Inaction Will Equal Complacency
Last week, Rush Limbaugh told a cautionary anecdote about what ultimately happened to the conservatives who were elected in the 1994 landslide victory:
"...the '94 freshman class was made up of what you would have to say were the forerunners of Tea Partiers. I met a bunch of them. They'd come to my TV show. These were not inside the Beltway people. I would ask 'em: "Well, what are you going to do about X?" "Well, we just gonna change it." It was simple as pie. "We're just gonna change it."But they found it very difficult to change things, and so they left. ...One of the things is that politics is a business like any other, and there are procedures for rising to the top. In that business, just like there is in your business. I mean, you want to become president of the company you gotta do what the board of directors, what the company expects. There's a game you have to play; there's a role that you have to fulfill. It's not always that mavericks climb all the way to top, and these procedures at times can seduce everybody, or anybody. So it will be very, veeery interesting to watch how the newbies, the victors on Tuesday, end up assimilating in the House..."
"On its present course, as Dennis Prager put it, America "will be a large Sweden, and just as influential as the smaller one."And that's the optimistic scenario - because the only reason Sweden can be Sweden and Germany Germany and France France is that America is America. Who will cushion America's decline as America cushioned Europe's?"