"What ifs" can drive one crazy, and the last couple of decades, plus, have be so full of those pesky creatures as to leave us reeling.
For those old enough to have lived through this time spectrum, who can forget "Read my lips, no new taxes!" coming distinctly from the lips of George Herbert Bush.
That initial Bush-president, as I recall, was highly suspect by genuine conservatives upon his "selection" as Ronald Reagan’s VP. Many believe he was not Reagan’s choice at all, but such is one of the working elements of politics.
One must but wonder just who does do the selecting in this high-level intrigue, if not the president. Same thing for Sarah Palin being selected as John McCain’s running mate. From here, that was definitely not a match either…
The Herbert Bush lip-reading episode was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back, leading to eight long Bill Clinton years, whose lying lips declared, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms Lewinski."
In a sense, Slick Willy’s impeachment and smoothe-mouthing of this affair probably led to eight years of George W. Bush (who, according to leading "experts" on matters, was to blame for every bad thing ever happening in that time frame and continuing, even hurricanes and their paths of destruction.
Reminds one of earlier times when "Water-gate" appeared to be the everlasting leading story on the lips of all Major Media Moguls, for what-seems-like yet another eternity.
In a sense, Richard Nixon and his 1970s Watergate was the ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, etc. training ground for the George W Bush Caused-Everything-Bad sequel, beginning in 2000 and continuing to present.
Reagan, as good as he was, and attempted to be, was the intermediate target of those moguls between Nixon and W Bush. Republicans should go ahead and adopt the old 50s Rock and Roll lyrics from a piece entitled Charlie Brown, by a group known as the Coasters, which keeps repeating in its refrain, "Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me."
Sarah Palin, though not elected to anything nationally, has been receiving the same caustic Media treatment as Reagan.
The same fate will await Michelle Bachmann, Jim DeMint, and those like them, should they decide to delve deeper into high political circles.
I think the real fear behind Liberals, Media, and their socialistic way of life, is that We The People, who support the conservatism and faith spoken by the Reagan’s, Palin’s, DeMint’s, and Bachmann’s, will somehow regain control of a nation of states and a national government designed to be forever and permanently in the charge of the people, by the people, and for the people. The Tea Party movement seems to have taken that design seriously and is pushing the envelope, if you will.
My hope and prayer is for their success. Yours too?
November 2010 at the polls will begin to tell the story of whether our "what if" nightmares are slowing and/or coming to an end.
The November 2012 Elections will then cinch whether our dreams of a renewed America have really begun…or, maybe, whether we might not begin considering some sort of repatriation movement for ourselves and our families…
A lot of hard work by all of us will be required between now and November, then again from there until November of the (perhaps) fateful year 2012.
If you are interested in getting on a "Tea Party" email list for our area, keeping you up on events, email me at the address under my picture. Entitle the email "Newbie." Hope you do.
May God bless through Christ Jesus (may Yahweh, through Yashua bless us in this endeavor.