Many of you have likely heard the antique fable of the elephant rope. For those who have not, it proceeds from a circus:
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Elephants lashed to a life of humiliating subservience…because of one gossamer thread. I can’t conjure a more apt prologue for this holistically wretched saga.
It is tale bereft of protagonists. Dupes, toadies, charlatans, weasels, turncoats, and other human gristle stewed in a pot and served as the finest political gruel. Specifically the abominable John Boehner, whose backstabbing should have seen him cashiered from the speakership long ago, has finally crossed a bridge too far for conservatives. The ugly fact has emerged that the speaker has a friend who had a friend who is pro-white. You can imagine how despicable this must seem to conservatives. Conservatives who are accustomed to routine infidelity from Republican politicians, and ask only that these politicians maintain their single most solemn vow to white constituents: We will do nothing for you. To suffer even the oblique suggestion that this promise too will be broken is simply more than the elephant herd can bear. They are now trumpeting for Boehner’s tusks.
House Speaker John Boehner has thrown his full support behind his embattled ally, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, as more ties between Scalise and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke—including a nearly-decade long close relationship with the ex-KKK leader’s top aide—have emerged.
Boehner backed Scalise, as it became apparent that, if Scalise goes down over this scandal, his entire leadership team—and Boehner’s own Speakership—could be in jeopardy.
“More than a decade ago, Representative Scalise made an error in judgment, and he was right to acknowledge it was wrong and inappropriate,” Boehner said. “Like many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I know Steve to be a man of high integrity and good character. He has my full confidence as our Whip, and he will continue to do great and important work for all Americans.”
As we will come to learn, this “error in judgement” was in assuming a non-hostile posture toward a man who presumably wanted a future for Scalise’s posterity. Correct judgements, in contrast, involve befriending those who want your children to rot.
Those statements come as two nationally syndicated conservative radio hosts—Mark Levin, via his Facebook page, and Sean Hannity, in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News—are demanding a clean sweep of House GOP leadership, pushing for Boehner, McCarthy, and Scalise to be removed by Republican members.
I’m certain Mark Levin is equally vexed by the furtive relationships many republicans have forged with the shadowy supremacist “AIPAC” organization. And to be disparaged by the helmet-headed Hannity is almost tantamount to a compliment coming from a more astute commenter…such as Mike Tyson, for instance.
Though what makes this Circus of the Bizarres even more confusing is that Scalise had earned the contempt of conservatives legitimately, yet only through the suggestion of his prohibited basis support for them have they been able to muster sufficient indignity to cleanse his post. Would that Shakespeare had this keen an eye for man’s folly. Here’s that aspect of the story.
Levin also said that Boehner is backing Scalise up a hundred percent because Scalise was involved in purging conservatives who were in the way of Boehner’s big government initiatives during his time as the chairman of the Republican Study Committee.
We’ll grit our teeth and suffer your slings. But to think you may have actually supported us surreptitiously? War!
And then some shambling skeletal creature from the crypt called a Pelosi expressed these opinions transcribed from the glyphs of its native tongue:
Whip Scalise’s involvement with a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as anti-Semitic and the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group is deeply troubling for a top Republican leader in the House. However, actions speak louder than whatever Steve Scalise said to that group in 2002. Just this year, House Republicans have refused to restore the Voting Rights Act or pass comprehensive immigration reform, and leading Republican members are now actively supporting in the federal courts efforts by another known extremist group, the American Center for Law and Justice, which is seeking to overturn the President’s immigration executive actions. Speaker Boehner’s silence on this matter is yet another example of his consistent failure to stand up to the most extreme elements of his party.”
I’m curious, does the SPLC classify the ADL as a supremacist hate group? Or vice-versa? Obviously both meet any breadth of the term’s definition. Though did you know not passing “comprehensive immigration reform” was HATE? Well now you do. And were you also advised that remaking immigration law by fiat is fine (obviously), while seeking to overturn that extra-legislative edict is EXTREMIST. I do hope respectocons will grow as habituated to fleeing these accusations in the future as they have from “white supremacist” in the present. How tight that little string over your front foot. There’s more.
Another high-ranking GOP aide said that these developments about Scalise’s years-long relationship with the top official for the ex-KKK Grand Wizard will set back GOP efforts to approach black and minority communities.
Did you know the KKK has “top officials?” Yes they are called senior FBI field agents. Though more troubling is the notion that solemn black conservatives will find unpalatable this friend of a friend ordeal and no longer flock to the polls in support of the GOP. In seriousness, I would wager this scandal will cost the GOP more votes from disaffected KKK/FBI members than from republican leaning blacks. Though numeracy has never been approached from the establishment right with much rigor. Speaking of which, let’s hear from Conservatism, Inc.
Steve Scalise is either too dumb to be Republican Whip, or just plain lying about his association with David Duke’s despicable racist organization. Over fifty years ago William F. Buckley, Jr. made equal rights and racial equality fundamental tenets of the modern conservative movement. Leave it to establishment Republicans like John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy to repudiate the wisdom of Buckley and the other founders of modern conservatism to promote a Klan-lover like Steve Scalise to the third ranking leadership position in the House Republican Conference. Keeping Steve Scalise as the House Republican Whip is an insult to every conservative and every American who believes that what matters is the content of one’s character, not the color of one’s skin.
What is there to do with this but have a hearty laugh, defenistrate the computer, and go shepherd a flock of sheep? You see, the problem with establishment republicans is their death-grip embrace of the Klan. They are unreconstructed pro-white radicals, and that is that. How do people write such things without having to scramble from bolts of retributive lightning? And it’s darling and quaint that character content falls under such assiduous conservative scrutiny. Every American is assigned a “character evaluator” that produces a quick and easy numerical value following a brief retinal scan. Though I almost feel sheepish in advising conservatives that their liberal opponents care very deeply about the color of one’s skin. And they despise yours.
As an epilogue, the comments attached to this article were equally dispiriting. A great many were of the “democrats were the southern segregationists!” variety. Did you know former democrat senator Robert Byrd was once a KKK member? You will be informed many times in that thread. It’s all about ferreting out who the “real racists” are. And that ridiculous contrived word, a term wholly alien to our great grandparents, holds an entire civilization in mental bondage. They believe in its power, and so never attempt escape.