The Next Four Years (and beyond)

Fifty three percent (53%) of my being wants to let this corrupt and incompetent administration and its acolytes in the Congress just go ahead and have their way with this country because that is what the 53% want. It is all about the majority, right?

Even though the Republicans have a small majority in the House that can thwart some harmful legislation, there will be a white-hot push to get the Republicans to "compromise" with the Left so that we can "progress" as a nation. (Remember, Republicans who stick to their principles are called obstructionists, while Democrats who stick to their beliefs are labeled principled.)

At this point in my life, I want to let go and give these brilliant thinkers and their tribal / herd / pack-animal followers the keys to the machine. I guess I am going all "Who is John Galt" in my old age.

I am going to hunker down, grow my business to the extent possible during the expected economic decline and do what I can do to minimize the amount of money that the government removes from my account.

Meanwhile, those that want the easy way and those that want to look like they support like they support the folks (think limousine liberals, jet-setters and rich Californians, Connecticutians (huh?) and Long Islanders) can have their cake and eat it too. My goal is to protect my flank (read assets) while letting the majority continue their slide.

While finishing up this post, I came a cross a simple, but brilliant piece by Kurt Schlichter in It echoes my sentiments, but layers upon it the sense of strategy needed to prevail. Kurt is a reserve Colonel and his strategy and tactics bring out the need for some sort of central command. I just don't see this coalescing in the next four years.

It seems that the biggest debate within the Republican and the conservative camps is what to do about social issues. As I have stated many times before, as a political movement, we MUST jettison these divisive issues from our platform. They have a place outside of the coalition, much the same as raving NASCAR fans will come to blows over who is better: Dale Earnhardt, Jr, or Jeff Gordon (oops, I left out Tony Stewart... don't punch me). After the brawl, they are still raving NASCAR fans who will, as a group, pummel any wine-sipping opera fan that disses discussions about the merits of using restrictor plates.

So, the big question is: if we let the left have their way for four to eight years will there be anything left to come back to and if there is something left, can we fix it?

I don't see that we have much of a choice in the matter, so let's start organizing. (Now, where did I put that Saul Alinsky book???)


Max P said…
The Republican party needs to die and let the Libertarians take over. The Republicans will never jettison social issues. Abortion, in particular, is a litmus test to them and as such no fiscally conservative, socially neutral candidate will ever make it through the primaries. It's time for the rest of us to move on...
The Asterisk said…
Good point, Max. Logistically, it is a tall order. So much power is invested in the two parties and the system, especially the Electoral College is designed to perpetuate the two-party system.

Libertarians have their own version of crazies that they drag along, too. I think we would actually be better off if we adopted coalition-style governments where multiple parties banded together to promote common denominators.

But... it ain't gonna happen in my lifetime.
The Asterisk said…
Listen to Neal Boortz on post-election blame and Libertarians

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