Diary

Our first rodeo?

The one thing we Republicans have in common with Canadians is that we are great at complaining but not so great at doing anything about our plight. The latest complaint is over [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] and a gaggle of other Senators voting for Loretta Lynch.

Look, my fellow conservatives, we voted these charlatans back into office. Did we not know who these people were? This shouldn’t be our first rodeo.

It’s not an easy choice I know. We want to beat these people cleanly, fair and square, but they don’t let us. Thad Chochran and Mississippi come to mind. So if we are going to defeat them we have to do it ugly. If we are not willing to do that then we need to stop complaining when they do things we don’t like. We knew they were snakes and that’s what snakes do. They bite.

We keep being told when the time comes that we need them.  I’ve asked this before and I will ask this again: What for?  This is not a rhetorical question. If we are going to elect these people again and again someone needs to come up with a better reason than fear of the other side getting elected. I just don’t see how they’re any different—except maybe that they act like they are going to the right thing only to pull rug from under us at the last minute.

Also, we need to think about who is telling us that we need them. This wisdom always seems to be coming from the likes of Karl Rove. What’s Rove’s track record on being right? Not so great the last time I checked. Furthermore, I have never known him to have the base’s best interests at heart. It always appears he is invested in deceiving us.

Eric made a great point in his diary dealing with Walmart about consciously sidelining ourselves. Like he said about Walmart, we too have no obligation to help Boehner, or McConnell, or Lindsay Graham. I always like to throw my support to people who reciprocate my kindness. So far I have not seen that happen.

Again I understand our reluctance to play dirty. But if we are not willing to do what is necessary to get these people out of office then let’s not act shocked when they govern against our will. We’ve not only been fooled once, twice, but thrice.