A Recipe for Defeat: Europe is Pelosi’s America
From the desk of Paul Belien on Thu, 2006-11-02 19:45
I am in Los Angeles at the moment, and do not have the opportunity to write about events in Europe as much as I would like to. I will not be back in Brussels until 12 November. Over here in the U.S. all attention is focused on the upcoming elections. There is a possibility that the Democrats will become the majority in the House of Representatives and that Nancy Pelosi, the California Liberal, will become the next Speaker of the House. I was in West Hollywood on Halloween. A friend described this area as one third retiree, one third Russian and one third gay. Sounds a bit like Europe to me.
The gays take every opportunity to dress up. Consequently Halloween has become a gay festival in LA. The first people I met when leaving the hotel were a group of men dressed up as ballerinas. This is Pelosi Land.
Americans can already see what their country’s future will be if they vote for Pelosi and her band. They only need to watch Europe. That is what America will be like 20 years from now if the Liberals succeed in turning the U.S. into a European-style welfare state. The latter is the cause of all Europe’s problems. It has led to secularization, because people who are catered for from the cradle to the grave no longer need God. It has led to the immigration debacle, because Europe has attracted welfare immigrants who only come for the benefits and not to contribute to the host country’s wealth creation. It has led to the loss of the citizens’ ability to care for themselves, because they expect everything from the state.
However, the current American elections are relevant for Europe, too. If they lead to the American withdrawal from Iraq, Europe will face a widespread intifada. The withdrawal will be perceived as a defeat of the West and the Muslim “youths” in Europe’s cities will become even more arrogant. They utterly despise the Europeans, whom they perceive (not entirely without reason) to be men dressed up as ballerinas, and they hate America because it fights back. In a world ruled by men who only understand the language of power it is better to be hated than despised. If America withdraws the Islamist fanatics will despise America for it. They will take this as a sign that the West has been defeated and that the world is theirs.
In this scenario Europe has more to lose than America. That makes it all the more surprising that Europe’s politicians refuse to support America. They seem to be hoping that the Muslims, although they despise the Europeans, will leave them alone so they can carry on paying the taxes that the immigrants live off. I fear it will not turn out this way. Moreover, the funds are running dry because the welfare state hampers wealth creation.
I have ambivalent feelings about the war in Iraq, but once a country has decided to go to war it has got to make sure it wins. Europe no longer knows this, which also goes to explain why it does not want to help America win the war and why, on a micro level, the situation in France is deteriorating day by day. Last year the French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy decided to reestablish law and order in the French immigrant suburbs which have become territorial pockets ruled by thugs and Islamists. Instead of fighting this battle with all available means the French authorities are waging a half-hearted war which has led to the current debacle in France’s no-go areas. Last year “youths” developed a habit of setting parked (and empty) cars on fire, but this year policemen and firefighters are being attacked in paramilitary raids and crowded buses are being hijacked and arsoned. Still the French Republic refuses to crack down on the Islamic hooligans.
Yesterday Le Figaro reported that the police in Roubaix, a town in the North of France, had been ordered not to search the house of a suspected drug trafficker because he lived in a no-go part of town. Police officers reported in an official but confidential document that “the Prefect [the Governor] of the Nord Department [Province] currently does not authorize police actions in that sector for reasons concerning public order.” The house of the suspected drug dealer was situated in “a sensitive area.” Here the thugs can do as they please.
Following the publication of the confidential police report both the French Interior Ministry and the Defence Ministry have denied its content, saying that the police officers misunderstood the orders given to them. The suspected drug trafficker was not arrested, they say, because the police had to wait for reinforcements. Meanwhile the authorities have announced an official investigation into the leaking of the document. This attitude is a recipe for defeat.
Stop immigration and start repatriation immediately
Submitted by Joern on Thu, 2006-11-16 09:29.
As tax-financed welfare concerns we have proven that there is no way out by getting more immigrants.
40 p.c. of the financing problem already origin from the "source" they henceforward intend to invite to immigrate even more. The qualified ones have left for USA and other areas long ago or are (public) educated in something not demanded.
Read it once again.
In Denmark non-Westener cost 3.3 times more in average compared with the avarage Dane, when it comes to welfare, compare the summery in the Danish Newspaper Boersen 05/12/01 of the information from the official Welfare Commission - that we proved it 10 years earlier means nothing. We have also proven that the descendants in second and third generation have even looser connection to the working market, a surplus criminality that increases drastically year after year, they have even more children than their parents and grandparents.
Denmark have had tax-based welfare system for two generations now. SAY NO to such a thing, when the elite with its leading fgures intend to secure their own posistions in such a system,
and nothing else.
Documentation: http://www.lilliput-information.com/six.html (in English)
J. E. Vig, Denmark
Uranium; the President
Submitted by Linlithgow on Wed, 2006-11-08 23:02.
There's something else going on there. The US uses depleted uranium, which means it's not radioactive any more, just heavy. We wouldn't be able to use uranium that will still radioactive because it would harm our own troops. Tank crews manually load the sabots, bombs are attached the aircraft by crews. Sorry as I am to see the kind of suffering in those pictures, there's more going on there.
WRT the President, I am really disappointed in him too, particularly about illegal immigration. Every place I go, the GOP base complains about that and I am at a total loss as to why the President and the Senate have ignored our frustration with their policies. I really don't understand it. Going along with the President's illegal immigration policy is wrong on so many levels and it is patently unfair, to say nothing about the inherent security risks. I am at a loss as to how to make the GOP leadership listen and stop this disastrous policy.
Making Slavery the Law of the Land????
Submitted by oiznop on Wed, 2006-11-08 13:53.
Gee...and I thought the Democrats were always the ones who were for the oppressed, the downtrotten, and the champions of minortiy issues!.....As for the results of last night, the people have spoken....They have made it perfectly clear that they indeed want to jeopardize national security, see the Patriot Act repealed, see the imprisioned terrorists be granted civil rights, see a pull out of Iraq that will leave that country in a state of chaos thus leading to the price of oil hitting the roof, see their taxes go up, have the President impeached for non-impeachable decisions, and have more unwanted "citizens" meandor their way across the Rio Grande!...All of this while the Islamo-F--kers laugh their axxes at us uncontrollably!...It's going to be a very long two years with Ms. San Fran-sissy-co and her San Fran-sissy-co values (if there are any) as speaker of the house!.....God help Europe and God help the USA!......
Submitted by peter vanderheyden on Wed, 2006-11-08 14:43.
I suggest you go to the church or synagogue or whatever holy temple you believe in and put a "pulsa danura" on her. I just read it’s a common habit in Jerusalem. The world was purified from Yitzhak Rabin that way.
If you believe it hard enough it works. Especially when sissies are involved.
As God is with you no matter what, I guess she won’t be around for much longer anymore. I don't understand your resentment against the Islamist though. They hate sissies as much as you do, they can't stand women in charge, and they advocate the use of violence and war. They should be your natural alleys.
Submitted by oiznop on Wed, 2006-11-08 15:01.
Peter, that is not true....Allow me to explain....While I disagree with and resent the "sissies" as much the Islamos, the Islamos want to KILL them!...and I don't.....There, my friend, is the difference...and as for advocating war, I only advocate war when necessary...and after 9/11, it became necessary!....Natural allies??..I think not.....
Great video - What if Democrats of Today were the Dems of WWII
Submitted by FLLegal on Mon, 2006-11-06 03:26.
Today's Democratic Ad in 1941.
Great video - What if Democrats of Today were the Dems of WWII
Worth watching...Have I ever stirred you wrong? :)
Submitted by oiznop on Tue, 2006-11-07 16:37.
To answer your question, If the dems of today were like the dems during WWII, we would be fighting to the bitter end....You can't compare the two...The party back then was more to the political center, and was more apt to fighting against tyranny...Today, the party has been overrun by these leftist marxist peacenick leftovers from the 1960's who have taken their party down the tubes...They have no plan for situations like these, and ever since Vietnam, they have been reluctant to enter into any conflict with any oppressive regime, especially one that is facist, socialist, or communist.....If you are a Democrat, you need to set aside your vilifications of GW Bush, et.al. and take a good hard look at your party to see what it has become....A party that has gone from a supporter of fighting for and upholding the U.S. Constitution and American civil and personal liberties, to a controling, cut and run, spread-the-wealth/welfare for the common good party that is pro high taxes, historically weak on national defense and security, wishes to appease the enemies, and has an "everything is America's fault" attitude.....Then and only then will you Dems come to realize why it is your are losing (and will continue to lose) elections....
Great post oiznop
Submitted by FLLegal on Tue, 2006-11-07 20:05.
Great post oiznop, but let me add that back then the Democrats were far more conservative then the conservative Republicans are today.
The line that DEFINES a centrist or moderate itself has shifted way to the left.
Not Necessarily, FLLaw....
Submitted by oiznop on Tue, 2006-11-07 22:47.
RE: back then the Democrats were far more conservative then the conservative Republicans are today...
You are right, but only to an extent....Keep in mind that Roosevelt, prior to WWII implemented what many thought were "socialist" style policies to snap the country out of the depression.....Under his administration, unemployment was around 25%.......It took for us entering the war for the country to snap out of it's economic crisis.....FDR was more conservative than the 1960's leftists that have infiltrated today's Democratic Party, but there were still elements of left leaning policies during his terms in office, as well.....Have a great election day!....
FDR, Dhimmicrats, and Europe
Submitted by FLLegal on Wed, 2006-11-08 03:50.
Yes many of FDR policies were "socialist" and I agree it was the war, not his policies, that truly got us out of the depression. In reviewing FDR, FDR was a man that was willing to subjugate millions of people in eastern Europe to the tyranny of Communism when he partnered with Stalin to work out how Europe would look politically after the war much to the consternation of Churchill. Churchill clearly predicted that the Soviets would take over eastern Europe and fought with FDR on the issue to no avail. There were times when FDR purposely excluded Churchill from the planning of post-war Europe with Stalin.
When dealing with Stalin, it was Churchill, not FDR, who took the moral high ground in striving to preserve the liberties and sovereignty of the nations of eastern Europe that FDR handed over to Stalin.
It is absolute evil that a man can negotiate away such liberties and freedoms of millions of people subjugating them to murderous slavery of communism. Sadly, in the debate over how the war would proceed and how post-war Europe would look, FDR sided with the tyrant Stalin, just as evil as Hitler, instead of with the wiser Churchill, who better understood what FDR's and Stalin's post-war Europe would turn out to truly be.
Speaking of elections I got a verse for you! :)
ECCLESIASTES 10:2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
but the heart of a fool to the left.
Submitted by peter vanderheyden on Wed, 2006-11-08 15:35.
If I'm not mistaken, It was Roosevelt who gave all the trucks and weapons to the Sovjets, leaving JFK with no choice but accepting the situation created on the ground…
Excellent Stuff FLLaw....
Submitted by oiznop on Wed, 2006-11-08 04:47.
...Had the allied forces arrived in Berlin before the Soviets, it would have been a different picture.....I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason....and as history has shown, the end result of all of this turned into a positive (even though old FDR sold out Eastern EU at Yalta, if I reacall correctly)....It may have taken 50 years, but it still turned into a positive....Right now as we speak, I am trying to figure out the positive regarding the current numbers coming out of this election.....I think I am going to need prozac very very soon!....Because with regard to the quote from Ecclesiastes, the heart of the fool is currently winning!......
Pelosi Dems follow a Tradition of Cut & Run - Thanks oiznop
Submitted by FLLegal on Wed, 2006-11-08 10:43.
Thank you. I too am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and that is why General Patton did not get the opportunity to finish the job in Europe nor did General MacArthur get to in Korea. Damn Democrats!!! :)
However, I can't help but think that it took 50 some years of subjection to tyranny and millions of deaths, before that "positive" finally came about.
Here is something you and others may enjoy, speaking of Pelosi & the will to "not stay the course". One doesn't need a Prozac to enjoy it! :)
See the 1864 Democratic Party Platform found at:
Democrats then, were ready to seek peace at any cost with the South even agreeing to make slavery the law of the land to save the Union, for they had grown weary of the long and bloody Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of the countries' best and bravest had fallen in battle.
They accused the Republicans of Constitutional violations.
Great little history lesson, particularly if you like to read about politics and the Civil War, and there are a lot of underlying similarities between the Democrats then and the Democrats of today with regards to war and how far they are willing to commit themselves to victory. Democrats approach to the Civil War then (cut & run), is very similar to the approach taken towards the Iraq war of today.
When the going gets tough, the Democratic leadership easily lose conviction.
A cute video entitled, "Today's Democratic Ad During Civil War" to go along with the above link:
Here is the WWII video version entitled, "Today's Democratic Ad During WW II"
Just copy & paste links
More than one definition of 'secularism' possible..
Submitted by Miriam on Sun, 2006-11-05 16:32.
This definition or better characterization of 'secularism':=
"It has led to secularization, because people who are catered for from the cradle to the grave no longer need God"
seems too simplistic..
That would mean all godless commies [perhaps leftists too] are secular! "Separation of church and state" is the usual definition and even that is not a rigid one as it is open to multiple interpretations or practice.
Is any of the Western countries secular in the sense of India's secularism. No, none at all. If we are to follow India's secularism, West 'd be ruled by non-Christians, as majority Hindu nation is being ruled by non-Hindus! [And Catholics here need to call themselves 'secular' as they often do in India even as Pope is fighting 'secularism' of Europe!!]
My definition is simply this: If there is a National Cathedral and if official functions involve taking the oath on bible rather than the Constitution and Chaplains are officially involved in the Congress/Parliament/military, then you dont have secularism!!!
Thus, none of the Western democracies qualify as 'secular'!!
India is not secular either nor is it democratic, because much of the ruling Congress party of Christians in evil nexus with muslims there is in political alliance with commies all of whom dont represent the general majority population who are not yet able to rule themselves as majority constituents. Not secular also because most elections are won by foul means of murder/intimidation [latest was murder of TDP party members] and by mosque and church interference [not temple interference as Hindu temples are purely spiritual places seldom involving themselves in politics!].
Politics and islam are inseparable and so political islam is a reality that all nations are facing as stark choice to either cultivate or shun. Out of decency, all infidels have been cultivating and promoting it to their own detriment and self-annihilation.
Self-preservation skills lacking among infidels?!
Submitted by Invite_Jesus on Sun, 2006-11-05 17:50.
Miriam Madam, I like your way of saying things in simple or plain language- "Politics and islam are inseparable and so political islam is a reality that all nations are facing as stark choice to either cultivate or shun... "
If you see around, even sub-human animals and birds have the basis skills of survival by self-preservation! If the infidels seem to lack it, it is indeed a grave matter for serious concern. The infidels of India are the worst being the most naive. Their struggle for survival is of epic proportion indeed while their islamic tormentors who persecuted them for 900+ years and now 50+ years via manipulation of Congress party vote bank politics, are thriving, flourishing and worse, getting richer by the day via savage exploitation.
With excessive privileges, the islamic thugs of India are running killing fields to keep the majority population of India under subjugation - read, perpetual colonialism. That is how death and destruction of inherently savage islamic mobs visited upon the innocent Hindu civilians for the visit of BUSH, for Danish Cartoons, for Jerry Falwell's foul remarks, books of Salman Rushdie and Nasreen, Kashmir relics...etc - all totally unconnected to any Hindu/Hindu leaders/Hindu org and with no backlash in revenge or retaliation. For reclaiming of the sacred site of an unused bldg called Babri mosque, the islamic thugs caused 1788 deaths plus destruction of several temples not just in India but in Pakistan and Bangladesh too.
The native Indians of South Asia surely need all kinds of help from the West including immigration quotas into Norway and other parts of EU/USA/UK. That'd be worthwhile and well-deserved indeed they being some of the smartest people on the earth, as originators/inventors of decimal number system, earliest universities at Taxila, Nalanda and Ujjain, plastic surgery, chess, metallurgy, jewelry, diamond cutting,..etc.
Euro in Oil-Trade for Immigration
Submitted by Joern on Sat, 2006-11-04 23:28.
"...I have ambivalent feelings about the war in Iraq, but once a country has decided to go to war it has got to make sure it wins. Europe no longer knows this, which also goes to explain why it does not want to help America win the war and why, on a micro level, the situation in France is deteriorating day by day..."
Perhaps your feelings along with the most astonishing financial
benefit from EU to certain groups in the Middle East should be
J. E. Vig, Denmark
Submitted by Skye on Sat, 2006-11-04 16:01.
Greetings to Oznip, Atheling, and Nostro!
Hello from sunny Philadelphia - the city voted #1 in voter fraud - no pun intended!
The state of PA is not as blue as the pundits would like you to believe. Have you seen this picture of the state after the 2004 presidential election? Liberals tend to ignore this reality.
As for the Gubernatorial race, my vote is for Swann. In the Senate race: Santorum. My prediction of the results of this election cycle calls for Santorum to win by a hair and Swann will lose (sorry).
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia especially, is in need of a regime change. This change can only successfully occur from within - starting with the Philly Ward Leaders, City Council members and Mayor. I believe it is the same for Pittsburgh. Once they are in place, then the Republicans will stand a better chance at a successful Gubernatorial election.
Like you, I believe that Rendell is a thug. However, he is a thug sitting on a well maintained political machine....
Submitted by oiznop on Tue, 2006-11-07 16:55.
Yes you are correct, but looking at that map, you will notice that the most heavily populated parts of the state are the ones where the Demmy carry the most clout.....Those being Philly, P-burgh,and Erie......That's where the problems are.....and have been for many a year.....and what of the countys in white???....are they on the shelf???.....Yeah, sad to say, old #88's chances look pretty bad against the machine, union hack, thug Philadelphia skuzoid that is Rendell...I am more optimistic about Santorum's changes.....Casey doesn't have a clue.....Oh, and by the way, it's Oiznop!....;-D....Have good election day....
Submitted by Skye on Sat, 2006-11-04 15:28.
For those who are unaware: WWRD = What Would Reagan Do.
The 'Reagan Revolution' is an anathema to liberal and democrats worldwide, Amsterdamsky - your thoughs are a**backwards on this topic.
Of the states that allow prisoners to vote, the majority of prisoners historically vote DEMOCRAT - increasing laws to create more prisoners who vote DEMOCRAT would be high on a democratic politician's agenda. Not surprisingly, the ACLU is working diligently to give all prisoners the ability to vote.
So much for your ideation of the 'Reagan Revolution'.
The "Reagan Revolution" is
Submitted by Amsterdamsky on Sat, 2006-11-04 10:46.
The "Reagan Revolution" is not finished. Only some 1% of americans are in prison. Time to pass more laws!
Submitted by nostro on Fri, 2006-11-03 18:48.
just thought since everyone is saying hi to ya id do the same too
Submitted by nostro on Fri, 2006-11-03 15:38.
i found this link while researching info on uraniam bombs [i am not the authour of the page] i just think that we since we pay our taxes for these things, we should know more about them and since we have paid for them are we as individuals responsable for the outcome??, i have strong veiws like you guys about whats happening right now with the muslim problem, but some responces seem that both muslim alah and christain god seem to have turned there back on, leaving us on our own.
reminds me of something
Submitted by pjotr on Fri, 2006-11-03 12:33.
Whom does one think of if one mentions : gay-bashing - contempt for reason - propagandic drivel - declaring others as being feeble, weak, sub-standard
and is constantly hate-mongering - fear-mongering - supportive of torture - in awe of the leader (no matter how silly he is) and pro christianity
I must admit I can't help but wonder if you own any brown shirts.
Btw Paul, it's rather telling that you can't see the difference between transvestites and gays. For you information : not all gays are transvestites. Let me enlighten you even further : not all tranvestites are gay. Not that the information will stop you from spewing forth your usual bile of course. From your writings I've noticed that you aren't exactly big on truth or facts.
You should also make your mind up if secularization is a bad thing or not, because if it is then you should be glad if people turn to any religion. If it's bad to become muslim then you should be glad if more and more people throw away the crutch that is religion. If neither one works for you then it means that you should spit it out and state clearly that you think that the only good people are christians. In which case you'll have to make to take a stand (gasp) and declare what kind of christian cult/sect exactly you think is the right one.
Right back at ya, Skye!
Submitted by atheling on Fri, 2006-11-03 06:43.
Good to see you here too!
Sarkozy will probably keep
Submitted by Voyager on Fri, 2006-11-03 09:03.
Sarkozy will probably keep this pot stirred with a few spectacular riots before the May 2007 Elections.......make it a more hardline election and discredit de Villepin, then get a mandate for Emergency Powers and curfew and draft the troublesome youth into special youth battalions under military discipline
Remember to check out the judges
Submitted by mcknzia on Fri, 2006-11-03 05:51.
I never gave a thought to which judges we should have until I jumped ship (the Democratic party) and now I am very concerned about the liberal judges who are making law, not interpreting it.
I have spent a considerable amount of time checking out the California judges and there are a few that will certainly get my no vote.
A Democrat Victory? Not by this Democrat's Vote!
Submitted by Skye on Fri, 2006-11-03 03:55.
First, I'd like to make a shout out to Atheling! It is great to see you posting here! :)
As for the upcoming elections on November 7th, I will be voting for the Republican candidates. As a registered democrat that lives in the very blue city of Philadelphia, I can see first hand how destructive the DNC has been to Philly. The only way to curb this malignancy is to vote my party out of power until it gets its act together.
Have you visited Philadelphia during your trips to America? If not, you should make plans to visit, despite its liberal leanings it is where this nation was founded. Every day I am inspired by Philadelphia's history, beauty and culture - so would you, Paul.
Hello Skye, from across the state (Pittsburgh, PA).....
Submitted by oiznop on Fri, 2006-11-03 14:05.
Hi Skye!....Isn't it wierd that two Pennsylvanians should acknowledge one another on a European site???....I love the internet!.....Anyway, Nice to see that yet another Pennsylvanian is not true blue.....I am curious though, you being in Philly....How do you feel about our Gubernatorial race???....Do you, like me, find Ed Rendell to be a thug politician???.....
Lynn Swann for Governor!
America ain't Europe
Submitted by loikll on Fri, 2006-11-03 02:07.
Paul these are the thoughts that plague you when you visit California. You should stop by Texas or any Red State for a breath of fresh air.
I'll agree with the theme here, even if the Dems win, and regardless of what Pelosi may daydream of, they'll be limited in what they can do. Most likely it'd just be gridlock til the the pendulum puts Repubs back in. But recall even when Clinton had 2 Democratic Houses backing him up for a couple years, there was not much change. A little more taxes, a lot more fecklessness, but no socialism, not much fiscal or economic change.
(Not also that the Republicans didn't effect much change in the other direction when they had the chance, either).
As much as I like to complain, and as many vocal exceptions as there be, the bulk of Americans remain just-enough libertarian, self reliant, and unsympathetic to people wanting a handout, and just don't truck with the Eurolefty crap.
Even if the Democrats...
Submitted by Marc Puckett on Fri, 2006-11-03 01:07.
Even if the Democrats take control of the House, I think that--considering how much power the real leftists have these days in that party--we would see the Republicans retake control two years hence, not because the left Democrats would be able to actually do so much political damage as because their nonsense will be everywhere in the media and their 'true colors' consequently revealed even to people who don't closely follow politics via the blogs etc.
Democrats will not win
Submitted by David_D on Thu, 2006-11-02 22:42.
Contrary to all the newspaper and television reports, which are mainly left wing mouthpieces, the Democrats will not win control of Congress. I believe that Democrat reports of leading in "the polls" only makes Democrat voters complacent and lazy. In contrast, Republican voters get riled up and head for the voting booth. The typical Democrat voter is not as likely to actually vote as the typical Republican voter. I would not be surprised if the Democrats lose a seat or two.
Your article raises so many
Submitted by Flanders Fields on Thu, 2006-11-02 20:52.
Your article raises so many prospects that are alarming. Pelosi as speaker would empower the democratic leftists to make so many mistakes that the extent and seriousness of the consequences is unthinkable. Chaos in America at this time would mean chaos throughout the world.
Instead of worrying about non-proliferation, the worry would have to be what source is supplying the dirty bombs wiping out your populations, and surviving attacks. The democrats in the US are crazier than the ruling elites here and would sell their souls for votes or more power. They have no concern for your soul or body, but simply want your money to be filtered through their hands. They, too, are happy in blissful ignorance of the real world people must live in.
Submitted by atheling on Thu, 2006-11-02 20:43.
Here in the US the mainstream media is doing its utmost to sway voters to vote Democrat. They are proclaiming that the polls predict a Republican defeat and that both the Senate and House will be dominated by the Democrats.
It's true that many conservative Americans like myself are disappointed by the Republicans. They spend too much, spew politically correct platitudes, are weak on immigration laws, and have not been able to muster much change domestically.
However, does that mean I'm going to vote Democrat? No way. The alternative is worse, just as this article described.
The media is basing the Democrat takeover on various superficialities: FoleyGate, the Bush Administration's alleged "contempt" for the religious right, and alleged Republican "culture of corruption".
What they don't realize is that the voter knows that corruption exists with both parties. However, the Republicans clean up their act when corruption emerges, i.e. Mark Foley was ousted. The Democrat camp however circle the wagons and protect their culprits (Bill Clinton et al). That's what made me dump them 10 years ago.
I'm voting Republican. I'm not really happy with them right now, but the answer is NOT voting for Democrats, that's for sure.
Here's what old Oiz is gonna do....
Submitted by oiznop on Thu, 2006-11-02 20:34.
Step into the voting booth, find the lever that says "Republican," pull that lever, and exit the voting booth feeling good about myself!.....I wish I could say the same for those who have been brainwashed by the NYTimes/CNN ilk....That's what scares me....
Submitted by Taurus689 on Fri, 2006-11-03 15:42.
That's what I intend to do. I'm dissappointed in Dubya. He has disappointed me with his weak stance on immigration and his constant pandering to Muslims. The Democrats however offer no acceptable alternative. IF the Republicans can maintain a majority hopefully, within the next two years the neocons will be ousted and real Goldwater/Reagan conservative principles will be re-established.
Another thing that we've got to stop is the use of the term Islamo-facists. There is no such thing. They ALL march in lockstep and give consent through their silence. The few "maverics" like Salmaan Rushdie and the woman mentioned in some of the above articles are aberrations.
I sometimes think that the fall of the USSR was unfortunate. The Soviets kept the lid on things in their sphere of influence as did we. Once in a while we tweaked each others spheres but we all survived by our adherence to the MAD principle. Communism was at least a philosphy born in Europe and as such was something that we could understand. COmmunists may have been willing to die for the "cause" but were not ANXIOUS to die for it, as are our present adversaries.
Good Stuff Taurus....
Submitted by oiznop on Fri, 2006-11-03 19:39.
The problem is that there are not enough of us Reagan Conservatives to go around it seems.....Like you, I am tired of hearing W say that Islam is a "great religion that's been hijacked." and very disappointed with his admin's handleing of the immigration issue....The only reason he has not handled it as it should be, is because he is catering to his hispanic constituancy in Texas..Not a good thing for the rest of the nation (or Texas for that matter)..Bush is not a liberal by any stretch, but on a lot of issues, he does not come off as being a ReaganCon either....
Like you, I am tired of
Submitted by Voyager on Sun, 2006-11-05 12:11.
Like you, I am tired of hearing W say that Islam is a "great religion that's been hijacked."
I have heard this before but in its original form it went like this
Noone has tried Real Socialism, Stalin perverted it. We don't recognise the USSR as Socialism that was Stalinism
So then I used to wonder if someone said this at election time, would the media be tolerant ?
We are True Nazis without the Himmler-Hitler Aberration. We disown Auschwitz. Vote for us - Real Nazis
Somehow I feel it is Groundhog Day