Sunday, September 22, 2013

Waging Politics, Part 4

In Part 2 we looked at how to remove a deeply-entrenched Democrat from a Congressional district that will in no way support a Republican. In Part 3 we considered how to remove a deeply-entrenched Democrat from a state that can go either Democrat or Republican. These are two of the most common situations we deal with when considering Democrats that are destroying our country.

The same methods can be used in similar circumstances elsewhere. For example, if one needs to remove a state legislator, or a county commissioner, or a city councilman, from a heavy Democrat area, the same basic strategy as suggested for Nancy Pelosi may work. (In fact, Pelosi's entire district is basically a big Democrat-controlled city ward.) If one needs to remove an entrenched Democrat from a state legislative district, county commission district, or city council district that votes swing or split-ticket, the strategy suggested for Harry Reid may work.

But, what can we do to pressure these guys in between elections? And, how can we get RINOs to toe the line?

For state and local elected officials, recalls are interesting.

Colorado gave us a nice lesson in how to recall elected legislators; a comprehensible review of the recent recall there can be found at No excuses: What was really behind the Colorado recalls. The analysis is interesting; it provides hope in the fight against politicians who are moving too far left, even for their Democrat bases.

There was also a recall attempt against Wisconsin's governor in 2012. In that election, Republican governor Walker prevailed, as did the Republican lieutenant governor.

Both of these recall elections – the one this year in Colorado, and the one last year in Wisconsin – went the way we would want, and this offers us hope. But another lesson to be learned is that recalls do not always work, and conventional wisdom about who is more organized, who has more money, and so on, does not always explain the outcome.

What can you do you short of a recall? This is an important question, since courts have upheld that US Senators and US Congressional Representatives are federal officers, and as such are not subject to state recall initiatives.

You can lobby your state legislature to pass a resolution instructing the state's delegation (Senators and Congressmen) to Washington, DC, to vote for or against a certain bill, to support or obstruct a certain policy, etc. Such a resolution is not binding; however, if the state legislature passes it, then that sends a powerful message regarding what the people back home want.

Your county commission, city council, town hall, or other local government body can also pass a resolution sending instructions to your Senators and Congressmen.

Keep in mind the relative impact these actions will have.

A resolution by a local school board from a rural area will have less impact than a resolution passed by a state legislature. A Senator may feel this school board's resolution does not represent a threat to re-election, while a resolution passed by the entire state legislature could mean a real fight for re-election, should the Senator not do as instructed.

The same school board resolution sent to a Congressional Representative from a rural district could have a significant impact, as that school board resolution may be considered indicative of the mood of the voters district-wide.

And don't let anyone tell you that passing such a resolution is not the purview of a local governmental body. Members of that governmental body can pass a non-binding resolution on whatever they want. Elected officials can weigh for themselves the merits of disregarding it, and the elected members of the body passing the resolution will answer to their voters for doing their job or not doing their job in the next election, or in a recall election if the situation warrants it.

This pattern of passing resolutions can be iterated, and used to bring leveraged pressure on higher-ups.

For example, the Hometown city council can pass a resolution calling on its Congressional Representative to issue articles of impeachment against President Obama. The same city council can instruct its representatives in the state senate and the state assembly to introduce a resolution calling for all federal officers from the state to support such a proceeding in Washington. If other city councils, county commissions and local governing bodies (and even non-governmental entities) do the same, pretty soon there is a bandwagon effect: RINOs are placed on notice, and Democrats have to decide between party loyalty to a President, who would sacrifice them at the drop of a hat, and complying with the instructions of the people of their state, who are ready to rumble. (And here's a hint on how that will go: when it comes right down to it, Democrat politicians generally lean whichever way the wind blows.)

With these thoughts in mind, it becomes fairly easy to stir up trouble for elected officials, even those from other states.

If a Democrat or RINO is supporting our nation's enemies from Washington, then Republicans in that official's state or district can have local officials introduce measures in local governmental bodies such as city councils and county commissions calling for that Democrat or RINO to do what's right, and later calling for that official's resignation, if necessary.

State legislators and local officials who fail to act to rein in their US Senators or Congressmen can find themselves targeted by a well-organized local electorate with support from all over.

Democrats can be opposed in local elections by Republicans with contributions from out-of-district and even out-of-state.

Democrats can also find themselves being removed from office in a primary election by a Democrat who is even farther left-wing than they are, but who is being supported by conservative dollars. Again, the goal is to remove an entrenched enemy and replace him with a new guy whom, it can be expected, we can then remove from office in the next election by supporting yet another challenger. In this way, Republicans can keep hard-core anti-American politicians off-balance, rather than letting them become powerful and entrenched, as has happened in the cases of Pelosi, Reid, Feinstein...

Districts that show themselves to be too unappreciative of America need to find themselves defunded of federal dollars for local programs. You can let your Congressman and your Senators know that they need to watch what kind of deals they make with Congressmen and Senators from districts or states that are hostile to traditional American values.

Thus, you are not powerless. You can intervene in local elections across the country, and leverage power into Washington, and you can intervene in Washington with your Congressional Representative and Senators, and leverage power into local areas across the country.

Knowing that you are not powerless, if you are aware of out-of-control government at any level anywhere in America, contact the officials involved and let them know you will exercise your rights as an American to hold them accountable for their conduct. Then learn about who is opposing these officials, and see if there is any way you can help this opposition, even if you have to hold your nose while you're doing so.

Remember: the Left has been doing this and much worse for decades. In Wisconsin's recall election, for example, lots of people were coming up from Chicago to protest and even vote. We, on the other hand, are not advocating bussing in professional malcontents, thugs and homeless people, nor are we advocating for voting rights for dead people and non-citizens. But, we do have a legal right to make our voices heard and to make legitimate campaign contributions to any race in the country, as allowed by law.

The enemy of America's enemies is your friend, even if this "friend" you are dealing with is a snake of the same species as your enemy – one who will eventually try to bite you.

Encourage these snakes to fight it out, then stomp the winner.


Some final thoughts...

I knew what kind of a guy McCain was when he ran for President in 2008. I was aware of his connections with ethnic Albanian organized crime which, in turn, was connected to Islamic terrorists. I knew heroin money, money from trafficking in human body parts, money from trafficking in weapons and women for forced prostitution... it was all finding its way into McCain's campaign and, in return, McCain was using his position in Washington to help the enemies not just of America, but of humanity.

I refused to vote for McCain in 2008.

Obviously, there was no way I was going to vote for Obama, so what could I do?

Later, people called me a fool for not supporting McCain – as if it were my fault Obama got elected.

But, with McCain's waffling on the bank bailout scheme from 2008, with his support of Obama since then, my analysis from back then turned out to be correct: Had McCain won, things would not be substantially different, though perhaps we would not be going downhill so fast; however, the Republicans would be getting the blame for what was happening, when the blame really belongs to the anti-American element of the Democrat Party (which is huge) and to RINOs.

McCain was the lesser of two evils.

And, the devil keeps doing this to us.

He offers us two choices: Damned if you do, and damned if you don't. Then, like that Far Side cartoon, he stands behind us with his pitch fork, prodding us to choose between the lesser of two evils, and we agree with the devil on one of the two evils.

Why don't we turn the tables on him?

Why don't we create a situation where the bad guys have to choose between the lesser of two goods?

In God We Trust... but, do we really?

Because with His help, we can do this.

Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, Whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands."

1 Samuel 17:45-47 NKJV

More to follow...

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