Thursday, October 14, 2004

Mulling the Pending Death of Our Republic

Sometime next week I hope to start detailing my thoughts about the upcoming Election. For what is going to be one of the most important events in the history of Western Civilization, it's rather disheartening to know that the next four years are going to be spent dealing with either a guy who's made so many mistakes that he's disqualified himself from even garnering my vote as an anti-opponent stopgap and an absolute tool whose only qualification is that he isn't the current jobholder and would be immeasurably worse as a President than what we've got now.

Or, in clear English: Dubya is pretty useless, but Kerry sucks so hard, he bends light.

If you've paid any attention to the MSM (mainstream media), you've been inundated with about 5 years of unbroken jihad against Dubya, starting with the 2000 campaign (when the Annointed Candidate was Al "airbrush me a package" Gore) and a "third Clinton term" was the goal of the MSM. Michael Moore has been transformed into some sort of Liberal Porn Messiah for his fraudulent tracts (which has been thoroughly debunked, not that anyone seems to care - scroll down for the link) and efforts to smear Dubya - efforts that seem to have taken hold with too many people.

You see, I'm kinda old-fashioned in that I was raised to believe that there was something called TRUTH that is an accurate reflection of what things actually are, not what people wish them to be. But for some reason, as MC 900 Foot Jesus once said, "The Truth Is Out of Style" and the article "It's How You Play the Game" over at VodkaPundit states and some of the brilliant comments reaffirm, if John Kerry is elected, it will be more than a victory for the terrorists, it will be a proof that Truth has been killed dead on the Altar of Powerlust in the Temples of the Democratic Party and the Mainstream Media.

Some relevant snips are below, but read it all for yourselves:

If Drudge has it right, then the Kerry-Edwards campaign is going to do its damnedest to turn our fine nation into a banana republic.

To these guys, winning office is more important than the sanctity of elections. Holding power is more important than the Constitution. Much as I despise at least half of what most Republicans stand for, they don't seem nearly as willing to trash the system they're trying to run. Too many Democrats, especially at the national level, just don't care that our system, our nation is far more important than any single election.

I could mention the Lautenberg Trick in New Jersey. Or Gore's ballot shenanigans in Florida. Or the voter-registration fraud currently going on in Colorado, Nevada, and elsewhere. Or the Democrats' successful call to bring election observers into this country. Bring them in from where, Venezuela? Hey, no big deal sullying the reputation of the world's oldest continuously-functioning democracy, just so long as we can make the Republicans look bad, right?

The rules don't matter. The reputation of the country doesn't matter. The political health of the nation doesn't matter. Power matters.

I don't mean to say that Republicans haven't used dirty tricks, or won't in the future. But I have yet to see them pull anything as crass as replacing a losing candidate with a more-popular one just weeks before election day, and in violation of state law. I have yet to see Republicans calling on the world's most corrupt international organization, run largely by apparatchiks from the world's most brutal dictatorships, to pass judgment on how we run our elections. I have yet to see the Republicans encouraging their own to commit fraud by shouting "Fraud!" where none yet exists, putting at risk everything we've built here in the last 228 years.

Because, in the end, that's what the national Democrats are doing: They're trying, however inadvertently, to destroy the Republic in order to rule it.

Now, I know this is an angry essay. However, I don't mean to imply that all Democrats are evil and all Republicans are sweetness and light. Far from it. But for the first time in 16 years, I'm going to vote Republican straight down the line. If I have to punish a couple of local Democrats I'm fond of, then so be it, but I have to try to get a point across: The national Democratic Party is bad for this country.

I don't say that because of their policies, which I probably agree with more than I do the Republicans. But because their tactics would cause more harm to this country than the Federal Marriage Amendment, the Republican budget deficit, and Congress's corporate tax giveaways, combined.

I'm just one guy; I don't expect my vote to mean much. But the Democrats are willing to treat – in advance - my vote, and all it represents, with feigned contempt. So I can't, in return, treat the Democrats with anything less than genuine contempt.

As if that wasn't harsh enough, dig these comments:

How do I know the Dems are losing? Because they are working so hard to delegitimatize the results,even before its happened. you dont do that if you are winning, becasue you shoot your self in the foot. If Kerry "wins" he still has to govern. Hows he going to do that if they win be delegitimatizing the vote? Do the dems think if they win the presidency that Kerry is kind and rule by edict? The President works for us, no matter who he is. Congress exists for the purpose of tying the president down as to keep him from his desires.

None of that changes if Kerry is elected. But if the Dems keep trying to destroy democracy, it wont matter who is president. The country will become ungovernable, no matter who is in charge.

They way the dems are playing it tells me that they already know whats about to happen. and its not going to be good for the dems.

I concur with your assessment Doctor Green. I am a republican who deeply wants there to be two parties in the US, but I want both parties to be on the side of the US. We need the democrats to keep us honest, but we need them to be on our side. America first, party second.

It reminds me if when you are beating your older brother in chess, and he just flips the board over rather than cede that hes losing.

Posted by: Frank Martin at October 14, 2004 11:17 AM

This is a big deal. From the day I was born, I had always thought the USA was infalliable. We were different, better, invincible. During the 2000 election, I saw the line where that all turns into chaos and it was a scary thing. I saw it again on 9/11, and have been ever since, especially as the election heats up.

I don't especially fear John Kerry, but I fear a John Kerry victory...especially since any scenario in which he wins will be a very close and contested election. A John Kerry victory validates everything that the Democrats have done since Election Day 2000.

It validates a media completely in the bag for the Democratic Party and means objective journalism is dead and buried.

It means that Hollywood will become a liberal propaganda machine, giving us Farenheit 9/11-like movies before every election and a travelling troupe of celebrities to brainwash teenagers into thinking and voting liberal.

It will mean tampering with elections and election law is fair game. Break ins, intimidation, vote fraud, and demagoguery will become the norm. The courts will become an active part of the election process with judges arbitrating and deciding elections, in some cases removing the voter from the process entirely.

The truth will become just another campaign tool, as the media and Democrats just see it as a means to be manipulated and ignored as needed in order to achieve their desired outcome.

That's the world we're going to live in if John Kerry wins. That's why Bush *has* to win, and why the Democrats and the liberal media have to be convinced that such tactics won't get them back in power. Add that to the stark ideological differences between Bush and Kerry, and this is hands down the most important election we've had since 1980, if not since the end of WWII.

Posted by: Mike M at October 14, 2004 11:23 AM


Anonymous said...

You and I disagree pretty profoundly on just about everything but downloading, Dirk. Which is fine; hell, my Mom is still stuck on supporting Mo Udall, so there must be some Quixote in the blood somewhere.

However, this made me howl:

If Drudge has it right ...Um: Drudge doesn't have it right. Never has had, never will do. Kind of hard to read on after that.

I assume you've checked Michael Moore's exhaustive fact-checking notes on his site; if not, you should. The ones who are discredited are by and large the hooters from the sidelines. Disagree as you will with his conclusions, and I know you are opposed to his methods (I, as a filmgoer, am not: he's not a journalist). But his facts are just fine, say thankya.

- Linus (not anonymous so much as not a guy)

Dirk Belligerent said...

Actually, Drudge had it totally right because as seen here - - wrapped in the usual Big Lie gobbledeegook about the Final Solution plans of the Nazi/Republican Party, the portions shown as a copy on Drudge's site DID come from the Dem playbook on "How To Steal An Election (If The Stupid Public Doesn't Vote You In)"

Partisanship is the basis of politics. Duh. But I've yet to hear a cogent defense for the outrageous tactics being used as SOP by the Dems. Instead of actually detailing these magic PLANS, they're tearing down the foundation of our government just to slake their thirst for power.

Honest Democrats should repudiate these tactics and reclaim their party just as non-radical Muslims need to reclaim their religion from the butchers who've sullied the Koran. If the Big Lie succeeds for Team Kerry, it will permanently usher in an era of political nuclear warfare where Truth dies and anything will be allowed to achieve victory.

Is that price worth regaining power for your side? If so, please explain to the class. Thank you.