After witnessing Howie Dean’s Iowa meltdown and his unbelievable non-concession speech, complete with the blood-curdling yell, I just know that we political observers are going to be in for a real treat this year. To add to the fun, we have a failed general, a seemingly clueless Massachusetts senator who reminds us that he fought in Vietnam approximately 15 times every hour, a shameless race hustler, and a pretty-boy plaintiff’s attorney who is trying to channel the Dem’s great presidential election success with Southern politicos (Clinton, Carter, Johnson, Truman, Wilson).
On a historical note, do you find it somewhat odd that while all the Dem theorizing comes out of the North, the only successful candidates, with the exception of FDR, JFK, and Cleveland (the most conservative postbellum Democrat president) have all come out of the South? Which means that the North has not produced a winner for them in 44 years, and if you note that FDR’s reign was ALL in bad times—the Mother’s Milk of the Dems—the record is absolutely pathetic. If you see a thread back to Civil War and even Revolutionary War politics, you are not alone.
But, let’s now take a look at what the candidates will be (or should be) discussing:
The attacks of 9/11 not only killed lots more people than the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the vast majority of those killed on 9/11 were civilians, and we were not even close to being as bellicose to a foreign power as we were with Japan in 1941. Moreover, any notions of diplomacy or “international law” were abandoned, since the combatants represented no country, but were rather part of a band of thug-terrorists.
All of this, of course, is unassailable, but as you may have noticed, it doesn’t really matter. The prevailing Dem wisdom is little more than varying degrees of surrender, invoking the UN, bringing in the Federal courts to make sure we are not mistreating the prisoners at Gitmo (all the while allowing them visitations from dubious Muslim clerics), and mostly bashing George W. Bush. The reverence for the UN is especially amusing, since it was the UN’s failure to enforce its own resolutions that started this whole thing in the first place, and the UN did turn tail and run out of Iraq at the first sign of trouble.
The Dems are nowhere on this entire issue, but playing as they will be to an increasingly ignorant (and proud of it!) faithful that also includes the usual assortment of peace freaks and crypto-commie America haters, they won’t change a thing.
I wrote about this earlier, as George W. has already staked his claim on engaging the illegals, and bringing them in from the cold. I realize that this does nothing to solve the problem of our porous borders, but look for the Dems to run away from the issue completely. If the matter of job loss ever does come up, it will just be deflected, and blamed on the greedy Republicans, and in this the Dems won’t be completely wrong.
Our national tragedy, and a grave sin crying out to Heaven for vengeance. True enough, but the only way it will come up on the hustings is for the Dems to promise that it will be made even more readily available. When you get right down to it, abortion is the ONLY issue the Dems really care about. Every single other matter is negotiable.
The Republicans won’t mention the word, big tent and all that. Actually, the Dems don’t mention the word “abortion,” either. They only talk about “choice.”
Loss of our national identity and culture
Neither of the political parties care about this, even if some citizens still do. Pat Buchanan, Michael Savage, and Sam Francis, among others, lament the unraveling of America as they know and love it, and they’re right. As it is, much bigger changes occurred around 1861, and we have never recovered from those, even if our rulers have spent well over 100 years trying to convince us that we are better off.
No candidate for any office, from either major party, will address this issue, and the pity is that if we could somehow reverse the course of the unraveling, everything else would simultaneously improve.
And there were people against the Civil War, also…