Kurt Schlichter at Townhall:
I was furious that Thad Cochran slimed his way to victory, but every time we hardcore conservatives lose a battle, it seems a contingent of bitter-enders starts up about how the Republicans and Democrats are exactly the same, and how they’ll refuse to vote in the general, and how they’ll take their collective ball and go home.
That’s crazy talk. We can get even with the GOP establishment later; we need to beat the Democrats first.
Now, many of my good friends disagree with me here, but I respect them enough to say what I think. And I think that when we focus on the establishment’s antics in Mississippi instead of focusing on November, we make Barack Obama happier than if he got to play 18 holes with the ghost of Karl Marx.
Let us assume that Thad Cochran didn’t play fair. Now let me assume the role of your father:
Life is not fair.
Yeah, I was shocked – shocked! – that our opponents refused to commit ritual suicide in order to allow our chosen candidate to waltz into the nomination that, a couple weeks ago, was his for his taking. Was anyone expecting the establishment to go quietly, to rollover, to not use every tool at its disposal to hold on to power?
Am I suggesting that we forgo our vengeance? Never! I’m all about payback. But getting even with these K Street creeps can wait. I say defeat the Democrats first. Instead of choosing to fight two opponents at once, we can deal with these establishment tools later from a position of strength when Reid’s reign is just a bad memory.
There is a bunch more and you can read it if you want, but I think I captured the gist of Schlichter’s argument. Please allow me to retort.
NEVER, EVER, LET THOSE SONS OF BITCHES GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING!
I am not a conservative or a Republican, and I don’t live in Mississippi, so I don’t have a dog in this fight. But a few years ago I found myself in a similar situation to those supporters of Chris McDaniel who feel that they were betrayed by their party’s establishment. Most of you know exactly what I’m talking about.
It’s one thing when you lose fair and square. It’s another when the other side cheats. Politics ain’t beanbag, but you can’t reward cheating.
When your child misbehaves you don’t punish them a couple weeks later. When your puppy craps on the rug you paddle his butt now, not next month. That is how they learn.
Here is the major flaw in Schlichter’s argument: There is NEVER a good time for payback. When “next time” comes around there will all kinds of good reasons why conservatives should hold their noses and eat shit again. The same thing the time after that and the time after that.
I’ll tell you what though – if every single person who voted for Chris McDaniel last week were to vote for the Democrat this November, the GOP establishment will sit up and take notice. That is exactly how you get their attention.
I know this is true because I spend nearly thirty years voting for Democrats I didn’t care for because “the Republicans are worse!” I kept voting for them and nothing ever changed.
Never again. Party Unity My Ass!