Skip to comments.Jumping the Gun: Why the National Review Editors Need to Chll Out
Posted on 07/22/2004 4:35:45 PM PDT by vanderleun
WHEN YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A DUEL and you know your opponent is going to miss, it might be a good idea to hold your fire until after he's had his shot, and his gun clicks on empty.
This is hard to do when all your supporters are gathered around you chanting, "Kill him, kill him, kill him, kill him...," but an experienced man can manage. A champion dualist turns to the side, watches carefully, gets his enemy to miss, and holds his fire until he knows that he can put one between the eyes.
It seems to me that, with all the hoopla over the last few months, the President's supporters in the midst of the political melee are getting a wee bit over-anxious to have him open fire. A primary example of this appears today in the National Review as an editorial:
Where, meanwhile, is the positive, substantive side of the campaign? People are noticing that the president has not presented an agenda for his second term should he be re-elected. -- Where's the BeefTo which I would say, "Please get your knickers untwisted and your game face on."
I realize that it has to be tough to sit in the NR's offices day after day and watch the Left and the Democrats sling one plague ridden corpse after another over the wall, but you just have to hunker down and take it until the right moment, which is not.... quite.... yet.
Yes, we've had the Wilson Corpse, the Clarke Corpse, the Clinton Corpse, the Moore Corpse, the 9/11 Report Corpse -- all of these disgusting hunks have been lobbed in and now are scattered about the political landscape in various stages of decomposition. It's got to be getting rank in the Republican Fortifications, and there have to be a lot of people wanting to whip out the flamethrowers and start sanitizing the joint.
But patience, patience, patience please. Always remember that "A Drug and Democrat Free America comes first. "
You see, it really doesn't matter what happens in the next couple of weeks. All that matters is what happens in October.
Yes, there's going to be a Democratic Convention next week. Nothing can be done about that, it is our way. And yes, we're going to be getting even greater levels of putrid pablum spewed about by the media as the preening pundits of puce prevarication strut and fret their hours behind the teleprompter. It will be a sickening time as we watch, night after night, the chosen of the party hard at work defining deviancy as Democratic. But that is not a bad thing. It helps people to make a choice.
In time the convention will, like some mistakenly swallowed razor blade, pass. Then the annointed demented will ooze out on the streets to take their platform of taxation, complaint and appeasement to the American people in the form of what is possibly the most boring Democratic candidate since Mortimer Snerd.
Do you really want the President to say anything substantive that would allow these quislings and poltroons to be able to grind it through their lie machine? I think not. Why hand your enemy ammunition when you can watch him use up his own puncturing his clown shoes?
Perhaps a graying and somewhat melted version of John Kennedy catting about the country side with Robin the Boy Wonder as the Stepmoney sips charddonay to the Left of the podium will appeal to America, but I prefer to put my faith in the common sense wisdom of common Americans, rather than the latest chunk of cheese coughed up by Katie Couric. For most of August, the face of the Democratic Party will be Kerry, Ewards and Heinz. I think America will take a long hard look at them.
The next time we see the real face of the Democratic Party en masse will be on the streets of New York during the Republican Convention. That's going to be a fool's festival not seen since the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968. Just imagine what they will bring to the news of the day.
We'll have intense and random acts of bizarre behavior, city wide exhibits of advanced tattoos and body piercing, chants bubbling with hate, obscene signage, unattractive displays of nudity, and random violence throughout Manhattan for days, all with the Democratic Party Seal of Approval. I'm sure it will play a major role in swinging a lot of voters into the Republican Camp. Depend upon it.
And then, and only then, will we have the President's acceptance speech.
If Bush and his advisers are savvy politicians, and we have a lot of reasons to believe they are, they will wait until this moment to bring out "the positive, substantive side of the campaign" that the editors of the National Review are so eager to get on the record. Any sooner and you're just playing into the enemy's hands.
The dualist that wins is not the one that gets the first shot, but the one that gets the killing shot.
Polls and poltroons aside, let's just keep our power dry and wait until we see the red of their little bong smudged eyes before letting fly.
There's really no rush, especially now. Just think of the method used by Michael (De Niro) Vronsky in The Deerhunter:
Michael : A deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that but they don't listen.
Nick : What? One shot?
Michael : Two is pussy.
Well done. Just like a good steak. Or is it a good wooden stake ?
"Then the annointed demented will ooze out on the streets to take their platform of taxation, complaint and appeasement to the American people in the form of what is possibly the most boring Democratic candidate since Mortimer Snerd."
This is a very nice sentence, but, in fact, the entire piece is right on the mark. IMHO. We don't need the president to come out swinging when the other guys are destroying themselves.
From the writers keyboard to Gods ear.
How will it be reported? "Patriotic Americans gassed by jackbooted Republican thugs."
Bush is awesome at rope-a-dope. I am awaiting a good time this fall. :o)
Bring ... It ... On!
By the time the media sanitizes the footage, it will look like an American Legion convention. Does anyone really think they would show us these people as they really are?
Well, this was a bracing read. Quite sensible.
This sounds supisciously like the same game plan used by George Bush, Sr. in '92. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for him to come out swinging...and all the time, the GOP elite counselled us to wait...it's coming!
Well it never came, and Bush lost to a draft-dodging, dope-smoking, philandering SOB. Whenever I hear the GOP elites talking like this it sounds like they're selling us a one-way ticket to loserville.
How will it be reported?
I completely agree. There are just TOO MANY who can't get it into their heads that the leftwing 'mainstream' want to 'get-Bush' - BOOSH is the real enemy!
However they have to spin it, that's how they'll spin it. It's that crude. It's that simple. People just can't accept that, because it's so horrible. And it is. It really is.
The alternative is that people are voting, I don't know how many, based on the web, sites like this, listening to Rush and others, and generally taking an attitude that the truth is more important than being a couch potato and allowing the alphabet net sportscaster, or the sitcom star, or the 'live performance' hero, or this 'anchor', or that network 'fun-babe' to tell them not just what to think, but literally what's happening in the great big world out there. You have to 'get up off your . . '. And even though people are typing things in, here, from the comfort of their homes, etc., it's not just sitting around being spoonfed propaganda.
Be optimistic. That's not being pollyanish. Reagan had it right.
Just because you repost some of your writings from another blog site doesn't mean that it isn't a vanity post....You must be desperate
Meanwhile they will penalized whatever October Surprise the Dims come up with, or worse the one Osama and company comes up with. Either way, the message will be, "It's Bush's fault". Whatever "it" is.
"... greater levels of putrid pablum spewed about by the media as the preening pundits of puce prevarication ..."
This article reiterates what I have been posting for months here.None of us should be chaffing at the bit,for "RED MEAT" now,when it's only breakfast.Dinner will start being served up in a month.
No,not this time and that is NOT how it was being reported in '68 either.
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