Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. They are who we thought they were; will we let them win anyway?


Ballot boxAll this noise about Twitter and Facebook is a bit rich. All the usual current conservative suspects are striking all the right poses, making much sound and fury, signifying nothing beyond their next career move. Sorry, but that is the hard truth. They are who we thought they were; will we let them win anyway?* It is left to the little people to act in this election where the great are trapped in their old illusions.

The villainous Lyin’ Ryan and Senate Republican’ts, led by the deeply China compromised Mitch McConnell, knew and understood the clearly communicated threats from Twitter and Facebook following the 2016 election. We need not rehearse these platforms’ open responses to their candidate being defeated, by operation of our constitutional republic, at the moment they thought would be their ultimate triumph, the left’s answer to the neoconservatives’ premature declaration of the end of history a quarter century earlier.

Ted Cruz was elected in 2012 and has maintained a high profile posture as a constitutional conservative since 2013. Beyond reading a very nice story to his daughters and the nation’s children in a televised filibuster, what precisely has he accomplished in the Senate? Josh Hawley was elected in 2018, so has been a Senator and part of a new, larger Republican majority since 2019. What did he and the other self-styled conservatives extract out of Mitch and the boys as a condition of letting Mitch keep his very lucrative position? Not a blessed thing. None of your heroes made any real move, with the leverage of a growing conservative/populist faction, to compel an immediate course change and real investigation of the real corruption, collusion, election interference, and coup attempt. No one moved to actually repeal the special legal status of Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. It took the self-destruction this year of that weasel, Senator Richard Burr, to Intel chair, Mitch, and the gang’s boy, to produce even an illusion of a real fight on our corrupt intelligence bureaucracies.

Don’t get me started on Senator Lindsey Graham, the new Judiciary Committee chairman, nor good ol’ Chuck Grassley who preceded him. Lindsey seems completely compromised by his past association with Captain Queeg, the kept man of a minor beer heiress from Arizona, who peddled Putin’s fake dossier, with some British intelligence collusion, because his personal pride was more important than his oath of office. Lindsey did not have clean hands in the passing around of the tool created by the Kremlin and the Clinton crime family to undermine our election and our republic.

We have to win this election, despite these knaves, fools, and dotards. We have to win it for us, to preserve the U.S. from multigenerational socialist darkness, with no foreign nation to serve the role America played in the Cold War. Then, then we can get about pressing for real accountability and real reform to last beyond 2024.

* “They are who we thought they were, and we let them off the hook!” – Dennis Green, Arizona Cardinals head coach after his team gave up a 23 point lead to lose to the Chicago Bears. The coach’s very colorful meltdown in the post-game press conference was memorable.

Published in Politics
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

There are 4 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. Rodin Member

    Clifford A. Brown: We have to win this election, despite these knaves, fools, and dotards.

    Just so.

    • #1
    • October 25, 2020, at 6:59 PM PDT
  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. StephensJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    They are part of the ruling class. 

    • #2
    • October 26, 2020, at 2:42 AM PDT
  3. Columbo Member

    Bryan G. Stephens, Trump Aveng… (View Comment):

    They are part of the ruling class.

    They like prefer being the minority party.

    • #3
    • October 26, 2020, at 8:19 AM PDT
  4. Django Member

    Spot on.

    Can’t blame the news guys for this particular failure, but those who have been there for a while voted to repeal Obamacare when Obama was there to veto the bill and save their worthless hides. When essentially the same bill was proposed under a President who would sign it, they showed their true colors. I have a sort of grudging admiration for the Demo-rats who hang together, but nothing but contempt for gutless RINOs. 

    • #4
    • October 26, 2020, at 1:42 PM PDT