Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Old Joe And The Piranas
As you are no doubt already aware, Joe Lieberman was defeated in the Connecticut Democratic Primary by the up and coming Ned Lamont.
Lieberman has held the Connecticut senate seat for as long as I can remember. He even won the seat whilst being Algore's unfortunate running mate in the 2000 election. Old Joe is as much a part of Connecticut politics as anyone can be.
So, why then was Old Joe kicked to the curb by the party he's been a part of for so many years? Very simple really - he refuses to cross the line and join the far left wing of the Democratic party.
The Far Left of the Democratic party now controls whatever is left of the party my grandfather was proud to be a part of. The Far Left was fathered by the likes of Michael Moore and nurtured by the likes of Cindy Sheehan.
I'll give you a moment to cleanse that picture from your imagination.
It began to surface in the aftermath of the 2000 election debacle. It slowly grew into a full fledged political movement based upon the combined ability of the Far Left to whine. Now the Far Left has become like a school of piranas infesting the river between politicians and power.
When South American cattlemen have to herd cows across a pirana infested river, they usually send a smaller animal (sick cow, dog, etc) upstream to be eaten by the piranas, thereby ensuring the survival of the herd. Today's Democratic party is in a similar situation.
If the Jackass candidate is not infected with Bush Derangement Syndrome and therefore advocates an immediate withdrawal of US Forces from Iraq and a return to the stunning failure of Clinton (Sorry Excuse For) Administration's "Appease and Punt" diplomacy, that Jackass candidate will be fed to the piranas.
One would think the Democrats would want to focus their energy on Republicans instead of killing and eating their own. That would be common sense - something sadly lacking in today's Democratic party.
So, if Old Joe loses the general election - and there's not guarantee that Lamont can win - who will be the next Jackass fed to the piranas?
There is a Proverb which states
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.Hillary, the wind is coming.
Here endeth the lesson.