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Friday, June 20, 2008

The sad state of the 'Republican' Party in the 10th Illinois Congressional District

I've made no effort to hide my contempt for U.S. Congressleech Mark Kirk (R-IL), of the 10th Illinois Congressional District. A tail-wagging lap-dog of Mayor Bloomberg's, he introduced a bill to ban so-called "assault weapons" last week. Actually, one does not even have to be a gun rights advocate to see that he's a freedom-hating, wannabe petty tyrant--he also wants to turn Social Security cards into Real IDs.

Basically, he's your standard neo-con authoritarian, in the mold of Giuliani, or Congressman Peter King (R-NY), hoping to parlay hysterical fear of "Islamic Terrorists" into the willing surrender of Constitutionally guaranteed, absolute, fundamental human rights. As such, I consider him a loathsome, contemptible slug, but not someone worthy of even enough respect to justify outright enmity. Imagine my surprise, then, when I noticed that a Mark Kirk fanboy blog linked to my last post about Kirk, referring to me as an example of one of Kirk's "mortal enemies."

Kirk also has made mortal enemies of the gun advocates.
This, you have to understand, was an expression of pride in (Brady Campaign-endorsed) Kirk's gun banning extremism, in a post indignantly (and correctly) refuting Kirk's Democratic challenger's (Dan Seals) apparent assertion that Kirk has only recently gotten on board with the forcible citizen disarmament agenda.

Probably foolishly, I decided to leave a comment, in order to try to clear the air a bit. The comment turned into a bit of an argument, and if what I have seen from most of the folks who comment on that site is at all indicative of Illinois 10th Congressional District "Republicans," Kirk might be just the guy for them (although I can't really see how Seals wouldn't be just as good, to their way of thinking)--they just love the comforting embrace of big government.

If this is what the Republican Party is coming to, let's get the Whig-like outright extinction of the party out of the way now, so we can get on with the business of replacing it with something, you know . . . American. While we're waiting for that to happen, 10th District voters who value liberty aren't going to do any better than Allan Stevo.

War on Guns has much more.


Don said...

Maybe they want to kill you, instead. Technically, that still makes you their mortal enemy.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Maybe they want to kill you, instead. Technically, that still makes you their mortal enemy.

I suppose that would also explain their desire that I not have access to so-called "assault weapons."

MadRocketScientist said...

From my Downsizer Dispatch this morning:

We generally start our messages with a Quote of the Day. Here's what the Dow Jones news service quotes Senator Kit Bond as saying with regard to warrantless spying and immunity for the law-breaking telecom companies . . .

"I'm not here to say that the government is always right, but when the government tells you to do something, I'm sure you would all agree that I think you all recognize that is something you need to do."

This is a perfect expression of the criminal mentality of many in Congress. YOU must obey the government laws, but those in government have no obligation to do so. YOU must do what the government tells you, even if what they're asking is illegal.

Gotta love Neo-Cons

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I've pretty well gotten past being surprised by the neo-con politicians--I don't expect anything but naked power grabs from them. It's the voters who cheerfully go along with it that continue to astound me.

Anonymous said...

The accomodaters are always the bestowers of power on those who would otherwise be ineffective crackpots.

No dictator in history would have been so if not for the accomodaters. Not a single goddamned one of them.

Unfortunately the pragmaists find it pragmatic to accomodate the monsters, right up until the monster destroys them also. Even more unfortunately, the pragmatic accomodaters comprise the majority of people throughout the world.

What gave rise to our nation as a social, cultural, political Eden was our paucity of the pragmatic in our early days. Sadly, their bequest to their posterity has been all but lost.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to the discussion over Rep. Kirk's AW ban bill. It looks like Team American and his buddy Anonymous are starting to experience a bit of difficulty. They're now reduced to rerunning the same tired and now disproven arguments. I hope even more people show up over there to expose their RINO hero. It's great fun!

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Hey--thank you, for your very capable support, Brolin.

I imagine that debating gun rights with a bunch of David Codrea's readers is about the last thing those statists wanted.

Less said...

Cheers Kurt,

I'm done commenting for the weekend... 75 comments last time I checked!

Time to logoff and drink some Beers!

the pistolero said...

Have I mentioned just how much I despise Party apparatchiks?

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Have I mentioned just how much I despise Party apparatchiks?

I imagine we could safely venture a guess about that.