November 21, 2012
By The Drive-By Pundit
better comprehend why Democrats will be holding wild who's-your-daddy
raves in Washington, D.C. while Republicans shed tears in their beers
over the next few years, it's useful to consider the key difference
between the parties.
can never deliver the bevy of freebies they have promised in perpetuity
to all their unwitting supporters. Try as they will, the federal gravy
train will eventually derail. It's inevitable. However, that
unassailable fact doesn't give Democrats the least bit of pause as they
gleefully up the ante of giveaways election after election. If politics
is ultimately about winning, then you have to give them credit for
axiomatic -- at least to me -- that Republicans can easily build a
winning majority by boldly espousing and adopting policies in line with
the principles the party has always claimed to represent -- life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America has survived for more
than 230 years because of those principles, but for some reason,
Republicans consistently decline to loudly and proudly proclaim them
come election time -- and then, when it's applicable, follow through on
them once in power.
why Barack Obama was re-elected despite the unprecedented economic
headwinds he faced and why Mitt Romney was sent packing home to
Massachusetts or wherever he lives (strange, but that was never made
clear). Obama and his team fought passionately for their beliefs --
unsustainable though they are. Romney and his boys went cutesy,
foregoing a more advantageous ideological battle for one focused on banal niceties. Turns out nice guys really do finish last.
opponents on the left live in a world of political fantasy. Five
million green jobs that can't be exported overseas. Government can
miraculously cure recessions by borrowing and taxing trillions out of
the private sector and reinserting the money
where it deems fit. Bureaucrats can create a vast number of new jobs
by drastically increasing what employers have to pay workers.
of us on the right live in a world of economic reality: you cannot help
the poor by destroying the rich. Cutting taxes and reducing government
spending and regulation always boost the economy. Government isn't the
solution to our problems; government is the problem.
little to impede the rollout of ObamaCare (thank you, Chief Justice
Roberts) and the coming wave of higher taxes, crippling regulations,
higher gas prices, rising household expenses, and the near-certainty
that Iran will go fully nuclear, Republicans can be forgiven for
grousing that the game is up. It's understandable why so many think the
election was stolen, are considering a third party, or are
contemplating secession. Those thoughts may be comforting, but they
are flights of fancy, no more rooted in reality than what the Democrat
rank and file have been hoodwinked into believing by party leaders.
despair on the right is real, but it needs to be tempered with a little
optimism from the knowledge that reality always in the end trumps
fantasy. That's one of the unassailable facts of life. We're clearly
right, and they are demonstrably wrong, which is a great starting point
to begin rebuilding after suffering any kind of setback in life.
we are so right and they are so wrong, we have to in the future choose
candidates who deeply believe that as a first principle...and are not
afraid to loudly and proudly declare it as so, no matter how viciously
they may be attacked by the usual suspects on the left. You may have
heard of the last Republican presidential candidate to do so -- Ronald
Reagan. As I recall, he didn't do too badly come election time.
we are so right and they are so wrong, we don't need to go off
half-cocked and fundamentally start revamping our party's message and
ideology in order to attract blacks, Latinos, and Asians. We need to
slip around the racial and ethnic gatekeepers of the left and speak
directly to minorities with conservatives who look like them to sell
them on the virtues of conservatism in a manner that's sensitive and
don't like losing, but I can live with it. Hell, I'm a fan of the
Dallas Cowboys, who have won only one playoff game in sixteen years.
What I can't live with, though, is losing without putting forth my best
That's what happened on November 6. So for all my conservative
friends out there who've been saddled up to the
bar with tears in their eyes since -- the joint is closed. Once more
unto the breach. If we're going to lose this country to those who don't
share our beliefs, then let's not do so timidly and silently. I say we
go out with the panache of British soccer hooligans, fighting tooth and
nail for the side we belong to and believe in.
The Drive-By Pundit is the pen name of Perry Drake, author of two recently published e-books, The Book of Racist Democrat Quotes and "Democratic Nigger!": The Long, Racist, Bloody Account of the Democrat Party's Hatred for Blacks. Both are available on Amazon.com. Perry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/perry.drake.10, and on Twitter at @Perry_Drake.