Friday, November 7, 2008

Double Down

Swift with more satire. (Apparently I'm only reading the funny stuff today)

Some conservatives have gotten the mistaken impression that this election was some kind of repudiation of conservatism, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Thank goodness Michelle Malkin was there to go all Don Corleone and bitchslap the whiney, spineless conservatives who harbored such notions. “I’m getting a lot of moan-y, sad-face ‘What do we do now, Michelle?’ e-mails,” wrote Malkin. But this is no time for self-reflection and mea culpas, Malkin told her minions. “We do not apologize for our beliefs. We do not re-brand them, re-form them, or relinquish them. We defend them.” In other words we must double down on our beliefs no matter how distasteful some Americans find them to be. In fact, Americans were telling us that we weren’t conservative enough, that we need to get back to our core principles by being stingier and more callous. John Derbyshire, lamented that we probably would have won this election if only George Bush had deported 20 million illegal aliens and not visited mosques. But this is no time to regret the past. In fact, conservatives have a lot to be proud of.

For years conservatives have been saying that racism doesn’t exist anymore. The election of Barack Obama proves we were right all along. Throughout the campaign we reminded people at every opportunity that while it might be frightening that Obama is a socialist who pals around with terrorists, probably wasn’t born in this country and is secretly a Muslim, it made no difference whatsoever that he was black.

1 comment:

  1. I had this kind of "what now" conversation with my wife's cousin's husband (I don't think that makes us anything - maybe cousin-in-law?) and using the same brand that failed during this decade isn't going to do it. Fiscal conservatives, non-interventionists and libertarians have been booted out in favor of neo-conservatives, the branch that believes strongly in big-government from a right-wing perspective. It obviously hasn't played out so well, so the idea that it needs to be defended and still sold is absurd. If Republicans want to have a prayer of doing anything useful, it's time to seek after the lost constituencies (to which I belong as an independent).