Return of Taxosaurus Rex
December 2, 2012 1 Comment
I was compelled to illustrate some sort of combed-over neck-biting dinosaur after I heard my local morning commute talk host share this bit of candor from Chris Matthews.
To break it down: after a Republican House member tells the difficulties of the fiscal cliff negotiations and of his own hope for comprehensive tax reform, Chris Matthews rebuffs with what amounts to a lurid confession of his own gut feeling. He motions with clawed finger at his own neck and speaks of his fellow liberals, “they want to see the bite mark on your neck” and “they want to know that you guys defending the rich have paid a price.”
This post-election bloodlust is entirely consistent with what we saw in the 2012 campaign. From the White House on down, the Left has little regard for the fiscal or cultural health of the country. Rather, the fires of antipathy must be continually stoked, against the Tea Party, against outmoded geezers pointing to the original meaning of the Constitution, against anyone who would stop the feel good parade that happily coincides with Democratic politicians’ hunger for influence and power.
Please remember this the next time some distasteful news come out of Washington: Conservatives, through the Republican party, want to put an end to this gross manipulation. Honestly, rolling government spending back to manageable levels does not stem from a desire to bite the neck of food stamp recipients.
Liberals like Matthews would rather keep afloat the long-failed fantasy of big government activism. Enough elites are sympathetic to this vision to keep it from dying its natural death. And as long as that is the case, we will all continue to be hurt by the avenging claws of Taxosaurus Rex.