Can Romney really do it?
No, I don’t mean can he be elected president. I think most Americans already assume Romney will be elected president. Why, even the media-inspired pollsters are now having to pad their “scientific samples” with ever-increasing numbers of imaginary Dem voters, just to make the election appear to be a race at all. One of these mornings the pollsters will wake up and find that the latest polls show Obama trailing Romney, and they only asked Democrats!
Besides, as Obama has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt, in America really anyone can be elected president.
No, the question that needs to be asked is: When Romney assumes office on Jan. 20, 2013, can he start life support on America soon enough to prevent its slide into a vegetative coma and halt its transfer to an Obamacare death panel?
As I’ve already documented here (“American oil: The path toward prosperity“) and here (“American oil: The path toward prosperity, Part 2“), there is a solution that will revitalize the American middle class and the small businesses that are the nation’s biggest employers.
Allied against this solution are big media, big bureaucracy, big environmentalism and big law. All these groups are sucking the lifeblood out of a dying America, to enrich their own coffers, and to implement their version of the post-American dream. They have been since at least the day the EPA breathed its first, Frankensteinian breath.
Big media is overwhelmingly populated with inexperienced young do-gooders, too ignorant of life to understand that the collective effect of the do-gooding is pure, unadulterated evil.
Big bureaucracy is like cancer in the body politic. It grows until it consumes and kills the host. Once the tool of Congress and the executive, bureaucracy grows until finally it becomes master. Big bureaucracy creates its own laws, establishes its own courts, conducts its own show trials and dreams about crucifying its opponents.
Big environmentalism and big law have been stealing the taxpayer blind and raping the middle class of jobs and economic advancement for at least two generations. For instance, when the Forest Service wants to clear out dead trees that catch fire during the summer, it must pay for the study showing why it won’t hurt the forest to kill the dead trees. Then it must pay for the lawyers who will defend the plan in court, when it is challenged by environmental lawyers, because dead trees are essential to starting forest fires.
But wait! There’s more: The Forest Service must also pay for the environmental lawyers who challenge its plan! That money comes out of the Forest Service budget.
And if you order now! We will also include: attorney’s fees to the environmentalists if they prevail! That’s right. The Forest Service pays to sue itself. It pays to defend itself. And it pays “damages” to the people who sued it at taxpayer expense!
Gee, I wonder where all that smoke comes from every summer?
Now that you understand the problem, tell me what kind of a deal Romney and the Republicans can cut with the EPA, big media, big environmentalism and big law, so that America can frack its way out of that debt hole Obama has been digging to China.
They can’t. It has to be war.
Romney has to recognize that like Zero, he will be a one-termer if he fails and the economy isn’t booming four years from now. And he will fail if big media, big bureaucracy, big environmentalism and big law have any say in the matter.
Cut the nonessential federal agencies to a budget of zero. Refuse to spend one penny on them. Fire their bureaucrats and sell their buildings to improve cash flow. Ignore the court orders that follow, requiring you to reinstate their budget and rehire their employees.
Is it any wonder that Obama thought windmills were the answer? He just got the site wrong. They should have gone into Washington, D.C., where the hot air would have finally produced the mythical perpetual motion machine.
I hope we’re finished with “kinder, gentler conservatism.” Romney is going to need an alter-ego resembling Gen. George “blood and guts” Patton.
So the answer to the question, “Can Romney do it?” is yes.
Will he do it? I doubt he knows.
Presidential elections are a lot like the bills that came before Pelosi’s Congress: We have to pass them (elect them) to find out what’s in them.