Thursday, February 02, 2006

All that really matters

Pundits throughout the MSM and the blogosphere have opined about the SOFU speech and the current states of politics in DC. By election day in November, everything that has happened in the last two months will be reduced to a mere three snippets of memory that make any difference. The independent voters who decide elections are not paying attention. They will remember nothing but the following:

1. Democrats think it is terrible that we try to listen when terrorists talk on the phone to their contacts in the USA.

2. Democrats are mean (Alito hearing).

3. Democrats are proud of doing nothing about Social Security.

Of these, the mean-spirited assaults on Alito will fade the quickest unless some GOP candidate ties it up with similar treatment since the first borking and makes it a theme. The Dems' wild applause the other night for obstructing social security reform will be remembered because it will be featured in campaign commercials in the fall (if not TV, certainly in internet ads by independent groups). Nothing else about the SOTU will be remembered past tomorrow.

The liberal hysteria over surveillance of terrorists' phone calls, however, will be remembered for the next 20 years or more. It perfectly embodies the public perception of how Democrats just don't get it on national security. I predict that their hysteria following the story in the NY Times will be the focus of historians and political scientists forever. It will become the defining moment of why the Democrats became a permanent minority party (and perhaps eventually split).

So -- if you have been out of touch the last 2 months, that is all you really need to know about political developments during that time.


Blogger Emptyman said...

I thought that the three messages were:

(1) Republicans think that they are above the law.

(2) It's OK for the president to make abortion a litmus test to be a judge, but's not OK to ask him about it when confirming him.

(3) Republicans control every branch of government, but it's the Democrats' fault when something isn't approved.

1:47 PM, February 02, 2006  
Blogger SGT Ted said...

Poor little moonbat Emptyman. Asserting Constitutional authority isn't being "above the law" In fact, why haven't your heroes Kennedy and Mrs Bill Clinton called on the pres to stop the "illegal" program?

Actually, it really doesn't matter what a judges personal views are as long as he follows the Constitution and written law in deciding cases. But then, thats why the lib-tards are scared as that is NOT what they want judges to do; Leftists rely on their judicial picks to subvert the Constitution and thwart the will of the people by having ACLU/Marxist types hallucinate new undiscovered "rights" that are mentioned no where in the Constitution into being. Thats why that fat drunkard Kennedy was raving about the Courts being the agent of "progress"; the insertion of socialist and Communist platform planks into US law by 9 un-elected and unaccountable lawyers is in danger of ending. Thank god for that!

5:19 PM, February 02, 2006  
Blogger Ol' BC said...

Very nice, Sgt. Stan, I have doubts about the permanent minority party, however. I do hope you are right. The MSM still has influence on the masses. That's what is so scary.

8:40 PM, February 02, 2006  

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