes for MOST of Your Elected Officials in the Senate and House - you can call 'em blue dog Dems or commies, you can call 'em Independents, you can call 'em Republicans. Richard pointed out there ain't a frog-hair of a difference between any of 'em - they're there to get for theirs, get re-elected so they can get more, and Country and Constitution be damned.

Not that this is recent. It's a fact that at the national level, true independent, best for the Nation, Constitution-based thought is unelectable.

Bob Belvedere said...

Quoted from and Linked to at: THESE DAYS
It's Time To ROC 'N' ROLL:
Restore Our Constitution & Restore Our Lost Liberties

PS: I hope you don't mind, Paco, but I quoted you at length because you expressed it so well.

PSS: Mrs. B. and I watched They Drive By Night on Saturday and thought of Det. Paco.

Paco said...

Bob: You may quote me in full or in part. Whatever helps to strengthen and expand the doctrine of paquismo.