What Have We Got to Lose?
by Jen Green
Maybe the better question is: What have THEY got to GAIN?
Last night, Mitt Romney won Obama’s homestate of Illiniois in the GOP primary. Is that a big surprise? No, it’s really not. In fact, most folks considered it a strong probability even though Santorum did well in some of the neighboring states.
Now, the mainstream media is spinning the win as the straw that broke the camel’s back, that Romney is Mr. Inevitable (once again) and that the “battleground” of Illinois has tested his mettle and found him sound. He’s hit some kind of magic square on the game board, gets to pass “GO” and collect his matching funds, and all the little lemmings should/will fall in line.
One lemming did so this morning. Surprising? No, not really–only that we thought for a brief moment he might be holding out hope to be the nominee choice from a brokered convention.
One the eve of last night’s vote, another lemming showed her hand and began the sure-to-come explanation of why she’s falling into line with someone she once claimed to despise. So much for the “one true conservative.” Believe me, this one disappoints me on a very personal level.
Couple of problems, though, with their thinking. They are so blatantly obvious, I feel rather silly pointing them out. Guess this is how the little boy felt when he pointed out a certain emperor was naked.
Problem #1 with the “Illinois winner” is Mr. Inevitable theory: The GOP has no chance, none, zip, zilch, nada of winning Illinois in the general. It’s a sitting president’s state! Why would it be considered a battleground state? It’s not gone Republican since before 1996–and this year it’s considered “safe” for Obama. Cook and the surrounding counties are populous enough to ensure that.
Problem #2: Romney is still struggling to gain the popular vote with his base. Those who consider themselves “conservatives” don’t like Mitt. They certainly aren’t excited about him. Can you blame them? Ask any conservative American right now what the biggest threat to their individual rights and pocketbooks is right now and he’ll say, “Obama Care.” And we’re gonna put up the guy who signed its predecessor into law, the architect of ObamaCare as our nominee?
Seriously? Is anyone else asking which episode of the Twilight Zone we’re in?
As I said, fairly obvious stuff.
Unless, of course, “they” think we are going to coalesce around whomever the Repubs put up there (and continue to reward their big government, elitist behavior).
Unless, of course, they want to lose.
Yes, I said it. Think about it, though–what do they have to lose? They are in the ruling class, exempt from ObamaCare, still cashing the check(s) from lobbyists and special interest groups. They are essentially protected from any of the downside to having another four years of Obama. They can rally the troops, fundraise, take one step forward and two steps back, and then aim for 2016. “Conservative” media can enjoy more ratings bonanza as they continue the “two legs bad/four legs good” mantra.
So, the real question is, what have WE got to lose?
Last night on our show, we had Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute on to discuss the truths of Obama Care. If you missed it, I encourage you to listen to the podcast, first hour. If you want to read several quick articles that encapsulate some of the most immediate, practical effects of this heinous power grab, read this.
That’s something we have to lose. How about our freedom of religion and conscience? There’s that, too.
How about our freedom to keep and bear arms and defend ourselves? There’s that.
How about the thousands of babies losing their lives every day because we continue to give up the moral highground? There’s that.
So, when you hear the media spin, the establishment talking points, and the cries for “unity,” think about two things. What do they have to gain? What do we have to lose?
Is it worth it?