Excellent column from Wes Pruden of the Washington Times today!!!
The left gets what it asked for – Washington Times
California is as far from the reality where the rest of us live as you can get and still keep your feet dry. Californians think Geena Davis, the star of the new television fantasy “Commander in Chief,” really is the commander in chief. So when the ground shifted yesterday with the nomination of Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court — a solid 7 on the Richter scale — nearly everyone here wondered why that nice, sensible President Davis would have done something like that.
With all due respect to Dan and our readers from the Left Coast, I couldn’t agree more with Pruden’s impression of the detachment of that part of the country. PatriotPartner and I wondered if on 9/11 the self-absorbed California elite felt as though they were watching an action flick rather than brutal murders of 3,000 of their fellow countrymen. I still wonder that to this day. But I digress…
The early action in Washington is media skirmishing, as the players jostle and jiggle for position against the day when it will be time to lock and load. The high priests of secularism are desperate to protect the rite of abortion, which is to the noisily devout of the left what the doctrine of the Virgin Birth is to orthodox Christianity.
What a damning, but truthful statement of the current state of the Democrat Party and liberals in general. They worship the State and hold sacred a ‘rite’ which kills unborn babies. To them, the only God is the God of Government — the Almighty Power to Tax, Spend and Force People To Do What They Want.
The first volley at Samuel Alito is that he dissented when his colleagues of the 3rd Circuit declined to evict the nannies of Planned Parenthood from the bedrooms of strangers, ruling that a wife doesn’t have to tell her husband when she aborts their child. A generation ago, cries that the Democratic Party had become the party of “abortion, acid and amnesty” sank George McGovern and set up decades of Republican dominance. Acid and amnesty are but dim echoes of that vanished era, but “abortion” is the rallying cry that unites what’s left of the party of FDR, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy.
It doesn’t work. The Democrats tried to cast the ’04 presidential campaign as a referendum on “abortion rights,” and now we see how risky such a strategy can be. John Kerry, like Al Gore before him, warned that if George W. Bush was elected, he would appoint conservative men and women to the Supreme Court. How right they were. The Democrats got a president, but only in Hollywood and only for an hour once a week.
Unfortunately for the rest of America, we have to live in the real world where a global enemy is intent on mass destruction, and where the Abortion Party-Out-of-Power is intent on undermining our nation at war. My prediction — by year’s end, the real President’s poll numbers will be north of 50% again. Back in majority territory, something the last real Democrat President never had.