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August 07, 2009

Smashing the Left With a Calibrated Pile Driver

-Patrick S Lasswell

The left is exposing eggshell weakness with their literally radical mishandling of the health care juggernaut as well as the economy and they are about to be hit with a pile driver of American anger. The great proof pile drivers is that you can set an egg in a glass and crack the egg without smashing the glass; this must be our goal, to strike with great force and great precision. Here's why...

Barack Obama is for many a mythical figure and the folks who strike them down never get elected in response. Nobody goes on and on about how Achilles was just asking for it by running around without proper protective gear and a flawed operators manual from his mom. Daedealus always gets a bum rap for letting Icarus exceed the clearly stated flight envelop of his aircraft. Finally, nobody thanks Barabbus for putting that nice Jewish boy out of his misery.

I am not saying we should back down, the stakes are far too important and the issues are too pressing. I am saying we need to operate with enthusiasm and calculation to achieve a clear goal. We cannot be a bull chasing after waving red flags. Irresistible force going too far is what is wrong with all too many of the opposition's excesses. Unless you think that 1,000 page bills passed in less than a week represents contemplative restraint?

Someday soon a lot of people are going to be looking for bad guys to assign failure of the fantasy that was the Obama administration. Rather than fight people forever because they feel betrayed and would rather blame it on us than deny their delusions, we need to step up and go beyond anger ourselves. This is not just an opportunity to achieve a lasting victory, this is a chance to win with class.

Certainly we cannot expect paid operatives from SEIU and other thugs to respond to our outreach with decency and consideration. They are looking at losing giant payoffs that were almost in their hands and are not going to show restraint. Our way of keeping our cool is going to also be our way of showing their failure. We need to video everything we do and keep always in mind that YouTube never forgets.

While it would be nice to vent our darkest anger and trample all before us, a lot of people coming over to our side have already been trampled enough. That's why they came and they aren't going to stay if we start acting the mad bull. This is our chance to show we are worthy to lead

Be nice. Talk to the people with consideration and truth, and we will win some over. Record everything and always act with the knowledge that your least kind moment will be playing forever in political hell on the Internet. Crack the egg with all the force and precision of a Calibrated Pile Driver.


For gearheads interested in a truly great pioneer of early machine tooling: The Autobiography of James Nasmyth. Precision, power and class. Retired at age 48 because he wasn't taxed to death.

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