All of these could lead to entrusting this man with unprecedented
power, giving him a license to operate with minimum scrutiny and an
opposition party effectively impotent to oppose his radical blueprint for
More than ever, perception is trumping reality.
An unprincipled Democratic Party, aided by a morally decadent media,
has demonized President Bush, the Republican Party and America itself with
distortions and polarizing propaganda designed to dispirit and divide
Americans on the bases of race, class and gender.
Just look at the domestic and foreign policy picture they have painted
the past eight years.
While we are having serious financial problems now, we had a strong
economy for most of President Bush's two terms, but the media pushed the
Democrats' critique that it was in perpetual recession. As for our real
financial crisis, objective observers understand Democratic programs and
policies primarily caused it, but Democrats have successfully blamed
Republicans for it.
Similarly, despite our problems in Iraq, we are clearly winning there
now, but the media are suppressing the good news, just as they have
refused to credit Republicans for their wisdom on the surge and protected
Democrats from their reckless opposition to it.
The only arrow left in the Democrats' Iraq quiver is to perpetuate
their "big lie" that Bush led us into war with lies about WMD.
Through stunning and numbing repetition broadcast by a conspiratorial
media, they have succeeded in making this the majority narrative, even
though anyone who lived through this period knows Democrats supported this
policy as long as it was politically expedient, having had access to the
exact same intelligence.
They've also convinced people, contrary to the facts, that Saddam
Hussein didn't have ties to and wasn't abetting our terrorist enemies. And
they've completely ignored the many other compelling reasons justifying
our bipartisan decision to attack Iraq, including Saddam's persistent and
ongoing violations of some 17 U.N. and postwar resolutions and treaties.
Democrats and the media, instead of condemning recalcitrant European
nations for not joining the coalition against Iraq despite endless
diplomatic overtures by President Bush, falsely indicted the Bush
administration for its "unilateral" action against Iraq.
They colluded to publish the slander that the Bush administration
sponsored abuses at Abu Ghraib, created inhumane conditions at Gitmo, and
routinely tortured enemy prisoners. Democratic presidential candidates Al
Gore, John Kerry, and Barack Obama have all blithely and falsely accused
our troops of atrocities, from systematic torture and prisoner abuse to
raping Iraqi civilians to air raiding Afghan villages.
They have mischaracterized our essential National Security Agency
monitoring of international terrorist communications as domestic spying on
little old ladies.
They have portrayed the Bush administration's phenomenal accomplishment
of preventing further attacks on our soil since 9/11 not as an
administration success but as proof that we no longer face a serious
All of these factors could coalesce to give Obama a mandate to
fundamentally move our economy toward socialism in the name of economic
fairness and emasculate our war on terrorists in the name of restoring our
Would Obama win if people believed he might well nationalize
healthcare, unilaterally disarm our nuclear weapons, push the Global
Poverty Act, appoint judges to the left of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, pass
legislation banning handguns, greatly increase federal spending by
euphemistically disguising it as a stimulus package, or increase taxes on
producers and expand "redistribution?"
Would he win if they thought he would impose limitations on private
executive salaries, empower labor unions, further nationalize public
education with the leftist indoctrination agenda of the National Education
Association, further open our borders, ratify the Kyoto climate change
treaty, abandon Israel, retreat and surrender in Iraq, dramatically reduce
the defense budget, and possibly reinstate the draft in the name of racial
What about if they thought he might nationalize our private 401(k)
funds, abuse governmental power to target and investigate dissent from
ordinary "Joes," and implement the Fairness Doctrine to shut
down political dissent from his talk radio critics?
David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His book "Bankrupt:
The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party"
was released recently in paperback. To find out more about David Limbaugh,
please visit his Web site at www.davidlimbaugh.com.
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