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"Fight or Flight, A Conservative CaliforniansTough Choice to Stay or Go in An Almost All Blue State"
It’s been a week now since election 2012 and I still can’t get a grip on my gag reflex. Crouching toward socialism nationwide, breaking the backs of the middle class with taxes in California, and the sheeple’s turn against Democracy leaves more than a bad taste in my mouth. I’m also struggling with the whole fight-or-flight phenomenon. I’m usually a fighter but it’s hard to build up the energy with this ongoing gag reflex.
I know. I know. You’re probably saying “ Get over it”. The Founding Fathers got our back. They set up this beautiful experiment we call America with a lot of backbone. It’s going to take more than one hellish election to take us down.”
I say: “Easy for you to say – if you don’t live in California.”
While SEIU slugged back Kristal champagne as they dreamt of the next four years sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom as Obama’s guests, we true working folks in California got a real treat. The liberals got a supermajority in the California Senate and, it appears, in the Legislature as well. This would be the first time in 80 years that the Democrats not only ruled the roost, but the whole stinking barnyard.
Californians were like a sinking ship of drowning gerbils that voted for more water as the tsunami sunk us. We said yes to taxes galore. In fact, we said yes to retroactive taxes. “Thank you sir, may I have another!” Just to make sure that we let the world know how much we love the government to abscond with our hard-earned money and spend it on bloated union wages, welfare and illegals, we gave the Democrats super power.
This means that the Republicans might as well stay home. They have nothing to say. More regulation such as cap and trade to drive more manufacturing jobs out of the state? No problem! How about more taxes – because retroactive taxes aren’t good enough? The Democrats are already eyeing the prize. (Can you see why that gag reflex haunts me?)
A supermajority also means the Democrats can override vetoes from Gov. Moonbeam (not that this is always a bad thing. I’d like to veto him, but let’s save that for another day.)
All of this explains my sour stomach. I’m not one to wallow in my grief, if that’s what you want to call it. I’m looking at my options. Fight or flight. What will it be?
Flight sounds attractive. While California was dropping into the crashing waves of the left coast, other states came through for Republicans. This isn’t to say they are conservatives, just Republicans. Most states are controlled by Republicans. The GOP has the governorship and both houses in 23 states. Democrats have the same advantage in only 14 states. Twelve states share power, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. One states has nonpartisan rule..
So there’s a lot of territory to explore without breathing the same air as a tax-loving, freedom-hating, socialist hugging Democratic majorities. Texas sounds good, though its weather can be brutal. Same with Idaho. I like the sweet tea in the South.
The more I think about it, the more I don’t like the idea of leaving the state or the country. I don’t have French in me, so throwing up the white surrender flag isn’t in my blood.
Did George Washington hang it up when his troops were dying and it looked like Armageddon? Did Abraham Lincoln turn tail when the Rebels whooped Union Troops in battles? Did our fighting men and women give up in Iraq when Harry Reid and his fellow traitors said America had lost” Hell no.
I’m not comparing myself to these great men. But I do have some fire left in me and this country and California are so worth the fight. What we need is a little creativity. Fight fire with fire.
California is known for its leftist ways. It’s also known for loving minorities, as it should. I say we take advantage of this. Conservatives are clearly a minority. It’s time to contact the unions, the ACLU, Code Pink in their vulva outfits, and other groups that fight for minorities. We can ask them to join hands with us (figuratively). We demand to be heard. We demand free stuff – or just tax cuts. And we demand that dead people stop voting in elections for the majority. Call it the Conservative Dream Act.
Once we get our foot in the door with our new friends, we can march on the Capitol. “Hey, hey, ho, ho, the taxing majority has got to go!” Maybe we can even get some sympathy with those vulva outfits. Conservative women can don the Code Pink body parts and talk about the real war on women. This is the war in which working women pay more in health care (as we do under Obamacare), fail to afford our children’s schooling, lose our jobs, our houses and our dignity (because we’re wearing those danged vulva outfits).
If the new Supermajority is sexist and against minority rights, then we have another out. It’s called Democracy. In two years we can begin to turn the tables. I know how this works. The idea of recalling former Gov. Gray Davis came out of a conversation on my radio show. We know how that ended for Davis.
With the Conservative Dream Act on our side, we can’t lose.