Center-Right versus Conservative
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Robert Ringer
Going out of his way to poke his finger in the eye of every America First supporter, Melancholy Mitch proclaimed that the GOP is a center-right party. Calvin Coolidge must have been moaning in his grave over that one. In real terms, of course, what center-right means is going along with Democrats to get along with Democrats.
Center-right folks don’t make waves, not even when it comes to losing elections. On the contrary, center-right Republicans are downright proud of the fact that they know how to lose with dignity. Useful idiots like John McCain and Mitt Romney are poster boys for the lose-with-dignity crowd.
To center-right Republicans, it doesn’t matter if an election is lost because of obvious, widespread cheating. Any comments about Democrat cheating, no matter how overwhelming the evidence may be, is strictly verboten. RINO Senator John Thune felt so strongly about this that he said he was willing to risk being primaried for proclaiming that China Joe won the 2020 election fair and square.
While the center-right crowd in Washington continues to enable Democrats to violate the Constitution and destroy the lives of citizens they were elected to represent, Americans are expected to pretend as though Republicans are in fierce opposition to the left’s totalitarian policies. They also are expected to take comfort in the illusion that the Senate is now split 50-50 by pretending that center-left Republicans like Romney, Murkowski, and Collins do not exist, even though these reprobates have proven time and time again that they have no problem ignoring the Constitution.
Ditto the Supreme Court, which we are constantly told has a 6-3 conservative majority. This is, of course, a cruel myth. Depending on the case, the reality is that the court ranges from a 5-4 conservative majority to a 6-3 Democrat majority. A harsh reminder of this was when faux conservative justices Kavanaugh and Barrett voted with leftist John Roberts and his radical Democrat allies to refuse to hear evidence of major election fraud. Roberts made it clear that even though sunlight may be the best disinfectant, darkness protects corrupt and cowardly men and women in black robes from the wrath of the mob.
At the same time that the Republican leadership promotes center-right wishful thinking, it also insists that Republicans must put aside their differences and unite. In theory, it sounds like a noble thought, but in reality it’s impossible for a constitutional Republican, one who truly understands the threat posed by totalitarian Democrats, to unite with grouchy sourpusses like Mitch McConnell, Ben Sasse, and Liz Cheney. Instead, the focus should be on primarying them.
In truth, the call for unity is nothing more than a euphemism for submission to the ghoulish agenda of Democrat totalitarians. Republicans fall for the same Democrat con over and over again: Make outrageous demands that cause Republicans to bray like frightened children, then, with impeccable timing, reluctantly agree to remove two or three out of perhaps ten demands as a compromise.
Republicans then pound their chests with pride, certain they have acted gallantly in the eyes of their constituents. At the same time, Democrats yuk it up behind closed doors, giddy that they have once again made asses of their Republican enemies. (Yes, enemies.) By endlessly and successfully repeating this con, Democrats are able to keep moving the nation toward totalitarianism. It never occurs to center-right Republicans to go on offense, because they truly believe they are acting heroically by playing defense.
One of the main reasons they so dislike and fear Donald Trump is because he has an annoying habit of not only playing offense, but offense based on conservative principles. This alienates totalitarian Dems no end, which is totally unacceptable to center-right Republicans who yearn for the approval of these wicked people who want to destroy them.
If you’re into psychology, it’s fascinating to speculate as to why so many Republicans pride themselves on being obedient serfs of the left. Personally, I believe it stems from an insatiable desire to be loved. These creampuff cretins fantasize about gaining the approval of their “colleagues across the aisle” no matter how many times their morally superior counterparts kick them in the groin.
All of which brings us to America’s last chance, the 2022 elections. At the rate Joe Biden’s puppet masters are bombarding voters with anti-American legislation and executive orders, Republicans should be able to win a record number of House and Senate seats in 2022. Great news, right? Not so fast.
As every fool now knows, just because a Republican wins an election doesn’t mean the win will be acknowledged. If the Dirty Dems manage to ram through a bill to legalize any and all forms of cheating, there will be two winners in most elections — the real winner and the declared winner. As Josef Stalin is purported to have said, “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
But let’s be optimistic and strain our imaginations to believe that Republicans will find a way to keep Democrat cheating under control in 2022. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the totalitarian Dems lose both chambers of Congress in record numbers? Indeed it would, but getting elected is only half the battle. The question then becomes, are Republicans capable of playing offense?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to introduce legislation to overturn Roe v Wade?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to begin deportation of all people who are in the country illegally?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to introduce legislation to fund the entire border wall?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to introduce legislation to outlaw mask and social-distancing mandates?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to require voter ID and make mail-in voting and ballot harvesting illegal?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to break up the anti-American, anti-free-speech monopolies held by Twitter, Google, and Facebook?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to start prosecuting journalists, social-media executives, and politicians who knowingly spread life-threatening COVID disinformation to Americans?
Will they be prepared, on day one, to start investigating perpetrators of the January 6 insurrection hoax, starting with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Eric Swalwell?
I’ll leave it to you to add another 50 or so items to the list, but you get the idea. What Republicans should be thinking about right now is taking action to undo the Democrats’ onslaught of unconstitutional, socialist legislation and executive orders with their own tsunami of constitutional legislation in 2022. To their credit, on January 20 Democrats were ready to take immediate action, which gave Republicans the opportunity to witness, firsthand, how to play the game ruthlessly when you’re in the majority.
All the babble about the GOP being a center-right party makes me reflect on what made Rush Limbaugh so special, and I believe his most lasting legacy is that he made it unequivocally clear that he was proud to be a conservative. Center-right was not in his vocabulary.
Attention Republicans: Democrats don’t want to defeat you; they want to destroy you. It’s time to wake up and get in the game!
I have remarked about this for years that every time the Dems get some power they move the ball down the field to a authoritarian regime, but the Republicans NEVER move it back the other way. They usually just, barely, manage to hit the pause button for a couple of years. Unfortunately that just angers the left so much they try to go for bigger and more wild plans the second they gain power, i.e. the hail marry pass as it were.
I am not sure what libertarian leaning conservatives are supposed to do about this. I have watched this trend my entire adult life and it doesn't appear it will be changing anytime soon. The Libertarian party is basically a failed experiment at this point. I figure if after 50 years they haven't managed to win a national race they never will. I hope I am wrong, but it doesn't appear to even be headed in the right direction for that to happen.
This might be your best political commentary yet. As in best ever. Whether or not that's true- this one is one of the crown jewels.
When it comes down to it, I'd like to refer to most Republicans as "Republicrats", or as you, Robert, referred to them in your book Restoring the American Dream, as "Demopublicans". And when I say "most", I mean the vast majority of them. There is not a dimes worth of difference between them. You might say the difference between them is Tweedledee and Tweedledum. What are these spineless swamp creeps doing in the Republican Party? These Republicrats are in the wrong party. They are by no means constitutional conservatives. They need to pack up and go!
"What are these spineless swamp creeps doing in the Republican Party?" They exist there because they rode Ronald Reagan's coattails to obtain their positions. Ditto for a handful who rode Donald Trump's coattails (I can name at least one Indiana congresscritter who is proving to be a certified swamp creature after pledging to support PDJT all the way.)
It was an excellent column, and your list of things Republicans need to do was outstanding.
I have one disagreement. I think it is too soon to opine that Kavanaugh and Barrett are turncoats. While I find their actions inexplicable on one level, my gut feeling is that they were threatened with something so dire they simply couldn't refuse. They have ruled well on other cases. And still do. You may be right. But not yet.
From my perspective, God is still in control. And the erstwhile "president" hasn't been all that successful in some ways. He's turning even Democrats against his perspective. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. And although we have very little clout most of the time for liberty, we are not totally defenseless even now, and if the Senate cannot stop bad legislation, some states will act, and that is actually a good thing, because states have been going along with every harebrained tax and spend scheme of Washington for a very long time.
Glad to see Robert is back!
We're getting one blow after another. HOW did this happen. Oh I know…the election was stolen. And we knew they were going to try it so why did we let that happen? I am whining, I know. I'm so upset that the PRO Act passed. It's going to ruin my consulting business and that of everyone I know who wants to be independent and not a W2. I feel like I'm in a nightmare. Did we really have to suffer so in order for people to wake up? I was listening to Blunt Force Truth and wish I could remember the guest. We have about 30 years of battle…we need to get conservatives involved in local politics as well as local schools and then expand into state and back into federal in order to truly take back the system which has been corrupted.
I have to agree. I haven't heard anything significant out of the Libertarian Party in quite awhile. I think they sold their soul when they stopped worrying about things like property tax (which totally negates the right to property) and allowed themselves to be taken over by people who were more interested in frying their brains with licentiousness than true liberty. Drugheads don't fight for rights. I used to be in touch with some libertarians. I have one friend left, and we never talk about libertarianism. The problem is, our system is set up so that a third party is doomed to failure before it even gets started, and all it does is draws votes away from the candidate from a major party which has views closest to those of the minor political party, thus weakening the expression of that viewpoint in public policy.