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The People’s Wrath, Part Deux [UPDATE: WE WON!]

Sometimes a single image from a film can make a thousand impressions. You know, like the shower scene from “Psycho”.

Another was the trailing image of “Santa Fe Trail” a perfectly awful movie of Jeb Stuart (Errol Flynn) and George Custer (Ronald Reagan) trying to round up John Brown, the radical abolitionist, (Raymond Massey) at Harper’s Ferry.

Brown had run a reign a terror through Kansas all in the name of ending slavery, then was captured and hung. During the Civil War he then became one of its theme songs, “John Brown’s body lies a moulderin’ in the grave”. Then in 1929 Stephen Vincent Benet wrote a book-sized poem which is considered to be on the finest pieces of American literature ever written. I have it.

But in that final scene what I saw was a wild-eyed man standing tall against a back-lit sky, a Bible clutched in his right hand, his left hand out-stretched to heaven, his white hair blowing wildly in the wind, as if to claim “Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord”. At 12, John Brown was my Freddie Kruger, a madman much to be feared, not honored.

But you have admit, in these times, John Brown had sand, and I can understand, if not forgive, men like Eric Rudolph. I’ve spoken to a lot of old people the past two years who wish they could as much as go on Jack Bailey’s old TV show, just to be voted Avenging Angel for a Day. I understand that sentiment too, for there’s some people I’d sure like to sit down and have a little chat with, with a Saint in front of my name, and wings on my shoulder.
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The first would be Bob Bennett.

From my vengeful side, I’d like to hang his head on a pike at the entrance to the Senate Office Building, with the inscription, “Go and sin no more.” But then I thought, what if Gabriel’s on duty that day instead of Michael? Gabriel wouldn’t do that. He’d be more apt to just sit the end of Bob’s bed and scare the bejeezus out of him.

Yeah, that’s better, anyway. especially since there are a whole lot more “greetings cards” we could send that way. Besides, St Michael isn’t Vlad the Impaler, and he doesn’t bother with pipsqueaks.

You know where this is going.

I’m mad as hell, as are a million more of you, for you’ve been led to believe you only thought you won anything November 2. We won a big election, our guys aren’t even in office yet, and the media is already saying that the Tea Parties had been snookered. RINO’s Republicans and “elitist” faux-conservatives have come out from under cover, just as I predicted when Christine O’Donnell got the Tea Party nod in Delaware. I told you then that they, and the media, in unison, if not in common purpose, had to go all in in making sure Christine lost, for if she lost, then they could declare victory in their own minds. She did and they have.

I just got off the phone with one of my Vinnie & Augie cricket batsmen, who says they’ve (his buddies) already decided not to vote for any more Republicans. I asked why. “This vote, dammit!” he yelled. I tried to quietly tell him that no, the guys we voted in haven’t even been sworn in yet. “Then who, then?”

Who, indeed.

The Omnibus Bill

To be sure, all but five US senators have asked for earmarks in the upcoming Omnibus Bill, which must be voted on by Friday in order to become law. It is unconstitutional I might add (in my opinion, since I’m not a judge), and in that I find more discomfort than knowing that Ruling Class Republican and Democrats, who we already know to be mangy dogs, are cashing in as usual. They think the game will be the same. They think they will be able to control the game. I told you during the campaign that for two years Lisa Murkowski gets to pretend pretend to be a queen bee. (Drop it, Joe Miller, she stole it fair it square. We’ll take it from here.) After that, she gets a broom closet and a phone. The same for Scott Brown. He owes RedState for almost everything, but as sure as we brought him into this world, we can take him out. (Cliff Huxtable). He’ll be lucky to survive a primary if he goes along with this Omnibus Bill. (I promise, see below.)

The Omnibus Bill also establishes all of next year’s budget, from a Congress that will largely be gone next year, and has many other hidden bombshells which no one will ever know about until after the bill has been passed. We’ve been down this road before, or can you remember Obamacare, March, 2010?

While I agree that a lot of Tea Party voters moved into this last election with a little-pie-in-the-sky expectations, what they’ve lacked in political insight might just be made up, in spades, with just plain old ill tempers.

We need to make this known now.

The Democrats, top to bottom have asked for roughly 75% of earmarks by volume, and 90% by dollar amounts in this new Omnibus Bill. Several billion. Below are the their requests.

Republicans

Grassley (R-IA) 86
Bond (R-MO) 78
Bennett (R-UT) 76
Voinovich (R-OH) 68
Hutchison (R-TX) 63
Collins (R-ME) 57
Murkowski (R-AK) 55
Vitter (R-LA) 48
Cornyn (R-TX) 45
Snowe (R-ME) 44
Chambliss (R-GA) 42
Crapo (R-ID) 41
Risch (R-ID) 41
Brownback (R-KS) 39

Burr (R-NC) 38

Roberts (R-KS) 35
McConnell (R-KY) 35
Shelby (R-AL) 32
Inhofe (R-OK) 32
Alexander (R-TN) 30
Lugar (R-IN) 29
Graham (R-SC) 27
Thune (R-SD) 26
Isakson (R-GA) 24
Sessions (R-AL) 21
Bunning (R-KY) 21
Ensign (R-NV) 20
Gregg (R-NH) 13
Barrasso (R-WY) 4
Enzi (R-WY) 3
Corker (R-TN) 1
Brown (R-MA) 1

Democrats

Murray (D-WA) 172
Harkin (D-IA) 152
Reid (D-NV) 129
Menendez (D-NJ) 123
Feinstein (D-CA) 121
Lautenberg (D-NJ) 120
Lincoln (D-AR) 114
Inouye (D-HI) 113
Schumer (D-NY) 106
Johnson (D-SD) 105
Landrieu (D-LA) 104
Specter (D-PA) 103
Pryor (D-AR) 96
Levin (D-MI) 93
Stabenow (D-MI) 91
Boxer (D-CA) 90
Brown (D-OH) 87
Durbin (D-IL) 86
Bingaman (D-NM) 86
Akaka (D-HI) 83
Wyden (D-OR) 83
Cardin (D-MD) 79
Merkley (D-OR) 79
Gillibrand (D-NY) 79
Casey (D-PA) 76
Udall (D-NM) 73
Reed (D-RI) 70
Kerry (D-MA) 69
Cantwell (D-WA) 69
Hagan (D-NC) 69
Klobuchar (D-MN) 68
Rockefeller (D-WV) 67
Dodd (D-CT) 66
Mikulski (D-MD) 65
Tester (D-MT) 65
Lieberman (ID-CT) 64
Baucus (D-MT) 62
Dorgan (D-ND) 60
Warner (D-VA) 60
Webb (D-VA) 58
Franken (D-MN) 58
Leahy (D-VT) 56
Whitehouse (D-RI) 55
Kohl (D-WI) 54
Conrad (D-ND) 52
Nelson (D-FL) 43
Bennet (D-CO) 40
Carper (D-DE) 39
Begich (D-AK) 37
Sanders (I-VT) 33
Shaheen (D-NH) 32
Udall (D-CO) 30
Nelson (D-NE) 23
Bayh (D-IN) 1

Besides Bennett, there are other departing GOP senators in that list, Voinovich, a little pixillated anyway, Kit Bond, Jim Bunning, Judd Gregg, and quite a few more we’re just chomping at the bit to send packing in 2012-2014. Erick Erickson offered up quite a list of good GOP targets for primary challenges last month. Just watch this vote for early indicators.

It’s the departing GOP, plus the ‘usual suspects’, the Maine Blueberries, and Scott Brown who very well can make this Omnibus travesty become law, plus a feckless House leadership who really hasn’t a clue what to do when the Senate acts unconstitutionally.

Gentlemen, just what part of “pitchfork” do you not understand? (A note  to the freshmen.)

Although most of the GOP senators have indeed listed their earmarks for public notice, they can still vote “no” to the omnibus package. Their history of not caving in at the last moment is not very comforting, in part due to those usual suspects, who will probably hold out, plus at least a couple of the retiring senators, and of course, the one bootee, the inestimable Mssr Bennett.

A solid GOP bloc vote defeats Reid…and defeats this entire Democrat ploy, which isn’t just about a parting shot of a trillion dollars, and isn’t even a final in-your-face to show the new GOP leadership they can still play better politics and hard-ball, especially the game of “Blink” better than Republicans…but to show the entire country, especially the Tea Parties…that all those who eventually vote “Aye” on this measure are just as low-down and corrupt as the Dems are, only, they will sell out their country for far fewer pieces of silver than most gold-toothed Democrats require.

Because Bob Bennett was shown the door by his own party, and has chosen to partake of this theft out of spite and malice, of love of party, even state, and heaven forbid, God and country, I think Gabriel should make an example for the rest, by sending them, through Bennett, this greeting card.

Tell Bob that he will be a man without a state. Indeed, a man without a country, and will do well to retire of the protection of one of the new Latin American dictators. Sao Paulo is nice. Security is expensive, ask any ex-pat drug lord, but life is good.

There they won’t throw rotten eggs at him as he drives by. There, they won’t hang him in effigy. But neither will be ever be able just to go down to the corner 7-11 to buy a Slurpee. But there, he will have to make an entirely new set of friends. (I have always hated that these crooks could escape the final judgment of the people as millionaires with that snarky little “I gotcha” grin Harry Reid always has, so now stay up nights just to think of ways to make Harry Reid’s millions spend as poorly as the guy who stole the Mona Lisa, then couldn’t fence it….because he couldn’t provide any provenance. (Proof of authenticity.)

Then I’d like to make sure every swinging standing member of Congress understands that is what is in store for them. You can run but you can’t hide, and hell, you can’t even enjoy your money. You will be dogged by a committed, dedicated, and eternal committee of cricketeers who will make your every stop to pee at a gas station between Vega and LA an absolute nightmare. You’ll spend the rest of your lives looking over your shoulders.

All legal of course, the same way every indecency you have foisted on the American people was legal.

We’ve already notified the Freshmen members of Congress to just sit back and watch. The House will be able to vote on this Omnibus Bill as a bloc for the simple reason they have already taken the pledge on earmarks…which in this Omnibus Bill are clearly being used as bribes…and it will be interesting to see who, in the final analysis, for even if if Mitch loses because of Olympia and Susan, and throws up his arms in disgust…he still wins. See how earmarks.  It ain’t the dollars and cents. It’s the prostitution. And a $500/hr  hooker is no different than a street whore in Saigon. Right guys?

Rush Limbaugh brought up a subject earlier this week that we’ve been talking about there as long as I’ve been at RS, and for a couple years before, primarily because my skill sets are in long and short term planning, “field ops” you might like to call them. I’m not really a writer, as many of you know. But neither do I drone on and on, a la so many talking heads and think tanks, about the awful problems that face this nation, then lean back to enjoy the smoke rings of my post-coital self congress. What I do is figure things out.

You don’t have to be Fellini to figure out we’re getting screwed. And it doesn’t take rocket science to know what has to be done.

So, sorry, we will not swap one form of fascism for another.

This issue, in fact, has been decided, by the People, sometimes fronted by the Tea Parties, sometimes not, but always the People, and oh, Glory!, how that does scare some other people. November 2 wasn’t about candidates, or even parties, It was about who is in charge. And yes, we will prove it again in 2012.

And also, since we also know now how and why our forebears fell asleep at the switch, we will still be standing at that switch forty-fifty years from now, long after all the dreams of the Left, and the elitists, have turned to dust…along with their bones. You want this nation, you have to take it by force of arms. No more sleight of hand. No more lies. No more plantations. No more squeaky wheels, and teat fits. No more media.

So, in the end, we have to drop this Avenging Angel act, and simply continue to march as we have the past two years. Don’t break ranks. Keep looking straight ahead. We always knew it was a four-year game, not two. Maybe even eight, or twelve. No matter. Whatever it takes.

We always knew it would take two, maybe three cycles to clean that nest of vipers out. And so what if Delaware, Rhode Island, and that nest of the Castleites everywhere get left behind? Every day, every week they become less and less effective, for every day they have to fight new battles on fronts only a few weeks ago they thought safe and secure. Even the Delaware Republican Party will have to look for new digs by 2012, mainly because ofpeople like Cold Warrior, Ron Robinson and LaborUnionReport, the Concord Project, are only picking up speed. What has been small buzzing sound this past year, will be a giant swarm by the end of 2011.

The times they are a’changing.

Just make sure each and every member of Congress, House and Senate, who vote for this Omnibus Bill know they have just painted a big bulls-eye on their office door. Just make sure they know “if they don’t deserve squat, they won’t get squat, and there is no place they can hide. And the People judge.

Just know we will not stop until Lisa Murkowski is the loneliest trollop in Washington.

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