Video: “Those voices don’t speak for us”

posted at 4:24 pm on August 16, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

At least we hope they don’t.  The Republican Study Committee chaired by Rep. Tom Price releases a “greatest hits” compilation video of Democrats over the last eighteen months that speak to their attitude and approach to constitutional government.  We’ve seen the moments before in earlier clips, but the RSC puts these together with warnings from Ronald Reagan about the danger to liberty from runaway government and liberal policies.  If these seemed trenchant decades ago, they’re equally relevant now:


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I got goosebumps.

Guardian on August 16, 2010 at 7:04 PM

I don’t mind a little moderation to keep the place friendly and clean, but some of it is ridiculous, such as not being able to use the colloquial term for the armed conflict which occurred between the allied North American states and the British Empire.

Apparently the “word” is a precursor to rants about Mad Max/Red Dawn survivalist fantasies or something.

For the last time, we placed “revolution” in the moderation queue, not a banned word list, and it was because people were using our site to call for an armed overthrow of the government, which we’re not going to tolerate. We can’t just ban people when we see them because we aren’t awake 24/7 to catch them as they publish. AP and I spend all day watching the mod queue and clearing all comments that don’t violate our TOS as quickly as we can, and that includes many that discuss the American revolution. We’ve explained this patiently and repeatedly, but a few people just can’t quite handle not seeing their comment not appear immediately, whether the comment contains the term “revolution” (or “casino” or “Viagra,” two major spam terms, as someone complained the other day).

If you can’t deal with this limited amount of comment moderation, I can’t help you.

Ed Morrissey on August 16, 2010 at 7:16 PM

The GOP never cut the size of government.

Tax cuts are NOT enough. The beast needs to be brought down to size and brought to heel. The GOP did not deliver a chainsaw with Ronald Reagan and, instead, brought lots of manure to spread around. The beast was not even trimmed, but got additional feeding via a booming economy and was allowed to grow as we could ‘sustain’ the unsustainable.

I will no longer vote for the ‘lesser evil’ as I am still voting FOR evil: present me with someone who will cut the beast down, take off the excess limbs, put it on a starvation diet and get it out of our lives and I will vote FOR that person. Tell me the word ‘rollback’ and mean it by showing how you will carry through with it and I will vote FOR you.

No more mealy-mouthed GOP members who say sweet words and then do not carry through with them, but claim they aren’t as bad as ‘the other side’. That does not fly any longer. Do not say what you will then not work tirelessly to do so as to show that you mean what you say. There is no credit for a ‘nice try’ and then giving in. As a Nation we can no longer vote for gelatinous, spineless, bleating piles of wool with a terrible hunger for power and a willingness to say anything to get that power.

We head towards Iron Times.

Forget the ‘White Knight’ and become the Army necessary to get this done. No one can do that for you… seek salvation in someone else and you will have forgotten that you are to find it for yourself to build yourself, your family and your Nation.

No one can do that for you. And the end to compromising with evil does not start with someone else, but with you.

ajacksonian on August 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM

I miss Ronnie, the GREATEST evah since Lincoln — My first and 2nd votes ever for which I never had the case of buyer’s remorse. The only “failure” was not getting Bork thru, thanks to Teddy…hic … Kennedy. Well, that and having Papa Bush for a running mate.

AH_C on August 16, 2010 at 8:17 PM

F*****g awesome

Southernblogger on August 16, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Ronald Reagan’s visions and his words were timeless. I wish I knew what a great president was when I had him. I had the honor of seeing him at a campaign stop in Iowa when I was 13 or 14. Saw him from ~200 yards away but I got to talk to a SS agent.

Memories.

ted c on August 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Reagan had a lot of good speeches specifically on the subject of Socialized medicine. They should pull some of those quotes.

For crying out loud, even if they don’t MEAN a single word of it, why can’t any current Republican politicians at least SAY this kind of stuff? Would they choke on the words?

logis on August 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Reagan is why I am a conservative. God–what a breathe of fresh air. Can anyone still believe Obama can carry Reagan’s shoes much less be compared to his greatness? You can try but it would be just another Obama lie!

chickasaw42 on August 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

D*mn!

That’s it. I’m voting for Reagan Zombie for President!

Those lefties can mock me all they want, but even dead he’s better then anything I’ve seen from any politician recently- except maybe Chris Christie.

Sackett on August 16, 2010 at 10:36 PM

For the last time, we placed “revolution” in the moderation queue, not a banned word list
Ed Morrissey on August 16, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Oh good. I’m glad it’s OK to mention the name of a certain song on the Beatles White Album, or the rate at which my car’s engine turns over. :-)

Pervygrin on August 17, 2010 at 12:11 AM

That’s it. I’m voting for Reagan Zombie for President!

Those lefties can mock me all they want, but even dead he’s better then anything I’ve seen from any politician recently- except maybe Chris Christie.

Sackett on August 16, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Have you read Going Rogue yet? Palin kicks ass.

UltimateBob on August 17, 2010 at 12:31 AM

The best word that describes them( and closely resembles their own positive label) is Oppressive.

Oppressive in controlling the economy, healthcare and whatever suits their current whims.

Chip on August 16, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Exactly

Blue Collar Todd on August 17, 2010 at 2:00 AM

Tax cuts are NOT enough. The beast needs to be brought down to size and brought to heel. The GOP did not deliver a chainsaw with Ronald Reagan and, instead, brought lots of manure to spread around. The beast was not even trimmed, but got additional feeding via a booming economy and was allowed to grow as we could ’sustain’ the unsustainable.

Actually, during Reagan was the only time in the modern era when government was actually shrunk. Not a ton, but it was shrunk.

Theophile on August 17, 2010 at 6:40 AM

The GOP did not deliver a chainsaw with Ronald Reagan and, instead, brought lots of manure to spread around. The beast was not even trimmed, but got additional feeding via a booming economy and was allowed to grow as we could ’sustain’ the unsustainable.

Actually, during Reagan was the only time in the modern era when government was actually shrunk. Not a ton, but it was shrunk.

Theophile on August 17, 2010 at 6:40 AM

What Reagan accomplished with a Democrat-dominated Congress was nothing short of a miracle.

Yes, the GOP dropped the ball AFTER Reagan. Bush Sr. and, to a much greater extent, Bush Jr. hated Reagan with a passion. They did everything they could to crap on his legacy, and hand the GOP over to the Rockefeller Republicans.

Make no mistake, the left wing of the GOP have the Party leadership in a death grip right now. There are many thousands of people in America who respect and understand Reagan’s policies – including most of the people who post here. And any of them would make much better politicians than anyone in Washington today.

There have always been a huge number of genuine conservatives in America. The problem is that in order to get elected, we have to beat the Democrats, the media, and OUR OWN PARTY.

That’s a hell of a gauntlet to run.

logis on August 17, 2010 at 1:08 PM

The two biggest things that can help the economy. End all Government subsidies and creat a low flat tax. In that order.

lwssdd on August 17, 2010 at 4:28 PM

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