To be a Conservative with a capital "C" you have have to be a pessimist. The glass isn't half full to a Conservative, it's "Who the hell took my half of the water ? Don't they have a job ? Why can't they get their own damn water ?" (I must admit, my friends on the Religious Right would replace "hell" with "heck" or "H-E double hockey sticks" and they would certainly say "darn" instead of "damn".) Nonetheless, I find myself getting out of Oscar the Grouch's garbage can.
Why would that be, you ask ?
Today's Rassmussen Poll has Barack Hussein Obama at a paltry 43% approval rating, Take away the margin of error, and you have our Dear Leader at a very Bush-like 40%. If you're a true Conservative, life is pretty good right now. I even heard that Charles Krauthammer smiled for the first time since Reagan left office.
Barack Obama has brought the "Hopey Changey" thing alright, too bad for him it was to the wrong people. Obama is now laying the foundation for a permanent Conservative majority. Chairman Obama is the best thing that has happened to the Right since Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves in 1988. Is he quite possibly the worst President of all time ? You betcha! Luckily, he hasn't destroyed the country completely and there's still a chance to return this country to its former greatness. But, we as Conservatives, can't rest on our laurels. That's where activism comes in.
Activism takes many forms. If you're an anti-social troll like yours truly, maybe standing outside with a sign with the Tea Party isn't for you. Start a blog. If your writing skills are inadequate due to public education malpractice, talk to others. Volunteer your time for a Conservative candidate. (There can be Conservative Democrats, too. No need to be picky.) The point is, we can't just go back into our Conservative shells and bitterly watch FOX News from morning to night. This is a time for action, not hemming and hawing. We are so close, we can't get comfortable. Remember, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. We need the ball to break the plane.
The most important thing we have to remember is that we aren't fighting for ourselves, we're fighting for our children and our grandchildren. Do you want your children or grandchildren to grow up in a place where anything is possible, where they can do or be anything they want ? Do you want your children or grandchildren growing up in a place that's free of terrorism ? Or, do you want your children and grandchildren growing up and being forced into some unionized green energy job (that is, if they exist.) where the government takes half of what they earn ? Do you want your children or grandchildren to grow up in a place where terrorists have more rights than citizens ? More importantly, do you want your children or grandchildren to grow up in a place where they'll be told to go home and die if they become seriously ill because it's in the interest of the collective ?
It's third and goal to goal to go. Tell the kicker to have a seat and some gatorade. We're pushing this one into paydirt.