THE TWO FACES OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY
By Christopher G. Adamo
Those who believe that American politicking has already been overwhelmed by such antics should brace themselves. Much worse is yet to come. And even a cursory line-up of Democratic Party hopefuls suggests the likelihood of a campaign that is as permeated by duplicity as it is devoid of worthwhile ideas. As a result, the 2008 elections are ultimately the Republicans’ to win or lose.
Hillary Clinton, presumptive leader of the Democratic Party's pack of political opportunists and their followings (insofar as such “leaders” can be established by mere presumption) seeks tirelessly to reinvent herself as each situation might warrant, ostensibly as the kind of “moderate” who might appeal to mainstream America. Unfortunately for her, enormous roadblocks exist, which she will be compelled to overcome if her bravado is ever to translate into her party’s nomination.
Firstly, her long track record of dubious campaign finances makes Jack Abramoff look comparatively like Mother Theresa. And, though the old media once would havegiven her sufficient cover merely by ignoring inconvenient particulars, any political advancements on her part will only result in vastly increased scrutiny among the new media. When the facts are made public, the Democrats' accusations of a “culture of corruption” among Republicans will seem downright silly in comparison.
Secondly, every attempt by Hillary to recast herself as “mainstream” will be seen by the Cindy Sheehan/George Soros extreme Leftwing base of the Democratic Party as an abandonment of Liberal principle. Already, these extremist elements of the Party have made it difficult for Hillary to maintain a facade of being “mainstream,” while satisfying the blood lust of the radical Left, which enjoys an ever-increasing influence on Democratic Party politics.
Having excoriated President Bush some months back for his lax immigration policy, Hillary was only last week compelled to air an entirely different viewpoint, characterizing Republican plans to tighten the borders as being reflective of a “police state.” And her distortions of President Bush’s foreign policy are no less schizophrenic.
On the one hand, she excoriates the President for his Iraq policy. Yet in the next breath, she proclaims her support for “the troops” and the War on Terror. Aside from proving herself to be completely disingenuous, one has to wonder just what benefit she will reap from such posturing, once she learns that Bush has no plans to run for another term.
Another Democrat with aspirations to sit in the Oval Office is Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senator from South Dakota. Having suffered a humiliating defeat to Republican John Thune in 2004, Daschle now seeks to reinsert himself into the public limelight. No longer needing to put forth a facade of “moderation” for his heartland constituency, the real Tom Daschle now campaigns as an aggressive Liberal Leftist, howling with a vengeance about President Bush’s supposed dishonesty.
Daschle, famous for his attempts to generate hysteria over such fleeting issues as elevated levels of arsenic in America’s drinking water, now accuses the GOP of fomenting a climate of fear in response to the terrorist threat. Yet, in the next breath, he asserts that the country is no more secure now than it was prior to 9-11. Scary stuff to be sure.
In particular, Daschle seeks to inflame paranoia in regards to NSA surveillance of foreign terrorists who make phone calls to individuals, whom he refers to as “average citizens,” living inside the United States. In Daschle’s world, the NSA activity poses a greater threat to America’s well being than the terrorists themselves.
Not to be outdone, Democrat Russ Feingold, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, launched his own obligatory assault this past weekend by sponsoring a resolution to censure President Bush. Feingold obviously hoped that this craven attack might establish him as leader of the Democratic opposition to a Republican administration. And, given the nature of that Democratic opposition, Feingold just might have a point.
In the process, however, he flippantly commented that Bush’s conduct is “so much worse than anything Bill Clinton ever did.” The not so subtle reference to corruption in the previous administration was no accident. Feingold knows that, before he can take on any GOP candidate, he must neutralize Hillary.
As the 2008 presidential race is currently shaping up, at least among Democrats, it will likely be built far more on theatrics than substance. And if slander and attack-dog politics can prevail, Democrats may have a chance.
American Government & the U.S. Presidency
The American Political System:
Politics & Government in the U.S.A.
Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
Africa: Black Africa *
Africa: North Africa *
American Government 1
LINKS TO PARTICULAR ISSUES & SUBJECT MATTER CATEGORIES
TREATED IN THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE, U.S.A.:
American Government 2 * American Government 3 * American Government 4
American Government 5 * American Politics * Anglosphere * Arabs
Arms Control & WMD * Aztlan Separatists * Big Government
Black Africa * Bureaucracy * Canada * China * Civil Liberties * Communism
Congress, U.S. * Conservative Groups * Conservative vs. Liberal
Constitutional Law * Counterterrorism * Criminal Justice * Disloyalty * Economy
Education * Elections, U.S. * Eminent Domain * Energy & Environment
English-Speaking World * Ethnicity & Race * Europe * Europe: Jews
Family Values * Far East * Fiscal Policy, U.S. * Foreign Aid, U.S. * France
Hispanic Separatism * Hispanic Treason * Human Health * Immigration
Infrastructure, U.S. * Intelligence, U.S. * Iran * Iraq * Islamic North Africa
Islamic Threat * Islamism * Israeli vs. Arabs * Jews & Anti-Semitism
Jihad & Jihadism * Jihad Manifesto I * Jihad Manifesto II * Judges, U.S. Federal
Judicial Appointments * Judiciary, American * Latin America * Latino Separatism
Latino Treason * Lebanon * Leftists/Liberals * Legal Issues
Local Government, U.S. * Marriage & Family * Media Political Bias
Middle East: Arabs * Middle East: Iran * Middle East: Iraq * Middle East: Israel
Middle East: Lebanon * Middle East: Syria * Middle East: Tunisia
Middle East: Turkey * Militant Islam * Military Defense * Military Justice
Military Weaponry * Modern Welfare State * Morality & Decency
National Identity * National Security * Natural Resources * News Media Bias
North Africa * Patriot Act, USA * Patriotism * Political Culture * Political Ideologies
Political Parties * Political Philosophy * Politics, American * Presidency, U.S.
Private Property * Property Rights * Public Assistance * Radical Islam
Religion & America * Rogue States & WMD * Russia * Science & Ethics
Sedition & Treason * Senate, U.S. * Social Welfare Policy * South Africa
State Government, U.S. * Subsaharan Africa * Subversion * Syria * Terrorism 1
Terrorism 2 * Treason & Sedition * Tunisia * Turkey * Ukraine
UnAmerican Activity * UN & Its Agencies * USA Patriot Act * U.S. Foreign Aid
U.S. Infrastructure * U.S. Intelligence * U.S. Senate * War & Peace
Welfare Policy * WMD & Arms Control
Africa: Black Africa *
Africa: North Africa *
American Government 1
POLITICAL EDUCATION, CONSERVATIVE ANALYSIS
POLITICS, SOCIETY, & THE SOVEREIGN STATE
Website of Dr. Almon Leroy Way, Jr.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
An Online Journal of Political Commentary & Analysis
Dr. Almon Leroy Way, Jr., Editor