"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration."—Sen. Hillary ClintonWhere are the Republican voices of dissent?
For eight long partisan divisive years Democrats railed against the Republicans. Democrats even went as far as to say that they hated Republicans and everything that Republicans stood for (see previous post) and with the help of subversives that wanted to see America destroyed, Democrats where able to bring the Republican Party crashing down in defeat, first in the Congress 2006 and 2008 and then the Presidency in 2008.
While I’ve already gave my reasons why I believe Barack Obama must fail (see previous post)I must also state that a silent Republican minority is not good for America.
If Republicans believe that they are representative of values that are essential for the preservation of the American dream and the American tradition then they can ill afford to sit by afraid and out of power on the sidelines and watch as Democrats take this country careening out of control into a Jackbooted world of neo-Socialism.
No, Republican voices have to be as loud and as determined as Democrat voices once were when Democrats were in the minority. Republicans must learn the ways of dissent as all good minorities have done.
Remember Democrats while in the minority created the image that it was only fair that the minority voice be heard and every time Republicans or the Republican President would speak we would hear the refrain, “And now the Democrat response.”
And who could forget that once Democrats took control of Congress in 2006 that they created a dual Presidency which countered everything Republicans and the Republican President had to say and do. If the President gave the state of the Union address we would hear the contradictory state of the Democrat Union address shortly thereafter.
If the President spoke on the Iraq war we would then hear Democrats come directly behind him and speak counter to what the President had just said.
Now that Democrats have used partisanship to successfully wrench control of our country out of the hands of Republicans you hear them and their media cohorts saying that the country is tired of partisanship and that they will now work in a bipartisan way with Republicans.
Oh so now Democrats are concerned about the welfare of the country? I find that hard to believe after Democrats, their leaders and their allies tried to lose the Iraq war in order to defeat a sitting president. Republicans must remember what the word bipartisan means to a Democrat.
It means now that Democrats are in power Republicans will be forced go along to get along. You don't think so just wait until Democrats start appointing judges. You'll see that Republicans wouldn't be included in the process and no Conservative judges will be appointed by Democrats.
So here’s my advise to Republicans you are now the minority voice of dissent you most speak truth to power, Democrat power, at every opportunity. Every time Democrat leadership, whether it’s Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi or Senate Leader Harry Reid make an announcement or a pronouncement your minority leadership must make a Republican announcement or pronouncement.
More importantly when the Democrat president holds a press conference you the Republican minority must hold a press conference to express the minority view and why the Democrat president is wrong about whatever he is saying. Do this all in the spirit of speaking truth to power.
I know that Republicans have not considered this because the president-elect has been making his grand cabinet appointments and statements on the economy and we’ve not heard one Republican Senator or Congressman in the minority view.
This doesn’t bode well for Republicans because it signals that Republicans didn’t learn anything from the way that Democrats defeated them. Apparently some of you believe that Republican values fell out of favor with the American people, they did not.
What happen was Democrats were able to manufacture opposition to Republicans using tactics of opposition and dissent in order to achieve their political goal of driving Republicans out of office.
Most Republicans believe that Democrat ideology is wrong for America and that Democrats will bring an apocalyptic ending to America as we know it. Republicans can either stand on the sidelines and welcome the coming Democrat apocalypse or Republicans can raise their voices in dissent like the Democrats who defeated them and Senator Hillary Clinton who said, “I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration."
Republicans you must learn to be the voice of minority dissent that speaks truth to power if America is ever going to regain its footing in the world and when a Democrat speaks your voice must come right behind the Democrat with the truth!
The only question is, are Republicans willing to do for the truth what Democrats did for lies?