Friday, February 11, 2011

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain

The Ludicrously Obvious Guerrilla War on Conservatives
(c) 2011 by Tom King

Che Gorilla - Leftist Infiltrator
The left would like nothing better than to fracture conservatives into factions. Look at any conservative forum thread on potential candidates for president in 2012. We can't even remotely agree on a leader for the movement at this point.  How do you suppose we can expect to hold out against even a minority when that minority is solidly behind their latest messiah?

We can take a lesson from how they attack us. They viciously go after anyone they think is a potentially articulate and catalyzing conservative leader -- Limbaugh, Beck, Palin for example. They do it well. In the last election, they sold conservatives a bill of goods on Fred Thompson.

"No fire in the belly." was a liberal talking point that they hammered on single-mindedly ad nauseum because, frankly, the idea of Thompson in the oval office frightened them more than any candidate in the list. Then they started the Romney, Huckabee, Guiliani whispering campaigns and we wound up with the candidate they chose for us and handed us our heads in the 2008 election.

The truth is, Fred Thompson's apparent reluctance was his biggest selling point with me. It reminded me of two other reluctant presidents - Washington and Reagan. Both men initially resisted a career in politics and only took it because people convinced them they could do some good. Because Reagan took the job in order to do something good and not because he lusted to be President, the man confounded all his opponents. The slick politicians of the 70s and 80s never did understand what made that man tick.

Now, I know people will feel the need to take shots at me because I suggested Thompson over their pet true believer candidate - Ron Paul, Herman Cain or someone like that, but you don't have to. The infighting about a potential candidate only serves the purposes of the highly focused left. Conservatives will get the candidate the left maneuvers us into taking if we can't stop squabbling over little things and do like Reagan - keep our eyes on the prize.

You can bet the progressives socialists have their eyes on the prize and they are willing to do anything, no matter how repugnant to them, in order to win the power to make this country into their idealized "worker's paradise". Their pundits' and bloggers' sudden recent mass appreciation for Ronald Reagan and how much Obama is like him is proof of that. Some of them had to take massive amounts of dramamine in order to write those blog posts, you can bet. But they do know how to present a solid front.

The work of the propaganda machine is so obvious, but since all the cool people are busily pretending not to notice, we think it impolite to mention it. I am reminded of The Wizard of Oz.....

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

Thank God we have a few brave souls like Beck, Limbaugh, Palin and Hannity, who, like Toto, have the gumption to pull back the curtain to allow us to see what's going on behind there. They pay a heavy price for pointing out what is patently obvious -- someone's messing with us.

Unless cooler heads prevail and conservatives quit chewing on each other and everyone else, we're going to find our movement marginalized. Unfortunately, conservatives don't like stifling anyone's freedom of speech, so we don't discipline our hounds very well.

Don't get me wrong, I still think it's counterproductive, not to mention impolite, to bite the man behind the curtain on his big fat butt, but, unfortunately, some of our less disciplined hounds can't resist a fat haunch.....

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