Thursday, July 05, 2012

ObamaCare: Nothing's Over Until We Say It's Over

We've suffered a defeat, no doubt, when what we thought was an elite front-line unit (John Roberts) proved to have a tremendous vulnerability: Cowardice in the face of battle, which led to a surrender of principles and territory which allowed the tentacles of government to gain greater purchase into every aspect of our lives.

Perhaps it was our own fault, as we put too much of our trust into be-robed & bejeweled personages.  An opportunity to slay the beast with a thrust to the heart was thus missed, and the job of eradication has become that much harder.

Big fucking deal.  We are Americans.  All this means is that we'll have to hack this mutated monster apart limb by limb, beating it back and beating it up until all that is left is a (figure)head.  And when you look the beast in its baneful eye, you will see he is not as tough as he seems, and his aura of invincibility and inevitability is merely a tattered cloak.

Kurt Schlichter at Breitbart rallies the troops:

When a military unit gets hit by the enemy, it doesn’t stop. It doesn’t whine. It assesses the situation, it reorganizes, and it counterattacks.

Let’s assess the situation. Obamacare is constitutional, but only under one waterboarded interpretation of the taxing power. So now Obamacare is officially and forever a tax – and America’s newest liberal icon said so. People hate taxes.

What do the American people think of the decision? The polls don’t show them as particularly impressed by Roberts’s legalistic onanism...

Let’s talk reorganization – except it's less reorganization than reactivation. This is “Tea Party II: The Revenge” ...

All the Tea Party did two years ago was take Obamacare, hang its putrid carcass around the Democrats, and send 60 of them packing off to find real jobs in the biggest Congressional housecleaning since FDR...
In 2010, we were angry and disorganized, but we loved America and had the fire in our bellies. Now we’re infuriated and organized, but we still love America and now we know we are truly fighting for its life...

And let’s assess our opponents. They are the usual Democrat suspects: welfare cheats handed a few bucks to carry protest signs they can barely read, government union losers still limping from the butt kicking we handed them in Wisconsin, aging law students who think we ought to chip in for their diaphragms, Hollywood stars who wonder why the rest of us don’t just eat cake, and an Administration with a track record of failure so complete they think that a 5-4 decision keeping a program Americans hate with a cold fury alive to be Topic A during the coming election is something to celebrate.

Let’s look at the counterattack. Mitt Romney pulled in over $4 million on O-Day. That money didn’t come from those mysterious zillionaires who present such a threat to the country when they contribute to someone who isn’t Obama. They came from regular people, including me....

Ask yourself this question everyday: “What did I do today to boot Obama and his corrupt liberal cronies out of Washington?

But the first step is getting up.

So another guy who spent his life wrapped up in the Washington establishment disappointed us. So we got slugged in the gut. So walk it off. Get up and fight for this country and our Constitution.

Over? Nothing is over until we say it is.

Feel the fire yet?  I do...

Schlicter reminds us of John Belushi's speech in "Animal House".  I prefer Aragorn's speech to his remaining men as he prepared to face the onslaught from the forces of Mordor:

Hold your ground! Hold your ground!

Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers, I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. 
A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.

An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!

By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!

1 comment:

drew458 said...

B+ for Tolkien there. Any author of fantasy ... or even one of good rhetoric ... knows that to make the spell work the magic words have to be repeated 3 times. 4 times or more breaks the spell but drives home the point, but just 2 ... is not enough.

Still, it was better than his drivel in the Paths of the Dead.

A+ for JerseyNut in revving up the troops.