LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2012 – Now that the election is finally over, our long national nightmare can finally begin again. President Obama will implore us to “come together.” In theory this soundbyte has heretofor meant that conservatives should shut up, abandon their principles, and agree with him.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimes that he wants to be “conciliatory” while in the same breath threatening to reduce the filibuster as a tool for the minority to prevent mob rule. The filibuster has existed since the Founding Fathers, and Mr. Reid may wish to think of the unintended consequences of what would happen once the natural ebb and flow returns Republicans to the Senate majority.
Liberals and conservatives both need a stern warning delivered to them.
Liberals need to remember how George W. Bush was treated, nay villified. While you liberals had a good election night, the last one you will have for awhile, talking to conservatives about “coming together” when you have no genuine intent to do the same doesn’t work.
Your beliefs do not represent this nation in its entirety and liberal and conservative electives need to remember this.
To those liberals suffering in New York & New Jersey who voted for President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg, enjoy the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort. We get the government we deserve and what we have now are angry citizens whose cries for help are not being returned, regardless of what a pre-election President promised.
I said it after Hurricane Katrina as Republican Haley Barbour saved Mississippi while Ray “Chocolate City” Nagin and Kathleen Blanco were crying their eyes out and blaming Republicans for their failure in Louisiana. It should be said again when one contrasts Rudy Giuliani’s leadership during the 9/11 horrors with the liberals who preceded and succeeded him.
Never send a liberal to do an adult’s job.
Of course President Obama will continue to fail. Success is about results, not intentions. Candidates make speeches. Leaders have to get things done. It requires a strong work ethic, an ability to work well with others, keen intelligence, and integrity in dealing with people. President Obama is 0 for 4. His entire first term was about healthcare, and his entire second term will be about education and a green economy. He had four years to lead on entitlements and he did nothing. So no, he does not have to be treated as a serious governing individual, and deserves zero respect until he shows that he is willing to become one.
As for conservatives, they need to stop being so polite and “grow a pair.” Force President Obama to do the two things he is loathe to do. Domestically, make him govern. Force him to do real actual work and make hard choices.
Republicans need to stop sucking their thumbs and uncurl from the fetal position. Suck it up. Get over it. Get to work. There’s no room for crybabies. Get ready for verbal combat and make President Obama regret he ever ran for office.
Force him to extend the Bush tax cuts until he chokes on them. Let him try raising taxes on the American people. Make the case for why supply-side tax cuts are good economic policy for the nation. Force him to make cuts in entitlements. Take a meat cleaver to the budget and dare him to veto spending cuts. If Republicans for once in their lives since Reagan make the moral case for action, President Obama will blink. Bill Clinton caved. Make Barack Obama cave.
On foreign policy, demand the truth every day until it is delivered. Candidate Obama got the benefit of the doubt in 2008. Not this time. Either he turns over all official documents about dead bodies on his watch in Benghazi and Fast and Furious, or conservatives should send officers and attorneys to arrest and indict Attorney General Eric Holder and subpoena his boss. It is time to get to the truth about why Obama administration decisions got Americans murdered. To quote a favorite phrase of leftist community organizers, “No justice, no peace.”
Don’t be afraid of being accused of fomenting “gridlock” and “paralysis.” When President Obama offers unserious proposals, the second word out of every Republican mouth should be “no.” The first word should be an f-bomb. Like Bill Clinton, Barack Obama will either be dragged kicking and screaming toward sensible proposals or he will face a miserable second term of his own making. Americans don’t remember the offensive tackle who missed a block in the Super Bowl. Win or lose, they remember the quarterback. Nobody will remember decades from now whether congressional Republicans “obstructed” a president by forcing him to offer serious proposals. They will judge whether President Obama succeeded or failed. Force him to succeed by threatening at every turn to make him fail if he tries to pass one single bill that is bad for the country.
This is a center-right nation, and both sides need to remember that. Liberals had better quickly develop some humility and conservatives had better quickly develop a spine.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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