Saturday, November 18, 2006

Election Hijinks

Elections are interesting because of the surprising revelations that often follow. The Democrat Party is just finding out how to take the reins of government and they still have a lot to re-learn. The first woman elected to the House Speaker ship, Nancy Pelosi, has already made a major gaffe that could have been easily avoided. By keeping her promise to Jack Murtha she actually jeopardized her own authority. It’s never a good idea to display weak judgment before one is moved in to the new office.

Sten Hoyer, the new House Majority Leader, is likely to obstruct Pelosi when it suits him and to so without fear. This situation will also encourage the “Blue Dog Democrats” to go their own way without trepidation and to represent their districts as they were elected. The ultra liberal wing of the party will still insist on impeaching George Bush and exacting revenge for the slights and imagined slights dealt to them during the Republican era. This behavior will not serve them well because the US public is not in the mood for sophomoric high jinks.

The Iraq war, which the IslamoFascists are anticipating a quick end, will make American influence that much less important in the world. Of course this suits the ultra left but is not really in the best interests of the United States. The Muslim blogs, websites, and other media are celebrating the advent of the Democrat “Peace Party” as a further demonstration that the US can no longer make its power felt for more than a few days. The craziness on the left coast while not sweeping the nation is an insidious omen for the future.

The United States is a nation of 300 million souls defended by a relatively small military from enemies who are not only determined to destroy it they are commanded by their religion to do so. This is beyond comprehension to the left as they have no such belief system and cannot grasp the significance of the desire to get to Heaven. The result is denial and alibis about the various cause and effect syndromes behind the Muslim behavior. These liberals are completely wrong. This should be clear from the membership in jihad by well educated Muslims as well as the ignorant.

Western Culture is under assault by Islam but more seriously by itself.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Dark Clouds

The party is just starting and already disappointment is in the air. From all indications the US economy is headed for a few bumpy rides in the coming months possibly leaving the Democrats with a recession on their hands. Certainly it appears that inflationary pressures are getting stronger and the Democrats policies generally don’t cope well under those circumstances. Just as economic growth is slowing the Democrats will raise the minimum wage, increase taxes, and disrupt the government to the extent that there is a good chance that 2008 will be a very difficult time.

The rise of socialism, an already failed system, will simply make things worse. Job growth has been very strong over the past three years but the country is running out of workers. The entitlement programs, which the Democrats will tend to grow, will eventually bankrupt the nation. Thanks to abortion on demand the United States is missing approximately 40 million potential workers who would have helped offset the welfare deficits that will result from 77 million baby boomers making their demands on the system.

All this means that the election in 2008 could see a complete reversal of fortune from the latest election last week. Please note that there was no wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Republican side no accusations of cheating, disenfranchisement etc. The juveniles have taken over and might make some pretty silly choices.

The American health care system will slowly stop in the next few years if expectations are not lowered. Yet, Hillary Clinton wants to “insure” everyone imagining that there is a bottomless well of money to pay for the plan. This strategy of vote buying is out of date and very dangerous. Already health care costs for seniors are spiraling out of control and the end is nowhere in sight.

By exiting Iraq precipitously the Islamofascists are getting the wrong signal, or perhaps the correct one, that the US is no longer interested in having much world influence. By dismissing John Bolton the Democrats are confirming the behavior of the UN. Things are not looking very good for the immediate future.