There was a time when the weighty affairs of state superseded in importance the petty grievances of politics, a time when the occupying of federal office required congressmen to comport themselves with some degree of decorum.
Yesterday the "Honorable" Senator Harry Reid let spill the true Democrat spirit of "bipartisanship" that the Democrats have been invoking, with almost dazzling monotony, as necessary for governing this nation since President George Bush won elected office in 2000.
In a cheap attack, for a cheap laugh from juniors at a Del Sol High School (Las Vegas) civics lesson, the "Honorable" Harry Reid said of President Bush:
"I think this guy is a loser . . . I think President Bush is doing a bad job. He's driving this country into bankruptcy . . . He's got us in this intractable war in Iraq where we now have about 1,600 American soldiers dead and another 15,000 injured."
This, as the President is visiting Europe, representing the nation as our head of state.
It really says a lot that the "Honorable" Harry Reid felt the need for a cheap ego stroke by playing to a bunch of children like a naughty little boy, talking about the teacher while he is out of the room. The "Honorable" Harry Reid has revealed himself, at once, to be a petty little man, full of petty little plots, engaged in petty little games at the expense of the Nation's and the President's reputation overseas and to be attempting to deceive the American people by claiming that he would work with the President if only he would be "reasonable."
The Democrat party has proven itself over and over again that they have no moral compass. Democrats are unable to subordinate their political agenda to the simple requirements of social discourse. We are repeatedly treated to reports of physical assaults against conservative speakers by members of the Left. Ann Coulter, all ninety-five pounds of her, has been attacked by big, brave, liberal pie-throwers at least twice during her speeches. Pat Buchanan was attacked by salad dressing wielding hate mongers during one of his speeches. Mind you, these are speeches given at the behest of the organizations hosting them.
Endlessly, the Left has accused the Right of being intolerant, intolerant of minorities, intolerant of differences, intolerant of change. The truth, however, is exactly the opposite.
- If you are pro-life, you haven’t got a chance of attaining an influential position within the Democrat party.
- If you are pro-business, you are faced with insurmountable resistance to a Democrat candidacy.
- If you believe in personal responsibility rather than government entitlements, you won’t stand a chance as a Democrat.
- If you are in favor of the freeing of the Iraqi people rather than supporting the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein you will be regaled with “hate speech.”
- If you are a judge who believes in interpreting the Constitution as written rather than legislating from the bench, you will be filibustered and denied a chance to be voted on by the Senate as required by the Constitution.
It is a good thing for the “Honorable” Harry Reid that they failed. What the Majority Leader is guilty of is exactly that, “hate speech.”
The pettiness and shallowness of the Majority Leader’s attacks on President Bush prove my often stated point that the Democrat Party is a party bereft of any ideals beyond the old worn out ideals of the Socialist movements of the 1920’s. They are incapable of articulating what they actually believe because they know that their philosophy of redistribution of wealth and public ownership of property would be rejected out of hand and therefore they must resort to ad hominem attack against those they oppose.
Democrats are the poster children of “hate speech,” and they have always indulged in it. That the “Honorable” Harry Reid engaged in it, should not surprise anyone who has been observing the Left for any length of time.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!