How easy it would have been to keep Al Franken out of the Senate if small things have been done early. For example, if George Bush had not withdrawn from the political fray after his reelection in 2004 except to pursue the war in Iraq, if he had defended the reputation of his administration, and if he had unleashed the likes of Karl Rove to resist the calumnies thrown at him and his administration month after month instead of playing rope a dope, perhaps Al Franken would not be in the Senate and our enemies (were they also George Bush's enemies?) would have failed to gain 60 votes to socialized medicine.
If we had an effective Republican national committee, perhaps the situation would have been different. You cannot have effective Republican national committee when the Republican president is AWOL. You cannot have a compelling legislative program under those circumstances. If the titular head of the party lets it go unchecked into the swamps of corruption, earmarks and spending, it will face the wrath of the electorate. Doubly so if the media is implacably determined to unhorse you. Triply so if Republican establishment leadership thinks rope- a- dope is the way to maintain a modern electoral majority and a viable political party.
While George Soros was masterminding the funding and takeover of the Democrat party and, simultaneously, the undermining of America, George Bush and the Republican establishment sacrificed the world for the war in Iraq and permitted nothing else to disturb their sleep.
Now when the depredations of the Manchurian Marxist, performing exactly as George Soros would have wanted, have caused Americans, scared to the bone, to take to the streets in a last-ditch to save the Republic and their heritage for their children, they have no leverage. They do not know whether to form a third party or reform the Republican Party. They do not know who their leader is. They not know how to translate a general populist uprising into real political power inside the Beltway.
When all of this political energy and indignation should be flowing into the Republican Party and enriching its war chest, the energy is diffuse and not effective enough to stop the first step toward nationalization of 1/6 of the American economy. They cannot stop Obama care. A sizable minority of conservatives who post here Free Republic want nothing more to do with the Republican Party and there are dangerous intimations in Nevada of a third-party candidate to split conservative Republican vote resulting in the potential reelection of majority leader Harry Reid.
Conservatism in America has been given a second chance to survive only through the ineptness, sheer wickedness, and corruption of our adversaries. How much better it would have been to employ an ounce of prudence six years ago, four years ago, two years ago, then to heap a ton of indignation on a process suborned and perverted and indifferent to our agony?
Now more than half of the lawmakers in Congress are socialists, and represent morally defunct people on the dole.