It’s a shame that we have to spend at least as much time watching ‘our side’ as we do the DeMarxists and the White House cabal. Yes, it is a shame, but if we think that a little thing like a historic power shift changes anything for some of these folks, we’d better guess again.
Unfortunately, as we’ve shown, vacuuming up pork is not a domain reserved for the Democrats. There are some of the elite ‘establishment’ Republicans who are not going to be willing to give up what they see as their prerogatives. These are the ones who should have listened to what the country was saying. If they paid attention it was only long enough to hitch a ride on the tail of the meteoric rise of the American Patriot movement. They were mouthing the right words, but there were some of us that were on the sarcastic side of suspicious.
We’ve since been proven unhappily correct, watching the antics of a few like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. All I guess that goes to prove is that they performed exactly as expected. I don’t know why we should act surprised. It does point out the the necessity of watching our ‘own’ as much as we watch the multiplicity of enemies who threaten our nation… from within or without.
There will be no compromise on liberty. There will be no accommodation on the conservative principles that swept us to office. The American people spoke in no uncertain terms. We want fiscal restraint and low tax rates to encourage business and new hiring. We want Obamacare repealed… repealed is not spelled ‘repaired’, either.
We want our borders controlled and the bad guys inside our country tracked down and rooted out. We want a military free of social engineering and politically correct policy detrimental to combat readiness and efficiency.
But through it all, our eyes will be on you!
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010