Skip to comments.[President] Bush is a victim of America’s political civil war
Posted on 03/14/2006 2:06:23 AM PST by Brian Allen
The Bush presidency has revealed the enormous ideological rift that has been developing for more than forty years in America, and yet the vast majority of Americans are still not fully aware of it even though there has probably been nothing like it since the civil war.
On one side of the political gulf there are the fanatical win-at-all-costs Democrats whose vital ideological core does not believe in the legitimacy of the Republican Party just as abolitionists didnt believe in the legitimacy of slavery and the Southern Democrats in the legitimacy of Lincolns presidency.
To these Democrats, the Gores, Hillarys, Reids, Jesse Jacksons, Streisands, etc., the Republicans are the equivalent of nineteenth century slave owners. The irony of which is completely lost on these fanatics considering that those slave owners were Democrats
These comments are not mere speculation. About six years ago Curtis Cans, head of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, pointed out that political inspired hatred has been building up for some thirty years, blaming television for this phenomenon. But 1972 was the year that the radicals captured the Democratic Party. From that moment the Democrats ruthless urge win began to be transformed into a policy of political extermination.
These radicals brought with them the disease of the crusading spirit of intolerance. Firm in the righteousness of their cause (however incoherent at times), convinced that America was built on injustice, exploitation and oppression they have waged an unconditional war against the infidel, the barbarian conservative, the enemy of all that is good and just. That the Republican Party was formed on an anti-slavery platform is something these dangerous fanatics have tried to write out of history, just as they try to suppress anything that contradicts their Orwellian views
Much of the last centurys politics remind me of the religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries where the battleground was doctrine and the object the saving of souls. Heretics, on both sides, who refused to recant frequently met a fiery end at the stake. Although it is true that Martin Luther did not, unlike the lovely Mr Alec Baldwin, did not favour putting to death those who disagreed with him.
But fanaticism has a price and that price is the abandonment of reason and tolerance. That is why some Dems feel free to accuse Bush of being evil and wanting to reintroduce slavery. We see the same thing in Hollywood where, for example, a huge Hollywood crowd gave a Streisand a rousing reception when she called on it to vote for Gore because he will stack the Supreme Court with judges who will twist the Constitution to fit their ideological agenda. (So much for the separation of the powers)
According to this deep Hollywood thinker the 1999 election was a war against bigotry, against discrimination of any kind, racial, religious or sexual orientation. To her and the rest of Hollywoods celluloid intellectuals, Republicans are the forces of Darkness while the Democrats are the forces of Light. This feeling is genuine, pervasive and dangerous and it is poisoning the whole of the body politic, eating away at civil political discourse.
How did these Democrats arrive at such a risible and contemptible view of conservatives, or anyone else who disagrees with them? Having convinced themselves that they alone are concerned with social justice and oppression, and only they care about the poor and the underprivileged it is but a short step to assume that anyone who questions their vision or so-called remedies must be stupid or malevolent.
Just as religious fanatics from centuries past could not tolerate the existence of those who questioned their theology and so could only ascribe to these critics a devilish malevolence, neither can our new Democrats tolerate any who challenge their sacred political doctrines.
Gerard Jackson is Brookes economics editor
oh good....we get another chance at it !
What's so rediculous about the whole charade is that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between pubs and dims when you scratch the surface.
On one side of the political gulf there are the fanatical win-at-all-costs .... Gores, Hillarys, Reids, Jesse Jacksons, Streisands, etceteras [Who] ...., Just as religious fanatics from centuries past could not tolerate the existence of those who questioned their theology and so could only ascribe to these critics a devilish malevolence, neither can our new Democrats tolerate any who challenge their sacred political doctrines.
<< .... there isn't a dime's worth of difference between pubs and dims when you scratch the surface. >>
That's pretty close - but only because way too many "Republicans" are not.
"the 1999 election"
Did I miss something?
I thought maybe Gore tried to sneak an election by us when we weren't looking.
Bush is not a "victim" (that good old liberal victim mentality thing) of the political civil war, he has been made the focus of it by immature leftists whose only response to losing power is to throw a non-stop tantrum, threaten to take their ball and go home where they will hold their breath until they turn blue.
Frankly, I'm still waiting for any of them to carry out their threats. I fear it's going to be a VERY long wait, too!!
Democrats = Marxists
"you are being had, tricked, hoodwinked, run amok, led astray, You are in the hands of SOUTHERN WOLVES or NORTHERN FOXES, ALL CANINE MEMBERS of THE DOG FAMILY"
Spoken by MALCOLM X, 1966
The extremes of either party are still at it in 2006.
Funny, that's precisely how I feel about the 'Rats!
Those "owners" still run a taut plantation.
How ludicrous when one considers that these fools are incapable of individual thought as they roam about the confines of the Democrat Plantation.
Many slave away because they believe their DemocRAT masters are socialists who would turn America into a welfare state paradise.
Sure there is... scratch the surface of a dim, and you find satan. No difference is a libertarian/third party myth!
I'm so sick of this IDIOTIC argument!! There are plenty of differences, and just because Repubs have moderates doesn't mean the whole party is Rinofied!!
Do you really think Sadam would have been removed if it were up to dems?
Do you really think tax cuts would have been reality if it were up to dems?
Do you REALLY think CONSERVATIVES would have been placed on the SC if it were up to dems????
There are a majority of dems living in KOOKSVILLE and NO vacancy signs have been put up for all Repubs except Mcpainintheass!
Yours is the stuff of political pansiness.
They are indeed deranged. Call it Benishism.
You are too kind to teldon30.
The things the President has done in the WOT require the people to trust him. The surveillance program, the detentions, the Iraq War ... these things are acceptable if one has faith in the President and his good intentions.
But the Democrats are starting form the assumption that this President stole the election in Florida 2000. They start from the certain knowledge that administration is an unelected cabal that will do anything it takes to maintain and sieze power. So there is no trust, no faith.
This is the inevitable result of Algore's tirades in Florida 2000. This is the reason his shameless granstanding was so destructive and cannot be forgiven. Algore and the Donks intentionally destroyed the trust of a large number of Democrats in the legitimacy of their government. This latest emnity is the inevitable result.
It all comes back to Florida 2000. And, frankly, if Algore's machinations had succeeded and the Election Board of Palm Beach County had managed to fabricate enough votes in time, I would probably be standing outside the gates of the White House right now, wild-eyed in the rain, calling for President Gore's head on a platter.
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