That I handed out here. Scanning the evening news, I come across this little gem about the GOP's diminishing crew of State Governors.
It seems that they are all going to go with their (D)onk bretheren from the Statehouses, hat in hand, to the Obamawallah and the Peloser and beg for money to balance their budgets.
Isn't that just special? Such solidarity with the Congressional GOP!
Well, they can all kiss my grits. If none of these governors is willing to do what his or her State Constitutions ALL tell them to do, balance the budget within existing revenue, and they must ALL go running to Washington DeeCee to get dollars to tide over their bloated budgets, then we are lost.
It's just that simple, the conservatives have lost. Short of a Clancy-esque destruction of the entire government, nothing can save us now, because when the States call for that "Gimme-Gimme" dance from the bandleader, they will eventually have to pay for the music, and that payment can be nothing else but vastly diminished State's Rights and a busted Constitution.
Incoming RNC Chair Michael Steele has but days to whip these Governors into shape and have them back toeing the small-government line, which is at the very heart of conservative politics.
Meanwhile, the Christian Right has found their White Knight, and it's Rush Limbaugh. When you hitch your wagon to a comedian, don't be surprised if there's little political effectiveness and damn little humor either. MN is about to learn that lesson the hard way.
The future of Conservatism evidently does NOT lie with the GOP, so a "third" party will be necessary to express conservative THOUGHT. Yes, I said "thought", not religious dogma.
That pretty much leaves out everyone except the libertarians.
Now, if the libertarians can hitch THEIR wagon to someone besides losers, sci-fi whackos and tax evaders, maybe there's a chance. Under a libertarian government, I'd have to fight off gangs of doper-bandits, but I have the tools and training to do that, and that fight could be won rather easily. After that, it would be smooth sailing.
Yep, time to look to the Ls. The GOP has abandoned us badly.