Saturday, November 20, 2004

Changing Politics

Not all Dems will get it. But enough of them eventually will.
 
It took me a year or so to understand.
 
I can remember after 9/11 a few neighbors of mine had big flags drapping their doors. I thought it was a little over the top at the time. I was confused about how America should respond.
 
Eventually I came to realize that America didn't have anything to feel bad about. And now I realize that America must stand for America because there are forces around the globe and in this country that want America knocked down a notch.
 
Americans have done so much good for this world. I am thankful, very thankful, for my position in life. And I now steadfastly believe in our mission in Iraq. I believe great things are possible and good times ahead for the world and this country.

Make no mistake

Democrats are out to destroy this country. They are operating under all of these false-positives, things that are 'obviously' the right thing to do. I think it was Sherlock Holmes or someone who said 'There is nothing more dangerous than an obvious fact'.
 
One example of this is the anti-war movement. Libs and Dems feel so confident in their anti-war stance because all war must be evil. Another example is drumming up their 'faithful' supporters by admonishing Tom Delay. Nevermind that Dems have never even had a law on the books to repudiate their own party. Its all about Republicans taken away a law-- which, again what you don't hear, is a law Dems have never even had. MOREOVER, the reason Republicans have to take away their law is because a Democrat attorney is trying to use it against them. Sick. Finally, there are the election claims. Nevermind any of the facts. And nevermind a 3.5 million vote differential.
 
Its going to be a rough couple/few years. Dems are going to challenge Republicans to their cores in a last desperate power grab. But in the end, the Dems will fall apart badly. It is just a matter of how and when.
 
Anti-Americanism will never win in America. There are plenty of places on this planet for anti-American voices to run to.
 
Part of living in a competitively structured society is accepting losing, or accepting not winning. Republicans have been the losers in Washington for decades and decades and decades-- going back to the 1920's. Finally, and slowly, Republicans are gaining ground and grasping some control.
 
 

Friday, November 19, 2004

Voting

I voted in the vastly, predominately white Washington DC suburbs in red state Virginia. There was a VERY long line-- tons of people standing around. It took an hour. There were only 4 voting machines.

I didn't make a phone call to report voting irregularities. I didn't think they were trying to dissuade me from voting.

There were only 4 voting machines and tons of people waiting in a long, winding line. Should I report voting irregularities? Was this all aimed at keeping my Republican vote out of this election?

I will quit my ranting before it really gets started.

And turn to another subject. And apologies if I print stuff you don't read anywhere else. Or stuff that sounds like tough talk.

So far as I am concerned if somehow the voting machines were rigged for Bush-- then more power to him and the Republicans. Democrats have put all their eggs in a strategy of influencing opinions, minds, and votes through dominating control of all media outlets. Surely many of their ongoing lies and perpetuated myths are worth perhaps as much as 10 percentage points at the poll. It takes courage to see threw the crap and vote for Republicans. So, if Republicans thought through the strategy and said we could buy the media or buy the voting machines and decided the voting machines are the bottom line-- let's go for that. Then too bad Dem's. You got smoked. Sometimes the game ends at the buzzer and you need to have control at the end.

But screw that conspiracy talk about voting irregularities. That was the strategy all along-- if they lost they would keep control of their base by hanging conspiracy theories out there. Half of them have already been disproven out of hand. Like Florida and the registered Dem counties. Those registered Dem counties even voted for Bob Dole. The counties are in the panhandle. They stopped voting for Dems a long time ago.

Moreover, Dems had every chance--- for example, they did everything to disenfranchise Nader voters. Nader wasn't on the ballot in any of the controversial states. How many votes did that save the Democrats? All the lawsuits to keep Nader off the ballot.

Finally, the national election difference was 3,500,000 votes which is far more than say Kennedy's margin. Speaking of Kennedy, do some homework on that one. You want to talk about a stolen election. Look at that one. Dead people voted for Kennedy in Chicago-- tipping the balance.

I talked to Democrats the day of the election who were joking about 'voting early, and voting often'. And its not a joke. This is a strategy Dems have used many times over. In fact, one Dem confided to me about stories of revolving lines at polling places in heavily Dem areas. He wasn't referring to this election, but you could probably imagine that this decades old strategy still goes on.

Dems lost. They refuse to understand that millions of people cast their vote for George W. Bush. Some are fiscal conservatives, some are war hawks, some are the 'religious right', some respect what Bush has done fighting terrorism, some are adament about free markets, some want lower taxes.... they voted for George W. Bush. Its not some grand conspiracy.

Are you late to the (Democratic) party? The party is over. You ruled both houses of congress for decades and decades. And now the tide is changing.

Good News on the Way

Talk positive about the future in Iraq. Good things are possible. And good things are going to start happening. There will be happiness and celebrations for the now free people of Iraq.
 
Good things are coming! Believe in it.
 
 

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Karl Rove

A big shout out to Karl Rove (and Ken Mehlman while I'm at it).
 
I remember thinking that with everything that was thrown at GWB in the past year that it would take a big effort to get Bush over the top.
 
Karl Rove--- THANK YOU, for a job well done. Thank you Karl Rove.

Do you want a good laugh?

Read this post and then start reading the comments.
 

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

What's That I Hear

Well, I think it is the same pessimistic, end-of-the-world, beat-Bush-at-all-costs voices screaming once again. Grabbing at power they don't have. Cursing elected leaders they will not accept. These voices of unending pessimism are unrelenting and they are redefining reason and words themselves. For example, the word tolerance has a new meaning. Tolerance means accepting that Europe is right and that the liberal viewpoint-- on all matters-- must be acknowledged by everyone. Tolerance does not mean being open-minded about people in the "red states". In fact tolerance means people in the red states must acquiesce (apologies if I misspelled this big-- obviously elitist blue state- word) to all liberal viewpoints and relinquish all power to liberals. Tolerance means liberals are right no matter what happens in elections.
 
I will stop here. The point is, words are being redefined. The mainstream media that was a problem for Bush before the election still exists. Speak out for what you believe in.
 
I will save the following critique for another day. Is tolerance-- even if properly defined-- a value?