Bennett The First.
We’re not talking about some monarchic ascension here, we’re talking about Bennett, the first of the DeMarxist casualties for 2010. It is the harbinger of things to come. The landscape for Democrats isn’t looking all that promising, and Bob Bennett is just the first to fall to the ire of Conservative Republicans and Independents who feel that he turned his back on the Conservatives.
He cannot, regardless of what he says, claim that he was not warned. Citizens and Patriots, by the hundreds of thousands, have repeatedly told him, and others like him, to stand up for freedom and conservative principles. I recall writing such warnings in this column numerous times.
Bob Bennett betrayed his constituents and his party by voting for the Wall Street bailout. His favorite hobby was pork hunting, something which did not endear him to Utah’s strong conservative electorate. Bob Bennett didn’t even make it to the primaries and was voted out of office by the Utah State GOP. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, are you listening? Oh, and don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of company… from both sides of the aisle.
The severity of the recession and the socialist assault on our economy and our country has forged a new breed of young, aggressive conservative activists on virtually every level of American politics. It’s a wonderful thing to see. Likewise, the number of solid, level-headed conservative kids that are managing to come out of those poison factories that we call our public school systems. Conservative student groups are growing in strength and making inroads on our college and university campuses.
Super high fives to those students up in Napa, California who fought back and ultimately won the right to wear their American flag ‘T’ shirts. It took nerve to show up with those shirts on when the atmosphere at school was so racially charged. It took courage to stand up in the face of the administration.
People everywhere in this country are making their voices heard. The left can no longer control the message and the dialogue of the American political tapestry. We no longer allow the left’s outrageous claims to go unanswered and the speed of the internet ensures that the reporting is usually done in minutes.
We are in the huge groundswell that is the new conservative revolution. It’s up to every single one of us to see it succeed. There aren’t any other options.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010