Republicans and the Prevent Defense

John Robin Rice

Every four years, we play the Super Bowl of politics; the presidential election. And, for most of the elections since Reagan, the Republicans have fielded a team that seems unwilling to go on offense against the opposing team (the Democrats) in any serious or effective way. We already know going into the game that the Democrats are going to play dirty, cheat and do anything and everything possible. We also that the referees (the media) has already decided their desired winner of the game and will do everything they can to help achieve that goal.

Still, with all those daunting obstacles, the Republicans periodically field a team that has the potential to win and win big. How do they win big? They field their best team: straightforward, unashamed, Courageous Conservatism.  This team has the offensive power of the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the defensive dominance of the 1985 Chicago Bears. But for some very strange and odd reason, the Republicans do not play those teams. They play a boring and mediocre team at best that, to us the fans, looks as if they don't care if they win or lose and that there is honor in losing. Well, like the great coach Vince Lombardi said, "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."

The fans do not want to again see  a Republican team that is ahead 21-17 at the beginning of the 3rd quarter that will begin taking a knee on every offensive play so that they run out the clock. And certainly, we do not want to see a prevent defense this early in the game. As John Madden said, "The only thing a prevent defense prevents does is prevent you from winning." This defense is valuable for the last few plays of a game, early in the 3rd quarter is always catastrophic. Should the fans be disappointed again, I am afraid that the bleachers will begin to empty faster than a Barney Frank strip show.

What we the fans, who have so much of themselves invested in the outcome want to see is for the Republicans to play the game with equal intensity as our opponents and to use the full spectrum of our energy and forces available. We want to see Conservatism: a brilliant explosive offense with a balanced attack and a dominating defense that overwhelms our opponents. It works every time it is tried.

This coming 2012 Super Bowl in November will be the most pivotal one in our history. If we don't win this one, we don't have to worry about any future ones because the those outcomes will be meaningless by then.

So:

Play to win.

Run hard.

Run Right.

Run Conservative. 

Every four years, we play the Super Bowl of politics; the presidential election. And, for most of the elections since Reagan, the Republicans have fielded a team that seems unwilling to go on offense against the opposing team (the Democrats) in any serious or effective way. We already know going into the game that the Democrats are going to play dirty, cheat and do anything and everything possible. We also that the referees (the media) has already decided their desired winner of the game and will do everything they can to help achieve that goal.

Still, with all those daunting obstacles, the Republicans periodically field a team that has the potential to win and win big. How do they win big? They field their best team: straightforward, unashamed, Courageous Conservatism.  This team has the offensive power of the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the defensive dominance of the 1985 Chicago Bears. But for some very strange and odd reason, the Republicans do not play those teams. They play a boring and mediocre team at best that, to us the fans, looks as if they don't care if they win or lose and that there is honor in losing. Well, like the great coach Vince Lombardi said, "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."

The fans do not want to again see  a Republican team that is ahead 21-17 at the beginning of the 3rd quarter that will begin taking a knee on every offensive play so that they run out the clock. And certainly, we do not want to see a prevent defense this early in the game. As John Madden said, "The only thing a prevent defense prevents does is prevent you from winning." This defense is valuable for the last few plays of a game, early in the 3rd quarter is always catastrophic. Should the fans be disappointed again, I am afraid that the bleachers will begin to empty faster than a Barney Frank strip show.

What we the fans, who have so much of themselves invested in the outcome want to see is for the Republicans to play the game with equal intensity as our opponents and to use the full spectrum of our energy and forces available. We want to see Conservatism: a brilliant explosive offense with a balanced attack and a dominating defense that overwhelms our opponents. It works every time it is tried.

This coming 2012 Super Bowl in November will be the most pivotal one in our history. If we don't win this one, we don't have to worry about any future ones because the those outcomes will be meaningless by then.

So:

Play to win.

Run hard.

Run Right.

Run Conservative.