No More “Go Along to Get Along”

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July 13, 2012 by falcon7204

The following is my opinion, bolstered by nothing more than observational evidence.

The Republican Party is on the verge of losing this 2012 Presidential election.

Why do I say that? I say that because there are still too many so-called “conservatives” out there willing to “move to the middle” in order to “foster a more constructive dialogue” between the right and left. And nothing could be less constructive.

As we’ve seen in well-documented examples, the Left in this country is interested in only one thing: control. Controlling the narrative, controlling the legislative process (or in many cases, subverting or circumventing it), controlling the economy, controlling the American citizenry. And it appears to me as though many on the Right are only interested in avoiding a fight.

Take, for example, the recent Supreme Court ruling that the individual mandate section of Obamacare is not really a penalty (and thus, unconstitutional), but instead a tax, allowed under the Constitution’s clause regarding taxation. While that opinion is a stretch (and beyond the scope of this rant), what really gets to me is the reaction from the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney – or at least from his advisors and TV talking heads. Instead of hammering back about such issues as taxation without representation, the unconstitutionality of the entire law, the flip-flopping boneless chicken that is our Chief Justice, the Romney camp simply said, yep, it’s not a tax, all right – and let it go at that.

This kind of mentality – this “go along to get along” mindset – disgusts me.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war. This war is not being fought with guns and bombs, but it’s being fought with words and ideas, and we – the American people – are losing badly. We are allowing the Left in this country to dictate the terms of engagement. When someone makes a comment about one of the President’s policies, he or she is branded a racist. And then the commenter shuts up? Really? It’s as if we’ve taken a left to the chin and, instead of coming back with a flurry of hits to the midsection to weaken and soften up our opponent, we slink back to our corner, ready to stick our glass jaw out there again.

We are too afraid of “offending” anyone. Perhaps there are some on the Right who are willing and able to take the fight directly to the enemy (Rep. Allen West for example), but the vast majority of the comments I read seem to indicate that, once a Leftist starts calling names and spouting useless talking points, the argument is over. And nothing could be further from the truth.

This is not about avoiding hurting someone’s feelings, or “taking the high road,” or being seen as “better than they are.” This is about taking back America. And no amount of pussyfooting around is going to get that done.

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