Saturday, March 24, 2007

Why The Democrats Are Still Angry

There is just no pleasing the Democrats these days. They have taken control of both chambers of Congress, they have several candidates for President who seem to be doing well in the polls, and they even managed the combo of getting Mr. Libby convicted where there was no crime, while people on their side up to their ears in dubious undertakings are enjoying wealth and power unscathed. Yet the mood in Donkeytown is still one of anger and bitterness. And there are three good reasons why this is so.

The first reason is, of course, President George W. Bush. The Democrats have hated him for years, most since he first laid hand on the Bible and took the oath. I remember hearing threats that he would be impeached from the spring of 2001, not that there has ever been the slightest rational reason to pursue that course. Dubya has been called every name the Left can come up with, denigrating every possible human characteristic, and in recent times there has been a chilling thirst for blood from the Left, as many on that side have publicly pronounced a hope for his death by assassination. Yet he has not only managed to avoid the vast majority of traps set by the Left, and won re-election in 2004 by the first clear popular majority since his father, Mr. Bush has steadily demonstrated that he is not concerned by the opinion the Left has of him. He fears and serves the Lord, he loves and serves the United States, and he loves and protects the ideals he has sworn to uphold. George W. Bush sleeps well at night, knowing he has done his best to do what was right, not what was easy.

The President also rests well, in the knowledge that he has a trump card in his plans: Karl Rove. The Libby affair, like so many cartoonish plans from the Left, began in Democrats' plans as a way to get at Rove. Unable to accept the better qualities of President Bush, Democrats have assigned the strength of his victories to his advisors, chiefly Karl Rove. The attention given to 'get Rove' has thrown the Democrats off opportunity and into confusion more than a few times. Also, abilities, Rove will certainly play an important role in the 2008 election, whether as a valuable advisor to a serious candidate, or also as foil to Democrat strategies.

There is also one crucial reason why the Democrats have never been as eager as their rabid-frothing sector to impeach Bush, besides the fact that such an attempt would be a brazen frame job on completely false charges: It would lead to increased authority for Richard Cheney. If Democrats were somehow able to remove Bush from office, Cheney would become President, and there is no question that Dick Cheney would not be soft on the Left. The Democrats have begun to consider another nasty possibility; the deft politician has no desire to run for the Presidency himself, but like Bush is determined to protect America from its enemies, and if the Democrats attempted to smear the President with a campaign to weaken the Republican position in the 2008 campaign, the weak field of candidates presently available could well inspire Cheney to do one of two things - lead from within as a strong center to the party, or if necessary run himself. Don't laugh, but this is genuinely a fear in the DNC. Under nominal circumstances, a Cheney campaign would be insignificant, unlikely to develop the momentum needed to win the GOP nomination. However, if the Democrats changed conditions through a direct assault on the Bush White House, the mood among Republicans - and the voters as a whole - would change, and the new dynamics would create demand for new conditions. Even if his participation was limited to advising the party and a selected candidate, Cheney's experience and political ability could be devastating to the Left, and they know it. Cheney is the bear the Left must let sleep, for fear of his teeth.

Knowing this, the Democrats proceed in their futile rage, which is good news for America.


COgirl said...

Great points, DJ. Dems are on a witch hunt. Any story that crosses the headlines of the NY Slimes is bound to end up on their plate as something to be looked into. Hopefully all of their anger will backfire on them. They would be wise to learn (as we all do in life), that you shouldn't burn your bridges.

Jeanette said...

I agree the Dems are in a rage and I hope the American public sees it for what it is and clears that little problem up in '08 with the election of a new Republican congress (one that will be smarter about how they govern and treat the opposition) and, if we can get a good candidate, a Republican president.

I'd like a Republican president anyway, but right now the field is terribly weak.

I would also argue from reading other blogs (not yours) there is a lot of hatred on the right as well. Until we as a people can come together civilly I don't see how anything is going to get better.

Liberals calling for the deaths of the president and vice president and Republicans being ever so proud they don't do that but use insults toward any democrat any chance they can get is the norm today. Take a look around the blogs. Heck, we conservatives are even fighting among ourselves in some instances.

This is not the America or Republican party I grew up in. It's not even the democrat party I knew about as I was growing up. There is no civility.

But the Bible nailed it when it says "nation will turn against nation, brother against brother" etc.

Sad to see our country so polarized.

Dan said...

Hah, no, really, we're not raging. We're pretty happy with the world right now - Bush is on the defensive, our troops will be headed home soon, and we're going to have a Democrat, and maybe even a woman, in the Presidency in a couple years. The sun is shining in America.

DJ Drummond said...

Sure, if you're a socialist who thinks 'Jihad' should be extended and America emasculated.

Dan said...

I take it the anti-slime rule doesn't apply here!

You have me all wrong - I'm much more patriotic than you, because I love my country more than my party.

DJ Drummond said...

We just are not sure which country that is, dan.




Dan said...

Clever, DJ. Well done. It even brought a smile to my face.