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None Dare Call it Sabotage

Hillbuzz, a fellow compatriot site has had an awesome focus for the past couple of weeks. They’ve observed an Eeyore mentality of too many of our Republican mouthpieces; they’re pundits and elitists from our own side who have the pulpit, microphone, or TV gig. They also may be our own worst enemy. Hillbuzz (Kevin DuJan), is now running daily antidote posts to counter this doom and gloom mentality, and has excellent sources, including DaTechGuyBlog who dismantles much of the poll-skewing we’re seeing.

Let’s talk about this phenomenon of Eeyorism, and my apologies to one of my favorite storybooks, Winnie the Pooh. Eeyore, as you probably know, is the donkey who always takes the cup-half-empty approach to life. If there’s a party, he doesn’t believe he’ll be invited; if they’re going to have a picnic, for sure it is going to rain. If it’s Christmas, Santa loses Eeyore’s address, etc. etc. Eeyore is actually a lovable character and his presence in the Winnie the Pooh stories is important. He has a role to play, a part in whatever drama or challenge the Pooh friends face. The characters in A. A. Milne’s Pooh stories resemble people we’ve met in real life; you’ll find them at work, among your friends, and yes, even in your own family. I hope you’ve all met a ‘Piglet’ timid, but brave too, and a ‘Tigger’ impulsive, but happy.

Now back to the Eeyores in the Republican Party. Eeyores, who represent the doom and gloom in our daily lives – we all know at least one Eeyore – seem to have saturated the GOP ranks of pundits, media mouthpieces, conservatives, and so-called “leaders” of the party. Have they recently become this way, or were they always this way? Whichever it is, they’re definitely showing their stripes now. The problem with characters like this who have the voice and visibility for our party is that not only are they not doing what you would expect…they’re doing the opposition’s work for them. Yes, that’s right, they’re knocking our guy down, and not his opponent, Barack Obama.

The opponent has a sanitized past, questionable “friends,” a sketchy work history, and the cloak of media protection. What background we have on him consists of concealed high school and college records, and cover-ups regarding exactly where he has been and when. Yet Barack Obama was pushed forward with the help of corrupt Chicago-style politics – served several terms in the Illinois State Senate (where he only voted ‘present’), and then he got his ticket punched in preparation for the highest office of the land with his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004. I doubt that there are many Americans (from either side), who can say we are better off today than when this man took office. Throughout his presidency he has demonstrated arrogance, disdain for the American people, and initiated economic policies which have put our country fiscally at risk. The world stage is now littered with the ashes of his failed foreign policies. It will take decades to sort out and repair the damage he has done to America during his tenancy. So, to repeat a question asked in an earlier article, “Considering all we now know about Barack Obama, please ask yourselves the question, what is this man doing as our president?”

Our critical challenge, above all other things, is to vote Barack Obama out of office. Yet, as we’ve seen daily, we are inundated with our own side regaling the media and the public with criticism directed at our own presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. The hand-wringing, the drawn looks, the downcast eyes when talking about our guy, all send the wrong message – that we’re losing. Never would I have believed it if I were not seeing and reading this with my own eyes. It’s bad enough to see the ugly headlines in known leftist media, now I see articles from our own side, broadcasting doom and gloom in totally unexpected forums. The internet is quickly replacing the print and television media sources, so our side has developed sources and ‘go-to” venues. But these sites belonging to us are sounding death knells, not shining lanterns from the bell towers. Where are the Paul Reveres when you need them? It’s elitism and holier-than-thou at its worst.

None Dare Call it Sabotage. (See EPU’s excellent Vichy Republicans article.)

To what purpose are all these naysayers doing this? Some have suggested it is because these pundits don’t want to lose their invitations to cocktail parties, or they’re hedging their bets, just in case our guy should lose, or maybe there are a few ‘well-intentioned’ folks who believe it is their civic duty to be “fair” or something like that. Don’t these so-called leaders of our side know the ripple effect of their depressing prognoses? Do they realize they’re discouraging people? Do they know this can actually depress voter turnout for our side? Therein lies the crux of the issue, “to what purpose?” If these people are considered to be reasonably intelligent, and intellectual to boot, then they must know what they’re doing, and once one recognizes that they do, then all of a sudden a darker purpose emerges and the question becomes, “don’t they want our guy to win?” “Don’t they want to get Barack Obama out of office?

Right now, every thought and effort should be about making sure there is a change in who holds the office of the presidency come January 2013. For our own side to be criticizing Romney instead of Obama 24/7 (that’s the age we live in), is unacceptable. Everything should be about GOTV, getting people fired up and making sure Americans who are not immersed in politics understand what is at stake. There is no excuse for anyone to be working for our opponents, and that’s exactly what happens when GOP/conservative pundits speak negatively about Romney instead of focusing on making sure Obama loses in November. Doing the Democrats dirty work for them sabotages not only our presidential candidate, but can affect all GOP down-ticket races. Vassar Bushmills has it right when he says, “if you’re not for us, you’re against us.”

This election is about saving America as she was founded, a land of opportunity and freedom for all who came to her shores. America is exceptional; her charity and commitment to improving the lives of her citizens and the others in the world is unmatched in the annals of history. Let us do everything we can to continue this legacy. Ignore the Eeyores. Turn off the pundits. Go forth with confidence and support our candidates, we have an election to win.

Cross-posted at Grumpy Elder

Lady Penguin
Proud Conservative Woman. Steadfast belief: When Good Stands Up to Evil, Evil Blinks (VB)

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  1. They have thrown their principles out the window, they have contracts that pay for their nice lives, homes, cars, etc., they lunch with and and are feted by the liberals in their midst, its all mind control and while some may have had a mind to begin with their desire to be loved and accepted have diminished that. I call it the DC-NY 95 Corridor, they are so bubbled in they have no concept of the derision We the Poeple have for them and the malignant state run media. Firing Obama is key one, watching all the Eeyores then claim credit will be another writeup all together, since Kevin is taking names, ass kicking will be coming later!

    • Yes, there are two parts to how all this plays out. Pre-election and post. Either way, notes are being taken, and previously credible conservative sources will have lost. We recognize the selling out of principles, and the thirty pieces of silver never plays out well in history.

  2. Important opening salvo, LadyP. I recall when you weren’t such a fan of Romney. Me likewise. But he’s turned out much better than we thought. Much better. And alas, Obama night keeps creating even more nightmares.

    What is maddening are the obvious truths the conservative media are not seeing. By conservative I mean some who were hard-right, Christians just two-four years ago, not just Beltway conservatives. What they are missing is that this a contest between two men, and two polar opposite ideologies, and that this is for all the marbles. For us out there there won’t be a 2016 should Obama win again. Maybe for them, tho, and that’s the point, as you say.

    But while oh, so very smart, they are following in zombie-like dedication polling that is counter intuitive top everything they can see in real life. Polling has to be wrong, most likely purposefully. For such bright people, they suddenly can no longer connect more than two dots. Either they are more stupid than the people they are writing to, or they are cynically pushing a meme (a corporate meme, they all have bosses) they hope will disappear in the next three weeks.

    Although we don’t have time to do much about them right now, we have an election to win, they will be best advised not to rush up to Romney after the election and day “I was always in there pulling for you, Mitt.” They will all officially have become a loose end. Their middle earth will have passed and them with it.

    • Mitt wasn’t my guy until the end but dammit that man talks about attaching tax dollars to children thereby either making unions fight in a free market way for those dollars or die. He also speaks of the damn tax code being out of touch and flattening it, that’s right rich people, NO WHERE TO HIDE the $$$ and my favorite thing he said “it doesn’t have to be this way”. Mitt w/a full compliment of conservative Congresspeople and Senators will break the back of the federal government and its largesse!

    • Love LOTR analogies. In fact, I watched the Youtube video again of Aragorn’s speech at the Black Gate, my favorite:
      Hold your ground! Hold your ground!
      Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers,
      I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
      A day may come when the courage of men fails,
      when we forsake our friends

      and break all bonds of fellowship,
      but it is not this day.
      An hour of wolves and shattered shields,
      when the age of men comes crashing down,
      but it is not this day!
      This day we fight!!
      By all that you hold dear on this good Earth,

      I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!

  3. Apt comparison to Eeyores. They’re also egosluts. When they get out of bed in the morning their driving thought is how can I get one up on the so-called thought leaders and/or powerbrokers. These people can no way settle for being part of the herd they’ve come to regard as small ball. No, they preen their feathers and jump to the heavens, shouldering away all who would remind them of civic duty or ‘gasp’ why they should listen more than they talk.

    They desire a milieu where a turn of phrase reaps pots and pots of gold, and ultimately a chance to buddy up with kings and princes who’ll not notice a scrap or two falling under the table.

    They jump for the sun, but their destiny is to be just one more in a legion of moons, circling, circling, circling with maybe a reflected beam to their credit.

  4. Rush tells the story of an event early in his career up on the Hamptons w/the Rockefeller Republican types (people he HAD respect for) they came up to him, put their fingers in his chest and said “what are you going to do about these Chrisitans, these pro-life people?” he said he knew then what we conservatives were up against and its why he has NEVER sold out his principles. They don’t want conservatives to win (Mitt is questionable), Paul Ryan is not and a win by them will set forth a bench of Conservatives a mile wide for years to come and they know, they are finished!

  5. Perfect, Lady P. And that’t the thing. Out here across America, at every workplace break room, in every house, conservatives are perfectly willing and able to both see it and call it as sabotage. But in the lofty places, it’s a pretty rare person who not only calls the polls a cheat (plenty enough of those lately, though), but carries the thought to its completion that those conservative pundits who know that and STILL preach doom and gloom are actually working hand-in-glove with the LeftCheatMedia drones.

    Sabotage it is. And after November 6, the shaved heads…..

  6. One of the cardinal virtues of opining should be listening to yourself. irritatingly, many of these going on these days about “Romney should be doing this; Romney should be saying that” are the same ones who last winter were screeching “Everybody just get out! Newt, get out! Pawlenty, get out! Bachman, get out! Everybody just get the hell out and unite behind Romney.” Well, the process played out and now the parrots seemingly can’t find anything bad to say about Obama. Not helpful, guys.
    Once again, you encapsulate things so well, Lady P, with : “This election is about saving America as she was founded, a land of opportunity and freedom for all who came to her shores.”

  1. They have thrown their principles out the window, they have contracts that pay for their nice lives, homes, cars, etc., they lunch with and and are feted by the liberals in their midst, its all mind control and while some may have had a mind to begin with their desire to be loved and accepted have diminished that. I call it the DC-NY 95 Corridor, they are so bubbled in they have no concept of the derision We the Poeple have for them and the malignant state run media. Firing Obama is key one, watching all the Eeyores then claim credit will be another writeup all together, since Kevin is taking names, ass kicking will be coming later!

    • Yes, there are two parts to how all this plays out. Pre-election and post. Either way, notes are being taken, and previously credible conservative sources will have lost. We recognize the selling out of principles, and the thirty pieces of silver never plays out well in history.

  2. Important opening salvo, LadyP. I recall when you weren’t such a fan of Romney. Me likewise. But he’s turned out much better than we thought. Much better. And alas, Obama night keeps creating even more nightmares.

    What is maddening are the obvious truths the conservative media are not seeing. By conservative I mean some who were hard-right, Christians just two-four years ago, not just Beltway conservatives. What they are missing is that this a contest between two men, and two polar opposite ideologies, and that this is for all the marbles. For us out there there won’t be a 2016 should Obama win again. Maybe for them, tho, and that’s the point, as you say.

    But while oh, so very smart, they are following in zombie-like dedication polling that is counter intuitive top everything they can see in real life. Polling has to be wrong, most likely purposefully. For such bright people, they suddenly can no longer connect more than two dots. Either they are more stupid than the people they are writing to, or they are cynically pushing a meme (a corporate meme, they all have bosses) they hope will disappear in the next three weeks.

    Although we don’t have time to do much about them right now, we have an election to win, they will be best advised not to rush up to Romney after the election and day “I was always in there pulling for you, Mitt.” They will all officially have become a loose end. Their middle earth will have passed and them with it.

    • Mitt wasn’t my guy until the end but dammit that man talks about attaching tax dollars to children thereby either making unions fight in a free market way for those dollars or die. He also speaks of the damn tax code being out of touch and flattening it, that’s right rich people, NO WHERE TO HIDE the $$$ and my favorite thing he said “it doesn’t have to be this way”. Mitt w/a full compliment of conservative Congresspeople and Senators will break the back of the federal government and its largesse!

    • Love LOTR analogies. In fact, I watched the Youtube video again of Aragorn’s speech at the Black Gate, my favorite:
      Hold your ground! Hold your ground!
      Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers,
      I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
      A day may come when the courage of men fails,
      when we forsake our friends

      and break all bonds of fellowship,
      but it is not this day.
      An hour of wolves and shattered shields,
      when the age of men comes crashing down,
      but it is not this day!
      This day we fight!!
      By all that you hold dear on this good Earth,

      I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!

  3. Apt comparison to Eeyores. They’re also egosluts. When they get out of bed in the morning their driving thought is how can I get one up on the so-called thought leaders and/or powerbrokers. These people can no way settle for being part of the herd they’ve come to regard as small ball. No, they preen their feathers and jump to the heavens, shouldering away all who would remind them of civic duty or ‘gasp’ why they should listen more than they talk.

    They desire a milieu where a turn of phrase reaps pots and pots of gold, and ultimately a chance to buddy up with kings and princes who’ll not notice a scrap or two falling under the table.

    They jump for the sun, but their destiny is to be just one more in a legion of moons, circling, circling, circling with maybe a reflected beam to their credit.

  4. Rush tells the story of an event early in his career up on the Hamptons w/the Rockefeller Republican types (people he HAD respect for) they came up to him, put their fingers in his chest and said “what are you going to do about these Chrisitans, these pro-life people?” he said he knew then what we conservatives were up against and its why he has NEVER sold out his principles. They don’t want conservatives to win (Mitt is questionable), Paul Ryan is not and a win by them will set forth a bench of Conservatives a mile wide for years to come and they know, they are finished!

  5. Perfect, Lady P. And that’t the thing. Out here across America, at every workplace break room, in every house, conservatives are perfectly willing and able to both see it and call it as sabotage. But in the lofty places, it’s a pretty rare person who not only calls the polls a cheat (plenty enough of those lately, though), but carries the thought to its completion that those conservative pundits who know that and STILL preach doom and gloom are actually working hand-in-glove with the LeftCheatMedia drones.

    Sabotage it is. And after November 6, the shaved heads…..

  6. One of the cardinal virtues of opining should be listening to yourself. irritatingly, many of these going on these days about “Romney should be doing this; Romney should be saying that” are the same ones who last winter were screeching “Everybody just get out! Newt, get out! Pawlenty, get out! Bachman, get out! Everybody just get the hell out and unite behind Romney.” Well, the process played out and now the parrots seemingly can’t find anything bad to say about Obama. Not helpful, guys.
    Once again, you encapsulate things so well, Lady P, with : “This election is about saving America as she was founded, a land of opportunity and freedom for all who came to her shores.”

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