Just when I get back from my lengthy, unbelievably expensive, vacation in Hawaii with my daughters in tow… while leaving my wife there to run up the bill… I’m presented with a Gift.
No, the gift is not that my wife stayed 4800 miles away from me.
Rather, It’s a study of the different types of Republicans. It is an illustration of the division within the Republican Party. It is a bit of clarity offered up as a feud between Representative Peter King (RINO-NY) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Rep. King went to the camera’s to vehemently declare that Rand Paul needed to be exiled, excommunicated, condemned, involuntarily contorted, run out of Dodge and everything else short of direct execution. (I’m sure that was on his mind but he’s been a politician long enough to know not to mention it just like his support of the Soviet Supported Irish Republican Army.) Apparently Peter thinks the idea of the NSA Domestic Spying program is brilliant and shouldn’t just be left alone and ignored, it should be celebrated and promoted. It is Senator Paul’s opposing viewpoint that has a distraught Representative King foaming at the mouth. Rand Paul’s position that collection of American Citizens Data by Computers, Humans who run the Computers or anyone else is Unconstitutional and a direct invasion of an individual’s right to privacy and freedom from illegal search… and is willing to do something about it… is very, very irritating to Representative King. So much so that he went on a tirade. The Representative unequivocally denied there had been ANY abuses of the NSA’s power to spy on American’s… (except when there is… when King was confronted on this during the interview his hemming and hawing was in need of a laugh track.)
All kidding aside, if there was ever a crystal clear contrast between the two primary groups coalescing within the Republican Party this is it.
You have the Pete Kings, John McCains, Olympia Snows, Lindsey Grahams et al on one side.
You have the Rand Pauls, Ted Cruzezezez, Trey Gowdeys, Mike Lees et al on the other.
One group gets along with the Socialist Progressive Liberals in Government and sells themselves as the great compromisers. (Because that’s how politics works…)
The Other believes they have been sent to government by their constituents and the American People to protect their Individual Freedom and Liberty. Which includes their privacy rights. Their right to own functional firearms without infringement or registration. Etc. (Because that’s how we remain Free… from those who wish to control us in the name of the State. They understand there will always be an element of danger which must be accepted in order to be Free.)
One group shows little difference between themselves and those they supposedly oppose.
The Other is hated by those they oppose as well as those who share the Republican nameplate.
Please watch the video link above. Then ask yourself where you fall. Clarity is truly a gift.
Found a new Gin by the way… Sage.