“I’m not giving in to security under pressure
I’m not missing out on the promise of adventure
I’m not giving up on implausible dreams
Experience to extremes
Experience to extremes”
—Rush, The Enemy Within (Fear Part 1)
How can you compromise with socialism? If you do, you will betray yourself. Compromising is what has us in the current situation from which we suffer. Europe is falling apart and it is the direct result of compromising with socialists.
For years we have compromised with the left and every time we did we gave them small, incremental victories; each one, eroding our freedoms a little more each time. They have infiltrated the media, Hollywood, the courts and the local, state and federal bureaucracies. Having said all of that, you would think that they have us outnumbered, but they do not. We have a minority waving their finger at us and lying through their teeth about whom and what they are! They are trying to convince us that socialism is the norm and that we are the oddballs! I have read a great deal about the founding of our great country and I am quite sure that none of the Founders were communists.
We won in very convincing form in November. The “Tea Party freshman” we sent to the House of Representatives have not compromised (for the most part). The astute declaration of one Rush Limbaugh sums it up, “winners don’t compromise with losers. Losers compromise with winners.” Which brings me to another observation; the establishment Republicans still think compromise is a strategy.
This says it all, Rush Limbaugh:
(Transcript from last hour of Friday’s show 9/30/11).
“… At the end of World War II in Japan on the USS Missouri, we did not compromise with the Japanese. We gave them the terms of surrender, and they signed them. Ditto in Europe, in World War II. Winners do not compromise with losers. When I said that the State-Controlled Media and the Democrat establishment literally had a cow. They called me and they held those remarks up as the single reason why this country was never gonna go anywhere, because I, El Rushbo, was not going to permit the Republicans to compromise. When I hear Republicans want to compromise, I immediately say, ‘With who, and where?’ Where do we want to compromise with Obama? Do we want to say, ‘Okay, we’ll give you health care in ten years instead of next year?’ Or, ‘Okay, you can have half of the tax increases.’ Where’s the compromise on tax increases? Where’s the compromise on government spending? Where’s the compromise on stimulus bills?
There isn’t any compromise. There’s nothing of the socialist agenda that I want to have as part of mine. We’re not competing in elections here to win them and then compromise with the people who lost them. You can’t compromise…
There isn’t any compromise. There’s nothing of the socialist agenda that I want to have as part of mine. We’re not competing in elections here to win them and then compromise with the people who lost them. You can’t compromise. (interruption) How are we gonna attract the independents? Who is it that gave us landslide victories in the 2010 midterm elections? It was independents. Independents abandoned the Democrat Party, and not because of anything the Republicans were doing to attract them, because the Republicans were scared of their own shadows. The Republicans weren’t saying anything. That was a flight from socialism. That was a mad dash away from liberalism and socialism, and the only place that you can go in this country where you don’t want socialism is to the Republican Party. Pure and simple…
Now, the Republicans live and believe this myth that if they don’t compromise, and if they are too critical of the Democrats, that these independents are gonna run right back to the Democrat Party, and it’s a lie and it’s a myth that has been perpetuated, created by the media and the left precisely to stifle Republican comments, conservative behavior, policy, and everything else. It is designed to make us live in fear of being who we are. It’s perpetuated by Republican political consultants who live and work with that 20% of the electorate that’s said to be the undecided every election, the independents, the moderates…
Compromising with socialists is how we got where we are. Compromising with Democrats is how we got where we are today. It’s why Europe is falling apart right before our very eyes, because socialists were compromised with. You know, to me it’s preposterous that we should even be considering compromise with socialists when we have Europe staring us right in the face. Somebody, as I say, point out to me, tell me, call me right now, send me an e-mail, where in today’s Democrat Party agenda is compromise? Tell me where you want to compromise with them. It’s really preposterous that this should even be a matter of discussion with the state this country is in and the condition Europe is in. So that’s why a red flag went up.
People are sending me notes, ‘Well, Rush, look, you’re being a little bit too hard here. Christie is like Rudy. They talk moderate on issues, but when they get elected they crush Democrats.’ Yeeeeeah. (drumming the desk) Let me ask you a question, folks. I want you to think about this. In modern electoral history, when do you remember people first — political people: consultants, candidates, media — even talking about independents? When did the group known as ‘independents’ become a primary matter of import, major subject matter? Where were you and what were you doing when you first heard of independents? Maybe you won’t remember, but see if you can. But you look at Europe, everything that real genuine intelligent conservatives have been warning about for 60 years is happening right before our eyes in Europe, and we’re on the same road.
We have people in the Democrat Party who think Europe is utopia, ’cause the smart people are in charge and run everything. The elites are in charge of everything. They have 14% unemployment but that’s okay, the state takes care of them. They can’t defend themselves but that’s okay because they don’t believe in war, and if we’re attacked we’ll just call the United States — and after they defend us, we’ll complain and whine and moan about their militarism, their imperialism, but we’ll take it. Obama’s trying to turn us into Europe as fast as he can, on steroids. I don’t want to become Greece. I don’t want to become Spain. I don’t want to become the UK. That’s where we’re headed, and it’s utterly predictable. So somebody tell me: Where do you want to compromise with Harry Reid? Where do you want to compromise with Nancy Pelosi? Where do you want to compromise with Barack Obama? Where do you want to compromise with Dick Durbin or John Kerry or Chuck Schumer? And then tell me why.”
Socialism, liberalism, whatever you want to call it, has to be imposed. A republic form of democracy does not.
Liberty is not an imposition.