Why am I not surprised that Ruling Class apparatchiks John Boehner and Eric Cantor are outraged (!) over the disclosure that the NSA is spying on Americans.
Boehner said there were adequate safeguards for the NSA programs and that the civil liberties of Americans were “absolutely” being protected.
Thank you Johnny. You have shown your true colors.
Given enough eyeballs, the NSA is fucked.
You have already lost their consent; you just don’t realize it, yet.
So, when you do, what will you do?
Adm. Painter: What’s his plan?
Jack Ryan: His plan?
Adm. Painter: Russians don’t take a dump, son, without a plan.
So, if the plan is to use a Union President to communicate policy to the IRS, at what other agency is this plan being used?
You can sow doubt; it will no longer take root.
You can argue, but we are done listening.
You are seen for what you are, we no longer doubt that you are the evil.
You presume to govern; we no longer consent to your rule
You are the Ruling Class;we are the Country Class.
You are fucked.
I think the Ruling-Class Republicans will do what they have been doing since 2010–embrace and extend. They will embrace the Tea Party outrage, but then drag it out and extend it enough that Tea Party interests–constitutional interests–are not address. See Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Open Borders, Spending, sound money….
With the evil of tyrannical government now there for everybody to see, and with the malfeasance of the Ruling Class in supporting that government, the rational choice will be a third party. That is the Tea-Party.
The infrastructure to build a true political infrastructure is already in place. Its major voices: Palin, Paul, Cruz are articulate, principled and popular (in contrast to Karl Rove, Boehner, McConnnel and now Rubio)
I hope I am wrong. I hope that the Ruling-Class Republicans wake up and smell the tyranny. I hope that Boehner appoints a special committee and blogs open borders bills coming from the Senate. I hope Rubio smells the evil and filibusters the gang-of-eight bill. I hope Issa has Holder arrested for contempt, I hope the house defunds obamacare. Experience has shown that political hope is misplaced.
Honest Americans–Constitutionalists–will place their political hopes in honest brokers.
The S.Weasel*, Nigel Farage and Lady Thatcher in a lovely photograph.
*S.Weasel is the one under Nigel Farage’s hat or, in his pants which would explain why he looks wide-awake instead of recovering from a hangover, since a weasel with its teeth around one’s nuts–while I cannot vouch from personal experience–does seem like the perfect tonic to “right, honorable gentlemen” that have gone wobbly.
The finale to Bill’s post is this epic insult he delivers:
puffed up, low-rent, sub-imbecilic herd animal like a leftist academic or off-brand activist
The Bard would approve
*William F. Buckley, hated that form. If he had his way, Star Trek’s ‘To Boldly Go’ would have been, ‘To Go, Boldly’ which sucks!
My first intro to William Lane Craig was via a comment on Doug Wilson’s Blog and Mablog and I was not impressed with what I saw. I saw a boilerplate, non-seeing Baptist.
I concur with C.S. Lewis’ observation on the enlivening nature of the transition from a tin-man to being a little Christ being both in-comprehensibly alien and simultaneously human; Human in Christ. It really is quite amazing how rich it is becoming.
What a pleasure to just shut up and listen to such fine minds.
Green is ground and round hole
White is Neutral and big hole
Black is Power and small hole