You might have heard about Rep. Dan Crenshaw after his appearances on Saturday Night Live. There’s lots to say about the up and coming Republican superstar, but it’s worth talking about the significance of his SNL appearance first.
To set the stage, it’s important to reflect on the nature of the culture war we are currently experiencing. The Left has become the moral outrage mongering voice of our time. They do their best to ruin anyone who transgresses against the progressive liberal narrative. Anyone who can be lambasted in the public square as anything less than a shining paragon of leftist-values is publicly shamed, hounded, and has at least a 50/50 chance of losing their job.
Dan Crenshaw was mocked by SNL for his use of an eye patch. Crenshaw is a war veteran and a Navy SEAL- the latter of which is no small accomplishment. He lost his right eye to an improvised explosive device in the middle east and he wears an eye patch. TO show you just how much of a hero and bad-ass Crenshaw really is know this: even after he lost his right eye and lost much of the sight in his left one he still insisted on being deployed two more times. He only retired from the military in 2016.
SNL and the young comedian who delivered the poor joke about Crenshaw eventually proved himself not to be completely devoid of class. Not long after the segment in which he mocked Crenshaw, the pink-clad young man appeared again to apologize for his cheap attempts at humor. His apology was sincere- by all appearances- and was delivered in a self-effacing and comedic fashion. Crenshaw appeared moments later to accept the apology and to engage in some appearance-bashing of his own.
The segment was amusing and everyone walked away with their dignity intact. It was yet another display of the fact that the right accepts sincere apologies. But it is important to remember that the left does not accept sincere apologies.
When a person offends the left, they are not forgiven when they admit to the offense and apologize. Rather they are pursued further as the useful idiots continue to opportunistically virtue signal at the expense of the offending person. But Dan Crenshaw, in keeping with the spirit of the Conservative movement gracefully accepted the apology and went on to make some pretty funny jokes of his own.
Alright, that was quite a diversion, but we think it’s important to keep track of these points to show that conservatives are acting in good faith- and liberals are not.
So, Dan Crenshaw is a newly elected member of Congress, a former US Navy SEAL, and a rising star in the Republican party- and for good reason. Elected in the hotly contested 2018 midterm elections, Crenshaw is just 34 years old and has made quite a name for himself.
He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Navy and was awarded the Bronze Star, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal of Valor, and the Purple Heart.
Now, here are some important details about his political position history.
Voting Record. Crenshaw voted against all of these bills:
HR 266 – for appropriations for the Dept. of the Interior
HR 265 – the FDA and regulated agencies appropriations act
HR 267 – transportation and HUD Act
HR 264 – appropriations for financial services and general government appropriations
H J Res 1 – continuing appropriations for homeland security
HR 21 appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 and other purposes
What we can learn from this is that Dan Crenshaw is a strong advocate for small government. Again and again, he has voted against appropriations for all of the government agencies that have sought additional funding and power.
He has been endorsed by the Tea Party, the NRA, and the Tea Party Patrols Citizens Fund. He passed the 2018 Political Courage Test and is a strident opponent of abortion. He believes the United States should seek energy independence and has supported realistic flood policies for the Houston area. Crenshaw is a strong advocate for the first amendment, as well as for the education rights of citizens.
On top of being right on so many conservative issues, Crenshaw has proven himself to possess charm, wit, and energy. He is a war hero, and a believer in the right of Americans to be truly free.
If you haven’t heard of him, you can blame the mainstream media for that- because to know him is to love him. You can bet, we will be seeing some great things coming from Dan Crenshaw over the next few years.