Liars And Fear Mongers On Parade
(I apologize upfront for the snark you are about to read, but listening to Republicans talk brings it out in me.)
The uptick in support for Democrats across the country is in part helped by the abject failure that is today’s Republican Party, but it is also a result of Democrats acting like Democrats again. If there is one thing that the blogs have done, it’s give voice to the principles we used to all share as Democrats, but that our representatives in DC abandoned long ago. More Americans say they would trust Democrats on national security and most would vote for a Democrat for Congress if the election were held today. Again, the Republican failures have helped, but look at the Democrats that have been in the news lately. Democrats that sound like Democrats.
Just look at how Republican loudmouths are responding to the Lieberman loss. They are going nuts and it’s not because they care about the health of the Democratic Party, it’s because they know that they have lost control of the message and Democrats standing up for the American people on principle, is the beginning of the end of what they have built. Sean Hannity said to “Democratic Strategist” (I love those labels) Bob Beckel on his television show, “Your Party has lost its soul.” Really Sean? I think Democrats in DC have just had their “come to Jesus” moment and it scares the hell out of people like you. Are we to believe that the GOP surrogates and the White House are out in full force trying to sell the idea that the Democrats have just shot themselves in the foot by getting rid of Lieberman, because they are only trying to help? Sorry, but we’re not that stupid. It’s clear that the Sean Hannities of the world are frightened that the Democrats have finally made a smart move that will definitely hurt the Republicans’ chances of holding onto power in November.
Bob Beckel assured Hannity that the Democrats will win in November to which Hannity replied, “Maybe you will win Bob, but I gotta tell you somethin’…blah…blah…Islamic fascists are comin’ to kill us…blah…they wanna destroy us...blah…blah…blah…and you guys…You guys are weak, profoundly pathetically weak on national defense and homeland security.” Thanks for the lecture Sean, but I think we’ll pass on taking your advice on how best to run our Party. I just don’t think your concern is all that believable.
Funny how President Bush used the same term, Islamic fascists, when he staggered off the plane to give his prepared remarks to the press yesterday regarding the foiled London plane bombings. It’s almost as if there is a coordinated effort underway to hype the terrorist threat and convince the American public that if Democrats take control of Congress, we will be taken over by fascists (yes, you can read that as sarcasm). Again, whatever they say, the opposite is likely true. If we don’t make sweeping changes in Congress, the fascists in this country will retain their control and we will continue to become less and less American every single day.
Bush seemed drunker than usual too as he thanked “the government of Tony Blair.” Interesting that Tony Blair is now a country unto himself, Bush must be jealous. Maybe Tony should give Joe Lieberman a call and see if Holy Joe, Party of One, would like to represent Tony Blair, Country of One, as ambassador to the United States, One Nation under Bush. Sure would make problem solving easier and this trio has done such a fabulous job so far of making the world a safer place don’t ya think?
Bush also declared that we are safer now than we were on 9/11. Really? You could’ve fooled me. I wake up each morning shocked to all hell that shit isn’t blowing up outside my window. But he did add that we’re still not completely safe, “It is a mistake to think that there is no threat to America.” It must be hard trying to make opposite assertions all the time. We’re safer because I’m protecting you, but we’re not safe enough. I’m sure that we all feel much better knowing that Bush is on the case. In fact, we should simply hand over the rest of our civil rights to make it easier for him to protect us. But without the rule of law and respect for our founding documents, the real question is, who’s going to protect us from him?