by Karen Kwiatkowski
I spent a day of my life at the 2012 Republican Convention. The plan was to stay for full four days, but the choreographed and staged “decision-making” made the 2,000 plus delegates irrelevant. Republican Party members hoping to see democracy in action were left staring at a fuzzy gray screen, listening to static, beating their heads against padded white walls. No free man would subject himself to such idiocy. As Doug Wead so delightfully put it, the party has been reduced to “ten fat men sitting in a room.”
One of these fat men is John Sununu. Watching him on Tuesday afternoon steamroll the wishes of half of the delegate floor, and destroy what was left of the integrity of the GOP, I was strongly reminded of Nurse Ratched running the floor at the Salem State Hospital. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ratched dominates her fiefdom sternly, with her contempt for her charges oozing with her every smirk, and every command. This evil queen saw criminality in a raised eyebrow, revolution in a meek request for equality. Punishment for dissenters would be quick, overwhelming, and comprehensive. John Sununu’s totalitarianism was on display, and his goal seemed obvious: the literal and figurative lobotomy of the constitutional and liberty movement within the party.
As with the Salem State Hospital, the world of the RNC convention, the world of ten fat men, their sycophants and enablers, is a small place, removed from natural law, and removed from the reality of America. This is the real blessing – we can and are walking away. Millions of us are literally and figuratively walking away from the kabuki theater of neoconservative statism posing as a popular problem solving. We can do this!
If our own party’s Nurse Ratched didn’t frighten from the stage, we have Romney campaign lawyer and strategist Benjamin Ginsburg orchestrating totalitarianism from behind the curtains. He has been called a bête noire of the Tea Party, but he’s really just a lawyer – the very kind of lawyer that Clint Eastwood was talking about.
Romney’s advisors include all manner of warfare-welfare statists. I’m not naming all the names here, but I think the flat and poorly received speech by head neoconservative statist John McCain said it all. The GOP media, notably on talk radio, carefully avoided all mention of McCain after his dismal and eye-darting display of war promotion as republicanism. If he isn’t the original Manchurian Candidate, he’ll certainly do.
- What I Saw at the GOP Convention (lewrockwell.com)
- What I Saw at the Convention (chasvoice.blogspot.com)
- Romney Bombs: Convention Speech Draws 13 Million Fewer Viewers than McCain in ’08 | THE JEENYUS CORNER (jeenyuscorner.com)
- Romney’s Convention Power Play: Sununu Evades Ron Paul Delegates To Avoid Floor Fight | THE JEENYUS CORNER (jeenyuscorner.com)
- What I Saw at the GOP Convention (txwclp.org)
- Ron Paul Left Tampa Yesterday. TSA harassed the good Doc and family | THE JEENYUS CORNER (jeenyuscorner.com)
- Ron Paul’s Rally: The Event That Could Give Birth To A New Party | THE JEENYUS CORNER (jeenyuscorner.com)
- Texans join uprising against RNC rules change | THE JEENYUS CORNER (jeenyuscorner.com)
- Paul says his backers will ‘become the GOP tent’ | THE JEENYUS CORNER (jeenyuscorner.com)
- Sarah Palin: Fox Canceled on Me | THE JEENYUS CORNER (jeenyuscorner.com)