Friday, January 25, 2013

Bobby Jindal's Hat in the Ring

Bobby Jundal threw his hat into the ring Thursday with a speech to the Republican National Committee.

He said that Republicans should stop arguing about government and start arguing about  America.
Instead of worrying about managing government, it’s time for us to address how we can lead America… to a place where she can once again become the land of opportunity, where she can once again become a place of growth and opportunity.
Well yes.  Only there's a problem with that, despite the use of the feminine pronoun.  When you talk about "growth and opportunity" you are talking guy talk.  No, check that.  You are talking career-guy talk.  Nope.  Not even that.  You are talking middle-class white-career-guy talk.

What about the guys in the 'hood?  What about women in general?

It reminds me of a grand old WWII Vera Lynn song. It begins:
When the lights go on again all over the world
When the boys are home again all over the world
And rain or snow is all that may fall from the skies above
A kiss won't mean "goodbye" but "hello to love"

When the lights go on again all over the world
And the ships will sail again all over the world
Then we'll have time for things like wedding rings and free hearts will sing
When the lights go on again all over the world
You can see that Bobby Jindal's message completely misses the idea of "hello to love" and wedding ring things and the whole feminine experience.

But that's all right.  President Obama, Julia's pal, missed the boat too in his second inaugural.  Entitlements forever, global warming forever, and equality/liberation forever misses the point too.  That misses the masculine experience, the feminine experience, the freedom lover's experience, and just about every experience in the world except the cramped meanness of the equality/liberation agenda.

All I am saying is this.  Men are fighters and women are lovers.  When you talk about growth and opportunity you are talking about the sublimation of the manly fighting role in the modern world, fighting for market share rather than pillage and plunder.  But what is utterly missing in Jindal's message is love and marriage, sharing and caring.

Of course, the Democrats talk about fairness and sharing and caring.  If only they meant something other than pillage and plunder.  They mean that the government's revenue men will come and strip income and assets off good working people to give to the supporters of what Rush Limbaugh calls the "regime."

Here's what I want to hear.  We conservatives and Republicans are in favor of growth and opportunity, sharing and caring, love and marriage.  That's why we believe we must stop talking about government. Government is force; politics is division.  The more government, the less growth and opportunity.  The more politics the less sharing and caring.  The more government and politics the less love and marriage.

Let me tell you this.  If you are a Final Glide American, who is planning to cut the engine and glide into a landing on that gigantic aircraft carrier the USS Entitlement, I'd advise against it.  Anyone who thinks that they can organize their life around the government check in the next thirty years is going to get a nasty shock.  Some people will find they are reduced to eating the paint off the walls.

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