Friday, November 07, 2008
The vanishing Republicans of South Brunswick
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I’ve heard some rumors that there are Republicans living in South Brunswick.
Yes, according to these rumors, there are actual, died-in-the-wool members of the Grand Old Party going about their business, meeting at Pierre’s and going through the electoral motions.
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I am at a loss as to how the Republicans can turn this around, how they can remake themselves so they offer a reasonable alternative, an opposing voice at a time of Democratic control. This year’s candidates, for instance, were the best the party has had to offer in years and still they barely registered. Part of it was a lack of message — it’s not enough to say a different voice is needed. You still have to explain what that voice would say and how it might have an impact on council business. That was never offered.
But still, it is difficult for me to understand how candidates for Township Council can manage to get so few votes in a year of record turnout. It just boggles my mind.
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Posted by Hank Kalet at 1:25 PM
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Libertarian at 08824 said…
Why bother? The people of South Brunswick are content with the chains of the status quo. They have drunk the progressive Democratic kool aid. They must love the high taxes, “fat” bureaucrats, and the Jersey corrupt system. The sheeple are just “free riders” on a waste of effort. Until there is some indication of life, or some minimal support of Liberty in the sheeple, why bang your head against the wall?
“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams
Before the current Democratic / Republican duopoly came across the land, Republicans were the party of smaller government and the Democrats were the party of individual liberty. Now it’s a disgrace. No difference. The politicians, aided and abetted by the Teachers Union, the Trial Lawyers, and the Unions, have figured out how to feather their own nest, while rewarding their friends and punishing their enemies.
They don’t want anything to disturb the status quo. Just try to get third party on the ballot in New Jersey. What a joke. “They”, the entrenched power elite, make the rules to prevent any change. The sheeple don’t get that the game is rigged. Take for example, school budgets! When the activists in town actually can mount a defeat of the bloated school budgets, there are six levels of appeal that will over ride the will of the people.
Property tax reform? It’ll come when no one can afford to own a home in New Jersey. Ethics reform? When the people refuse to speak to any elected official in any party, caucus, or pact with a corrupt official. State pension reform? When taxpayers, who don’t have a pension, refuse to endow the bureaucrats with a plush lifetime pensions and healthcare. Education reform? When senior citizens refuse to fork over their meager social security to “educate” other people’s children; not that it is “education” to pay unionized teachers to babysit bored children. And on. And on.
The only way to upset the applecart is to have a revolt. Gandhi showed how to do it. Just don’t cooperate. As this country gets more severely divided into producers and drones, eventually the producers will say “why bother”! When they stop producing, there would not be anything for the drones to take. Why do you think there is the continual drain of people out of New Jersey?
No, when my fellow sheeple are ready to lie down in the streets to prevent the schools from opening, storm the municipal building to stop them from stealing any more of our money, and march on Trenton to drive the thieves from the Golden Dome, I’ll be right there with them.
Till then, I object to you castigating “Republicans” who are just being realists.
See you at the demonstrations.
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