Diary

"If you have to say you are, you aren't."

The Great Margaret Thatcher is quoted as saying, “Power is like being a lady, if you have to say you are, you aren’t.”

Margaret Thatcher is one of those people you do not have to describe when it comes to conservatism.  You would never say, Conservative Margaret Thatcher for instance.  She just is.

So to paraphrase her, “Being a conservative is like being a lady, if you have to say you are, you aren’t.”

The most laughable moments in debates and mailings coming from the Allen campaign in the race for Michigan’s First District, are the number of times Allen says he’s a conservative.  He does not start a sentence without saying, “Well, as a conservative Republican….”  Or, “My conservative background…” Or, “Conservative Jason Allen has a proven conservative record….” Or, “Vote for conservative Republican ….”  You get my point.

He uses buzzwords constantly and it is so obvious that he doesn’t even realize he is doing it anymore.  He’s my state Senator, and he has always done this, and it is very condescending and ungrateful of him.

Since Obama was elected, a whole heck of a lot of us are really paying attention to politics now, and reading, listening, researching, and some of the funniest attempts at gaining votes comes from the Republican Party.

Hey, I’m a Republican, but as Angelo M. Codevilla writes, I would be described as of the country class, and Allen would be described as part of the ruling class, an establishment Republican.  “Moreover, 2009-10 establishment Republicans sought only to modify the government’s agenda while showing eagerness to join the Democrats in new grand schemes, if only they were allowed to. … The Republican Party did not disparage the ruling class, because most of its officials are or would like to be part of it,” writes Codevilla.

So, Allen is definitely a ruling class member of Michigan, and he would not be part of the party of no in US Congress. He would be part of a “coalition” to “reach out” in a “bipartisan” manner to “hear from all sides,” the “issues” that most pertain to the “wise interpretation” of the “manifest encapsulation” of “comprehensive overhaul” and “reform,” blah blah blah.

He’s not interested in the district he seeks to represent, he’s not even aware that we are being attacked from within by our own government.  He’s not comfortable with the tea party movement, and he’s not interested in fighting the Obama agenda.

His campaign slogan describes it best, “All in for Allen.”