i have given to the republican party, and to republican candidates, in the past, and far beyond my means to do so.
so, as in election cycles past, i have received dozens if not hundreds of electronic and snail mail imprecations to give to the republicans in one guise or another, in order to halt another democratic assault upon our democratic institutions. "if you don't give, then obama and pelosi and reid will ____________________, to the death of our democracy."
and, you know, they identify legitimate issues, and specify the things obama has done and will do to harm this country. and, they are right.
and, this year, and in future years, i am not going to give the republican party nor any republican candidate one god damned dime.
it is because of this one basic observation.--
the republicans already hold offices at the federal level, and, indeed, control the house of representatives, from which all spending legislation originates. in short, they are already in office. they know what evils obama is up to, as they identify them as happening unless i give them money.
well, here's an idea. let the bastards fight obama, and they know where the fights are, all they have to do is as did the generals of the civil war, just march to where the noise of battle was. and, fight, and kill the enemy. and, they can do it without my money.
they don't need my money to do their damned jobs. what, my money is supposed to give them courage and conviction? they are supposed to have that already.
they don't need my money. they are governors, and senators, and members of the house, and they have votes, and if they have the guts, they can stand in congress and in the state houses, and wage battle. and, in case the silly bastards have forgotten because they have been so ineffectual in the exercise of their weapons, they have the "gift" of debate, and argument, and they exercise the sanction of the vote.
let them simply march to the noise of battle, to the dust clouds on the horizons, and let them fight.
as for the republicans, fight they will not.
they know what obama is up to. they know what he has done. and what he intends to do.
and they do nothing to oppose him. they send campaign contribution broadsides asking for money to wage the good battle, yet, when the fight comes, the roll over. i cannot put into words how i detest john boehner, he who promises the fight, and he who turns away with his tail between his legs.
so, fuck the republicans. they get no money from me.
it means simply this. if the republicans will not fight, then they die. and, i will do nothing to prolong their worthless existence, and will do nothing to prolong this agony of seeing the republic killed by the degradations of the left before the ineffectual efforts of the gop.
i will fight, at the barricades with gun in pitched battle if necessary, to preserve the republic and the constitution, but, i will give not one damned dime more to a worthless bunch of cowards and scallywags.
i have spoken, and so shall i do.
john jay @ 08.27.2014