February 22, 2006

Primary Challenge To Lieberman "A Go"

CT Businessman Ned Lamont has told WTNH's Mark Davis that he is set to formally announce his campaign to challenge Sen. Joe Lieberman in the States's Democrat primary.

Frankly, I've never heard of the guy. But what do I know? Lieberman is popular with voters of both parties State-wide. But only Democrats get to choose their Senate candidate. And a lot of them are pissed off at Joe because of his support of the Global War on Terror and our current operations in Iraq.

Are there enough moonbats to throw him over the side? It's a long-shot but anything's possible. Left-wing Democrats have been salivating at the thought of making an example out of Lieberman to show other Democrat Senators around the country that the MoveOn.org crowd really calls the shots in their party.

I'm skeptical about Lamont's prospects but it will be interesting to watch.

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February 20, 2006

Why Does Jimmy Carter So Love Dictators And Terrorists?

That's the question that BullDogPundit examines. Whether it's Kim Jong Il or Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez or the death-cult of Hamas, this ex-President keeps showing up like the proverbial turd in the punchbowl. And it always has the effect of undermining the nation he once took an oath to defend.

When will someone in the Democrat party have a "Sister Souljah moment" and call out Carter for what he is - a friend to America's enemies? Could it be because the base of the Democrat party today shares the same beliefs as Carter? How sad is it that a Democrat wanting to be President can't stand up to the lunacy of Jimmy Carter for fear of alienating the party faithful? I think that in and of itself explains why the American people don't trust Democrats on national security.
A well-researched and well-written post, it needs to be read in full.

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February 14, 2006

Democrat Meme Of The Day

It looks like this 24-hour delay of information following Dick Cheney's hunting accident is the latest in a long line of news stories that the Left is convincing themselves will be the stake in the heart of the Bush Administration. And, as with all the others, they're working it up in their own minds as a huge deal. The rest of America, however, doesn't share their passion.

Mickey Kaus comments on this strange phenomenon in Slate. The catalyst for his post is the myth that "Brokeback Mountain" is somehow sweeping the Red-State rich heartland (a duplication of the "Fahrenheit 9/11 is sweeping the heartland" meme of 2004):

Much of Democratic politics seems to now consist of embracing and fanning similarly comforting, but ultimately deceptive, liberal memes [Kaus' emphasis]. Enron has fatally damaged Bush, Abu Ghraib has fatally damaged Bush, Katrina has fatally damaged Bush, Abramoff has fatally damaged Bush, the Plame investigation will fatally damage Bush--you can catch the latest allegedly devastating issue every day on Huffington Post or Daily Kos (and frequently in the NYT). If you believe the hype--if you don't compare Michael Moore's box office with Mel Gibson's box office, in effect--you'll believe that Democrats don't need to change to win. They just need to push all these hot memes forcefully. If you don't believe the hype--if you think that netroots Dems are too often like the Iraqi Sunnis who think they're a majority--you'll look for a Bill Clinton-like alternative with greater red-state appeal.
The buzz being generated by the Lefty fever-swamp over this current hunting accident story is another example of how "Bush Derangement Syndrome" causes the Democrat base to so misjudge the situation that they get carried away, convinced of the validity of their own bogus hype.

Before Democrats go hog wild on some of these memes, they really should step back and ask themselves "how would a reasonable person react to this story?". Clearly on this hunting accident story the reasonable people of this country are scratching their heads over what the big deal is, if they're paying any close attention at all. Unfortunately for the Left, the perspective of a "reasonable person" is one they just don't seem to be capable of.

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February 02, 2006

There Is A Better Way

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I'll be damned...if I can tell you...exactly what that is...but check out this... neat trick I can do...with my eyebrow! Doesn't it make me look...like The Rock?

Cyrus at Conservative Thought isn't buying it.

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The Implosion

Peggy Noonan has written a column today in OpinionJournal.com about how Democrats illustrated during the SOTU speech that the only thing they'll "stand" for is blocking reform. Whenever the President and the GOP majority try to enact something, the opposition's attitude is akin to the refrain of Groucho Marx's character Professor Wagstaff in the movie "Horse Feathers":

"I don't know what they have to say,
It makes no difference anyway,
Whatever it is...I'm against it.
Your proposition may be good,
But let's have one thing understood:
Whatever it is...I'm against it.
And even when you've changed it or condensed it...
I'm against it!"

And they have to be, because the Angry Left is watching. Noonan's analysis of how the Democrat's are self-destructing is spot on.

Conservatives are always writing about the strains and stresses within the Republican Party, and they are real. But the Democratic Party seems to be near imploding, and for that most humiliating of reasons: its meaninglessness. Republicans are at least arguing over their meaning.
The venom is bubbling on websites like Kos, where Tuesday afternoon, after the Alito vote, various leftists wrote in such comments as "F--- our democratic leaders," "Vichy Democrats" and "F--- Mary Landrieu, I hope she drowns." The old union lunch-pail Democrats are dead, the intellects of the Kennedy and Johnson era retired or gone, and this--I hope she drowns--seems, increasingly, to be the authentic voice of the Democratic base.

How will a sane, stable, serious Democrat get the nomination in 2008 when these are the activists to whom the appeal must be made?

Republicans have crazies. All parties do. But in the case of the Democrats--the leader of their party, after all, is the unhinged Howard Dean--the lunatics seem increasingly to be taking over the long-term health-care facility. Great parties die this way, or show that they are dying.

There is a civil war taking place for control of that party. Some would argue that the fringe kooks have already won. While this may be the case, I know there are some folks left that call themselves Democrats who would like to wrest that control back. It's an uphill battle and, frankly, one that I think is unwinnable. But the conflict will continue to the point where perhaps one side manages to "purge" the other. If that happens, I wouldn't be surprised if those who are pushed out opt to form a third party.

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