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Is Dr. Melissa Going Just A Little Easy On The GOP?

Posted on | February 18, 2012 | 15 Comments

by Smitty

I submit that Dr. Melissa Clouthier is going a tad too easy on the GOP here:

. . .I never see the GOP pondering their really bad choices in politicians that had money but had little charisma, political deftness or policy intelligence. See also: Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, and Linda McMahon. And that’s just three of them. Many bad candidates put forth by the GOP got trounced in the primaries by these Tea Party candidates because the candidates stunk so badly.
GOP apologists also don’t seem to remember what prompted the Tea Party to begin with: The Bailouts. TARP (something I was on the fence about, myself, but eventually came out against on the principle that everything the government touches turns to poo), GM bailouts, the stimulus and the gnawing anger that Republicans left their values behind with the creation of things like Medicare Part D and the Department of Homeland Security (two things that infuriated me at the time).
The Republican party leadership left their party planks and so people who actually believe in smaller government, in personal liberty, in freedom, left the GOP.
The sense that the government is doing too much for too many for little or not return; the sense that the government is piling up debt for a future generation enslaving them and their children horrified average people who decided to become politically involved and joined the Tea Party.
Anyone who is a third generation Christian knows the joy and dismay being around a new convert. It’s wonderful to see their wonder, love and affection for God and His word. It’s a little disconcerting to see scriptures distorted and extreme behavior in the name of zealotry.

The GOP (with a break for Ronald Reagan) has been just as sold out to Progress as the Democrats for the last century. The party planks had become a joke. The GOP has gerrymandered our culture with the Democrats in exchange for creating a Ruling Class. One can nearly see where the Democrats had a point, calling the GOP hypocritical for showing affinity with the Tea Parties.

But there is a substantial difference between the proffered example of recent converts to a religious faith of whatever sort, and that of the Tea Partiers to the GOP. If you’re a new student of math, nothing in the Arithmetic->Algebra->Calculus->Differential Equations progression contradicts what came before it. New material elaborates, generalizes and embellishes: it never says “Remember the part where we said you can’t divide by zero? Watch us ‘quantitatively ease’ that denominator to nothing.”

Thus, while I accept that I don’t know every Supreme Court decision by which the Tenth Amendment has been sodomized to hellnavigated about in a nuanced fashion, I don’t really feel it necessary, for these Ruling Class idiots of either party have abdicated any authority through what is very clearly malfeasance.

Our under-aged or dry readers, are encouraged to use unsweetened ice tea in lieu of whiskey if you wish to check the math in this clip:

Thus, Dr. Melissa, “The Tea Party Is Killing The Republican Party And Therefore America” seems more of an act of mercy, if you wish to allow the GOP has life remaining. PROGRESSIVISM DELENDA EST.


15 Responses to “Is Dr. Melissa Going Just A Little Easy On The GOP?”

  1. EBL
    February 18th, 2012 @ 10:06 am  Mark Steyn explains why we are so screwed…and not in a good way.  h/t Instapundit.

  2. Wendy
    February 18th, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Yes, but SHORT SKIRTS!!!!11q!!!!1!


  3. smitty
    February 18th, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    And a loooooooong

  4. EBL
    February 18th, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Thanks Mark Steyn for ruining my weekend.   I just wanted to have a waffle. 

  5. EBL
    February 18th, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Vodkapundit noted Stacy on this subject!  

  6. DaveO
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I’m all for short skirts, and Tina Korbe or most women wearing them. It’s one of the more important issues of the day.

  7. DaveO
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    The saying of the 80s and 90s was a question: what’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats? Answer: none.

    The TEA Party presents the first viable solution to the 2-party-1-political-philosophy rule.

    I also get Dr Clouthier’s analogy of a new Xtian, but she’s got it a bit twisted. It’s more like a brand new Xtian who finds him/herself in a mosque, not among other Xtians who understand.

  8. Adjoran
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    It is difficult to take anyone seriously who believes there is no difference between Justices Sotamayor and Thomas.  But if there is no difference between the parties, how can there be?

  9. The Cob
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Third generation Christians are highly likely to stray from the core teachings of Jesus in favor of more progressive doctrines. Newly converted “zealots” are very helpful in keeping an entire congregation honest.

  10. Wombat_socho
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

     Mmmm, delicious Cake.

  11. richard mcenroe
    February 18th, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    That was NOT a short skirt, you H8ER!

    It was a VERY WIDE belt.

  12. smitty
    February 18th, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    Of course there are differences, but I’d love to hear Thomas speak on what he’d do with a truly free hand.

  13. smitty
    February 18th, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    An excellent point, that.

  14. Quartermaster
    February 18th, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    I expect my kids to live in a Post USA world. I don’t see the country holding together. 

    In 1860, when the south started seceding, there was willingness to let them go, until the Confed Gov fell into Lincoln’s Sumter trap. The two sections were united. This time around, there is a true centrifugal influence, and we may see an actual civil war. 

    With or without a civil war, I doubt the country stays together.

  15. Quartermaster
    February 18th, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    Indeed. A growing movement rarely goes back on its founding principles. It’s when the movement reaches its natural saturation point, and growth levels off, you start getting the heretics. The Methodist Church used to be the largest denomination in the country with over 8 million members in 1890. Now it’s a battleground between the heretics and the true believers. 

    We started see that among Southern Baptists in the late 60s, and the divisions are increasing with the introduction of the young restless and Calvinist.  The SBC peaked at a bit over 18 million, and has decreased to somewhere in the region of 16 million now.

    Even the NAE is having second thoughts about liberalism.