Posted on | February 22, 2014 | 24 Comments
It isn’t really that difficult to summarize, people. The country is on the wrong course. Technology is being used to enslave, not liberate. You want liberty, and Progressivism is producing legislation/regulation combinations that look like this, printed out: Once more, with feeling: “managed” liberty is not liberty. So, the GOP is all over liberating us from the clutches of homo bureaucratus, right? No’ so fast. The GOP is also of that ilk, and strangely incapable of putting its leadership where its rhetoric has been. Thus, we see VodkaPundit pointing out that the cause of Statism is far from a lost one this November:
It’s almost enough to make a conservative weep. While Tom rates the chances of a GOP takeover at about 55.4% (with 18 seats in play, compared to Sean’s 17), that’s still within the Democrats’ ability to hold on. Five likely or leaning R races is not a comfortable place to be, even this early on.
But it gets worse.
AK, AR, CO, VA — these should be fairly easy pickings for the Grand Old Party, but the best of them are all tossups at this stage, and Udall as previously mentioned seems likely to win in CO. Cook and Rothenberg each have only four likely or leaning R races, not enough to win control. Sabato is the outlier at six.
The IRS was used to localize and strike a blow at Tea Party leadership, and, well, the voters seem to be accepting it. The GOP elite, more interested in power than actually backing up the party platform, seems strangely comfortable with all of this. Managing a diminishing piece of the pie seems easier than expanding the pie to include those not read in to the overall Statist plan.
I’ve typically fallen on the side of those advocating working to reform the GOP from within, but perhaps a re-assessment is in order.