Romney? Pawlenty? Gingrich? Goodbye Our Beloved Country
Russian playwright Anton Chekhov wrote The Cherry Orchard in 1901 when he saw the political and social landscape transforming before his eyes. “The old order passeth away.”
Synopsis of the play: Madame Ranevsky is a spendthrift, squanders her money, lives under delusions, gives money away instead of paying her debts, and she must sell the land that has been in her family for generations. A businessman named Lopachkin tries to tell her that she must start a new business venture beside cherries and this will save the estate; but she can't let go of her old ways. So she raises a piddling amount of money on the day of auction and the businessman ends up buying it. Lopachkin calls her “scatterbrained.” She and her family have to move.
The United States is one big cherry orchard right now, up for auction in 2012 and the old Republican guard, like Chekhov’s Madame Ranevsky, has failed to understand the “sins” it has “committed.” The ‘scatterbrained’ disconnected GOP blindly compromise, capitulate and play politics as usual while the people bellow at the top of their lungs,“don’t sell us out, don’t squander our good will.”
But like the inhabitants of Madame’s R’s doomed estate, the self-involved Republican establishment is confoundedly unable to comprehend what their constituents are saying. When summoned by Obama, they run off to the White House making deals instead of raging against the sale of our beloved land.
Can we blame Obama if he manages to outbid the Republicans in 2012? Were they not warned that he called for a fundamental transformation? Can we blame Obama when the Republicans are half-asleep proposing candidates like Pawlenty, Romney, Huckabee and Gingrich? Can we blame Obama when faux conservative intellectual pundits compare Mitt ‘universal healthcare’ Romney to Secretariat or tout Mitch Daniels’ “delightful dullness” as a winning quality?
This tragicomedy will keep unfolding as the clueless, careless vanguards of the great Republic sign on the dotted line and sadly say, ”goodbye house…goodbye old life.”
Niles Gardiner the British journalist wrote that a “national gloom” has descended over America. And instead of a Joan of Arc to fight against the rapacious collectivist owners of our property, who are the cause of the despondency, we get RINO’s devoid of courage or vision.
If we underbid in 2012 with a “stable, not scary” proposal, we will lose our children's inheritance.The public understands now what it means to be one election away from losing our country.