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Friday, May 14, 2004

Lieberman, Democrats and Cicada swarms

Read Joe Lieberman's editorial in the Wall Street Journal today about Abu Ghraib. If your too cheap to spend the $1.50 on a copy of the paper (the wisest investment you can make today) then go to and read it for free.
Most Democrats and Republicans, including President Bush and Sen. Kerry, agree that we must successfully finish what we have started in Iraq. Now is the time for all who share that goal to make our agreement publicly clear, to stress what unites us. Many argue that we can only rectify the wrongs done in the Iraqi prisons if Donald Rumsfeld resigns. I disagree. Unless there is clear evidence connecting him to the wrongdoing, it is neither sensible nor fair to force the resignation of the secretary of defense, who clearly retains the confidence of the commander in chief, in the midst of a war. I have yet to see such evidence. Secretary Rumsfeld's removal would delight foreign and domestic opponents of America's presence in Iraq.

The Democrats, in their giddy delight and blind embrace of the communist and anti-American ideology of the looney left have made two major strategic blunders in the last 5 years. The first was nominating Al Gore as their nominee in 2000. The second is the Democratic establishment’s wholesale rejection of Sen. Lieberman in this year’s nomination run. He would have defeated W. in 2000 and would stand a very good chance of beating him now, in 2004.

My prediction - regardless of how close the country is split D vs. R, John Kerry is going to lose this election in a more phenomenal fashion than even Walter Mondale or Michael Dukakis did. I think we are going to see Bush getting over 10% more of the popular vote and likely coming awfully close to a clean sweep of the electoral vote. Kerry will win D.C. Will he get much else outside of Vermont??? I don't think so, not at this point. It might actually be so bad, because the base of the Ds has transformed into as virulently an anti American institution as any of our nation’s enemies that in order for any mainstream D to have a chance at future national success an entirely new party will need to emerge.

Of course, this can all change, as Kerry seems to be struggling back to the middle. The problem is he and his Democratic cohorts let the communists and their ANSWER loving comrades out of the box and now, like the cicadas that are soon to be overtaking D.C., there are so many of them out and about that they will never be able to contain them.

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