Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Throwing Gasoline On A Fire!

Throwing Gasoline On A Fire.

I’m a member of that “White Christian Party” DNC Chairman, Howard Dean, referenced back in June of 2005.

Bless him! He’s the best man we Republicans have working for us. (Along with Al Gore, of course!)

I’m also a member of the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”. Oh no… we’ve not disbanded. We’ve been lying low and getting ready for Hillary. In the meantime, we’ll take all the help we can get from Dr. Dean... and from Al Gore. Believe me, they have been very helpful and it would seem we may continue to count on their contributions to the decimation of the Democrat Party. When one adds into the mix, Harry Reed and Nancy Pelosi, conservatives raise their faces in thanksgiving toward heaven!

It would appear this raucous grinding together of the parties will continue into the future as far as the eye can see.

Author Michael Novak once said: “Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.” Mr. Novak is probably correct. However, that “clanging” has gotten ear-shattering of late. If Mr. Novak is, indeed, correct, then American democracy is alive, and doing very well, thank you!

We’ve done it this way for well over 200 years. Today’s debates and posturing in the Congress is nothing new. The hallowed halls of the Capitol building have seen beatings and even shootings. Sometimes the atmosphere simply gets too hot and the pot boils over. Punches are thrown. I have thought that, many times, a well connected “Haymaker” could make a point much better, and with a great deal more speed, than the hours of debate in which the antagonists were embroiled.

Democracy is not pretty. It can get downright “trying” sometimes. We are in the midst of one of those times right now.

The democrats, for some reason I cannot fathom, seem to think they can make points with the American electorate by insulting them and continually blasting their representatives to the legislature as nazis, idiots, and even worse. Not only is this infantile, it is annoying, especially here in the American South. In days of yore, many of the juvenile rantings, of the democrat leaders, would have led to a challenge to dual. Frankly, I oftimes think dueling should be brought back.

For some inexplicable reason the DNC seems to think it can win a Presidential election without the South. They must! They continue to insult southerners, very nearly, on a daily basis.

I’m just curious. If, somehow, the democrats won a Presidential election, without the South, how would they govern? I’d refer them to a fellow by the name of Abraham Lincoln. He was elected without a single southern vote. History records how easy it was for him to govern. The wounds from that conflict have not healed well over 140 years later. Raw anger simmers just beneath the surface. Civility has held the dissent into fury in check. However, take away the civility, and all bets are off.

I’d suggest to the DNC, and democrats in general, that they tone down the rhetoric. It is serving no purpose but to fan the flames of hatred. They have lighted a powder keg. Some democrats have begun to realize it is the democrat party sitting astride that explosive keg with the ever-shortening fuse.

I would have thought the democrats would get the hate speech under control before they introduced Hillary into the mix. The mention of her name south of the Mason-Dixon line has the same effect as throwing gasoline on an already blazing fire. The names “Hillary” and “Sherman” are interchangeable in the South!

I would leave you with this thought from Galileo:

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

Somewhere we lost sight of that.


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