The Republicans are S.O.L.
With all this talk about the sequester, and with Obama apparently wanting to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of income tax in America by giving us more of it, I’m finding myself pretty close to giving up. It’s just way too hard to make sense of any of this. The inmates are actually running the asylum.
I was listening to a local radio broadcast today. It’s actually the Nate Shelman show – which I usually find at least minimally entertaining – but, today it was being hosted by another guy (didn’t catch his name). He started in on the sequester, and how Republicans can’t get their message across (the same mantra that all the conservative talk shows have been repeating lately), and it got me to thinking and wondering. Why are they quite obviously losing ground?
Well, it seems pretty obvious to me at this point. They have no chance in the current political climate, and may never have a chance again -ever. It’s obvious. The liberals, and the left, have built themselves an impervious voting block of people who want nothing to do with Republican values. It’s as simple as that.
With close to 50% of the country on the public dole, and with them enchanted with the idea of having Big Brother taking care of their every need, what can the Republicans (and conservatives in general) possibly offer them? Opportunity? They don’t want opportunity – it comes with risk. Freedom? Nope, then they have to be responsible. Deregulation and lack of government intrusion? Well, maybe the druggies would like to be left alone, but the rest apparently think the nanny state knows best. Economic freedom? Ha! In their minds that means, “sure, I’ll take free stuff!”.
I recall another talk radio host from a few years who called himself the “Black Avenger”. Ken Hamblin was his name, and exposing liberals was his game. He always said slavery was alive and well in America – slavery to the government’s liberal agendas and the welfare state in general. Unfortunately, back then when he talked about it, the “slaves” (welfare recipients) had no power – simply because they didn’t vote. Who had the time when you were standing in line waiting for your welfare check and food stamps and other government subsidies?
That has all changed now. We weren’t watching closely enough. Under the guise of efficiency and empathy, we let the “slaves” get state issued debit cards and automatic deposit of their welfare checks, and now the left has a grateful voting block that will cater to their every whim – because the “slaves” see great benefit in voting for their slave masters rather than against them.
We then let the state raise the bar to the point where they started assimilating (like the Borg) more and more members into their “club” of government dependence. These new members were previously on “the bubble” – not willing or inclined to accept government help, but not really feeling included the middle class. Removing the stigma of being on the dole made it much easier to join the “new poor”. Result: the new left-leaning voting block.
It was brilliant, really. While the right was handing out tax cuts, and assuming everyone shared their economic and political philosophies, the left was wooing the disenfranchised individuals who “couldn’t quite make it” in the previously Republican world. Wow.
So, what can be done? At this point, I don’t see a solution.
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- Angela West “Why the Democrats virtually own the African American voting block and how deep the reasons run”(allenwestrepublic.com)
- Buried history(lsnewsgroup.com)