If politics were fair, Democrats would be in as much trouble as Republicans. And they'd be just as vulnerable. They've been obstructionist, anti-tax-cut, soft on terrorism, and generally obnoxious. On top of that, Pelosi is the most unpopular national politician in America. But in the sixth year of the Bush presidency, with a GOP-run Congress, Democrats aren't the issue. Republicans are.
But the truth is that the sport of politics is not fair, and emotion often rules, rather than common sense. It is entirely possible that the Democrats, who have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams in making sure their vapid and empty talking points are constantly highlighted in the press will get their majority in the House and Speaker Pelosi will be a noxious reality.
If they do win, then we can count on pretty much everything getting worse both here at home and around the world; even as we are fed reports to the contrary. They loudly trumpet the ushering in of a new age of peace and prosperity and propagandize how wonderful everything is--as they did through what we now see was the "Clueless 90's" under St. Clinton and Gore.
Just two examples of Democrat distortion and bias:
The first is captured by this blogger and (reported in The Weekly Standard)who noted a headline in the Chicago Tribune about the new record high for the Dow Jones Industrial average. The headline read: "As Dow Surges, Many Left Behind". She then did a lexus search to see how the same kind of news of surging stocks in the Dow was handled back in 2000 under St. Bill, and found the following headline: "Bull Market Spreading the Wealth in America."
The second example of distortion and bias can be found today in this op-ed piece, masquerading as a "news" article that trumpets: "Bush Keeps Revising War Justification".
Despite the fact--the FACT--that the justification for the Iraqi war was made in this Joint Resolution (Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq) in 2002; and lists a plethora of reasons for war with Iraq, it somehow has never penetrated the consciousness of the Democrats, even those who voted enthusiastically for it at the time. The one lone Democrat that has stood by his guns...well, you can see how the Party of Nothing rewards him for his principles.
And all the distortion and bias cannot erase the one critically important reality for me, which I wrote in this post:
Al Qaeda's fortunes have sunk so low in the Moslem world that he is being mocked, via jokes about his demise.
Thank you George W. Bush. Thank you, Dick Cheney. Thank you, Donald Rumsfeld. Thank you, men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you for these last 5 years. Keep up the good work; and faster, please. No thanks on my behalf will go out to the left or to the Democratic leadership, who have all done their best to impede, undermine, obstruct, demoralize, and otherwise obscure this remarkable achievement.
Think back for a moment and remember that no one--NO ONE--imagined for even a brief moment after 9/11 that there would not be more attacks on this country that would be even worse than what occurred on that September day in 2001.
No matter what happens in the days and months to come, the policies of the Bush Administration--however imperfect, and including invading Iraq--have resulted in no attacks on U.S. soil since that day.
And for me that is the bottom line.
Regarding the outcome of November, 2006, I have a strong optimistic bent that continues to believe in the common sense of most Americans, but having watched the insanity of the Democrats and their lunatic left base for the last 6 years or so, I realize that anything is possible. Even the worse case scenario.
Let me say that I think the Republicans in both Houses are a bunch of pathetic, spineless idiots.
The real question for me isn't "Does the GOP deserve to lose in November?"--there are many reasons why they do (read the three linked articles at the beginning of this post for specifics if you need them); the real question is: "Do the Democrats deserve to win?"
And, the answer to that is what I have been writing about for the last two years (see here, here, here, and here, for a sampling). Nothing in the recent behavior--either moral or intellectual--of the Republicans has raised my esteem for them as a group in the slightest, and it never was very high to begin with. They are hypocritical, arrogant, petty and downright stupid at times.
But today's Democrats and the leftist base that drives them have Republicans beat by a wide margin in all the aforementioned areas.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but in my humble opinion, today's Democrats are completely intellectually bankrupt and have nothing to offer this country except the consistent appeasement of evil and the willing betrayal of American values.
But sometimes, things just have to get much worse before they get better.
The upside (or rather the "upside-down side") of a Democratic win in 2006 is, I predict, that having the lunatic left dictating policy during these dangerous times will finally wake-up certain portions of this country as 9/11 failed to do.
And in the long-run, that will be a good thing for everyone--except, of course, for the Democrats themselves.