Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pat Buchanan: "The AIPAC Girl."

Interesting article at World Net Daily by Pat Buchanan (WRONG! PAT BUCHANAN!) illustrating the shallowness of the Democrats' commitment to the issues they took Congress behind. Says Buchanan:

Pelosi gets booed by the Israeli lobby, then runs back to the Hill and gives Bush a blank check for war on Iran, because that is what the lobby demands. A real candidate for Profiles in Courage.

As for the presidential candidates, it is hard to find a single one willing to stand up and say: If Bush plans to take us into another war in the Mideast, he must first come to Congress for authorization. And if he goes to war without authorization, that will be impeachable.

All retreat into the "all-options-are-on-the-table" mantra, which is another way of saying, "It's Bush's call."

The corruption of both parties is astonishing. Republicans used to be the party of the Constitution: "No more undeclared wars! No more presidential wars!"

Democrats used to be the party of the people. The people don't want this war. They don't want another. The Jewish community voted 88 percent for Democrats in November, and 77 percent oppose Iraq.

So says Gallup. Yet, just because the Israeli lobby jerked her chain, the leader of the Peoples' House has decided she and her party will leave the next war up to Bush.

The difference between the Jewish voters and the Jewish PACs tells you everything you need to know about the complete and utter disconnection between the voters, the paid activists, and the elected officials. It's like when Sports Illustrated surveyed Native Americans a few years ago about whether they found team names such as "Redskins," "Braves," and "Seminoles" offensive. SI found that 90% of Native Americans had no problem with the names; it was only the most vocal activists and political action committees that complained. Yet the issue is portrayed as if every American Indian throws shoes at the television whenever a Chiefs game is on.

Like Farrakhan, Buchanan seems to make more sense as he ages. Or maybe these gentlemen make more sense to me as I age...


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