Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review: Danger to Conservatives If Romney Is Candidate

It occurred to me to review the accurate warning (contemptuously derided by at least one prestigious blogger in whom I now place little trust) that I made the day after McCain clinched the GOP nomination in February 2008. The following excerpt from Beware The Wrath of 'Cain
applies not because Romney is as capable of anger as McCain, but because he is "Progressive" who doesn't love conservatives even when he could use help from them.

And when McCain goes down, our hopes for many very good GOP congressional candidates will be lost too, as a matter of course.

But it can get even much worse than that. And that is why I felt compelled to write this.

For when McCain self destructs, I am virtually certain he is not going to blame himself. He is going to blame conservatives. Thus picturing the following assuredly is not too hard.

From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.
Yes, I know: That scene from Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan, is about as melodramatic as anything ever produced by Gene Roddenberry. But it captures the kind of fire that McCain must have had to endure all that he did at the Hanoi Hilton.

I am daring to risk your displeasure to raise this alarm due to the fact that I believe he can still draw on that fire. We will not like how he'll use it should he think he has not received enough repayment over the years for all he endured. This is where his demand for high office gets tacky. How is it possible that we owe him even up to and including turning over to his unpredictable vicissitudes the signatory protection of cornerstones of the republic itself? Such as protecting the First Amendment. But he feels he deserves the presidency.

As self-centered as his anger has been at times, what must we be ready for should he not get that which he believes he deserves? It is simply too likely that the angry McCain will once again emerge. That McCain will not be content to go down alone in this, his one "last chance."

Because conservative Congressional delegates are vastly more important to our interests than leftist ones, we must not forget to get out the vote. And because McCain will control the purse strings of the GOP from now until the elections, now is the time to prepare to get out the vote (GOTV) on our own.

So, once again, why do we need to be prepared? We must be prepared for the likelihood that McCain's wrath will go full blown. Once he's convinced that he cannot win, and because he already seems poised to blame us for it, then we must prepare now that he will for spite hold back GOTV funds (and Lord knows what other mischief). There will be nothing we can do about it then should we fail to prepare for it now.

I am sorry, but this man's recent history demands that we have a plan B.

We need be prepared to Spock our warp drive so it can propel our conservative ship to safety. We must be prepared for just that time when 'Cain believes that he's gonna fail. For by God or the devil, he'll be damned if he doesn't try take us with him.

Be prepared.


  1. "From hell's heart" is from Moby Dick. It seems trite coming from Star Trek.

  2. Gee, TV fare is derivative. I'm shocked! Also, taking a poll of those hearing that line, you know with whom people are most likely to connect to them. Maybe in another 50 years the response will reverse, but do we have another 50 years?

    And don't miss the point. The prediction of how McCain would treat conservatives was spot on. Are you willing to predict Romney's behavior will be less destructive?

  3. Og, you must recall the famous scene in that novel.... where Capt. Ahab prepares to go after the "Great White Whale" one final time..

    Location: The "bridge" of the Pequod

    Ahab: Helmsman set a course of 090, Steady as she goes.
    Helmsman: Aye Aye Capt.
    Ahab: Mr. Ishmael, I want full sails...set speed for Warp factor .0000005!
    Mr. Ishmael : Aye Capt.

    Camera pans out...Ahab's voice narrates:

    "These are the voyages of the Pequod. It's one year mission, to seek out the White Whale, to boldly go where no Sane man has gone before....

    But enough of this. At the end of the day it appears Romney will be carrying the GOP standard. Though last time around it was looked at as McCain being the lesser of two evils, not yet fully aware of the full extent of Obama's evil. This time around there is no doubt.

    Hell, my left 5 week old worn non-stop sock, is the lesser of two evils, when compared to Obama... and I would vote for it in a New York minute. Be it any of the "four clodhoppers of the apocalypse" the GOP is pushing...I still have to side with them, as the other option is 100& certain doom.

  4. Looks like your blending of the two fictions did not mind-meld well with Og. And you have to admit, it is a whale of a distance to transporter.

  5. From Melville's heart, I stab at thee. Would perhaps be the write way to posit that line?


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