Dear GOP Senate you’re about to be played again

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Dear GOP Senate you're about to be played again

“The tar­get audi­ence for all this activ­ity was 535 peo­ple in Wash­ing­ton,” Treglia says — 100 in the Sen­ate, 435 in the House. “The idea was to cre­ate an impres­sion that a mass move­ment was afoot — that every­where they looked, in aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions, in the busi­ness com­mu­nity, in reli­gious groups, in eth­nic groups, every­where, peo­ple were talk­ing about reform.” …

Instapun­dit Jan 26th 2016

Dr. Peter Blood: Nut­tall, me lad, there’s just one other lit­tle thing. Do you think you could find me a good stout piece of tim­ber? About so thick and so long?
Hon­esty Nut­tall: Yes, I think so.
Dr. Peter Blood: Then do so and lash it to your spine — it needs stiff­en­ing. Courage!

Cap­tain Blood 1935

Yes­ter­day I talked about my fear that the only thing stand­ing between us and the loss of the repub­lic is the courage of the GOP sen­ate.

It didn’t take long for my fears to begin to be real­ized.

Sen­ate Judi­ciary Com­mit­tee Chair Chuck Grass­ley, who said Sat­ur­day it “only makes sense” to let the next pres­i­dent pick the jus­tice, wouldn’t rule out hold­ing hear­ings for Obama’s even­tual pick.

“I would wait until the nom­i­nee is made before I would make any deci­sions,” Grass­ley told reporters in a con­fer­ence call on Tues­day, accord­ing to Radio Iowa. “In other words, take it a step at a time.”

Sen­a­tor Thom Tillis of North Car­olina, who sits on the Judi­ciary Com­mit­tee, also sounded skep­ti­cal of sim­ply reject­ing any nom­i­nee at the outset.

“I think we fall into the trap if we just sim­ply say, sight unseen — we fall into the trap of being obstruc­tion­ists,” Tillis said on The Tyler Cralle Show.

What’s most inter­est­ing the sud­den cracks in the wall is the dif­fer­ence between the real­ity and the propaganda.

The real­ity is that the Sen­ate Repub­li­cans have the absolute power to stop pres­i­dent Obama in his tracks. No amount of edi­to­ri­al­iz­ing, speech mak­ing or angst on the part of the Pres­i­dent, Democ­rats and the NY & Wash­ing­ton Based media changes this fact.

The only thing these peo­ple can do is gen­er­ate fear, and that’s the plan.

You will see edi­to­r­ial after edi­to­r­ial, story after story, advo­cate after advo­cate appear­ing on cable news chan­nels, in news­pa­per edi­to­ri­als, on sun­day shows, in tiny protests stage-​managed for the eyes of the press, on col­lege cam­puses, on radio news at the top and bot­tom of the hour exco­ri­at­ing the GOP about how upset the pub­lic will be about them fail­ing to con­firm Barack Obama’s Supreme Court Pick and how that back­lash is going to doom them.

This despite the fact that the same pre­dic­tions con­cern­ing a gov­ern­ment shut­down pre­ceded the GOP tak­ing of the Sen­ate in 2014

and stuff like this (empha­sis mine)

In July of last year, pop­u­lar per­cep­tions of the con­ser­v­a­tive jurist were evenly divided, with 29% see­ing him favor­ably and 27% unfa­vor­ably. Scalia, whom one promi­nent legal scholar named “the most influ­en­tial jus­tice of the last quarter-​century,” was nonethe­less unknown to nearly a third of Amer­i­cans (32%) and gen­er­ated no opin­ion from another 12% in 2015, Scalia’s 29th year on the nation’s top court.

So let me ask the obvi­ous question:

Assum­ing I’m right about the media meme that’s about to be sold to mem­bers of con­gress, how can said meme be accu­rate if 44% of the pubic doesn’t even know or care who Jus­tice Scalia was?

and pro­vide the answer: IT ISN’T.

The left’s media meme and online blitzs that are com­ing are the equiv­a­lent of John Magruder or Nathan Bed­ford For­rest march­ing the same group of troops over and over again around a hill to make a small force seem like a mighty host, and like their mod­ern demo­c­rat suc­ces­sors using the same tac­tic, their suc­cess in that endeavor was depen­dent on their foes falling for that ruse and los­ing their nerve.

Don’t fall for it, and if you want to be afraid of some­thing ask your­self this: Do you really think that the Tea Party and the NRA will for­give and for­get if you give in to the Democ­rats on this?

I’ll give the last word to Jake Tapper

Antonin Scalia pray for us.

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“The target audience for all this activity was 535 people in Washington,” Treglia says — 100 in the Senate, 435 in the House. “The idea was to create an impression that a mass movement was afoot — that everywhere they looked, in academic institutions, in the business community, in religious groups, in ethnic groups, everywhere, people were talking about reform.” …

Instapundit Jan 26th 2016

Dr. Peter Blood: Nuttall, me lad, there’s just one other little thing. Do you think you could find me a good stout piece of timber? About so thick and so long?
Honesty Nuttall: Yes, I think so.
Dr. Peter Blood: Then do so and lash it to your spine – it needs stiffening. Courage!

Captain Blood 1935

Yesterday I talked about my fear that the only thing standing between us and the loss of the republic is the courage of the GOP senate.

It didn’t take long for my fears to begin to be realized.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, who said Saturday it “only makes sense” to let the next president pick the justice, wouldn’t rule out holding hearings for Obama’s eventual pick.

“I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decisions,” Grassley told reporters in a conference call on Tuesday, according to Radio Iowa. “In other words, take it a step at a time.”

Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, also sounded skeptical of simply rejecting any nominee at the outset. 

“I think we fall into the trap if we just simply say, sight unseen—we fall into the trap of being obstructionists,” Tillis said on The Tyler Cralle Show.

What’s most interesting the sudden cracks in the wall is the difference between the reality and the propaganda.

The reality is that the Senate Republicans have the absolute power to stop president Obama in his tracks.  No amount of editorializing, speech making or angst on the part of the President, Democrats and the NY & Washington Based media changes this fact.

The only thing these people can do is generate fear, and that’s the plan.

You will see editorial after editorial, story after story, advocate after advocate appearing on cable news channels, in newspaper editorials, on sunday shows, in tiny protests stage-managed for the eyes of the press,  on college campuses, on radio news at the top and bottom of the hour excoriating the GOP about how upset the public will be about them failing to confirm Barack Obama’s Supreme Court Pick and how that backlash is going to doom them.

This despite the fact that the same predictions concerning a government shutdown preceded the GOP taking of the Senate in 2014

and stuff like this (emphasis mine)

In July of last year, popular perceptions of the conservative jurist were evenly divided, with 29% seeing him favorably and 27% unfavorably. Scalia, whom one prominent legal scholar named “the most influential justice of the last quarter-century,” was nonetheless unknown to nearly a third of Americans (32%) and generated no opinion from another 12% in 2015, Scalia’s 29th year on the nation’s top court.

So let me ask the obvious question:

Assuming I’m right about the media meme that’s about to be sold to members of congress, how can said meme be accurate if 44% of the pubic doesn’t even know or care who Justice Scalia was?

and provide the answer:  IT ISN’T.

The left’s media meme and online blitzs that are coming are the equivalent of John Magruder or Nathan Bedford Forrest marching the same group of troops over and over again around a hill to make a small force seem like a mighty host, and like their modern democrat successors using the same tactic, their success in that endeavor was dependent on their foes falling for that ruse and losing their nerve.

Don’t fall for it, and if you want to be afraid of something ask yourself this:  Do you really think that the Tea Party and the NRA will forgive and forget if you give in to the Democrats on this?

I’ll give the last word to Jake Tapper

Antonin Scalia pray for us.

****************************************************************************

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If however you have not & are both able and inclined I’d really appreciate it if you’d help us either close January strong or start February stronger by hitting DaTipJar.




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