Today it feels good to be a conservative. Heck I might even claim the Republicans again for the first time in a long while.
Last week John Boehner finally listened to the people and decided to stand his ground against the intransigent, ideologue Democrats. Many weak-kneed squishy Republicans spent the last few weeks hiding under their desks, afraid to be “blamed” for fighting a program that they know is harmful to the nation – and even they have now sheepishly joined the fray.
Then Ted Cruz jumped to the front of the battle, his brave filibuster inspiring everyone on the right side to finally stand up. Well, almost everybody – John McCain showed us why it’s probably a good thing he was defeated in his presidential run. Cruz was still making perfect sense and a compelling argument against the Train Wreck after a physically grueling 21 hours on his feet at the microphone.
How refreshing to finally see some leadership in the GOP. It’s about damn time! Where were the Ted Cruz’s during the last two presidential elections? Will we ever learn the futility of running milk-toast candidates?
Today the federal government is shut down. Oh, we know that it’s a charade. We aren’t really going to stop, or even slow federal spending. In a few weeks the federal employees who are now furloughed will receive full back-pay – it’s just another paid vacation to them. The grants will still flow, the cronies will line up at the trough, and we conservatives will still be branded as hard-hearted meanies and racists for even questioning the insanity.
But today there is big-time symbolic significance. Finally somebody has gathered the fortitude to Just Say No.
It’s a good day to be a conservative in America. There may be hope after all.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
Good day sunshine!
Good day sunshine!
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about!