If the Left is Winning, Then Why is there Fear in Their Eyes?
posted at 10:06 pm on May 1, 2009 by Jimmie Bise, Jr
David Harsanyi has an excellent column today on the Tea Parties and the capriciousness of politics. Were I a Republican staffer, I’d make sure my boss got a copy of it, pronto.
It was a mere four years ago that the Republican Party governed — and I assure you I employ the word “govern” reluctantly — every level of federal government. Few experts construed this to mean that the Democratic Party was forever irrelevant or a rotting cadaver.
What were the future apparatchiks up to as Republicans were busy breaking every promise, crime and piggy bank they could get their paws on?
Well, they did what any enlightened individual should do: They found themselves. They started blogging. Getting angry. Raising money. Marching. Caring. They began purging imposters and crafting catchy platitudes that the non-ideological voter could digest.
Today, a comparable, spontaneous grassroots effort has materialized. This one celebrates free-market principles rather than statism. Not surprisingly, there is also a sudden shift in perception. The once-glorified citizen activist is now nothing more than a radical, slack- jawed, proletariat yokel.
The Tea Parties are ridiculed, their participants demeaned and falsely portrayed as venomous radicals. As we all know by now, deniers of hope and change, by definition, are extremists.
The confidence level of the left is almost tangible. They feel so comfortable that they can let their misogynist flags fly without so much as an aggrieved belch from NOW or anyone else in the She Womyn Man-Haters Club. They can crane their necks upwards at the President’s onrushing tsunami of debt and shrug it off as nothing but a ripple. The left swaggers down the street with our language in one hip pocket and the entire Federal government in the other believing with all their hearts that they have all the power.
But they are very, very wrong.
See, there’s something progressives have forgotten and it’s a very important thing. They have forgotten that America’s voice is not the voice of the self-appointed Keepers of the Almighty Narrative nor does America’s power emanate from the puffed-up panjandrums in Washington.
It is the everyday, average American – the soccer Mom who challenged the powerful pols in her state and won, the beauty pageant contestant who politely and plainly spoke her mind, the plumber who asked a simple question, and the hundreds of thousands of your neighbors and friends – who really control the destiny of our nation. The truth is, until the tanks roll down Main Street and jackbooted thugs start rounding them up into reeducation camps, the real power of our nation still belongs to the very people the left insults, dismisses, and ridicules every single day.
The thing is, the left hears the distant rumble of America’s real muscle and they are worried. You can see it, if you brave the shrill bloviations and glib japes and get close enough to look in their eyes. They feel the real change coming and they know. That’s why they’ve gotten louder and more shrill and are taking shots at anything that moves. The gnawing feeling in their guts is telling them, more and more, that they don’t have the stranglehold on us they think they do.
So take heart, folks. The battle is far from over. In fact, to quote the great Paul Williams, “We’ve only just begun”.
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