Have you heard of Doug Hoffman? He’s a guy in upstate New York who’s running for Congress. He’s running as a Conservative–capital “C”. Not a Republican (and certainly not a Democrat/Socialist). The Democrat is a liberal–but so is the Republican, so much so that she has amazingly garnered the endorsement of ACORN. Mull that over for a minute…ACORN.
Guess who else has endorsed the Republican? Newt Gingrich. Yes, that Newt Gingrich (could there be another?). One of the greatest conservative minds of our time–and yet he’s supporting the liberal Republican, and he was on FoxNews yesterday defending his decision; suffice it to say that it was not one of his finest moments, and in my humble opinion, it serves to reinforce this point: he just doesn’t get it.
Because you see, as long as we vote for the lesser of two evils, we’ll get an evil. As long as we swallow the Republicans’ line that “the Democrats are liberal”–not recognizing that a significant percentage of Republicans are themselves big-government progressives, just slightly-less so than their Democrat compatriots–then we’ll keep getting what we’ve been getting all along.
Isn’t the definition of insanity to continue doing the same thing and expecting different results? Put another way, had enough?