Establishment GOP: The French Army Of American Politics

The Establishment GOP is the French Army of American politics, throwing up their hands in surrender at the first hint of opposition.

We’ve all heard the jokes. Why did the French plant so many trees along the Champs Elysees? So the Germans could march in the shade.

What’s the shortest book in the world? The Compendium of French Military Victories. It’s two covers with one blank page in the middle.

Ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine: “Great deal on French military surplus rifles! Never fired! Only thrown down once!”


Their Commander-In-Chief is John Boehner, the Neville Chamberlain (to mix metaphors, as Chamberlain th[4] (3)was British) who engineered the “Peace in our time” accommodation of Hitler’s invasion of the Sudetenland preceding the full breakout of World War 2; just like Boehner is constantly seeking some “compromise” from Harry Reid and Obama that they’ve clearly said they’re not willing to negotiate.

It’s always easier to snipe at your own side who thinks that actual principles are actually worth fighting for – as Boehner et al have done to the conservatives and Tea Party people such as Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Michelle Bachman and others – and Chamberlain and his ilk did to Winston Churchill, than to FORCE the other side to actually yield on issues. FORCE might make you actually have to take a stand and DO something. Heaven forbid.

The only difference between the French Army and the Brits was that ultimately the Brits wised up, dumped Chamberlain and made Churchill their wartime leader, while the French just continued to… lose.

Kind of like what the GOP is doing now, in this current conflict between the GOP and the Democrats over Obamacare.

I’m sure you’ve heard about it. It’s been in the news lately.

The Dem/socialists have been calling us conservative/Tea Party types “terrorists… holding the country hostage… ready to ‘blow up’ the economy… subversive… economic bomb-throwers…” and etcetera, ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

Of course, the Establishment GOP rushed to our defense.

th[7] (4)Oh, wait! They didn’t! According to them, we’re “whacko-birds… the fringe… rightist extremists… nuts… extremists…” and other assorted and sundry “loons”.

And THESE are the guys we’re supposed to vote for to advance and defend the principles in which we believe? Further, after all of that kind of “support”, they wonder why we’re not just RUNNING down to the polls to vote for them?

The Establishment GOP isn’t just stuck on stupid. They’re super-glued in place.

Every time Harry Reid or Obama make a threatening noise – “We’re not going to negotiate because the GOP is holding the country hostage”, or some such lunacy – the Establishment GOP hacks quake in their boots and look for the nearest exit, worried like hell about what the New York Times or some other leftist rag is going to write about them. Why is that? No matter what they do, those fishwraps aren’t going to give them good press. So why even worry? If you’re going to be condemned, how about being condemned for actually standing up for the principles you profess to represent?

Damn! What a concept!

But it sure as hell worked for Ronald Reagan. (And, incidentally, NOT for any of the subsequent GOP nominees who all tried to falsely claim the mantle of Reagan. They couldn’t even talk the talk, let alone walk the walk)

If the American Revolutionaries were made up of people like these gutless wonders, we’d all be pledging allegiance to the Queen of England and paying a tea tax.

thCADPO7G6It’s time for some MAJOR changes in that sorry excuse for an opposition party. As far as I’m concerned, their symbol should no longer be an elephant, a noble and grand animal. It should be some wimp hiding behind a bush waving a white flag.

Pathetic and disgusting.

© Brian Baker 2013

Update 1 October 2013:  Credit where credit is due, the House GOP stood firm today, allowing the government to go into shutdown mode. Good for them.

The question now becomes:  will they have the nerve to stand firm? Or will they once again break out the white flag once the heat gets turned up? Even MORE importantly, will they have the brains to turn the heat to where it belongs, at Obama and Reid?

Only time will tell. Stay tuned.

Update 16 October 2013:  As usual and as expected, the GOP folded like a cheap suit, surrendering in ignominy to the Democrats.

What a shock, I’m sure.



63 comments on “Establishment GOP: The French Army Of American Politics

  1. Grey Neely says:

    You nailed it Brian. The Establishment GOP makes the French Army (prior to World War 2) look like the 101st Airborne at Bastogne or the 1st Marine Division at Guadalcanal. I do not see how anyone could be more gutless. All I can imagine is that the Establishment GOP is actually on the payroll of the Democrats, George Soros, and the Washington DC “machine”. They must be being paid by the opposition.

    Even more fascinating to me though is the news that the DNC has no money. One has to wonder if Obama will “bankroll” the DNC from his war chest?

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks, Grey.

      The DNC has no money. I’ll believe that one when pigs start flying. Puts me in mind of the panhandlers who all look like bums, but hop in expensive cars at the end of the day to toodle on home.

      Poormouthing for show. It’s all an act to hustle more money.

  2. Buck says:

    “Why is that?” you ask. Well, and I know you slough off conspiracy theories, but it is starting to fit. McCain, for example, was a Democrat before he was a Republican. We have seen how the left infiltrated our educational system. We see the unions blatantly Marxist. They have been for several decades infiltrating every edifice of American infrastructure.
    So why not the opposition party? Why not enter the GOP as a pretty much conservative and over time and as you gain stature and advance you eventually … while not completely shedding your costume you ease your influence and position to support the Marxist proponents in the other party?
    EVERY effing excuse they give for not defunding Obamacare is so full of bullshit Helen Keller could see right through it. EVERY effing excuse for not shutting down the government…ditto. Vile public attacks on fellow GOP members and their supporters simply because they espouse a more conservative approach reeks of leftist tactics. No, these folks are not like the French military so much as they resemble the bolseveks who, after gaining power, destroy the mensheviks.
    But no matter what you call them they are an evil force with no concern about their country within them and they must be run out of offices of power.

    • BrianR says:

      Buck, I can’t add much to that.

      Yep. Once in power, they fight anything that threatens that power, definitely including those who would want to actually FIGHT for principles, because that FIGHT might result in LOSING.

      Better to not fight, and just break out the white flag.

      (BTW, now you can stop tapping your foot, and your watch crystal. Thanks for nagging me. I already have my next one half written, too)

  3. Hardnox says:

    Good post bro. The R’s prove once again that they are irrelevant in the political process as they always accommodate the Left barring a few like Cruz, Lee, Paul, etc. The GOP has abandoned the principles on which they profess they own. We know it’s bullshit.

    My guess is that nothing will change until the GOP loses the House next year due to massive voter fraud. Which of course the GOP will not challenge. Then the American people will recognize that their votes do not count and this will trigger a massive grassroots movement for a third party.

    In the meantime the R’s will continue to accommodate the left media in the hope they will get some facetime on TV much like McAsshat does every Sunday.

    I remain disgusted.

  4. clyde says:

    Excellent essay,Brian. Why indeed don’t they just stand and say “SCREW YOU” you don’t want to negotiate, we won’t either. You nailed the reason. Too afraid they won’t be invited to the D.C. social scene. Too afraid of the Slimes. What they NEED to be afraid of is LOSING their cushy jobs. I cannot WAIT for that next call, asking for “my most generous donation”. I’ll read THIS verbatim to the asshole.

    • BrianR says:

      Clyde, thanks, pard.

      Yeah, their campaign funding efforts haven’t met a very receptive audience here at Casa Baker.

  5. thedrpete says:

    The U.S. Congressman who has for more than 20 years been the #1 “nay” voter on spending bills, BrianR, that being Jimmy Duncan (R-TN2), told me a couple of weeks ago that, even in the Republican Caucus, if in discussion someone raises question as to the Constitution vis-a-vis the subject, there is an immediate mass raising of eyebrows, right-palm-planting atop foreheads, horizontal head-shaking, audible sighing, a long pause, then resumption of discussion without even acknowledgment of the interruption.

    So, how deep and how wide is this corps of principled constitutionalists?

  6. Gunny G says:

    Great essay. Actually, the GOP’s new symbol should be the Donkey raping the Elephant, which is what happens on a regular basis. If them all (with a few exceptions) beneath my contempt.

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks, Gunny.

      Good image. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a picture like that on the Web!

    • AfterShock says:

      I think you’re halfway there Gunny, the actual symbol ought to be the ill-gotten spawn of the Donkey raping the Elephant. What a creature that would be. “Calling Dr. Mengele, Dr. Josef Mengele…”

  7. Buck says:

    Brian: “Puts me in mind of the panhandlers who all look like bums, but hop in expensive cars at the end of the day to toodle on home.”
    Reminds me of when I was a cop. Every day when I went to the bus stop there was a “crippled” guy who crawled along on gloved hands and padded knees with a leather pouch on his back with pencils and a change cup attached.
    Then they found out when the rush hour was over he crawled around to an alley, got into a chauffered car, and went home. But when the cops tried to bust him on a bunko charge they faced an irate bunch of folks at the bus stop…

  8. Nee says:

    Indeed, the GOP just keeps on giving us the double birds over and over. If I hear one more leftminded person tell me that what Cruz did was worthless I think I’ll land in jail for gut punching someone. You ever try to mention the word “principled” and they freak the fuck out!! 🙂

    And God forbid you tell them you are still against something even if “now you’ll be covered under Obamacare!” WTF, already. They get theirs and they are done. Someone forgot to tell the left that most of us are only going to take that shit for so long.

    Word…Our comrades are taking a stand for the WWII warrior flights shut down or not. Woot!!
    Coming soon…#RevolutionBaby!
    Over at Ace…

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks for that link, Nee. Great!

      Yeah, those pesky old principles. Remember back in 2008 when WE were called “traitors” and all kinds of other things — by people SUPPOSEDLY on our side — for refusing to vote for McShamnesty?

      It looks like some things haven’t changed much in the intervening 5 years. Sadly.

  9. garnet92 says:

    As you know Brian, you’re preachin’ to the choir. You’ve summarized nicely how most of us (who call ourselves conservatives) see the RINOs who still represent the majority of Republican votes in congress. They aren’t worthless, they’re WORSE than worthless since they are, in effect, siding with our enemies. They simply MUST be swept from office. Harry Reid has the upper hand in the Senate and can intimidate our Republican minority whenever he chooses to do so since most of them have no stomach to fight. It’s far easier to “make nice” with the Beelzebub of the Senate than stand up for their constituents and what is right on principle.

    We have no choice. A third party is not a realistic option because I believe that it would take too long to be viable, by the time it could be effective, we’ll be kaput. We can’t just give up. And so the only choice left to us is to dump enough of these unprincipled, backboneless, cowards to regain control of both houses of congress – populated by Cruz, Lee, Paul, etc. conservatives. In my view, it’s that or we watch our beloved US of A slowly wither and die. And we’d better start by making significant inroads in the 2014 elections.

    • BrianR says:

      I fully agree, Garnet. A viable third party MAY be an option at some point, but not in any meaningful and useful time frame that I can envision, either.

  10. Buck says:

    Oh, Lord! I come to you to humbly pray for my people and our way of life. Grant us the wisdom to see the enemy for what they are; grant us the strength to stand when all around us seek comfort in their treacherous arms.
    And, Please, Dear Lord,
    Give strength and fortitude to our weaker soldiers on the front line in Washington DC and fighting for our freedoms. Help them ‘make it’.
    Thanks, Big Guy.
    You know who…..

  11. And now 12 House GOP have defected.
    The Phalanx is starting to unravel.

  12. Buck says:

    Find out their names. Post them.

  13. Buck says:

    Peter King? Isn’t he from New York??

  14. Buck says:

    Just mulling over the title of this piece. And it fits. More than you think.
    The French military was the arm of the government. After installation of the Vichy government there was not token resistance to the real enemy but actually opposed the Allied landings in North Africa.
    The FFI, which fought without government approval was the only resistance the enemy encountered after Dunquerque…

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks, Buck.

      Yeah, when I wrote the piece I’d thought of making reference to the Vichy and Petain, but figured I’d be getting bogged down in arcane trivia, so I went with the jokes instead.

      Add a little levity to my ranting.

  15. Mrs. AL says:

    Great essay, BrianR! My initial reaction after reading was, ‘monkey see monkey do.’ Appeasement is always the easy and immediate way out. Long terms it is deadly.

  16. Buck says:

    Do you think McCain acts the way he does to get the dead votes in AZ?
    Call second Tuesd of November, “Night of the Living Dead” maybe…

    • BrianR says:


      Yeah, maybe… who knows? I have NO idea how that jackoff keeps getting re-elected in a state like Arizona.

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks for the link, Nee.

      Meh. I don’t find it persuasive. Look, IMO this whole fight was never started with the idea that Obamacare would ever actually be gotten rid of. If any politician actually thought that would happen, I think he needs to be sent back to second grade. With the Dems controlling the Senate and White House, it was a complete impossibility right from the jump.

      It think that, whether planned or accidental (and knowing the usual stupidity of the GOP, probably by accident), the real strategic benefit of this fight is to make Obamacare and this shutdown a big political issue in next year’s election. It’s taking place at the perfect time, what with this fight taking place right when everyone’s becoming aware of what a complete debacle Obamacare is in real life; spiraling costs, lack of choices, impossibility to register, web sites crashing, etc. All taking place at the same time that Obozo and Reid are acting like tantrum-throwing babies what with the NIH/cancer kids shutdown, WW2 vets and their memorial, and all the rest of the petty spiteful actions of the Dems.

      THAT is the real benefit here. Obamacare itself was never going to be defunded now.

  17. Nee says:

    And that is the nail being pounded. Can you believe how petulant and child like the Pied Piper is? And now he has shifted the whole thing over to Dingy Harry. Privately funded businesses are losing money because they are forced to close…and homeowners not allowed into their paid for homes? WTF? Not to mention the idiots in the WH aren’t even standing against this.

    OUR HOUSE. Impeach this incompetent nincompoop.

    • BrianR says:

      I couldn’t agree more, except that impeachment (in the House) would go exactly nowhere right now, as there’s zero chance of conviction in the Senate.

      And frankly, the GOPers have virtually zero chance of gaining enough seats in the Senate next year to make conviction possible. They’d need to have 67 votes to convict. So, sad to say, Obozo’s pretty safe until the end of his term.

      HOWEVER… GOP control of both chambers after next year’s election would stop his lunatic actions from that point forward.

  18. Buck says:

    “HOWEVER… GOP control of both chambers after next year’s election would stop his lunatic actions from that point forward.”

    Right. Can’t hang the horse thief but we can confine him to quarters for the remainder of his term.
    We could also defund a whole bunch of stuff.

  19. Nee says:

    I cannot believe the tripe that came out of the P3D3 (petulant pied piper, divisive, dividing Dictator) yesterday. The low info voters do not understand that we are not even close to default!! HFS, Batman!! “people won’t be able to pay mortgages, the stock market will drop and 401k’s are going to suffer” UFB!!! And here are some links….

    I also called The Carrot Tree Restaurant in Yorktown, VA, to try and donate some money to him as the Gov’t said he should close and he is refusing. He would not take my offer and said he would rather earn his money!!

  20. Buck says:

    But back in the ’60’s the left encouraged civil disobedience and said it was patriotic.
    Today they say civil disobedience is a terrorist act and the participants are terrorists.

    • BrianR says:

      The usual leftist hypocritical BS.

      When Bush was Prez, opposing him was the “patriotic” thing to do.

      Now that Obozo’s Prez, those who oppose him are “terrorists, jihadis, holding the country hostage”, etc.

  21. Buck says:

    Forty Nine since 10/9

    Time for a new subject……………………

    Oh, yeah. Thissun makes an even 50.

    • BrianR says:


      I’ve actually got two in the works. Been bogged down time-wise with granddaughter and my Mom.

      I guess I’m officially a “‘tween”…. Tweens spend all our time split “tween” the grandkids and parents.

  22. Buck says:

    (cough, cough)……(sound of foot tapping)…..

  23. Buck says:

    Uh….whoops…phone…gotta go….
    I’ll get back witcha….

    • BrianR says:


      Yeah, I thought so…

      Actually, I’m working on two as I have the time. But you’re right. I’ve really gotta get off the dime.

      • Mrs. AL says:

        Dime? That isn’t worth diddly today, Brian.

      • BrianR says:


        When I was in college, gas was 24 cents per gallon. So I guess, taking that inflation into account, I should say that I have to get off the $2 bill.

        Somehow, it just doesn’t have the same ring to it…

  24. Buck says:

    Yeah, kinda like “dropping the dime” on someone. Actually there’s nowhere to drop the dime anymore….

    • BrianR says:


      Thanks for the interest!

      It’s already written and stored as a “draft”, ready to post. One click of the button will do it. I’m waiting til tomorrow to post it because I also submitted it to my local paper as a “Guest Column”, and they won’t publish anything that’s already been published elsewhere. I’m giving them one more day for it to appear there. If it doesn’t — or even if it does — it goes up here tomorrow morning.

  25. Buck says:

    See ya’ then.

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