Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pigs Now Have Wings

Conservatives Protest!

One of the things I never thought I'd see in my lifetime is a conservative protest. That has always been the bastion of the liberals; something I have always scorned yet something that has been very effective for the past 40 years, much to my chagrin. Even in the Clinton era, conservatives were always too busy making things work to take time out to march with placards, while the liberals - despite having complete control during Clinton's first term - still found not only the free time but the necessity to hold demonstrations. (Sidenote: that just proves they'll never be happy.)

Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, et al, have finally succeeded in making pigs fly; conservatives are now finding it necessary to make time to protest, because it's just that damned important.

According to, "Critics of President Barack Obama's stimulus plan gathered beneath the Arch Friday to cheer speeches over a bullhorn and toss tea into the Mississippi River."
The photo doesn't match the intensity of the original Boston Tea Party, but the organizer of the St. Louis event, Bill Hennessy, estimated that there were more than 1,000 people in attendance. Some will scoff at such a paltry number but you have to remember; this is all new to us.

There is something happening, though, and it's heartening to see it begin so soon after Brack Obama's inauguration. Conservatives are mobilizing with a haste to match the jack-rabbit start this administration has gotten off to, and I am encouraged that our dark horse candidates are preparing for a wonderful showing in 2010 and 2012. Rush Limbaugh spoke at a CPAC conference yesterday and it was an electric performance.

What I am hopeful for is that more politicians on the republican side do the opposite of what Colin Powell and Obama have advised, and that is finally begin listening to Limbaugh. After his speech I am firmly convinced that his direction will be our greatest hope for success in taking back the congress with the ultimate goal of recapturing the White House in 2012.

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