The only way to survive Obama's goal of creating a one party state is to FIGHT!
Last week when it was announced to House Republicans that Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) had asked Obama to withdraw his nomination for Commerce Secretary citing "irresolvable conflicts" a loud cheer erupted throughout the room.
House Republicans, who have been totally united in their opposition to Obama's vote buying stimulus boondoggle, saw it as confirmation that they are not alone in their efforts to unmask the real goals of the Obama presidency and the Democrats who control both houses of congress.
For months now we have watched as the weakest links in the GOP chain dropped away. First it was pseudo-conservatives like Kathleen Parker and Peggy Noonan followed by RINO Colin Powell. More recently, the triad of Northeast turncoats: Senators Collins, Snowe and Specter who after years of bemoaning deficit spending signed on with the biggest deficit spending bill of all time.
But when Senator Judd Gregg said NO to collaboration with Obama's plan to use the U.S. Census to turn the GOP into a permanent minority party by statistical trickery that would create more seats for liberals in congress and enable billions more for socialist vote buying programs the tide had finally begun to turn.
One More Shoe Left to Drop: The Fairness Doctrine
There is one more shoe left to drop in Obama's big scheme and it may not be far off. Everyday the chorus of voices demanding a "fairness doctrine" that punishes conservative speech on talk radio while ignoring the liberal monopoly in academia, print media, Hollywood and the arts grows louder.
How long are we from that enabling act which will have the effect of legalizing a one party state run by Democrats no one knows. But it would be suicide for conservatives to sit and wait for the axe to fall.
Shortly after the election some Republicans suggested a return to the "go along to get along" approach favored by the GOP when it was in the minority for much of the later half of the 20th Century. But those with long memories recall that we only captured the majority in both houses of congress by following the Gingrich plan of a united opposition coupled with a common sense alternative to the big spending, big government boondoggles so favored by Democrats.
Rarely has there been a time when the ideological differences between the two parties are in starker contrast. That's an immense advantage to the GOP in terms of being able to mobilize the base, some of which had been dispirited by McCain's nomination and Bush's big spending (which now pales in comparison to Obama), and to attract new voters who share our belief in smaller, less intrusive government.
It appears that our GOP team in the House, the Senate and the new national RNC team being fielded by Michael Steele understand that the best path forward to recapturing past glories is not to appease or collaborate with Democrats but to be ready with a positive program based on solid conservative principles.
One by one American voters lulled by the siren song of Obama's hope and change are waking up to the reality that the transformational politics he promised is nothing more than a scheme to control their lives and seize their wallets and freedoms. Let them find a home again in the new GOP as we work to restore America's sanity in 2010 and 2012.