After the Republican wave in November, I suddenly felt relief, that the president’s unlawful actions would finally be curtailed. I tuned in to Sean Hannity’s radio show as I was leaving work, to see how staunch conservatives were taking the news.
Only a few weeks later, to my, and other libertarian/conservative minded people’s dismay, the republicans led by liberal back room deal making John Boehner, had just caved, and had passed a 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill.
I decided to tune into Glenn Beck’s radio station to see what his thoughts were on all this, and then as Rush Limbaugh’s show came on, I continued to listen, despite never having listened to him before, and I listened to his thoughts on the same subject matter.
Much to my surprise, I liked much of what Rush had to say, and I learned very quickly over the last few days that Rush, while eccentric, and certainly known for putting his foot in his mouth, is actually a conservative with good intentions, and not the hard core republican establishment devil worshiper that the left would have you believe he is.
The funniest and most ironic thing I heard today was Rush’s ticket for 2016, he laid out his reasons for it, and it made lots of sense, since there’s virtually no difference between the two candidates, just as was true with Obama and Romney in 2012.
Rush Limbaugh’s ticket is Jeb Bush/Hillary Clinton 2016, you get to pick who’s on top. Bush for President and Hillary for Vice President? Or Vice Versa? Because as Hillary infamously once said “what difference does it make?”
As depressing as all this is, I see light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve liked and disliked Glenn Beck over the years. I’ve seen him on TV and heard him on the radio for a few years now, and I realize now why I’ve felt that way, it all makes perfect sense. I’ve been on a journey, just as Glenn has, a journey in search of truth, a journey to better myself and to better the country, to right wrongs, and to lead by example.
We all make mistakes along the way, we say hurtful things, especially in politics, but those of us in the liberty movement, the Tea Party, the Libertarians, we all seek a free country to live in. Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton do not embody any of the values we hold dear, and neither will help defend and protect the constitution of the United States.
While I am now holding out hope for Rand Paul to run and win the nomination for the Republican Party (Ted Cruz and Scott Walker would be good also) I understand there is a real possibility of the two democrats who might win the Nomination (yes the other democrat is Jeb)
It took many years for the revolution that founded this country to not only start, but take place, and also grow with the creation of the constitution, and inception into national law. Movements don’t happen over night, it can take many years to take root and grow. The fact that there are any Tea Party senators and congressmen is saying an awful lot.
So while the new joke is Hillary/Bush or Bush/Hillary 2016, my hope is that this joke damages both candidates and their already frail reputations. I think it’s a stroke of genius that the Rand Pac took out a google ad with Jeb Bush’s name on it, and it will take many acts of sabotage like this for us to scuttle Bush III’s chances of tipping the nomination.
As for the new year, I believe our movement back towards freedom, can only be done by being positive, and making fun of absurdities such as Jeb and Hillary. There is far too much negativity in politics. We can grow our movement by being positive, by teaching the constitution, by showing friends and family amazing shows such as ‘John Adams’ and showing them the benefits of the free market vs socialism.
To all my readers, friends and family, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!