"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Out of Power--Democrats Losing It?

Will Malven

One of the most noticeable effects of the 1994 elections, which put Republicans in control of the House of Representatives for the first time in forty years, was the sudden an unprecedented exodus of formerly powerful Democrats from Congress.  Over the next four years, America witnessed the departure of many old guard members of the Democrat leadership from office.

One was led to the inescapable conclusion that, having ruled the House for such a long and unbroken string of elections, Democrat were unable to deal with being the party out of power.

An interesting sidelight of that was the apparent inability of Republicans to deal with holding the reins of power.  Men who had spent their entire careers in the House playing second fiddle, suddenly found themselves in a leadership position and seemed to have no idea what to do with that power.  Republicans were so steeped in the “go along to get along” mentality required by their seemingly permanent second class status, that they were unable to adapt to a leadership role.

For Democrats, suddenly finding themselves out of power seemed to cause a sort of psychic break, leading them to abandon their seats and try their luck in the private sector—in and of itself, not a bad outcome.

We seem to be witnessing a similar psychic break among members of the Democrat Leadership today.  A video of Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid, refusing to say “under God” when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, has gone “viral” over the internet.

While he is not the first Democrat to refuse to utter those words, he is the most notable, in that he makes such a big deal out of his conversion to the Mormon faith when running in the heavily Mormon districts of Nevada and because of the position of power he holds as Minority Leader in the Senate. 

So too, we are now witnessing former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s break with reality.  Back in 2006, the recently victorious and soon to be newly selected, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the following:

“Today the American people voted for change and they voted for Democrats to take our country in a new direction . . . and that is exactly what we intend to do.

Apparently, Ms. Pelosi felt that the results of those 2006 elections were very important and were a mandate for her extremist, leftist views to be implemented no matter what the ultimate consequences were.

Pelosi exercised a Stalinist-like discipline over her caucus while Speaker of the House.  She countenanced on dissent and brooked no appeal by her opponents.  She ruled the House with an iron fist and used that fist to smash down anyone who opposed her aims.  She manipulated House rules to exclude Republicans from planning meetings and legislative writing sessions.

Pelosi ran the most one-sided, repressive Congressional session in living memory.  She sneered and smirked her way past American citizens who dared protest her high-handed, disastrous left-wing socialist agenda with all the arrogance typical of limousine-liberal elitists.

One must grudgingly admit that Pelosi was stunningly successful at placing her personal imprimatur on the 110th and 111th Congresses . . . much to the misery of the American people and the devastation of our economy.

Now however, having lost the 2010 elections in a stunning reversal, the former Speaker is suddenly changing her tune.  This same enthusiastic embracer of election results has some (well intentioned, I’m sure) advice for Republicans, who just took power after receiving an even greater mandate for “change” than Democrats did in 2006 (the 112th Congress has the greatest number of Republican in the House of Representatives since 1949).  On April 10, of this year, the Wicked Witch of the Left had this to say in an address at Tufts University:

“To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors.”

What a crock of . . . manure.  Former Speaker Pelosi, we share almost no values with your twisted liberal vision for America.  Your values are those which would indoctrinate our children rather than educate them, destroy our economy by taxing the private sector into a permanent subsistence economy and redistributing wealth from those who create it to those who consume it, abandon our allies and withdraw from the world by defunding our military and deriding those who serve, and respecting our elders by attempting to frighten them and by placing them under the supervision of death panels which would dictate to them when it was time to die—for the good of the nation, of course.

Your vision of America is the same sad song all liberals sing . . . the shared sacrifice of an existence devoid of hope, devoid of spirit, and devoid of prosperity.  It is the same “vision” that those who lived under the boot of Soviet communism; people living lives of quiet desperation, without hope, without goals, beyond surviving yet another grim day.

I guess for the former “Madame Speaker,” elections have consequences . . . only when liberal liars are placed in power.

Should Republicans retain or expand their control over the House in the 2012 elections, expect to see another exodus of Democrats from Congress, as their overblown egos force them to abandon the political field of combat for more palliative positions among their liberal brethren who populate NGO’s and consulting firms around America.

Sorry Nancy, no more $100,000 military jet rides for you.

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