I am watching the back and forth between Drew M and Charles C. W. Cook and I think to myself, who cares?! Both of you are right and both of you are wrong. And for the same reason, you both don't get it: It doesn't matter anymore.
Charles C. W. Cook is right that McConnell and Boehner has been the voices of reason, but he is wrong for they are the wrong kind of reason. They would make great leaders in congress, if only we had a Republican President. They would also be conservative, as long as he/she was conservative as well.
Drew is right in that playing brinkmenship is wrong if you are not going to follow through, but he is wrong to suggest McConnell likes raising the Debt Limit AND thinking Cruz is our savior.
No one can save us. Drew once said it himself:
America isn't a conservative country anymore and hasn't been for a while. Yes, you can point to lots of surveys that show people identify themselves as conservatives and they even say government should be doing fewer things.
The fact is, a conservative country doesn't "accidentally" elect Barack Obama twice. It doesn't continue to send Democrats to the Senate who voted for ObamaCare...
People want the ever expanding welfare state, they simply don't want to have to pay for it. They are happy to pretend they can "ask the rich to pay a little more" (it won't work) or to pile on debt for some generation to be born later to pay for it. What they are very clear about in their votes is... "don't you dare touch my "free" stuff".
One foundation of conservatism is to see the world as it is, imperfections and all, and not the way we wish it to be. Unless we can admit the reality of the country we are living in, Let It Burn makes no sense.
If you think we're just one or two tactical moves and a great candidate away from political victory, you're not in the Let It Burn camp.
For someone who defined a movement, he sure did seem to have abandon it wholesale.
And for the both of you, it really doesn't matter. One only has to have a basic understanding of what is happening in China, Russia, and the EU to realized that it doesn't matter. Even if we can resuce ourselves, and I don't see that happening any time soon, they are all on the brink of collapse. Everyone is on a slow burn. It is not a question of IF, but WHEN.
I mean, just look at Venezuela. If they are dumb enough sheep to keep electing those socialists into power, then what chance do we have here?
I don't agree with everything in Atlas Shrugged, but I agree there is a time to give up. Nothing we say or do will change a thing. I maybe rooting for Scott Walker, but I honestly think it doesn't matters in the long run. I will not end up like Eddie Willers, banging fruitlessly on a broken system trying to make it work.
Let me end with a pox on both the Establishment who got us into this mess, and to the libertarian Tea Party who think they are our saviors.