Olympia Snowe is the lone Republican who voted for the Baucus Bill in the Finance Committee. The Bill passed 14-9, with all Democrats voting for it. Snowe is obviously a "wolf in sheep's clothing." So what we must try to remember is that political labels like Democrat, Republican and Independent mean little in today's world. We need to focus on who is conservative, who is liberal and who is progressive. If we continue to look to the "parties" as our salvation, we are doomed to fail in our quest to strengthen the Republic in terms of reinforcing the Constitution as it was written and the Bill of Rights.
For me, any national politician who has not voted conservative consistently, and those who have such disdain for the American public that they continue to vote against our wishes, must be the first casualties of this ideological war come 2010! And the battle must be intensified between 2010 and 2012 to make any real difference. But the true test will be how long conservative America, or at least center right America, can stay focused and engaged politically. Only through long-term engagement can the right take back the Supreme Court and Congress and start making significant change in the direction of the country.
Like the war on terrorism, the ideological war for America will not be a quick war. It will not be won in the next 2 or 4 years, or even 10. It may not be over in our lifetimes. But it is precisely because the left refuses to accept the terms "victory" and "win the war" or "fight to win" that the right will eventually win this fight. Because we DO believe in competition. We do believe in "number one". We do believe we are, and should be, the leader of the world. We do believe in VICTORY!
So let's make 2010 a Teachable Moment by voting out as many progressive/liberal ideologues as possible. Let's make 2012 a second Teachable Moment. And let's keep teaching that lesson election after election after election until we restore America to her former greatness!
We have started a noble movement to save America. Don't delude yourself into believing the course ahead will be easy, or that it will be quick. Start teaching your children, and their children, about what you are doing and why you are doing it. We will "write" our own history by doing so. And that history will be passed to our great grandchildren and their grandchildren, and America will endure and even flourish. We are all that stands between that vision and Obama's vision. There is no option but to win.
Wake Up America!