Palin resigned. Did you hear the news? No? Well, where the hell’ve you been, Skippy? Clearly not here at RedState. Sanford screwed up. Probably heard about that, too. But in all the hubbub and handwringing going on regarding 2012 here in RedState, we’re quickly losing focus of something far more pressing: It’s only 2009.
We have a HUGE game still to play, and it’s way too early to start talking about the end of the season. The 2010 election is vital. Not just, “say, you know, it would be super-duper if we got some Republicans in the Legislature again.” No. Vital. As in, “Say, if we don’t get some Conservatives on the Hill in 2010, we can pretty much wave a sad farewell to the Country we know and love.”
Am I overstating the case? Obama runs GM. The House passed a giant enviro-bill that will create new regs and costs for everybody from the “big bad corporations” to the working guy trying to buy a pack of smokes. There are healthcare plans on the docket right now which will effectively gut our current system and pave the way for a single-payer system. Like Canada, but run by the geniuses who brought you Walter Reed. And that’s all inside the First Year. Overstating my case? Sure. How’s that sand taste?
We have one thing we need to focus on right now. One. Putting Conservatives into the Legislature. That’s it. That’s the game we’re playing. Not the 2012 election. We don’t even have a player list for that one. I don’t know who’s going to run in 2012, and I don’t give a damn — and neither should you. Because it is a distraction, and only a distraction.
We have enough problems for 2010 without everybody starting the infighting and loss of focus over Palin, Sanford or whoever else you wanted to draft for the POTUS campaign. This is the one that matters. Here. Now. Get your damned head in the game, or step off the field.