Thursday, October 14, 2004
Reaction to the Democratic Claimsand Plans for Election Day
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've never seen a party get more repulsive than the Democrats this electoral cycle. It passed unbelievable weeks ago, when Kerry himself began implying that Bush was a coward for serving in the National Guard, all the while holding up the Clinton Administration as the gold standard for presidencies -- and Bill Clinton lied to his draft board to avoid any service at all. It passed shocking when CBS collaborated with the Kerry campaign to foist a fraud on American voters in order to warp the Presidential election, and the rest of the media yawned.I've never voted for a Democrat in a national election, but had I been inclined to support any at all, that impulse has been purged from my system.
Also an interesting thread discussing this at Free Republic: