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Hey GOP: More Capone, Less Fredo

Written by JOHN JAMES KIRKWOOD

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“I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!” – Al Capone-around 1935Fredo Corleone, The Godfather, Part II 

THE “FREDO” WING

Chris Christie, S.E. Cupp, Joe Scarborough, Karl Rove and Jeb Bush: hardly an exhaustive list of the “Fredo” wing of the Republican Party but definitely the ones who have made the dean’s list lately.  While modern Democrats channel Alinsky’s Lucifer; the GOP seems content emulating the hapless Corleone throwaway.  And while dumb is not evil, to those inclined to care, it is certainly infuriating.  “Stuck on stupid” never does trump the malevolently ambitious.

I’m not saying we need to overcome evil with greater evil; just that the next time we throw down against Nosferatu; the silver-tipped crucifix would be preferable to the usual “deer in the headlights” swoon.  We need more Van Helsing, less Van Gogh! 

Tracking more idiot than savant, the republican “intelligentsia” tell us to turn a deaf ear to the tea-party and cross-dress like the democrats.  These are the same genius’ who told us, “the era of Reagan is over” right before their candidate, John McCain got his sass handed to him.  The problem with Rove and Cupp et al is that they don’t know what time it is.  While Rove is strategizing the next checkers match, the “prince of the power of unfair” is planning a round of roulette and handing us a semi-automatic pistol.  This isn’t a game - it’s a war, and it’s being fought on Central time.  

THE CHICAGO WAY

“You wanna know how to get Capone?  They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital; you send one of his to the morgue.  That's the Chicago way!  And that's how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that?” – Jim Malone, The Untouchables

That’s the advice that Rove, Bush and Cupp should be offering, yet the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew advise capitulation, retreat and surrender.  Note to self: adopting the policies of the left will never defeat the left.  If you want to know what’s happening nationally and how to combat it, then you must know about the Chicago way. 

Barack Obama was spawned by the Chicago machine and he’s taken his show on the road.  It is corruption, extortion and pay-to-play; destroy anyone who won’t take the bribe or get out of the way.  Jarrett, Axelrod the President’s favorite domestic terrorist and ghost writer, William Ayers – all of them Chicago thugs trained in the Alinsky tactics of insurgency.   

The cold, hard truth is that Illinois was better off when it was run by the mob.  You see the mob was efficient and they weren’t communists.  Capone and the boys didn’t have a problem with you making a profit; they encouraged it.  All they wanted was a taste at the end of the month.  And they were a lot more reasonable than what we have now.  They weren’t forcing churches to marry Cain and Abel either.  As long as they got their “share,” they left you alone to pursue the American dream.  It was functional the way the feudal system was functional and even the feudal system is to be desired over the current totalitarian regime.  A serf only paid 10% to his feudal lord and in return received protection.  Even the lords and barons didn’t have the crust to take more than that which God asks. 

But the mob made a tragic mistake – they cut corners when it came to integrity.  They thought that instead of merely having judges and politicians on the payroll, they’d bankroll their own kids’ law careers and finance their campaigns, saving them money while expanding their influence.  Who knows, maybe they’d even get a Governorship one day.  Five Governors behind bars later and with Illinois registering more judges and politicians under indictment than the rest of the country combined, we see the law of unintended consequences in its full gory.  The Titans defeated by the Olympians with Illinois as collateral damage. 

The Maccabees

At the Republican Convention and even during Senator Paul’s recent, epic filibuster, I kept hearing even from good men that this isn't a struggle between republican and democrat, liberal and conservative; that this is between the president and the Constitution.  What a bunch of Bovine Scatology.  How many conservatives spoke on behalf of the president and Eric Holder during the filibuster?  How many republicans?  How many liberals condemned this strident move toward tyranny after years of whining about Bush and wiretaps and waterboarding and torture?  And only one democrat spoke against this?  One!  Their absence even prompted leftist actor John Cusack to twitter aloud, "for god’s sake, where are democrats?" 

I'm sorry, but we didn't get anywhere in the last two elections by avoiding the truth: the modern Democrat Party is an enemy within.  It is pure, unadulterated evil and it has even grown bored of trying to hide it. The longer that republicans insist on bringing a soup spoon to a gunfight; the quicker the Constitution will be shredded and our remaining freedoms, droned!

The way out of this is the way of Rand Paul.  He understands that the democrats are not the opposition party but an insurgency.  He’s been the most consistent rebel leader, taking on Hillary Clinton to the gasps of a Senate audience and this past Wednesday capturing the imagination of a hungry electorate when he and Senator Ted Cruz shamed their colleagues into the chamber for a filibuster reminiscent of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  While the old “Republican Guard” wants to dust off détente as the party strategy toward the democrats, Paul is emulating the Reagan Doctrine from the Soviet era – “It’s simple, we win and they lose.”  You need a hammer to beat the hammer and sickle and Rand won’t bow to Antiochus.

In the meantime, someone is going to have to take Fredo aside and tell him, “Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again.  Ever!”  It’s the tea-party that has actually won an election recently and they didn’t do it by following the wisdom of beltway blowhards. 

I HAVE A DREAM

I have to say the thought of Rand Paul securing the 2016 republican nomination and then inviting the team together for a pep talk has crossed my mind.  He’s in a tuxedo, he walks around a table full of the usual suspects – Rove, Cupp, Scarborough … “A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what?  For individual achievement.  There he stands alone. But in the field, what?  Part of a team.”  He passes behind Rove and Cupp, “Teamwork... Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team.  Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on. If his team don't field... what is he?  You follow me?  No one.”  Rand continues, passing behind Jeb Bush, “Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say?  I'm goin' out there for myself.  But... I get nowhere unless the team wins. ” … the republican nominee comes to a full stop behind Chris Christie, when Ted Cruz hands him a bat … “Team” …

See Robert Deniro as Al Capone deliver his baseball speech in the Untouchables here: (warning: graphic content)

Image: Al Capone; source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/94065/Al-Capone; public domain/ copyright expired

 

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