We need one, now more than ever.
Reagan and Earnhardt were polar opposites in terms of style. Reagan wore the white hat, optimistically championing the virtues of freedom, embracing American exceptionalism, defeating the Soviets without firing a bullet, and comforting the nation after tragedies, such as when the space shuttle Challenger exploded upon takeoff. Reagan was sunny, graceful, and had a majestic nature about him.
Earnhardt often wore the black hat. He got under the skin of drivers. He bumped cars out of the way, forcing himself to the victory lane. He glared at his enemies—on the racetrack and off of it. There was no smoothness and grace. He was curt, to the point, and sometimes in-your-face.
But both men captured the imagination of the common man because, deep down, both were exactly that.
And both played to win, and took no shit off of the anklebiters or anybody else, contrary to the Leftymedia’s recent attempts to guilefully co-opt Reagan. It’s one of the reasons people were so disappointed in Dubya, and so admire Palin. She knows, as Bush should’ve, that attempting to appear above the fray while the yapping attack poodles of the Left nibble away at your feet is no way to do it; when you’re attacked, you bite back as hard as you can. You grab the little dust-mop fuckers and sling ’em hard enough to break their scrawny necks, leaving them quivering on the sidewalk in a raggedy heap.
It’s also why Mitch Daniel’s sub-moronic statements last week about his-buddies-his-pals-his-colleagues the Fleebaggers were so dismaying. Democrat Socialists have demonstrated over and over again that they’re no conservative’s friend: they’ll be civil only when they think it will get them something; they’ll respect the rule of law and the will of the people only as long as those things can be cynically manipulated in their favor; they’ll “compromise” only when it means they get their way.
Meanwhile, they’ll lie, smear, connive, and swindle their way to socialist utopia, dragging the rest of us with them, willing or no. Pliant dupes like McCain will get their hands bitten off every time they try to reach across the aisle, stunned to see their names mentioned unfavorably in the WaPo and the NYT any time they try to go against the grain; nice go-along-get-along moderate types will be left in confusion as the Almighty State envelops and smothers them. Disingenuous, unreliable, finger-to-the-prevailing wind types like Romney aren’t even worth discussing in this context; they’re worse than no help at all.
We’ll succeed in truly reclaiming America for liberty and Constitutional government only when we have leadership that understands this from deep in their bones, and unequivocally refuses to play their game any longer — and not a moment before. Most of us have been waiting a long, long time for it; we can only hope we find our new Intimidator — a truly tough, no-nonsense, rough-and-tumble type who isn’t afraid to get a little blood on his shoes from kicking the poodles to the curb — before it’s too late.