Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New sheriff is coming to town

It becomes apparent with each passing day that GOP has an excellent opportunity to take over the House and considerably change the situation in the Senate in the 2010 elections. What should be the republican message in the coming weeks and months? I believe the most popular feeling these days is a general disgust with Washington, DC and the government establishment. The Tea Party movement is clearly on the rise, and each day that Obama is trying to push through Congress a very unpopular health care bill, the public is getting more and more upset. The republicans should not simply sit while Obama is jumping of the precipice - it's time for them to start a campaign of intimidation.

Recently, the mainstream media decided that the core problem with Obama agenda was his "professorial style". If you can believe it, media thinks that Obama is way too nice. One CNN operative recently appealed to Obama to "channel your inner Al Capone and go gangsta against your foes." But any reality-based commentator would counter this peculiar proposal with an obvious observation that Obama was never a "nice guy", and he behaved as a street hoodlum his entire first year in office, and he only got worse in his second year .

It is no accident that Obama's political style was named after the city of his political birth - Chicago - a city known for its lawlessness and corruption. Only recently, Illinois governor and president's close friend Rod Blagojevich was caught in the middle of running an open store on Obama's senatorial seat. One can only imagine what kind of corruption was prevalent in the White House during the first year of Barry's administration, when Obama and his friends controlled both chambers of Congress and the entire federal apparatus, while the media openly proclaimed that he was a god (literally!). But times are a-changing, and it is expected that in January 2011, the republicans will triumphantly move into Congress and put an end to this spectacle. And if you can believe it -  even the media is far more skeptical of the president.

It's clear that the White House has a lot of reasons to panic - since some of its closest allies may soon be forced to move to a very special housing complex - the federal penitentiary. Whatever was secret during the last two years will become very much public. But they are not the only ones that are in danger. What the Republicans must quietly whisper to the Democrat congress-persons is that any deals that "blue dogs" make now with the Obama administration in exchange for passing the health care bill will become public in 2011, and that Republicans will not shy away from using Congressional hearings to hunt down and punish anyone who broke the law in 2009-2010. Whatever Obama is offering to the Democrats will soon become worthless, and all his threats are kids' games compared to what Republicans will do to them in 2011.

And just so that the Democrats could understand the weight of these predictions - they should be reminded that the horrifying Tea Party people who shouted them down in the hot summer of 2009 will now be interrogating them in the Congressional hearings, and the Democrats will have to answer their questions under oath. If the Democrats were scared by the unruly town-halls in 2009, the amount of popular fury in summer 2010 will be far worse if they tumble before Obama's threats and vote for the health care bill. If anything, the power of the anti-corruption movement will be growing in this year, and only massive auto-da-fé of liberal politicians will satisfy the public quest for blood.

Any Democrat voting for the health care bill should realize that while it may satisfy he personal political inclinations - he will very possibly pay with his own head for this. His entire life will be analyzed by people who hate him, he will have close to zero chance of earning money in the private sector, and he will have to publicly testify under oath in front of the Congressional committee. And if he thinks that Ramh Emmanuel will keep the secret deals private - he should once and for all realize that the naked ballerina herself may be in a tad of trouble. While Ramh is known for being a tough liberal enforcer - it's far from obvious that he will hold up to a tough questioning under oath in Congress. It's also unclear how much dirt can be found on him - from his days as an executive at Freddie Mack to his short but very profitable career in finance. The same people that he cursed and kicked while he was climbing up the political ladder are now waiting for him. And who says Ramh won't switch his allegiance when his own butt is in danger? Are Chicago politicians known for their blind loyalty?

Last but not least, we should not discard the possible leaks from the FBI, military and the CIA - the three organizations which are clearly unhappy with the administration run by former communists, hippies and subversives. The amount of dirt that may come out in the next year will probably be astounding, particularly if Republicans indicate that they are willing to use all the means necessary to clean up the house.

The Tea Party Movement must get absolute guarantees from the Republican Party that it will not squander this God send opportunity to defend the country and punish the corruption so prevalent in the Democrat Party. And every Democrat must be put on notice that his every action is watched by a lot of very pissed off citizens, who will vote against liberals, and who will support the candidates that will investigate any and all possible criminal acts and any actions that have a whiff of impropriety.

As for president Obama - he may try to channel his inner Al Capone, but he better hurry because the new sheriff is arriving in town in January 2011, and he is mighty pissed.


either orr said...

Well spoken, sir.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Alex! I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work!

I think that the most important task for Repablicans is not to lose the support of their conservative base represented by the Tea Party movement. The candidates running for seats in Congress and Senate must resonate with the conservative idea. We don't need any "moderate" type repablicans willing to compromise with dems. The only thing dems can offer is sosialism. And American people have made it very clear -- they don't want it. In any form. And they have my respect for that. (I was born in Soviet Union, so I know what I am talking about.)

Hyphenated American said...


Yap, these are my thoughts exactly. We don't need any "moderate", "middle of the road" republicans. Your post reminded me of a good old story, involving Thatcher and Hayek...

"In February 1975 Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the British Conservative Party. During Thatcher's only visit to the Conservative Research Department in the summer of 1975, a speaker had prepared a paper on why the "middle way" was the pragmatic path the Conservative Party should take, avoiding the extremes of left and right. Before he had finished, Thatcher "reached into her briefcase and took out a book. It was Friedrich von Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty. Interrupting our pragmatist, she held the book up for all of us to see. 'This', she said sternly, 'is what we believe', and banged Hayek down on the table".