Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 7:06:21 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: A couple of important items from nationalreviewcorner.com
Mark's Dems Strategic / GOP Tactical Theory [Andy McCarthy]
The best thing about Mark Steyn's guest-host stint on Hannity last night — other than Jonah's joining him on the panel — was that Mark asked some pointed questions of two brilliant political strategists, Dick Morris and Karl Rove, that seemed rooted in Mark's theory that, on health care and all it entails, "The Dems are thinking strategically; the Republicans are all tactics." For my money, I think the theory is being borne out: Democrats have their eyes on a different end-game than our guys do: namely, the establishment of permanent, European-style socialism in the U.S. Our guys are focused on converting Obama radicalism into big-time electoral success in the next election cycle. The Dems have already factored in that likelihood and are betting — over the long haul — that even if the GOP cuts deeply into Dem majorities or takes over Congress (and even takes over the White House in 2012), Republicans will lack the commitment (and perhaps the numbers) to roll back what the Left is accomplishing now.
That is, our guys are focused myopically on a battle the Democrats have already figured they can afford to lose. The real battle is: What do you do when you get back in power? Do you have a plan for how to undo what is being done? Do you frame the coming elections in a way that converts victory into a mandate not only to stop what Obama is doing but to undo what he has done?
I'm hearing a lot from our side about making big gains in the upcoming elections. That's not strategy or victory. You have to have a plan for what those gains would translate into. Democrats, by contrast, have a real plan for how what they're doing today will sustain Big Government, and themselves, over the long term, regardless of occasional electoral losses.
12/22 11:14 AMShare
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From: Fr Dick
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 8:52 AM
Subject: TYRANNY HAS AMERICA IN IT'S DESTRUCTIVE GRASP
TYRANNY HAS AMERICA IN IT'S DESTRUCTIVE GRASP
The United States Senate and House of Representatives are no longer under the control of sane leadership. The two houses of congress are pursuing a policy of authoritarian, illegal legislating, completely ignoring the will of "we the people" and constitutional law.
Politicians in both the legislative and executive branches are purposefully violating the United States Constitution, enacting legislation destructive to Founding Father principles, and arrogantly daring the American people to do anything about it...it's a display of "in your face" attitude of superiority and willful disobedience to the United States Constitution.
Demonstrated bribery the US Senate leadership is pursuing is equaled only by totalitarian regimes America has considered enemies and fought wars against in past decades.
The commitment of billions of tax-payer funds to buy votes from other Senators for their supporting the healthcare bill is despicable at best, illegal on it's face, and cannot stand.
Freedom and liberty sways dangerously in the balance...what additional evidence is needed to rise up and stop the madness in Washington, D.C.?