Litmus paper does not make a solution alkaline or acidic, it merely reveals such in the solution. Christine O’Donnell doesn’t make a person a RINO or a conservative, but a person’s reaction to her candidacy reveals a lot about where they really are on the political scale.
Look at the shitstorm that has erupted over the primary election in a little state that nobody cares about in the fight over who will temporarily hold down Joe Biden’s son’s seat. You thought Karl Rove was conservative? Karl Rove is acting as if it were Armageddon and as if O’Donnell is the Anti-Christ. You thought the yahoos at Hot Air were conservative? Observe the public trashing of O’Donnell, disguised with a little fruit of the whine (“she’s unnnnnnnEEEEEEEEEElectable!”). The frat boys at NRO chimed in, “He’s not so liberal”! Powerline chimed in, “She’s not perfect so vote for the RINO!”
Steady boys, steady! They’ve been saying the same things about conservatives since at least 1976 when Reagan lost in the primaries to Gerald Ford. Reagan, all the pompous asses told us, was too conservative to win the general election. Ford’s primary win brought us the Jimmy Carter “malaise years.” Reagan beat the next RINO candidate, Bush I, and went on to win in a landslide twice. The pompous asses were wrong.
The same pompous asses who said that Scozzafava would make a fine Congresswoman–just before she showed her true colors and supported the Democrat. The same pompous asses who supported support Charlie Crist in Florida. And Murkowski. Those pompous asses always oppose the conservative candidates. They always have a sophisticated sounding reason. They opposed Reagan. They can’t help it. That’s who they are. That’s why they oppose Mike Castle in Idaho. And Joe Miller in Alaska. And Rand Paul in Kentucky. And J.D. Hayworth in Arizona. And Marco Rubio in Florida.
Don’t look now my conservative brethren, but the Republican party is infested with the enemy. Oh, they’ll tell you to your face that they support the conservative cause. Give them your money, they’ll say, and they’ll support conservative candidates for you, as they siphon money to their RINO buddies. When their RINO buddies lose, they either endorse the Democrat opponent (Scozzafava), run as an “independent” (Crist) or try to run as a write-in candidate or curry favor with Libertarian Party or as a write-in candidate (Murkowski). But one thing pompous asses will never do is support the conservative candidate.
Carl Rove’s uncharacteristic rant against O’Donnell is a Toto- pulling-back-the-curtain moment. Observe closely, Dear Conservative Brethren. This is how they really feel. They know more than the great un-washed who is and who isn’t fit for governing. And you better damn well listen to them or they will throw a hissy fit and quit and take their ball home. Or join the other team.
This is who they are. They are liberals who have somewhat more moderate positions than actual liberals. But they are cut from the same cloth. They have no morals, no scruples, no principles. They use conservatives the way liberals use blacks, single women, the uneducated, the mindless and other assorted miss-fit groups to get elected.
When a real conservative gets elected to actual office, do they support him? They try to change him, give him some of the inside the beltway boozing and schmoozing. And ever notice how they treat Sen. Jim DeMint? He’s treated as a pariah in the Senate. They couldn’t change him so they try to marginalize him, and they shun him.
We are at war for our country. Unfortunately, we cannot trust some of those in the trenches beside us. They don’t really want us to win. They want us and the liberals to all kill each other so that they can pick up the pieces and have a liberal-lite form of government. Don’t trust them. And don’t turn your backs on them or you might get a bayonet in the back.