Approximately the last third of my life has been lived out in the shadow of September 11th 2001. What I thought I knew and what I believed about this country seems like a different world from today. And the biggest change is how I feel about George W. Bush and the people he led. I thought he was one of us or at least I thought he was on our side. Looking back, I see that believing that was the biggest mistake of my life as an American citizen. Bush was the one we trusted and he used that trust to destroy us. He handed us over to our enemies and they cut our throats. Bush then Obama.
Afghanistan is the exemplar to point out the betrayal. America was reeling from the 9-11 attacks and Bush said he would revenge us. We gave him whatever he asked for and we supported him in everything he did. And after all the dead and wounded Americans and the waste of trillions of dollars what was the plan that they executed? Bush was trying to make Afghanistan into a country safe for transgender Muslims.
The bitterness of this pill is hard to exaggerate. Creating a global progressive nirvana on the corpse of our nation was their plan. He sent our sons and brothers to die in those hellholes while his policies sent our jobs and industries to China. And his judicial appointments set the stage for gay marriage and transgender rights and every other betrayal imaginable. And the cost of the wars hollowed out our economy and set the stage for the financial crash in 2008. And all of this misery ensured that Obama would happen. And he finished what was left to do.
What Afghanistan is to me is a reminder and an object lesson. The lesson is that the establishment Republicans cannot be trusted at all. They despise us and they only use us to provide them with the privileges that their positions provide. Labels like conservative and Christian don’t mean anything. Words don’t mean anything. The only thing that means anything is results. We need our country back and that means there is an enormous amount of work to do.
If we find a man who can get things done and plays straight with us, we should follow him. But no blind faith. Trust but verify. Don’t follow the flag. Don’t listen to the pretty speeches. No bipartisan nonsense, no reaching across the aisle. No talk of the conservative case for gay marriage or transgender special forces or gun control. No excuses, no extenuating circumstances, no nonsense. Produce results and we’ll let you collect your fee. Do a good enough job and we’ll name a bridge or a highway after you. Fail us and we’ll drop you like yesterday’s garbage.
And if your name is Bush and you want someone to fight a war go fight it yourself. You’ve killed off enough Americans to last your family until the end of time.
An Arizona Republican State Senator who voted against an election reform bill is booed off stage by people sick and tired of RINOs. Very enjoyable to watch. We need this times a thousand times. Force the RINOs to work for a living.
Oh no! Slate says if we kick Liz Cheney out of the Republican Party we’ll never win again! What we gonna do?
I love these brilliant studies that show that that a third of a fifth of republican voters who don’t want to see Cheney kicked to the curb might vote for a Democrat in 2022. What kind of a spineless loser do you have to be to be scared by that prospect? Good! If we have to win with Liz Cheney I’d rather go somewhere else where the people aren’t pusillanimous worms. Let’s call Cheney the canary in the mine. If the voters still think she’s on the Right then we deserve to lose anyway. Do we need to take political strategy advice from Slate?
Only read the linked article if you have strong stomach. What’s next? The Return of JEB! ?
In a move sure to sadden every NeverTrumper out there Liz Cheney was ousted from her cushy position as Republican House Conference Chaircritter. I assume she will have to give up the prestigious, spacious digs that the leadership critters get and instead be dropped into GenPop with the rest of the animals inhabiting Congress. Now she’ll have to learn to make a shiv and use it to fight for cigarettes and position in the slop line at lunch. Well, she looks pretty tough. She’ll survive and even thrive. Kinzinger will become her toady and she can always become a snitch for Warden Pelosi.
Some have speculated that she may switch sides and become a Democrat. Sure why not?
Anyway, the countdown begins for her ouster in the Wyoming Republican Primary sometime next year. Bye, bye Liz.
So, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stated pretty openly that at a Republican House Conference being held this week he will allow Liz Cheney to be replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik. Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve heard nothing but bad things about Stefanik. She’s just another Congress critter that cares nothing about me or you. But she knows which side her bread is buttered on and that Donald Trump is the one handing out the butter. So, she’ll keep her mouth shut and not help the Democrats when they’re going after our side.
To me, the only thing that makes any of this interesting is that I am a great adherent of the concept of the vendetta. Basically, it’s a genetic and cultural predisposition. The idea of just revenge or even spite is one of my primary motivations nowadays.
I’m of the opinion that we are not likely to prevail over the progressives in the federal elections ever again. But what we can do is punish the quislings who got us here. People like Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski are our enemies. They have damaged this country and will continue to do so for as long as they are allowed to represent us. Kicking them out of office is a sacred duty but more than that, it is a schadenfreudian delight. Since they’re not technically Democrats they aren’t going to be offered the sinecures that get handed out to friends of the Deep State. Liz will have to settle for a spot on a crappy neo-con think tank and maybe some face time on CNN. Lisa Murkowski will be forced to become a deck swab on an Alaskan king crab trawler. And Mitt Romney will become a male model for dental implant commercials. And that is as it should be. These are terrible people. Discomfiting them is a good thing. And if I get a good laugh when it happens that’s just karma doing its job.
I’m under no illusions that we have the votes that will be needed to beat the Democrats at the ballot box. They have already shown that they will commit massive fraud to get their way. Until we are willing to say no to their unconstitutional tyranny, we will continue to lose ground in the culture wars and everywhere else.
But at least, at the very bare minimum, we must not let traitors and grifters give away our votes in the halls of Washington. George Bush I, George Bush II, John McCain, Mitt Romney and if they’d had their way, JEB! Bush were who we were given to be our representatives in the White House. They were supposed to be conservatives. It only takes a cursory look at their records to know that not only weren’t they conservatives, they don’t even know what conservative means.
I think the House conference meeting is Wednesday. If it’s on CSPAN I’ll make a point to watch it live. I’ll pop some corn. It should be wonderful. And next year when all ten of the house reps who voted to impeach President Trump, are up for re-election I’ll be watching to see how they do in their primaries. If they lose in their primaries, I’m not particularly interested in whether the Republicans retain the seat. I mean, it would be nice but as I said I don’t think we’ll vote our way out of this. But just knowing that these clowns will have to get jobs will bring a smile to my face. And it will be good for our politics. Who knows? Maybe someday the Republicans will become known as the formerly stupid party.
I skipped small timers like most of the house reps who voted for impeachment and guys like Jeb! and some of the small time hoodlums who showed up in the White House cabinet positions. But if I missed someone good feel free to pick “other” and add him in in the comments. Pick the creepiest low down skunk of the bunch. I tell you it’s not an easy pick. McCain, Romney, Ryan. It’s real close.
Update: The people have spoken. Mitt Romney is, hands down, the the most despised Republican. Quite an honor.
So the Republican Congressmen took a vote on kicking Liz Cheney out of her leadership position. The result was, “Just 61 Republicans voted to remove Cheney from her post, while 145 voted for her to stay in a vote by secret ballot.”
So the House Republicans are just as useless as the rest of the Republican establishment. Well good. Too bad it was a secret ballot. An open vote would make it that much easier to primary the rest of these rats. I hope that whoever is serious about rebuilding a party that would represent Free America will make a point of primarying Cheney and McCarthy next year.
But honestly, other than as an amusing form of revenge, thinking about the Republicans is just another waste of everyone’s time. What are they other than more cogs in the same machine that perpetuates the obvious lies that we all are fed day and night by American Pravda. Let the Left do its worst. When the humiliation and anger get extreme enough people will be forced to make a choice. Give in, leave or fight back. Fold, Flee or Fight.
According to an article in the Federalist House Minority Leader McCarthy has to decide tomorrow whether he will save Liz Cheney from a majority of Republican House members that want to kick her out of her leadership job. It should be a very telling moment. Political hacks are very hesitant to turn on other political hacks at the leadership level. It’s basically unheard of. If in fact McCarthy sacrifices Cheney then to my mind that means that Donald Trump effectively runs the Republican Party.
Cheney made noises like Nancy Pelosi in blaming the Capitol incursion on President Trump. She has enraged the Wyoming electorate and it is a pretty safe bet that she will get the heave-ho in 2022. But this is a great test to see just how much the congress-critters understand about their status with the voters. If McCarthy protects Cheney I would not be surprised to see him primaried out of office in 2022 also.
At this point the Republican Congressmen and Senators are as useless as testicles on Mitt Romney. The only way they can hope to maintain the support of the voters is if they demonstrate at every turn an understanding of the mood of the conservative voters. And one thing the conservative voters are not in the mood for is neocons attacking Donald Trump while he is speaking the truth about the stolen elections.
The only useful thing that the elections can do at this point is to allow us to fire RINOs. First action should be all ten of the reps who voted for impeachment. After that we’ll have to go through the list of Senators. Some are easy. Murkowski, Romney and Sasse are three of the five senators who voted against Rand Paul’s resolution against the impeachment. They should be easy. The other two Collins and Toomey aren’t actionable. Collins just got re-elected and in six years she will be two hundred years old and automatically turned into an historical landmark. Toomey is retiring and besides since he is in Pennsylvania honest voting is a meaningless concept.
Now all of this is strictly for sweet revenge. These rats should be punished as soon as possible and they should never be allowed to run for dog catcher after this. But just to be clear, the real political action that needs to be taken will have to be at the state level. All conservative leaders need to coordinate actions across the length and breadth of red state America coming up with actions that can protect their citizens against Dementia Joe and the rest of the evil trolls. Any red state with a blue city should work out a strategy to criminalize the Antifa activity to such an extent that all of those cretins will be sent to the big-house for the rest of their lives. And policies should be formulated to punish the Big Tech companies that discriminate against their citizens. And they can drop the hammer on the schools and college that proselytize their children.
These are where the real politics will take place. But firing RINOs will be a nice diversion in the meantime.
It’s a Reuters link so don’t click it if you don’t want to give them the business but the nonsense is so hilarious. Here are the highlights.
Dozens of Republicans in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the party, dismayed by a failure of many elected Republicans to disown Donald Trump after his false claims of election fraud sparked a deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol last month.
Oh no! What are we gonna do without these traitors? My guess is this is their pathetic signal to the Biden administration that they are available to work in his swamp. But I’m guessing he has plenty of far leftwing whackos to inhabit the environs of the State and other departments.
“If it continues to be the party of Trump, many of us are not going back,” Rosario Marin, a former Treasurer of the U.S. under Bush, told Reuters. “Unless the Senate convicts him, and rids themselves of the Trump cancer, many of us will not be going back to vote for Republican leaders.”
They’re not coming back? Oh if only we were so lucky. Wherever and whenever the Right comes back into power these useless leeches will crawl back onto it to suck the blood out of it. The beauty of being out of power is that we can see exactly which congress-critters cozy up to the Left. Primary them. If the RINO wins the primary then vote in the Democrat in the general election. It’s better to have the Democrat than a traitor. Once we’ve eliminated them we can try to put good people in. But the same rule goes from now on. If someone prefers the Democrat agenda replace him in the next round. Very simple.
The ZMan often makes the distinction between what he calls the Dissident Right and everyone else by the analogy of a river crossing. So, if you’ve come around to the opinions of the Dissident Right then you’ve crossed that river and from the vantage point of the other side everything looks different.
And in a lot of ways, I’ve made that crossing. I no longer see any hope of wresting control of the United States from the Leftists. They hold all the levers of power and short of military force they will not relinquish them even to legitimate voting majorities. The only thing that separates me from the dissidents is their belief that some kind of racial apartheid is necessary to prevent the madness of progressivism from ruining life. I don’t see how that follows. I still think that a color-blind approach to people is the correct one. Human beings are all different but one standard allows everyone the ability to achieve their own personal best. I’ve always known that there are people who are smarter and more-hard working than I am. And I do not envy them whatever additional success that provides them. And by the same token there are plenty of people who will be less successful than I am. I feel no guilt about what that means for them. I do think that there is a natural desire to help the less fortunate. What I reject is the idea that we owe the less gifted some kind of blackmail so that they won’t accuse us of conspiring against them.
So, from the point of view of the Dissident Right I’m still on the other side of the river but from my point of view I’ve run out of faith in the United States of America. As far as I’m concerned it only exists in the minds of the non-leftists who remember what it stood for. The reality is the post-America we live in, where Dementia Joe occupies the White House bunker and Nancy Pelosi is installed behind the razor wire of the Capitol.
Now that I’ve finished my preamble, I’ll talk about the ZMan’s post. It’s called “The Decoupling.” And by that he means that people who have crossed the river slowly lose interest in the political theater going on in Washington and the other power centers. They no longer see it as anything other than as a distraction that is meant to keep the masses occupied with whatever the latest outrage they want to inflict on us is. Will they allow gays in the military? Will they legalize gay marriage? Will they allow the looters to burn down our cities? Will they allow men into women’s bathrooms? Will they give citizenship to 60 million illegal aliens?
And to the extent that you’ve given up on the concept of the United States you do stop caring about any of this. When Marco Rubio sends me an e-mail telling me I have to send him a hundred bucks so that he can cry on the floor of the Senate about something that he is upset about, I delete it and block his e-mail account. If Kevin McCarthy e-mails me to say he’s organizing a brilliant strategy to retake the House that includes giving the leadership spots to RINOs I delete his e-mail and block his e-mail account. But if Representative Biedermann tell me about Texit and that other states are thinking about the same thing now he’s got my attention. I’ll e-mail him and ask if I can help.
I’ve disconnected from the theater. If someone has a plan to do something real, I’m interested. So, I haven’t completely shut down my reception. I’ve just tuned out the noise.