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This Patton Clip May Or May Not Be Something You Need

Posted on | January 25, 2012 | 26 Comments

by Smitty

In the following scene, the hard-nosed spirit of American Exceptionalism offers a bit of needed calibration to the Tea Partier:

This post may not be for you, but it may be for someone you know. There seems to be a lot of angst these days about this or that candidate, and can they beat #OccupyResoluteDesk in November.

Shag all that.

  1. Barack is a tool. By which I mean: no one political figure is the problem. BHO, in particular, is not worthy of your emotion. The real problem, in 2012 and beyond, is the crying attitude in the clip above. Progressivism has been a government tissue distribution program, intent on reducing Americans to dependent crybabies.
  2. The candidates all suck. Guess what: they’re human. This November is an election, for heaven’s sake, not a soteriological quest. If it seems like the President is that important, this over-importance itself is the issue. We sure could use a man like Calvin Coolidge again. But we may need a ‘Patton touch’ to help us find our inner, individual President.
  3. We’ve partied like rock stars, and the hangover follows. I don’t do wallowing in guilt too well. It’s not like I feel personally bad about the realities of the cratered economy. What we have to know, unlike Mitch Daniels, is that the social safety net was never a federal task and has become a mirage. The 10th Amendment has to be respected, and the states have to pick up the tab. And if you say the states can’t, then you need to ask why. A lucid analysis will help get you past your sobbing soldier scene.
  4. The bad guys laugh when we cry. The Ruling Class hopes for nothing more than the dissipation of the 2010 Tea Party energy. The self-appointed Progressive elite don’t really want you asking too many hahrd questions. They want you moaning in the small child fashion, and looking to DC for your next handout.
  5. A good chunk of the population is too far gone. Just as Moses had to walk through two generations of Israelites in Sinai to weed out the weepers, we are going to have to spend a significant number of election cycles to spare our children a tragic fate:Is that a comfortable realization? No. I would that all Americans were thinking rationally. Empirically, one in five still, unexpectedly, approve of #OccupyResoluteDesk. “They’s some men you just cain’t reach.” But hopefully this post reaches some.

And, no, I am not making some general justification of physical abuse here. Somebody crying little twit is likely to misread this post. I’m saying that, occasionally, we all need a wakeup call.


26 Responses to “This Patton Clip May Or May Not Be Something You Need”

  1. ltw
    January 25th, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Interesting that the Allied invasion was named ‘Overlord’.  Seems appropriate.

  2. dr kill
    January 25th, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    Dude, that Moses analogy is so true.  I’m digging on the Old Testament. That forgiveness shit is for pussies. I’m getting my Jew on, baby!1!!!!!

  3. smitty
    January 25th, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    Um, no, forgiveness is something wonderful.

  4. DAN
    January 25th, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    Don’t know too much on why that particular name was selected.

    The overall code name for the reduction of Japan was codename: “Downfall,” which kind of makes sense.

    Response in order:

    1} Yes, the Pres is a jerk, but he is also a symptom of a much deeper pathology;

    2} Yes, again, the candidates are human, and our efforts to hold Santorum and Gingrich to impossible levels of perfection only leaves us more than likely to have to put up with Romney, who is and would be a disaster;

    3} A certain level of provision is going to always be provided, this country isn’t going back those days of her founding, that’s just recognizing existing political gravities;

    4} Yes, the elites, and our own Republican elites just as much as any, despise us conservatives, absolutely despise us, and most have entered a post-Christian, post-American mindset, which we’re now seeing increasingly spill out openly into the public square, ——————— there’s a lot more of that headed our way; and

    5} Yes, a good chunk is already well gone, ———– Black America is captive to a mantra of “keeping it real,” wherein black school children who actually pursue educational excellence get ridiculed and bullied by their peers, the examples of what’s occurring in Black America are too numerous to mention.

    Does the base need a wake up call?

    Not really.

    We’re not the ones trying to ram Romney down the throat of Uncle Sam.  That would be the clueless elites.

  5. Mahtomedi
    January 25th, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    “Just as Moses had to walk through two generations of Israelites to weed out the weepers…”

    So also  do we have the Baby Boomers (apologies to Stacy) to ‘weed out’.

    The Boomers are like a bowling ball moving through an Anaconda.  Painful, but soon to enter the colon of history where they can be , alas, shit  out.  Only then will Recovery become possible. 

  6. richard mcenroe
    January 25th, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    I don’t need to be slapped into the fight. I’ve been in the fight while Newt and Romney were still playing footsie with our nation’s enemies. I need leaders who won’t yell charge and the run to the rear and sell my ammo and rations to the enemy.

  7. Denverwindowwashing
    January 26th, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    J. Lord amply demonstrated Newt is exceptional. 

    Not because of his daddy.

    That scares most all.

    Chips, gonna fall.

  8. Denverwindowwashing
    January 26th, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    “Reagan put his arm around the young Georgia Congressman and said in his typically gentle fashion, “Well, some things you’re just going to have to do after I’m gone.'”- J. Lord A. Spectator Jan. 24th “Reagan’s Young Lieutenant”

    For now, even if Reagan put his arm around Mitt’s daddy, Newt is the revolutionary Reaganite in this, our, quest.

  9. John Klepper
    January 26th, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    “Reagan put his arm around the young Georgia Congressman and said in his typically gentle fashion, “Well, some things you’re just going to have to do after I’m gone.'”- J. Lord A. Spectator Jan. 24th “Reagan’s Young Lieutenant”

    For now, even if Reagan put his arm around Mitt’s daddy, Newt is the revolutionary Reaganite in this, our, quest.

  10. John Klepper
    January 26th, 2012 @ 12:51 am
  11. Adjoran
    January 26th, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    Ah, a new Newtie!  Welcome!

    It’s so nice there’s a candidate the immoral, unethical, backstabbing, adulterous, and dishonest folks out there can identify with – there are so many of you.

  12. K-Bob
    January 26th, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    Percussive maintenance is always worth a try.

    As I just wrote elsewhere, our quest here is a lot like picking diamonds.  When you finally decide to buy one, you don’t just stick your hand in the diamond barrel and take out the first one you can grab.  You’ll be wanting a microscope.

    This year, the incumbent is like a lump of clay. With feet of. That doesn’t mean we want a lump of clay to fight him with.  We  have diamonds, but we still want the best one.

    After we make our selection, the SCOAMFOTUS still has to run against his own miserable record.

  13. ThePaganTemple
    January 26th, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    You’re brainwashed Smitty into believing the lie the establishment wants you to peddle. The one that says THEY are our “generals”, in this case, and WE THE PEOPLE are their fucking foot soldiers. No, by God its the other way around, and its up to GENERAL TEA-PARTIER to deliver a resounding slap in the face to the god damn motherfucking cowardly PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENT PUKE RINO.

    Anytime they cowardly and cravenly cringe they do so by trying to shirk their duty. They don’t want to fight the god fight, they want to use a cowardly tactic and fall back on a Daniels, or a Jeb Bush, or a Chris Christie. Anytime they do that, we need to slap them in the face, and more. A good hard kick in the ass is what they really need.

    I still want to know who decided to give Mitt Romney the prime speaking slot in the form of a “prebuttal” to the SOTU. Who makes these god damn decisions. Fuck this shit, I’m thinking seriously about turning my blog into a pro-Obama blog and blogging and campaigning for him. I can’t take this fucking shit any more.

  14. smitty
    January 26th, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Request you re-read the post after some rest, as you may have headed off 180 degrees away from where I had been headed on the post.

  15. ThePaganTemple
    January 26th, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    Yeah, we should support a candidate who seems to be a good family man, one who appears to be blessed with a faithful, devoted and loving wife and, say for example, two charming little daughters.

  16. ThePaganTemple
    January 26th, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    Will do, but in the meantime don’t forget, its the people who are the supposed to be in charge and its the politicians who are supposed to be the “public servants”. We’ve given them too much damn power, and its their mangy asses who need a slap, not the Tea Party.

  17. smitty
    January 26th, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    That was where I was going in #2. Patton represents, not a GOP pooh-bah, but the spirit of the Founders, as used here.
    Point is, if we’re supposed to be in charge, let’s get out of the funk and be in charge.

  18. ThePaganTemple
    January 26th, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    We can’t. Not as long as the GOP establishment keeps us twisted into all kinds of pretzel shapes to justify supporting gun control freaks like Christie, or other RINOs like Jeb Bush, or Daniels, etc.

    Who in the hell does Poppa Bush think he is, endorsing Mitt Romney? Shouldn’t a former President stay above the fray and render his support for whoever the eventual nominee is?

    Even more to the point, who in the hell decided it was appropriate to give Mitt Romney such a prime speaking slot as “prebuttal” to the SOTU?

    Do you think maybe this was determined way back when there was an assumption that he would have the nomination all sewed up by now? So when was this decided? By who? The RNC? The heads of the major networks? Let’s assume for the sake of argument it wasn’t the Koch Brothers.

    More importantly, why in the hell am I the only one asking these questions?

  19. ThePaganTemple
    January 26th, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    I agree. Let’s forgive Obama for all the evil he’s done, and to demonstrate our forgiveness, we should do what God expects us to do. We should wipe the slate clean in our minds as though the sins never happened (just like God does when he takes you into heaven) and give Obama another four years.

  20. Bob Belvedere
    January 26th, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Don’t be too sure: the Boomers have had their hands on the subsequent generations, a good number of whom are totally unarmed mentally and spiritually.

    One hopes that the 2×4 upside their heads that is inevitable will be enough to cure them of their Soma addictions.

  21. Bob Belvedere
    January 26th, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Well put.

    L’audace, l’audace, toujours de l’audace!

  22. Bob Belvedere
    January 26th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    Mrs. Palin has a lot of Georgie in her.

    Considering his strong belief in reincarnation…just sayin’.

    So as through a glass, and darkly
    The age long strife I see
    Where I fought in many guises,
    Many names, – but always me.

  23. Anonymous
    January 26th, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    No, we should support Mittster, who has held several positions… diametrically opposed and at the same time, mind….

  24. richard mcenroe
    January 26th, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Newt’s a liar and you’re a sucker:

    “the Reagan administration has failed, is failing, and without a dramatic change in strategy will continue to fail… President Reagan is clearly failing.’The burden of this failure frankly must be placed first on Ronald Reagan” — Newt Gingrich

    “…’the most dangerous summit for the West since Adolf Hitler met with Neville Chamberlain in 1938 in Munich.” — Newt Gingrich on Reagan meeting Gorbachev

    Newt Badmouths Reagan in  1988:

  25. richard mcenroe
    January 26th, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I liked it when Patton scared the crap out of Michael Moore in An American Carol…

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