January 24, 2007

Once you make your bones, you're in...

Hugh Hewitt writes, about the President's address....

...As I watched the Democrats last night I knew --again-- that the country will not "come together" over the necessity of victory.... All they can think of is wounding Bush, and attempting to discredit his legacy that they must realize is secure far beyond their maneuvers, which seems only to madden them more.

This deep derangement of a major political party is unique in American history --not even the southern Democrats of 1860 acted out of Lincoln-hatred when they split the Union, but out of a deeply misguided political theory and the desperation that economic and cultural attachment to slavery had bred.

This modern Democratic Party is almost all fury, a fury fueled by a collective though suppressed understanding that the holocaust of southeast Asia in the late '70s and the vulnerability of America on 9/11 are both burdens at their party's door. Watching their replay of the Vietnam-era tape means that there will be no "debate" on the war, simply the choosing of sides....

"A collective though suppressed understanding..." I think that's true, and important. There are a lot of reasons why today's activist core Democrats are unhinged, but I'd surmise that one of the biggest ones is just that they know—perhaps not consciously—that they were complicit in genocide. They know about the millions of Cambodians hideously slaughtered, the millions of South Vietnamese handed over to Communist murderers and jailers. Guilt does strange things to people. And one of the common results is to make people praise and support the very thing they feel guilty about! That's why you have to kill somebody when you join the Mafia. Once you've done that you tend to be loyal because you don't dare admit you murdered for an unworthy cause.

Now the Dems wish to make American retreat and abandonment of allies the norm. Psychologically, they have to---for us to stick with the people of Iraq, and stand by our promises would illuminate that ugly betrayal of 30 years ago. (And for anyone who's late to the party, I will remind us again that that event had nothing to do with being "anti-war" or pacifist. When a Democrat congress voted to cut off military aid to South Vietnam, American forces had long-since gone home, and the South Vietnamese were doing fine. It was a vote to aid a military conquest by North Vietnam. That's what "pacifism" always is these days--aid and comfort to any killers who hate America.)

Hugh also writes:

Republicans who side with the Democrats on this the most important issue of the day should lose the support of their party...

Amen, brother!

Posted by John Weidner at January 24, 2007 9:51 PM
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