Ok folks, it’s time to man up. Time for the “oh-whoa this is terrible,” is over. Time for lip service is also over. It’s time to take things into our own hands. It’s time for us to start shaking things up.
One of my heroes is Phyllis Schlafly. She is a diminutive woman, slight of frame and somewhat fragile in appearance. But Mrs. Schlafly is a titan and she is the one person I would want on my side in a dark alley.
I’m referencing Mrs. Schlafly because she, from her kitchen table, assisted by a small number of committed, refuse-to-lose women, fought an epic battle for over ten years before she was able to raise the mantle of victory over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). She was opposed by the wives of the presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter including at times the presidents themselves. Congress opposed her, the liberal media opposed her, the courts vacillated back and forth in support and opposition to her, but Mrs. Schlafly and her small group stood their ground and ultimately prevailed.
She worked with a rotary phone. There were no cell phones, there was no Internet, and the copy machines were archaic and slow. But today the world not only knows her name as the woman who was single-handedly responsible for the defeat of the ERA, the signature legislative initiative of the radical feminists — she is today recognized as one of the fiercest defenders of the pro-family movement.
As we move forward we must have the resolve of those like Mrs. Schlafly. This isn’t a time for tears and gnashing of teeth. Mrs. Schlafly faced the full weight of the presidency, the media, and, at times, Congress in her commitment to defeat the encroaching darkness of the radical feminists. Ten years of being called names and mischaracterized in the press and media is a long time, but she prevailed and we today are the better for her steadfastness.
What I and others will be proposing over the coming weeks is not going to be easily accepted. In fact, the very ones responsible for the condition we find ourselves in today are the ones who will most fiercely oppose what we will be proposing.
But it is important to realize that the system didn’t fail us; those we have allowed control of the system have failed us. And now it is time for us to change that. Republican hierarchy and the GOP have sucked our blood and money and in return for same they have treated us like liberals treat black Democrats. But unlike the blacks who grovel and bow at the foot of the party that keeps them shackled to mediocrity, we can and must turn things around. And we must start now.
There is a reason Karl Rove, et al, hate the Tea Party and rail against same at every opportunity. It’s because we were tremendously successful in 2010 and because the Tea Party threatens the power of those who failed us.
Reince Preibus, Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, John Cornyn, et al, have failed us time and again. They have been the masters of dividing us and having well-meaning citizens turn on those who understand the nature of the battle we face. But that tactic has been less and less successful the last years.
We have been betrayed by the sycophants who have inflated opinions of themselves and who fantasize about having a seat at the table of those who keep us underfoot, not realizing that they are being played for the useful idiots they are.
I believe the time has come for us to change the face of politics as they are conducted today. But we must be committed and possess a tunnel vision to accomplish the goal. It will take time, money, and people willing to be called names. But if there was ever a time to begin this journey it is now.
In the weeks upcoming, the details will be made clear. So take your shore leave now, rest up, reinvigorate yourselves because the battle is about to kick into high gear. The traitors and stunads may have reelected one of the worst persons in American political history, but the victory will be ours. I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life.