Democrats Should Live
Irrationally, Democrats Try To Lie, Mock, And Accuse Their Way Back Into Power. They Had Better Repent Because
The End Could Be Nigh.
By Perry Hicks
In 2004, Country superstar Tim McGraw released the hit song eulogizing his deceased father, Live Like You Were Dying. The song is a poignant view of how to live life from the perspective of a man that does not have long on this earth. The chorus could be deemed sage advice for the modern day Democrat Party:
"I went skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter/
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying/
And he said, 'Someday I hope you get the chance/
To live like you were dying."
While some would say the Democrats are far from being on a death bed, events of the last five years can’t possibly have been healthy for them. Shut out of power in a way they haven’t experienced in 72 years, Democrats have been reduced to pointing fingers at each other, vilifying the “red states” for voting for Bush still again, vilifying Christians, and bungling a series of attempts at ginning up a presidential crisis.
Nowhere in all this can you find loving, speaking sweeter, forgiveness, or living like you are dying. One might find, however, loads of unadulterated bull.
Take the recent Move On dot org series of 1000 house parties supposedly thrown to stop George W. Bush from nominating “an extremist” to the U.S. Supreme Court. One party expecting coverage from the Washington Post, emailed guests asking them to nix the “Bush is a Liar” t-shirts. The host wanted his guests to look like “them,” meaning the newspaper reporters. Evidently there has been no moving on over at “Move On dot Org.”
Wilson Outted Wife
Then there is the Democrat’s feigned outrage over the supposed outing of a “covert operative” and wife of thoroughly discredited former ambassador Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame.
Wilson had claimed Vice President Dick Cheney had sent him to Niger to inquire about Iraqi efforts to procure “Yellow Cake” used to render uranium safe for transport.
(Yellow Cake is poorly soluble in water, nontoxic, noncombustible, and emits low levels of radiation. Its usefulness is to make uranium concentrate.)
The actual truth is that Cheney did not send Wilson. It was the CIA’s own Counter-proliferation Division. While Plame has not been a covert operative for many years, she is a nuclear proliferation expert and documents show that it was Plame who recommended her husband for the Niger mission.
Her repayment, of course, was to have Wilson promote his anti-war sentiments using his bogus Niger mission as the vehicle when he went on board the Kerry campaign. In actuality, Wilson was the one who exposed his wife in an interview with David Corn in The Nation.
The string of falsehoods spoken by Wilson over the entire Niger-Yellow Cake-Karl Rove affair is shocking just as is the vitriol spewing forth from Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Charles Schumer (D-NY.) Both keep repeating the words “betrayal,” “covert,” and “outing” as if their claim that Plame was outted was actually true.
Democrats Rely On Subterfuge
In my view, this is at least the third attempt to damage Bush’s presidency through a construct of lies.
The first was the hanging chads fiasco of 2000. Supposedly, Bush “stole” the election through cleverly “deceptive” voter ballots which turned out to be more bull. Votomatic balloting had been a concern of the National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST) as far back as 1988.
The second was the obviously bogus CBS News documents “proving” Bush had been AWOL from his National Guard unit.
Evidently, Democrats believe that if you don’t have anything on your political enemies, it is okay to go ahead and lie about them.
Dean Reaches Out To Pro-Lifers?
Being so far so wrong so many times one would think the Democrat National Committee would rethink their strategy, and to an extent they may have. Take for example Dem committee chairman Howard Dean’s call for the party to extend a hand out to pro-life Democrats.
Note that Dean does not reach out to pro-life Republicans. Dean has previously stated that the Republican Party is too “white” and fundamentalist Christian. What Dean is really aiming to do is try to shore up the growing rift with African-American and Hispanic voters over moral issues, such as abortion and gay marriage. Dean, of course, blames the Republicans for unfairly painting the Democrats as the party of pro-abortion.
Consider the conditions under which Dean made this “gesture,” of supposed reasonableness because previously he has decried that “"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for." As far as his sincerity goes toward respecting pro-lifer’s viewpoint, Dean has also said that Democrats should not become "Republican-lite" in order to win elections, "We can talk about our faith, but we cannot change our faith," Dean has said. "We need to be people of conviction."
And what might be that faith, that conviction, Mr. Dean?
"We believe a woman has a right to make up their own mind and they believe (House Majority Leader) Tom DeLay should make it up and Rick Santorum should make it up for them."
As would be expected, nowhere in this is the interest of the aborted child. And Dean expects people of faith regardless of color or ethnicity to jump on that offer to come on over?
In other words people with a pro-life conviction can go ahead and join the Democrat Party but don’t expect any representation on your behalf. The party will still continue to fight for the right of women to kill their unborn children.
I’d say that Dean’s own remarks place the Democrat Party squarely in the pro-abortion camp.
Democrats Say War Is The Answer?
Then there is another Democrat paragon of reasonableness, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York State. Schumer was recently overheard talking on his cell phone saying that in regard to Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, “We are contemplating how we are going to go to war over this.” Schumer told hid listener, “It is not about the individual judge, it’s about how it affects the overall makeup of the court.”
Schumer is reported to have gone on to say Democrat strategy is to trip up the Republicans because “most of the time they have gotten their picks wrong and that’s what we want to do to them again.”
It is true supposedly “conservative” nominees have gone on to be viewed as fairly liberal. Others would argue “liberalism” is just the nature of the law.
What Schumer would do is try to divine whether Bush’s nominee, Judge John G. Roberts, is going to be another Scalia or a Sandra Day O’Conner. They would of course love Roberts to turn out to be a David Souter.
Chuck Schumer & company want the court to be a proxy for seeing to it that what America gets is what Democrats want and not what the people want through their elected representatives. Loosing at the polls the way they have, Democrats can only advance their agenda through a liberal court ruling America by fiat.
And they have the nerve to call their party “Democratic.”
Democrats would be wise to heed Tim McGraw’s admonition to live like they were dying. Judgment Day, (or in constitutional parlance, the first Tuesday on or after the 2nd of November,) will be upon them before they know it.
The end could be nigh. Democrats should repent and be getting themselves right with the voter.
About the Author.....
Perry Hicks is a former Mississippi Coast resident and was a correspondent for the old Gulfport Star Journal. He has appeared on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” Perry has also hosted his own radio talk show on the auto industry with a mix of politics. Perry is a former college professor and a frequent contributor to GCN writing on stories of national importance with local interests. His articles can be found in the GCN Archive.
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