Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The DINO Strategy

For years statists have masqueraded as fiscal conservatives, "moderate" Republicans, independents, "blue dog" Democrats, and even conservatives. Many have infiltrated the Republican party under the false pretense that they take their Constitutional oath seriously and that they are a "conservative" in one American sense or another. We call this latter group RINOs or Republicans in Name Only.  Well, with the Republican name tarnished in some areas of this country, and the mainstream media acting as cheerleaders for the Democrats, there is a strategy worth considering for some folks out there. You can become a Democrat in Name only, or "DINO."

Progressives have infiltrated both parties and have subverted them with more or less success, the Democrats being the more, and the Republicans being the less. They have used Trotskyist "fusion" tactics whereas they lobby for a specific cause, and have dozens of radical groups waiting in the wings to latch onto it and blow the issue up into a leftist cause celebre that garners them money, influence, and power.  Environmentalist groups are a case and point, but there are others, such as unions, and humanitarian organizations. These clientelistic groups ultimately steer the Democrat Party, and both parties to some extent, leftward and include: The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, SEIU, George Soros' Open Society Institute, ACORN,, DailyKos, Code Pink, La Raza, and many more.

Another tactic of the statist is to "wedge" an issue into the purview of government with a modest program whose goals everyone can agree on, and then turn it into a cash cow of funding and influence. The idea is to get both parties to "compromise" on the stated end of a program, and then blow it up. SCHIP is a great example. It was created for uninsured and underinsured children, obviously something the Republicans would not dare turn down, and the program was passed. The left, Cloward-Piven style, then expanded the program up to cover children in some states whose parents make $100,000 a year or more! Bi-partisanship and compromise comes with a heavy price. It is time to flip the game on the lying progressives, tell them what they want to hear, and then betray them by actually showing some integrity in office.  That is where the DINO strategy comes in.

There are plenty of Democrat-leaning districts across the United States where there are literally no challengers to the Democrat incumbent. These districts are heavy Democrat, but there are wedge issues arising, such as unemployment, which can be used against the Democrat in power. The famous refrain of the mainstream media is that there is heavy "anti-incumbent" sentiment, as if people don't know that the Democrats are the ones in power. The point is that there are radical districts where the Democrat brand is indeed the only one in town, and one cannot run and win as a Republican. In other words, the mainstream media is the public relations firm for the Democrat party and the association of Democrat with "compassion" and Republicans with "greedy" is so ingrained in people's minds that many have a reflexive compulsion against ever voting Republican. So what am I driving at?

The idea is that if there is a conservative out there in a heavy Democrat district who feels that he or she could never win as a Republican, go rogue and become a DINO - a Democrat in Name Only.

We conservatives tend to be men and women of integrity who could never bring ourselves to become like the left - lying, scheming politicians who misrepresent who they are just to get elected. But look around, the progressives have waged a war against the American people for years effectively advocating unconstitutional government. The contract that undergirds the government-civil society relationship is the Constitution. What conservatives can do is register Democrat and run for office promising all sorts of big government entitlement programs, rail against corporations, and upon taking the oath of office have a "crisis of conscience" and actually take the pledge to uphold the Constitution of the United States to heart.

In all seriousness, the statists are showing their truly ugly colors now, between folks like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and John McCain dragging the Republicans down the statist-progressive path from the right, and open progressives, socialists, and other assorted radicals in the Democrat party like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, and Barack Obama yanking America off a cliff from the left, we American people need to intervene to protect ourselves from the impending disaster. If that means telling Democrats what they want to hear and then denying their requests for legalized robbery, so be it.

The bottom line is that the statists, the progressives, and the socialists are treating American politics as a war. As Sun-Tzu pointed out, "All war is deception." We liberty-loving Americans need to take the gloves off and realize there are two kinds of honor in politics; there is the honor that comes from being an honest slave of the state, and there is the honor that comes from saving one's countrymen from tyranny. I am only slightly facetiously putting the DINO strategy out there so people will think of more creative ways to go on the offensive against the statists and beat them at their own game.

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