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Averting Obama's Attempt at Annihilating the GOP

By Frank Salvato

There has been a lot of talk since the re-election of President Obama about his ability, nay desire; his goal, of “annihilating” and “destroying” the Republican Party. If one listens to the mainstream media, some of their Obama-friendly operatives are openly declaring that the only way Mr. Obama can “cement his legacy” is if he succeeds in his goal of destroying the GOP. And now, evidently, our own leader in the House of Representatives, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), has concluded that Mr. Obama is on a quest to “annihilate the Republican Party.” Truth be told, after the party’s selection of the last two presidential candidates, and their performance on fiscal issues, I’d say the leadership of the GOP – both elected to office and not – have done a pretty good job of destroying the party brand all by themselves.

On January 19th, 2013, CBS political director (I didn’t know unbiased news organizations would have a need for such a position) John Dickerson wrote about President Obama’s second term agenda in his column for the Progressive-leaning Slate Magazine. In it he opined:

“The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks. Enhancing the president’s legacy requires something more than simply the clever application of predictable stratagems. Washington’s partisan rancor, the size of the problems facing government, and the limited amount of time before Obama is a lame duck all point to a single conclusion: The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat... 

“Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition's most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.”

Set aside, for a moment, the notion that this is coming from the “political director” of a news media organization that, by virtue of its First Amendment protections, is supposed to be non-partisan and unbiased (I know, it’s rather hard given the glaring partisanship). What Mr. Dickerson wrote – and, incredibly, has defended – is actually at the heart of every Progressive, both in elected office and not. Their goal isn’t to meet in the middle; to compromise; to affect government that is good for all the people of the United States. Their goal is to “destroy,” to “pulverize” the opposition; to eliminate anyone and any faction that opposes their agenda. Anyone who still believes that Mr. Obama’s aim is to be that of a “uniter,” a pragmatist or someone who wants to meet the ideologically opposed on common ground to achieve compromise, is either a political novice or severely challenged intellectually. Either way, their knowledge of the political realities in play is so outside the realm of reality that they have become enablers for a group that wants to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

And while most of the people I engage with on a daily basis – people who take their responsibility to defend and protect the Constitution as if it were actually a covenant between the people and those who serve them in government; who actually provide governmental oversight the way the Founders and Framers envisioned and trusted future generation would – have understood the ruthlessness of the Progressive Movement for years, if not decades, it would seem our elected leadership in the Republican Party are just getting around to understanding the seriousness of our predicament.

In a speech to the Ripon Society on January 22nd, 2013, House Speaker John Boehner said:

“Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans. So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party.

“And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal – to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”

As is heard in many evangelical churches on Sunday mornings across the land, “Praise the Lord! He has seen the light!”...It would have been nice if Mr. Boehner would have “seen the light” five years ago when everyone in the new media was providing documented facts about Mr. Obama’s radical ties and agendas; his “revolutionary” mentors, allies and fellow travels. But then we were called conspiracy theorists and alarmists. We were told to give the man a chance, even as some of us – myself paramount among this group – tried in vain to explain the mindset of Chicago politicians and the dangers of Chicago’s Progressive Movement in politics. All we heard from the establishment GOP...crickets.

People need to understand some irrefutable facts. If we – those who have a love of country above love of party; who believe that the Charters of Freedom must be defended for future generations; who believe we should not acquiesce to the “fundamental transformation of America” – want to avoid the experience of witnessing the demise of the dreams held by our Founders and Framers, we have to accept some plain truths and resign ourselves to simple but effective actions.

First, Progressives exist on both sides of the aisle. They can be identified by their unyielding quest for small-group power, otherwise referred to as “elitist oligarchical power.” If you think Progressives haven’t either risen to the upper echelons of the Republican Party or influenced its workings then you missed the charade that was spun as an official vote addressing a rules change for how the National Republican Party functions (read more here).

If we are to right the whole of the political system in the United States, those who believe in the brilliance of the Charters of Freedom must get off the couches, turn off the televisions and invest our time into not only expunging Progressives from our political parties – both Republican and Democrat, we must retake the school boards locally and within them the curriculum committees in an effort to retake our schools. With news that school districts across the country are contemplating the complete removal of civics from curriculums, we are just a generation away from a society completely devoid of the philosophical understanding of liberty.

Second, and because Progressives have risen through the ranks to influential positions within the establishment Republican Party, the GOP has run two successive candidates for President that have abdicated the core and founding principles of the Republican Party circa 1856: Limited government, equitable and limited taxation, a strong defense, and colorblind equal opportunity for all, to name but a few.

If we as a party – the Republican Party – are to survive the efforts of Progressives to “destroy” and “annihilate” the GOP we must not only resist their efforts to divide and conquer, we must jealously re-commit ourselves to the founding tenets of the party. That the National GOP is just now – after two national election losses in a row, and after flipping-off the TEA Party that presented to them the US House of Representatives in 2010 – getting around to giving a damn about what the rank-and-file thinks, should not only infuriate the political foot soldiers, it should move rank-and-file members to remove the total of leadership from office.

Third, the Conservative Movement has been hobbled by the notion that social issues can be addressed through legislation, championing them openly and, therefore, creating an ideological shooting gallery for Progressives who bear no similar burden. In doing so, Conservatives fall prey to the Progressive tenet that mandates government as the answer to societal woes.

Newsflash for all of the Social Conservatives out there: Government is not the answer to combatting social issues. The hard, one-on-one work of changing the hearts and minds of the individual members of the community; of our society is the only way to eradicate societal ills. It can be done. Progressives achieved their goals to date by doing just that. So, stop making social issues the cross any political party bears...in doing so you surrender to the Progressive Movement.

Fourth, Barack Obama and his Progressive supporters, with a winning vote total of 62,615,406 votes – equating to just 25.9 percent of our nation’s 240,926,957 voting age citizens (compared to 24.5 percent for Mr. Romney), falsely claim a mandate to run roughshod over the rights of an overwhelming majority of the nation’s citizens by virtue of voter apathy.

This is the big one.

With only 53.6 percent of the eligible population voting in national elections, Conservatives must stop wasting their time debating the 25.9 percent of the population that worships at the foot of the Progressive Movement’s altar and concentrate exclusively on the non-voting 46.4 percent of the eligible population, educating them on not only the issues but on the philosophies of liberty and freedom, the true benefits of Capitalism, the dangers of the cancerous Progressive ideology and motivating them to being good citizens; citizens who understand and appreciate the Charters of Freedom – who are constitutionally literate, and who are willing to not only protect the Charters but be evangelical in their appreciation of them.

If true Conservatives – those who are willing to give of themselves for the good of the country – can reach just 10 percent of the 46.4 percent of the eligible non-voting population, well, suffice it to say the Republican Party – and along with it the Conservative Movement – would be far from “pulverized.”

So, while Progressives salivate over the demise of their opposition – just like their Marxist and Socialist brethren have done throughout history, the truth is that the reports of the “annihilation” of the Republican Party are greatly exaggerated. But, it is up to you – not the National GOP or the special interest activists of the Right side of the aisle, you – to save the future. Do so by using facts, by talking to your friends and family who do not vote and by avoiding the “debate trap” set for Conservatives by the Progressive Movement. It can be done...just ask the Founders.

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” -- Samuel Adams

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  1. steven LComment by steven L
    January 25, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    If the demo claim that the foreign debt is meaningless, it is up to the opposition to make the opposite case loud & clear so that even dumb people understand that they will be the major losers.

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  2. mcrankComment by mcrank
    January 25, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Rush Limbaugh echoes these very same thoughts on his daily radio broadcast.

    Progressives and Liberals have such flawed thinking that you have to wonder how even they can believe themselves. If mankind is the crowning act of Creation then why, when I stand back and observe the behavior and thinking of so many people, do I question the validity of that assertion?

    How do two different people look at the same situation with the same information and facts available to them both—yet each comes away with totally opposing viewpoints on the cause and the solution? One viewpoint is intellectually sound and the other is completely absurd—two people with the same mental faculties, yet galaxies apart in their analysis.

    The ongoing battle between Good and Evil plays itself out every day the sun rises on this Earth. Satan roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour—and he seems to have many willing takers.

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  3. fabianComment by fabian
    January 25, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Libertarianism is your only way because gov for gov, if you’re middle class, the Dems proposition are more appealing. Call back Ron Paul.

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  4. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    January 25, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Barack Obama is as cocky as his brother in Socialism Hitler was right after he and Germany swallowed Czechoslovakia at the height of his power in 1938. Boehner having surrendered in December to Obama’s tax increases at the edge of the battle of the fiscal cliff is the equivalent of Neville Chamberlin who now realizes too late that Obama, like Hitler seeks to annihilate them. Forewarned is forearmed, but now Boehner sits disarmed and vulnerable realizing like Chamberlain too late that you can run but never hide from the battle of the never ending drum beat of socialist onslaught, and he who fights and runs away does live to fight another day. He who caves in and lies down gets stream-rollered. Their tactics are the same that Hitler used to disunite and take over Germany. To pit the poor against the rich, blacks against whites, the young against the old. You see they knew they were not strong enough to conquer a unified country so they split Germany into small groups. They used prejudice as a practical weapon to cripple the nation and use the conflict and the chaos to step in and take control. Now it is up to YOU to use the chaos to OUR advantage to defund them.

    This whole fiscal cliff, now Debt ceiling debacle has been orchestrated by team Obama to embarrass the GOP and regain the House in 2014 for total conquest of America. They have played naïve Boehner and the Republicans like a fine tuned Stradivarius. It is the Prague symphony all over again. This is what happens when you deal with back stabbing untrustworthy socialist moles, who are constantly at work undermining the American superstructure from below. You cannot deal with dishonest people as if they have the face of Angels. The mere overt act of dishonest wealth redistribution should be prima facie evidence as to their morality and intent. Wake up Boehner and gird yourself for the battle of the Bulging Debt ceiling, which like the battle of the Bulge has taken you as unprepared and overconfident as our troops in Germany were in the Ardennes. You cannot trust the word of rabid socialists. They are by their ideology dishonest and unworthy of trust, Like when they swore Obamacare was not a tax, to blind you from stopping it in its tracks before it got out of the Constitutional station. Wake up before it is too late. The Debt ceiling is your last stand. Are you Custer, or Horatio at the Bridge? Your only weapon is to defund their ability to use other people’s money against themselves. They are now again about to use it against YOU and US. Draw the line in the sand, and if you go down at least go down fighting like a man.

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    • NY GrahamComment by NY Graham
      January 25, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

      If Boehner is Chamberlain, who is Churchill? Clearly he hasn’t arrived yet.

      Have we had our Dunkirk yet? Or will that be the election of 2014, when the troops (GOP house members) are sent home in defeat.

      It is clear now, if it wasn’t before, that this is a political war between two fundamentally opposite philosophies. There is no middle ground, there is either freedom and individual responsibility or collectivism and government control. The Democrats have made it clear that they are not interested in peace, only in the destruction of the enemy. We conservatives must now show the same resolve.

      “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” Churchill

      “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” Churchill

      “we shall never surrender” Churchill

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  5. mysticComment by mystic
    January 25, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Fantastic comments… good reinforce able punditry that yet again impresses me to no end. Brava and Bravo!

    My two chits: Nearly half the country does not vote. Why? Why has this become the norm since the 70′s? Why has this idea of “I have the right to vote or not vote” being held up as a rights issue? We heard MSM punditry that stated many moderates simply stayed home as Romney was ‘Mormon’ (which God forbid, a church going man running for president..say it aint’ so!) …or he was too moderate…or too conservative for the likes of these voters. How many stories did we listen too by these same pundits that lamented the fact that the under educated/low educated voter were making choices and decisions for the rest of the nation. How much bloviation did we tolerate as the finger pointing became a daily excessive practice in trying to explain the ‘hows and whys’ of Obama’s re-election. It went ad nauseum and shut down those of us who actually stay atop our National State.

    Now we have a glaring view of those in DC who are supposed conservative/moderates…and are showing us they are anything but. This does leave the barn doors wide open for drastic changes to the face of the House and Senate. Though I don’t believe it will be a full onslaught of dems that will saunter into those seats. In fact, I believe the mass populace will use the tired and true ‘hold feet to fire’ positions and actually vet their candidate to ensure the RINO archetype is truly dead and eradicated.

    …a girl can hope can’t she?

    ~M

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