A brilliant comment cited by Mike Hendrix this morning. The link he provides goes to Daily Pundit and the quote is in the comments. For those of you who might still fantasize that Romney is the last chance to turn things around, Billy Hollis disabuses us of that notion. Romney is a patsy, meant to take the blame when all of Obama’s policies implode about halfway into Romney’s first term.
Much of the Gentry GOP is made up of gutless pussies who are afraid that if they behave like Democrats…”
Politically, they do behave a lot like Democrats, supporting most of the same assumptions about government. But psychologically, it’s much worse than that. They act exactly the way Democrats want them to act.
Psychologically, they don’t act like Democrats at all. They act like beat down sheep. They are too cowardly to symetrically use the brutal tactics that the Democrats use against them or even to condemn or punish those tactics in any meaningful way. That cheerfully cast themselves in the role of Democrats’ b!tches.
They’re also too craven to intimidate the press the way the Democrats do. Or to be uncivil whenever the circumstances require it to point out reality. They are so cowed they actually believe their “we’re better than that” rationalization.
I lost all respect for the Gentry GOP years ago, and realized they would never ever get us where we must go to avoid the coming meltdown. As such, I give them no support at all. I am completely apathetic to their losses.
To those who would tell how I must get in line because of the disaster of four more years of Obama, I counter that, if the meltdown is surely coming, I want the responsibility for it to be grasped by even “moderate”, ignorant fools. My greatest fear of a Romney presidency is that a major financial meltdown comes on his watch (as a result of Obama’s contribution to the debt mountain), and clueless moderates then assess the resulting blame mostly or entirely on Republicans, putting the Democrats back in place to convert the wreckage into the permanent, irrevocable socialist state they so desire.
The Democrats might as well have called up central casting and said “Send us a scapegoat. He needs to be a rich guy from a Republican family. It would help if he has an odd religion that people associate with conservatism. He should have a stay-at-home wife, and a bunch of kids to make fun of. But make sure that even though he has the markers of conservatism that he won’t actually do anything of consequence to roll back those wonderful policies we’ve spent decades putting in place. That way, he won’t really do anything, but if anything goes wrong, we’ll be able to blame it all on those whackjob Republicans and conservatives.”
Man, did they get what they needed in Romney.
Are the collectivists that smart? I doubt it, but then they don’t have to be. Romney won’t reverse course or tell they truth. Things could certainly work out precisely as described.
From The Reb: http://www.washingtonreb.com/