Saturday, November 11, 2006

Not Your Father's Democrat

It was during election night watching mostly Fox news and during the next next while watching MSNBC's Hardball that I came to realise something. These Democrats, recently elected, are not exactly your father's Democrats.

Piece of Evidence #1: The Senator who defeated Rick Santorum in PA is pro-life (definition: that's anti-abortion, not light sentencing for homicidal criminals.)

Piece of Evidence #2: I offer only the picture of the man. This is the new Democrat from Montana. I went slack jaw-ed when he sat there plainly on Hardball and explained that he was out to balance the budget the way all families do at their kitchen table. Chris Mathews got in a great zinger at the point. He said, "You know, your party isn't exactly famous for cutting spending." Tester just sorta bristled. From Jon's website: he supports gun rights and opposes illegal aliens. Wait till he goes face to face with Fat Teddy. Either way, Massachsuetts socialists should temper their enthusiasm.

Piece of Evidence #3: The aftermath Virginia Senate race from PowerlineBlog which cites NRO's Corner:

But for the fact that he gives the Democrats a majority, I'd almost be pleased to have Jim Webb in the Senate. Not because I think he'll be a particularly good Senator but because he's likely to be quite an interesting one. Plus, there's a good chance he'll be a huge pain-in-the-neck for the Democratic leadership. Consider this report of his victory speech:

He started off by mentioning that "tomorrow is an extremely important day for America," and the crowd went wild, thinking he was talking about taking power. But of course, he launched into his praise of the Marine Corps, and the crowd cheered a little less loudly. Then he thanked all the brave veterans and brave men still fighting, and the crowd cheered a little less loudly again. Then he mentioned that he received a call from Sen. Allen, and the crowd went nuts again. Then he mentioned how pleasant and dignified Allen was, and the crowd grew quiet. Then he said he was having lunch next week with Allen — and the crowd was dead silent. Finally he told the audience that they should all thank Sen./Gov. Allen for his many years of dedicated service to the people of Virginia — and you could almost hear the people gathered looking at each other asking, "What the $#@! did we just do?" It was priceless.
Piece of Evidence #4: The chief engineer of all this was not Gov. Howard Dean but Rep Rahm Emmanuel, a young and up and commer. Yep, that's the same Rahm Emmanuel who served in the Israeli Army during the first gulf war. Make of that what you will. To say he is pro-war would be an understatement. The other engineer with Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-NY), also Jewish.

Piece of Evidence #5: This is somewhat cryptic and I had no idea what it all meant at the time but Fox News was frantically reporting that Christian charismatic conservatives were voting for Democrats all over the place. What was their beef? Corruption. Note also the pro-Israel leanings of all evangelicals.

Piece of Evidence #6: Rush Limbaugh is going around saying that "the Conservatives won and the Republicans lost." Huh ??????

I had speculated over in Cafetria is Closed that, for Christian conservatives, the thing to do is to take over a party, expel the pro-aborts, name abortion as a non-negotiable, make provisons for Jews, and recruit Afro-American and Latino candidates and essentially form an American version of Andrea Merkel's (PM of Germany and daughter of a Protestant Minister) Christian Democrat party.

I figured it was easier to take over the Republicans, but now it looks like there really could be a Christian Democrat Party in America.


aliberalfriend said...

Interesting...maybe I should switch over to the Republican party.

Thomas Shawn said...

I was thinking to myself that Joe Lieberman, Rahm Emmanuel and Hilary will have us in Iraq until well into 2020.

Big Jon tester and Rep. Jack Mutha want out ... this is going to be a titantic struggle.