We've pretty much known this for a while now, but it's refreshing and reassuring to our sanity to see a local TV Anchorman come clean with the truth, the formula, and the result. (Dear readers, I check my "outclicks" and I will know if you have not actually read the immensely satisfying article that I linked to. Don't make me stop this bus and come back there. . . )
Skepticism in the newsroom nowadays is in short supply. It strangely gets a pass from the perky, beautiful, 20- and 30-somethings who make up the bulk of newsroom staffs. They are too often uncurious. They walk in lockstep with the liberal orthodoxy. They give a pass to questions about global warming, what Hope and Change really mean, the costs that “clean” energy would impose and an infinite number of other issues of the day.
If only to make a point in the post below this one, the Daily Caller's scoop serves up a bittersweet moment of recognition of the bigger half of our real political problem. The second half being, of course, the steady growth of big government, but it's all of a piece making a very big whole of sheer madness, greed, and Marxism.
Blah, blah, blah. I think we can agree that power was slowly wrested from our over-worked lives while went about paying the mortgage, getting the kids off to soccer practice, and enjoying the respite of our Sundays spent with like-minded folks. And paying taxes, certainly.
But most of us are tired of sitting around telling jokes, like ants at the bottom of a tall glass jar. We've tired of climbing up the sides only to get smacked back to the bottom by some new jolt of government's power grab; so we resort to amazingly witty remarks amongst ourselves and have precious little energy to organize into something cohesive, something with political heft that gets more results than attention.
So let me say it: Brace yourselves for the failure of the Scott Brown Campaign.
Any good field marshal would tell his troops the hard truth, but would faithfully outline the course of alternate action. Troops, I'm telling you, if Scott Brown voters fail to deliver it may be the best thing to happen yet. But only if we learn once and for certain, where to push our advantage and exploit the other side's weakness. It's not Sarah or Scott or any other dreamy combination or heroic leader. It's us.
Get ready to get dirty.
Scott Brown has made a tactical move in the right direction in lawyering up before the election. He's getting his hands dirty in the hard work of drumming up outrage, being a thorn in the flesh of his opponent, making noise, getting heard -- all in spite of a Media determined to ignore him. His base has run to the battle in whatever small way they can bang pots and print bumper stickers and make signs. It's a start. But he needs to buy some judges, appoint some smiling Tea Partiers with nightsticks to safeguard the precincts, and sign up several thousand dead voters in order to win. One can only hope that the forgone conclusions of the Left have left the ACORN offices in Massachusetts in a sleepy fog from which they'll awaken too late. But don't think they haven't noticed, even if the Media has studiously ignored the story. They won't give up Obamacare that easily.
Allow me to core-dump a bit of toxic waste, for the sake of argument:
You want to save the Republic, you talk guns and ammo--- but get all wobbly about influence-buying, voter registration fraud and other dishonest tactics? Yes, it gnaws at your soul, but don't you think any veteran returning from the distasteful horror of war feels less for the dirty work he had to do? You yet may have to suffer unto blood for your freedom, but are you willing to suffer a bit of your pride and self-respect in order to get the job done before you have to resort to arms? It's not like we want civil war, it's not like we want to conquer our brother or kill him, we just want to lead our country to a prosperous and peaceful existence. We don't want power in order to abuse it, but we may have to abuse it to get it. What the hell are you thinking with all this talk of guns and ammo? That's what the Marxists want. They want the ultimate shortcut to retaining power. We're not anywhere near there yet!
There. Pretty unruly thoughts. Now, before we have to sell our souls, let's become wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Let us be at least as wise as the children of "this world" and see if we deserve the freedom we want, or the leaders we get:
What the above Anchorman revelation solidifies in my mind is that the local news station is our starting point, to be teamed up with the National Precinct Alliance. That simple, for a start.
Do you need me to spell it out any further than what those two links are shouting at you to do? [Heh. I come away thinking we need to rescind a woman's right to vote, sadly.] You can do this. I can do this. It's not even that hard or time-consuming. But it is powerful.
No investor will put his money where there is no visible support for its profitable return, and that applies to political ideas as well. Time to drop the Tea Party niceties and picnics, swallow some pride and Get Loud. Get heard. Write. Boycott. Serve in your precinct (the first and most easily attainable rung of power) and promote better candidates at the local level. Protest. Do not relent.
And don't forget to smile. You don't have to sell your soul just yet.
Update: Took me 30 seconds to sign up at National Precinct Alliance. I'm tired of bellyachin' and I'm ready to grab some power for the patriots. If you've done so, or know of someone else who has, send 'em here to leave a note of encouragement for the rest of us.