Conservatives in the US have begun to look at the 2008 election with a new perspective. Before I go on, let me make it clear I am speaking of CONSERVATIVES… not the GOP! What is this new perspective? Well, we are beginning to think that maybe we ought to just get out of the way and allow a democrat to win the Presidency in 2008.
Jonah Goldberg had a column on this very phenomena a few days ago. Even before I read Mr. Goldberg’s column, I had been hearing these whispers among conservatives.
To read Mr. Goldberg’s column go here:
Conservatives have begun questioning the wisdom of having a GOP or Conservative in the White House after November of 2008. Why? Well, for practical reasons.
The US economy is due for a crash. Maybe not a big one… but a sharp “correction” in any event. We don’t want the blame for that.
Then… there is the more sinister aspect to this approach by conservatives. It is common knowledge that the Democrat Party does not believe the War on Terror is real. For whatever idiotic reason… there it is! As they tool along in their rose colored world, the terrorists are praying to Allah that the Dems win in ‘o8. If, and when, the dems DO win, America’s major cities, will come to resemble Baghdad with the daily car bombings, and mall bombings, and school bombings, and, well, you get the idea.
Conservatives feel that it’s about time the Democrats were mugged by real life. And what is coming down the pike for them is totally unexpected by them. As Mr. Goldberg said in his column the Democrats hate George Bush more than they hate the terrorists. A wake-up call is overdue! As it now appears that US troops will be forced from the Middle East, by the whining democrats, the terrorist attacks in the US are bound to increase tens of tensfold. We conservatives had rather not have a Conservative in the White House when that happens.
Can you imagine how incredulous the Terrorists were when it finally dawned on them that knocking two buildings down and killing 3,000 Americans didn’t even slow the US down! If we are honest with ourselves we will admit this is the truth.
The terrorist struck symbolic targets on their last attack here in the states. (Financial, Government, and Military) They won’t make that mistake again. They have learned that to get America’s attention, they must take their attacks to the American people where they/we live. And they will.
The Democrat Party is not equipped to deal with that. Having avoided reality for as long as the Democrats have, when the inevitable attacks come they will be overwhelmed them.
Conservatives have begun to think, and speak, about these things among themselves. There seems to be some general agreement that maybe a wakeup call is in the offing. Further, conservatives are beginning to accept the idea that even thought attacks on American soil will hurt us, it will be a passing interruption and it just might cause the Democrats to actually face the very real threat, facing America, which they have denied for so long. When that happens, Americans can then confront her enemies with a united front as we have in past wars, save for Vietnam, where the dems learned how to deceive themselves about war and the results of wars unwon.
Me? I’m torn. Like most conservatives I want the Democrat Party to wake up and recognize the Damocles Sword hanging over America’s head. I want them to realize that their hatred of George Bush is harming America at home and abroad, but… I also see the good that COULD come from a slap in the face by reality for the dems.
In the meantime, America will chug along her somewhat less than merry way. Oblivion is the word of the day. The 9-11 attacks are a distant memory and rapidly approaching the status of “myth” for many. Reports written about it for our children’s history books will be so glossed over by political correctness that the true horror of what happened will simply no longer exist.
What have the terrorists learned? Well, for one thing they have learned that a single large attack on America is like a pinprick on the behind of an elephant. It smarts, at the moment, but is quickly forgotten as the elephant continues on its way. Another thing they have learned and, quite likely, an even more important lesson, is that the Democrat Party is on their side. The Democrat Party, whose beliefs are based entirely on emotion, is easily led and easily turned, by the terrorists, to be what we have come to know as… “Useful Idiots”.
What have Conservatives learned? We have learned that maybe we ought to step aside and allow the dems to get mugged by real life.
What have the Democrats learned? Nothing… yet!