James Simpson of the examiner.com has some words of warning for the Republicans after the “Massachusetts miracle”.
He is right on the money.
This election is a game changer. Make no mistake about it. Not only is the U.S. Senate in play for Republicans in November, but so is the House of Representatives, state legislatures and governor’s mansions. Last night, Sarah Palin said to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News “We just witnessed a wicked political pivot… This is a tidal wave sweeping the country…” She is right.
Now, Republicans have an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. We have seen it time and again and that is a real danger here. So let me tell you what this victory is not. It is not about getting Republicans a seat at the Democrat table. Let me repeat that.
This election is not about getting Republicans a seat at the Democrat table.
If nothing else has become clear over the past year, Republicans have to have at least realized this: Democrats don’t share. Any effort to use this victory to give Republicans a better “negotiating position” on Democrat-sponsored bills will simply make it easier for Democrats to pursue their reckless agenda, only now they will have “bipartisan” support. Come November, voter contempt for Republicans will be as palpable as it is now for Democrats. Republicans will lose.
Going along to get along is out. Compromise is out. And if Republicans don’t get it they will be repeating the mistakes that put them back into the minority in the first place.
The reason We The People are in open revolt is because we finally clearly recognize that the entire Democrat agenda is willfully destructive. Republicans need to get this through their heads. We are not merely dealing with a Party of “opposing views.” We are dealing with an international movement that will destroy our Republic by snatching our freedoms, our wealth and our independence, with the ultimate goal of, as Barack Obama said, “fundamentally transforming” our Constitutional Republic into a socialist dictatorship.
Republicans have no excuse to be supporting or even compromising with that agenda. Their job should be prevent Democrats from imposing this nation-wrecking agenda, while convincingly articulating their reasons for doing so and offering superior alternatives.
Massachusetts was not a Republican victory. It was a victory for Scott Brown, his supporters, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Party movement and millions of patriotic Americans.
If Scott Brown had played by the normal Republican rule book, he’d have been toast.
By standing against Obamacare and Democrat security laxness, he pulled off a stunning upset.
If the Republicans can return to their roots and humbly embrace their betters from the Tea Party movement and the patriotic re-surgence, they will win big time in the mid term elections.
If they think they are still calling the shots and refuse to learn the lessons of the last year, they will be further sidelined.
American liberty is at stake here-which ultimately means Western liberty.
As the late great Republican Barry Goldwater once said “Extremism in the case of liberty is no vice”
Now is not the time for compromise.
Now is the time to go for the jugular.