Thursday, August 10, 2006

Lieberman Loss Proves Dems Are Crazy

Ned Lamont's defeat of the very liberal Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary this week just proves what former Democrats have been saying for the past several years: The party has fallen under the control of its most radical elements so that it no longer represents mainstream American values or attitudes. The new Dems represent only Hollywood, trial lawyers, and unreformed socialists. They push for radical social upheavals while working ever more assiduosly to punish law-abiding citizens and limit our civil liberties.

Joe Lieberman is a perfect example of the old-style liberals who once populated the party. He was a true champion of civil rights for 40 years. He was socially and economically liberal, supporting abortion rights, expansive welfare programs, environmental regulation, and just about every other program or issue put forth by those well intentioned people who called themselves "progressives." While some former Democrats (me, for example) came to view many of these liberal ideas as completely wrong and misguided, old-style liberals like Joe Lieberman continued to command our respect and goodwill because it was never in doubt that his efforts and ideas were rooted in his own deep convictions about moral and public right. In other words, we could disagree without demonizing Lieberman or having him demonize us. He is civil. He is honest. He is exactly the kind of politician BOTH parties could very much use many more of. Not because he's a moderate. He's not. He's a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. But he's reasonable. He's rational. He's everything Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and others now running the Dem Party are not.

Time was when liberals actually had spines and were willing to stand up to threats. It's hard to imagine a liberal Dem of today standing up to Hitler or Stalin. They refuse even to stand up to the terrorists who now work to exterminate us. What a shame that liberals do not have any will to fight for their survival, but have plenty of energy to work at defeating a good man like Joe Lieberman. All in all, I'd say things are looking very good for the GOP's November prospects, but very bad for the country. It's not a good thing to have only one party represent mainstream America. We'd be better off if the Dems could come back to their senses and give voters a real choice.


At 11:36 PM, Blogger Len said...

Hey John. Interesting news out of the UK. Seems that the religion of peace struck out this time. The Democrats don't seem to be a consistent party. Rather, they're a disjoint alliance of similar (but often conflicting ideologies and policies). For example, there is absolutely no consensus on matters of national security, defense and Iraq. Perhaps they should re-register themselves as the Neo-Liberal Coalition.

At 6:52 AM, Blogger Len said...

Hey John. I just got out of the United 93 film. Have you seen it? It was one of the most powerful and raw films I've seen (I shall write an entry about it tomorrow evening). The film was particularly relevant in light of the recent Middle East conflict. It seems that everyday I am becoming less and less tolerant of these people. I saw them rally in condemnation of a Mohammed caricature but I saw nothing post 9/11. I am hearing the same language, the same moral equivalence bullshit, the same "you have to understand, we condemn the violence but we understand the frustration". I am yet to observe an unequivocal condemnation. I see them rally on Melbourne streets in protest of Israel's right to self defense. I am frequently reminded of the Islamic contempt for the West and the perception that we're somehow defiling their culture. I look toward far right movements that advocate complete disengagement from Islamic culture; the cessation of all economic and diplomatic relations, the deportation of all Islamic affiliates, the abolition of Islamic schools, Mosques- in general complete disengagement. If the Arabs possessed a military advantage over Israel, the Jewish state would be destroyed, yet, Israel is forced to restrain itself and sacrifice its soldiers to save the lives of "civilians" who support the enemy militia. I appreciate that the masses who danced in Gaza were indoctrinated sheep, but how is that comforting? How does that translate to anything tangible? My parents tell me that I should be empathetic and take the moral high ground. But I don’t believe in God, John, the moral high ground is meaningless to me. This is all there is, the here and now, and innocent people are being raped in the name of this oppressive religion. I am really lost, John. I've never felt such hatred before and I'm really scared of it. I’m not a volatile person and I don’t usually experience such massive swings. All I feel right now is contempt. Actually, I feel a little bit better having vented. I wonder whether 9/11 would have happened if there were internet blogs. If you’ve read this far, thanks. I actually feel a little better. Take care of yourself. God bless America.


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