Skip to comments.The Red Zone (Dowd alert)
Posted on 11/03/2004 7:17:17 PM PST by Pokey78
WASHINGTON With the Democratic Party splattered at his feet in little blue puddles, John Kerry told the crushed crowd at Faneuil Hall in Boston about his concession call to President Bush.
"We had a good conversation," the senator said. "And we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need, the desperate need, for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together. Today I hope that we can begin the healing."
Democrat: Heal thyself.
W. doesn't see division as a danger. He sees it as a wingman.
The president got re-elected by dividing the country along fault lines of fear, intolerance, ignorance and religious rule. He doesn't want to heal rifts; he wants to bring any riff-raff who disagree to heel.
W. ran a jihad in America so he can fight one in Iraq - drawing a devoted flock of evangelicals, or "values voters," as they call themselves, to the polls by opposing abortion, suffocating stem cell research and supporting a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.
Mr. Bush, whose administration drummed up fake evidence to trick us into war with Iraq, sticking our troops in an immoral position with no exit strategy, won on "moral issues."
The president says he's "humbled" and wants to reach out to the whole country. What humbug. The Bushes are always gracious until they don't get their way. If W. didn't reach out after the last election, which he barely grabbed, why would he reach out now that he has what Dick Cheney calls a "broad, nationwide victory"?
While Mr. Bush was making his little speech about reaching out, Republicans said they had "the green light" to pursue their conservative agenda, like drilling in Alaska's wilderness and rewriting the tax code.
"He'll be a lot more aggressive in Iraq now," one Bush insider predicts. "He'll raze Falluja if he has to. He feels that the election results endorsed his version of the war." Never mind that the more insurgents American troops kill, the more they create.
Just listen to Dick (Oh, lordy, is this cuckoo clock still vice president?) Cheney, introducing the Man for his victory speech: "This has been a consequential presidency which has revitalized our economy and reasserted a confident American role in the world." Well, it has revitalized the Halliburton segment of the economy, anyhow. And "confident" is not the first word that comes to mind for the foreign policy of a country that has alienated everyone except Fiji.
Vice continued, "Now we move forward to serve and to guard the country we love." Only Dick Cheney can make "to serve and to guard" sound like "to rape and to pillage."
He's creating the sort of "democracy" he likes. One party controls all power in the country. One network serves as state TV. One nation dominates the world as a hyperpower. One firm controls contracts in Iraq.
Just as Zell Miller was so over the top at the G.O.P. convention that he made Mr. Cheney seem reasonable, so several new members of Congress will make W. seem moderate.
Tom Coburn, the new senator from Oklahoma, advocated the death penalty for doctors who perform abortions and warned that "the gay agenda" would undermine the country. He also characterized his race as a choice between "good and evil" and said he had heard there was "rampant lesbianism" in Oklahoma schools.
James DeMint, the new senator from South Carolina, said during his campaign that he supported a state G.O.P. platform plank banning gays from teaching in public schools. He explained, "I would have given the same answer when asked if a single woman who was pregnant and living with her boyfriend should be hired to teach my third-grade children."
John Thune, who toppled Tom Daschle, is an anti-abortion Christian conservative - or "servant leader," as he was hailed in a campaign ad - who supports constitutional amendments banning flag burning and gay marriage.
Seeing the exit polls, the Democrats immediately started talking about values and religion. Their sudden passion for wooing Southern white Christian soldiers may put a crimp in Hillary's 2008 campaign (nothing but a wooden stake would stop it). Meanwhile, the blue puddle is comforting itself with the expectation that this loony bunch will fatally overreach, just as Newt Gingrich did in the 90's.
But with this crowd, it's hard to imagine what would constitute overreaching.
It's hard to top this piece by Maureen Dowd- her attitude so perfectly depicts what is wrong with modern liberal thought.
Let's see, Bush opposes junk science, the most radical assault on marriage since Sodom and Gomorrah, and, oh yeah, he's a Christian. Into each life, a little rain must fall -- but this one's going to last FOUR MORE YEARS!
She doesn't understand that her cutesy, smart ass bitch act wore thin when she hit 50. Nor will she ever understand it. I feel for her Mom who voted for Bush BTW. God bless that poor woman. :-}
You know the Dowd FReeper rule!!! Jeeze, ya want anything done ya gotta do it yourself.
Why does anyone pay any attention to this liar?
For once, I can agree with Mo. The dims are now 'little blue puddles.'
I'd prefer that we set you adrift in a raft, far out to sea, with a half canteen of water. Put your body in the same state your mind is in.
The aging schoolgirl strikes (out) again!
She cites this as an example of extremism, I guess, when in fact it is the position of the majority of the population of the country she obviously doesn't know.
Oh, how precious. Ms. Dowd just "knows" what motivates all of us in Fly-Over Country, even though the only talent she's ever demonstrated was how to drain a bottle or two of booze while fabricating Presidential quotes.
...And how...mmmm...touching...that she is concerned that we'll "overreach" now that the overwhelming majority of America has just endorsed us by booting Democrats out of power all over the U.S.
Say hello to *former* Senator Daschle, Ms. Dowd. Ask him how his airline lobbyist wife is now going to keep getting all of those government subsidies for virtually insolvent airlines after the Airline Pilots' Union endorsed and backed Senator Kerry.
Goodness, the Heartland may actually stop subsidizing your under-priced travels between NYC and LAX...heaven forbid.
It was. W garnered a much higher percentage of the women's vote nationwide.
Well, at least Mo dowd has one redeeming quality. She has the next country for us to attack right. France it is.
Thanks for giving the Frog attack your seal of approval!
Hey - you tratorist b@stard - put a sock init! You lost by the largest popular vote in history!
Bye - Bye - live off your wifes billions and be quiet.
But you said we went to Iraq for oil. If we accept your premise, what logical string takes us to France?
There are so many ways to just trash this dribble.
Liberal Com-symp Pinko Socialist knee-jerk robot-like Democrats really are arrogant but it escapes me at the moment about why?
OK, Dowdy has weighed in. Where's Morford?
I feel even more validated!! People like this, and all those euro trash lib rags are what motivated me the most.