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The Cat Is Over The Bath


I do not need to tell you that this week has been difficult. However bad things may have seemed this week, I assure you that they will only get worse in the coming months.

Let's not be naive. We are taking away serious amounts of power from people who have, for probably 50-60 years, wielded this power without ever encountering a threat as serious, as organized and (incredibly) as incorruptible as we have now assembled. They never imagined this day would arrive, and now that it has, they will not just hand over the keys to the castle without a fight. As our opponents have shown, they will stop at nothing to retain their power. What we saw in Arizona and Oklahoma was just the beginning.

If you have ever given a cat a bath you know what we can look forward to.

Nothing terrifies a housecat quite like the prospect of getting soaked in water. With the water running in the bathtub, you run down stairs to find little Scratchy and the moment she sees you she knows something is not right. She acts relatively normal until she hears the running water about 10 feet from the bathroom door. Then her claws come out and she starts to squirm a bit.

As you enter the bathroom, you have to grip her hard to keep her from jumping out of your arms. Then she starts to make a sound. A terrible, horrible sound, so deep and unnatural that it reminds you of the exorcist. As you reach the bathtub, you can no longer pin her against your body and you have to drop her in over the water. She seizes this opportunity and claws at your wrists with her back feet, trying to shake herself loose. But you have to remain committed, or she will get loose and then you have to start the process all over.

Then as soon as she touches the water all hell breaks loose into something that could only be described as a “Cat Explosion.” Sometimes, the cat explosion works, and the creature breaks free and hides under the bed. But even if she has only her back claws, and you manage to hold her firm in the water, your hands and your forearms will likely be shredded. If she has her front and back claws, you will be bleeding by the time you have her soaking wet and wrapped in a towel to dry off.

Patriots, we are giving the establishment cat a bath, and we are now over the water. Do not falter, do not lose your grip. As the claws come out, it will be vicious, painful and we will want to loosen our grip. But we will not. No amount of clawing or scratching will break our resolve. We will get this cat soaking wet and squeaky clean, and their ain’t a damn thing that can stop us.


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Bump for newly added vid. In lieu of all that is happening, this seemed timely.
As a cat lover, one of my all-time favorite posts, Spinoza

A dead-on analogy

Spinoza, what a wonderfully descriptive story.

For the most part, a cat does not dislike the water; it’s the sound and the fury of the water coming out of the faucet echoing in the bathroom and the sense of an adversarial unsureness conveyed by the handler, that frightens it.

It has been my experience with my Maine Coon kitties, a firm confident hand, a low volume, smooth reassuring voice and a gradual increase in water temperature and pressure was most effective. It’s really good to know that, when washing three 15-20 lbs. cats, built like a Rottweiler with claws…....every week. On top of that, putting them in a “show” environment where everything is strange and out of their control requires an even greater attention to being calm and firmly asserting confidence and reassurance.

The person directly in front of our face has more influence over us than someone on the other side of the room, out in the hall, in another state or in another country. When confronted, we immediately begin to take our own counsel. This singular perspective gives us the sense our solution is unique; no matter how much information there is to the contrary. Videos of the dirty tricks being perpetrated at the different conventions are all over the internet, yet when the next convention is held it’s the same-old-same-old. We are the impassioned and knowledgeable Ones. We know what needs to be done and how to bring it about. Up ‘til now, we have not been intimidating “the cat”; we have been frightening “the cat.” To control “the cat” we must be still within. An internally quiet demeanor gives great power to those few times the spoken word is necessary. Imagine for a moment…500 delegates rising in unison from a respectful silence and with a single voice, causing the building to shutter, calling for “A POINT OF ORDER!”

As We turn up the heat and apply the pressure, “the cat” will sense our strength and will be helpless to resist our firm hand on its shoulder. “The cat” will recognize its resistance is futile, when, in a confident reassuring voice we say to them “Ron Paul WILL BE the Republican nominee for President of the United States, and we have the delegates to prove it.”

I stood before the man and felt his breath on my face. In his eyes I saw …. A warrior.

Good One!

I'll have to incorporate The Cat is now Over the Bath into my daily vernacular. Sweet.
Thanks for posting.

Its kind of like....

...encountering the really tough security on the inside of Fort Knox.

...when your adversary in litigation flies in out of state attorneys on the eve of trial.

...Indiana Jones coming across more and more booby traps as he inches toward the golden statue in the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

In other words, you know your getting closer to an obtainable goal because your opponent is ramping up his resistance.

Not the time to pack up and go home.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson

OMG.... thank you for the laugh

Anyone who has had a cat will know this is so true!!!!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

I know there's a lot of cat people here

They make good delegates. Unassuming, quiet, self-reliant, and under the radar - at least until the claws come out :)

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson


perfect analogy

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Over the Bath

The title made me think of the way a cat holds a grudge. I've given a cat a bath and it ended with the cat "not talking" to me for a couple of days. After we win the nomination, how long do you think the cat will hold a grudge?

Blue Republican

It won't be too long...

It helps to give it some catnip and Fancy Feast after it dries off. If the cat is really dirty (like ours) they will actually enjoy the newly discovered sensation of feeling clean!

Thanks for the comments!

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson

And this post reminds me of

And this post reminds me of Babe the sheep pig.


It will

never stop plotting its revenge, so we should always remain vigilant.

She will always be skittish around water...

...but as long as she's treated gently but firmly, she will realize how dirty she was and appreciate the wash.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Love this post! Such a great

Love this post! Such a great analogy! Let's get that dirty cat all cleaned up pronto, and let's not turn loose because it scratches or bites.


Thank you for all the positive feedback!

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Cat Explosion

brought back a memory of an old Superbowl commercial I saw years ago.


Or, You Could Use String

Well, string won't get a cat into the bath (unless they're one of those cats who love water), but it's amazing how often it is easier to lead a cat with string, even to water.

It's the libertarian approach.

In other words, talk to some Romney delegates about changing their minds, at least on the first round of voting. I mean, using brute force of numbers is not the only way to go.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

next time put the cat

in its carrier box on top of your car- go to the carwash, wallah! 1 clean cat!

just another of lifes lessons from the Romney camp, but seriously this analogy is perfect!

I say we drown the damn cat...

... and get a dog named Liberty.

I had a similar thought. ;-)

I had a similar thought. ;-)

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

The brought a huge smile

and a chuckle to me... makes my day. Thanks

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for the laugh :)

Me too

I hate cats



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Pretty graphic example

Must be a recent experience...

"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man" -Jebediah Springfield

It doesn't have to be recent

to be graphically (and perhaps traumatically) burned into one's memory. Yes I have battled the mighty Feline and bear the scars of war.
I used to have a cat named 'Conan' and yes he was a barbarian. He would eat Jalepenos out of your hand and would bite you if you didn't give him another (not kidding). On previous occasions we'd had run ins, not always bath related. Once I had blood dripping down off my elbows. Later, I just cornered him in the garage with a water hose.
The GOP is a lot like a mean cat. It thinks it owns the place, and uses its owners. It even attacks its providers.

Sort of recent....

The last time was when one of our cats got sprayed by a skunk a few years ago. We tried giving it a bath in tomato juice, which I promise you, I will never do again.

Thanks for the comment!

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~ Thomas Jefferson

I was about to say

there is very rarely a reason to bath a cat, but that would be one.


That was a

Purrrrrrfect example!
We are over the water, approaching target....over!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Erratic and unpredictable

Determined and desperate.

Cats (no matter how you spell it) are an enormous challenge, and worth every clawing, biting, and bitter complaint.

Thanks for the vivid illustration. You give Red Team Republicans too much credit for reasonableness.

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Well, you know what they say:

It's a whole lot easier to let the cat out of the bag, than putting it back in.

I love my country
I am appalled by my government