Have an Amster-dam Good Time!
By: Erik Rush
â€œIf you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.â€ â€“ Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels
Itâ€™s a no-brainer that the Republican leadership in this country blew it big time, and though President Bush was certainly not wholly responsible, the buck as they say, always stops there. If Bill Clinton could take credit for an economic boom that was initiated before he took office, Bush had to know that heâ€™d never escape blame for any and all shortcomings in fighting this war â€“ which was looming for decades â€“ despite its modern challenges and unconventionality.
The RINO (Republican In Name Only)-ridden GOP, quivering with fear of the politically-correct, the media, and in some cases its membersâ€™ pocketbooks, completely neglected its base. High-profile scandals reeking of immorality and greed originating from within the Party of The Moral High Ground certainly didnâ€™t help; they were understandably seized upon by the opposition and the media, and further alienated the base. In the case of Iraq and the border issues, the Bush Administration gave Republicans and Independents alike nothing to look toward. Bushâ€™s firing of Donald Rumsfeld (which Bush, loyal to a fault, should have done two years ago) and his tough talk of the last month was way too little, way too late. It is unfortunate that Americansâ€™ shakeâ€™nâ€™bake perception of geopolitics forgot to remind us of the price we paid for nearly 50 years of a Democrat-controlled Congress.
â€œOne-party rule wasn’t good for the country.â€
- Angie Paccione, defeated candidate for Coloradoâ€™s 4th Congressional District, on the retaking of U.S. House of Representatives by Democrat Party.
â€œRuleâ€? Excuse me?
That, my friends, is the fundamental difference between Democrat and Republican politicians â€“ evidently taken into consideration by too few voters. For the former, the idea that the State serves the people died long ago. To â€œruleâ€ carries the explicit proposition of the citizenry being subordinate to its government, which is precisely how the Democrat Party leadership view their role in government and how and liberal elites view the American people in general.
Any Democrat who goes to Washington will know what side of the bread their butter is on; this will become more painfully apparent when we have Nancy Pelosi, the ultra-socialist nightmare harridan as Speaker of the House â€“ not to mention the gangsters she will arrange to select, sensitive committees. Christian-of-convenience Harry Reid promises perform little better on the Senate side. For my part, the advent of Pelosi as Speaker of the House is analogous to Dennis Rodman being elected Pope â€“ and Iâ€™m not a Catholic.
On the state and local side, while it was apparent that many had either lost faith in Republicans or wanted to teach them a lesson, it was also apparent that this was where their desire for drastic change ended.
For example, in Colorado (where I live), Amendment 43 (Definition of Marriage) passed, while Amendment 44 (legalization of possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana) and Referendum I (Domestic Partnerships) did not. This indicates that most Coloradoans considered these to be either â€œslippery slopeâ€ issues or ones for which they still possess a level of moral clarity. Seven other states opted similarly with regard to the marriage and gay agenda issues.
As I indicated, I can hardly blame the American people at large for the shift of power.
Most Americans donâ€™t want the U.S. to look like Holland. Most Americans donâ€™t want their kids to have the â€œfreedomâ€ to shoot dope or have sex in public parks legally. They also are unaware that this is where the national Democrat leadership will take us (hence the title of this column, if you havenâ€™t caught on yet).
Itâ€™s truly too bad that most Americans are no more aware of this than they were aware â€“ thanks to the Democrat Party and their propaganda arm, the mainstream press â€“ that a great deal of progress was being made in Iraq and in the Terror War in general.
Despite the grotesque and obvious failings of the GOP, this election was not a mandate against Republican leadership, or on the Terror War, or Iraq â€“ it was a testimony to the power of the far-Left propaganda machine and the juvenile mindset, absurd expectations and gullibility of the American people.