Remember in those old westerns where a cowboy was hanging over a cliff by a rope? Something was always causing the rope to fray above the cowboy, and he was forced to watch each snap of the ever-weakening line that protected his life.
Our great republic has been hanging onto that rope ever since January 20th and this week two more snaps struck the weakening rope.
SNAP! Arlen Spector gives Democrats the 60 vote filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
SNAP! Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced that he is planning to retire after this current term.
Conservatives, unwittingly, wipe their furrowed brows thankful that it was "just Souter," one of the more liberal justices.
But my dear Republicans, proud members of the GOP, and principled conservatives, Obama is unlike any Democratic president most of us have seen in our lifetimes.
Obama been asked by more than one media outlet if he is a socialist or a marxist. He has been more cordial to dictators and America's enemies than to our allies. In 100 days he has proposed a level of debt that is greater than all of the previous presidents combined.
And you don't think Souter's retirement is a significant SNAP! in the rope that is the lifeline of the republic?
Do you think Obama is going to appoint a card-carrying socialist? Or am I just in a the-sky-is-falling mood tonight? Leave a comment and let me know.