To quote the late Burl Ives from Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:
“What's that smell in this room? Didn't you notice it, Brick? Didn't you notice the powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?”
Senator Voinovich, by delaying the vote on John Bolton’s confirmation, has provided the Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee additional time to manufacture more “newly discovered” witnesses like this latest one, Melody Townsel, a Democrat Activist and member of Mothers Against Bush, who has a very questionable history at her job.
Rich Lowry of National Review Online refers us to the following letter addressed to committee chairman Richard Lugar anent Ms. Townsels credibility from a co-worker, one Bharat Bhargava http://www.nationalreview.com/doc/BhargavaLetterRevised.doc .
In other words, Senator Voinovich is enabling a repeat of the unconscionable acts that ocurred in 1991 with the whole sale character assasination of Justice Clarence Thomas by the Democrats using the trumped up testimony of Anita Hill.
For those of you who were too young to pay attention, or who don’t remember clearly, I’ll refresh you memories. Clarence Thomas was nominated in 1991 by George H.W. Bush. In the most disgraceful display of hatred, racism, and partisanship, the Democrats “discovered” a witness against Justice Thomas, who worked with Thomas in the Department of Education, and later at the EEOC.
After leaking a confidential FBI report referring to allegations of sexual harassment by Anita Hill, she was summond to testify before the Senate confirmation hearings which were broadcast on television. Although the veracity of her allegations, was very questionable (not only did she wait to bring the charges until ten years after the supposed events, but during that intervening time she followed him when he moved to the EEOC renewing their working relationship), Ms. Hill’s allegations were given credence by the Democrat lackeys in the
These public allegations permanently damaged Justice Thomas’ professional and personal reputation. He referred to the hearings as a “high-tech lynching of uppity blacks.” He and his wife suffered intolerable pain by having to weather this storm of lies and hatred.
I am forced to repeat; this is the modus operendi of the Left. If the facts are against you— if you are faced with a man of honor—then disparage, insult, and slander. In spite of the fact that almost all of the women who worked for or with Justice Thomas supported his nomination and had witnessed no such improper behavior, his nomination was almost scuttled.
So now we find ourselves back in the same situation. The Democrats hate President George W. Bush, and seek at every turn to obstruct and destroy his endeavors, not because he is wrong, but because the want power. They seek to block his judicial appointments because, in addition to domination of Academia, they see an Activist Judiciary as their last, best, hope to retain power over the people of the United States of America. They have been defeated in the Legislative Branch consistently since 1994, they have been defeated in the Executive Branch twice now in this new century.
The Liberals are fully aware of the fact that their agenda, if given a fair hearing by the people, would wither and die on the vine. They know that only through “back door legislation” via the unaccountable, appointed Judiciary, is there any chance of successfully pursuing their agenda.
One of the crown jewels in the Democrat agenda is the mysteriously discovered, judicially imposed, phantasmal right of a woman to kill her unborn child, lying undiscovered for a century and a half in the constitution. This single issue is considered sufficient justification to destroy any person, any party, and any thing that stands in the way of its continuation. Blocking President Bush is their current means of accomplishing this agenda.
In John Bolton, the president has nominated a brilliant, tough, statesman who will attempt to bring some order and reason into the floundering U.N. The Democrats don’t dislike him because he is not qualified, or because he might be short tempered. The ugly truth is that they dislike him because he was appointed by President Bush. That, my friends, is his only crime; that and the fact that he might make changes in the operations of the U.N.
For the Democrats, the U.N. is the way of the future—a new “shining city on the hill—” a beacon of Secular Humanism, unencumbered by the concerns of Religion, morality, or nationalism. It is a world where the Liberal dream of a new French Revolution (the Left love the French) will lead the poor, unwashed, unenlightened, ignorant, masses (that’s the rest of us) to a great Socialist Paradise.
Liberals promise the dream of “a chicken in every pot, and a Lexus in every garage—”a world where excellence is penalized, where inspiration is discouraged, where any threat to universal equality is eliminated—in short, a world of the lowest common denominator.
The glasses of the Left must be tinted with an unusual rosiness; a shade that filters out the corruption, perversion, and criminality that permeate the U.N. culture. The U.N. is a seething morass of corruption, in short, a bureaucrats dream. Much like the civil service of most western governments, it is a refuge for incompetence. Uninspired, uncaring, people seemingly more interested in their careers, than in the people they are supposed to be serving. It is an international employment agency for career bureaucrats, diplomats, and their relatives. Nepotism is rampant and ineptitude is the rule.
It is into this miasma that our new U.N. Ambassador will walk. At a time in which America and Western Civilization itself is at risk from an amorphous, dedicated cadre of terrorists seeking destruction on a massive scale, let us hope that the man sent to represent America is a strong determined, competent, man capable of leading and cajolling our fellow nations in doing what is right and just, not what is popular with the yellow press.
I hope that his primary qualification is not that he “works and plays well with others.” I would rather it be “kicks butt and gets things done.”
The Republican Party and their Republican Senators must give no umbrage to their wavering, fearful brethern. Senators like Voinovich, Chafee, Hagel, Snowe, and Collins must have their collective feet held to the fire. This is not just a battle for political dominance within the colloquial environs of Congress; this is potentially a battle for our continued existence as a Nation, a Civilization, and a People.
For the American people, failure of our foreign policy and security efforts could very well mean the death of thousands. The time for concern about ones political reputation in the
Bolton has a long and distinguished history of performance. He was the individual responsible for making the U.N. drop the anti-Zionism resolution. He is a perfect choice for America at this time. The fact that Secretary Bolton (notice the title Secretary, he has been confirmed once before) doesn’t suffer fools and incompetents lightly is not, even remotely, sufficient reason to deny the President a vote in the full senate on Bolton’s appointment.
Republican Senators must remember the old saw, “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.” Senators Voinovich, Chafee, Hagel:
DON’T BE FOOLS! I can assure you you will regret it come election time.
Men of principle excel, men of expedience fade into history’s mist of mediocrity.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!