Dear Doves,As the President and the Demoncrats flail about without a message, it's dangerous to consider what lengths they will go to to maintain control or power over the common man. I'm sure many of you have considered what impact the Rapture might have upon this nations politics. Our 'left behind' brethren will be in awful shape should a large number of patriots suddenly disappear. I'd like to hear from other Doves the impact the Rapture will have upon the USA.Agape,Mike CurtissIBD Editorials
Running On Empty
Election '10: Democrats battle imaginary racist conspiracies, claim that ghostly foreign financiers oppose them and even smear one Republican with bizarre kidnapping charges. Can't they just run on their record?
The 111th Congress fulfilled liberal Democrats' decades-long goal of government-run health care, spent over a trillion dollars on a Keynesian stimulus that promised millions of yet-to-arrive jobs and punished Wall Street for the financial crisis with a massive new regulatory regime.
So shouldn't running for re-election be simple?
That's the way many pundits confidently said it would be. Before Newsweek was sold for a dollar — a fraction of the newsstand price for a single issue — its editor was claiming that Barack Obama was a "Burkean" conservative (in the mold of Edmund Burke, the 18th century British parliamentarian and scourge of the French Revolution), in tune for the long term with center-right America.
New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus wrote a book on conservatism being dead now that "the Democrats are in charge and, in Obama, have a leader of rare political skills."
Now, seemingly overnight, Democrats may lose their majority in the House, and in the Senate their majority leader maybe unseated.
So they've decided on the Hail Mary pass. Since they think Republicans are nut jobs, maybe they can convince voters of it.
Those thousands of Tea Partyers, including many women? They can't be a true populist uprising. So the NAACP, a stalwart ally of liberal Democrats, unveils an October Surprise: a report charging that the Tea Party is chock full of "anti-Semites, racists and bigots."
This week, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman reiterated the White House's charge — backed by zero evidence — that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce financed ads against liberal Democrats with cash from foreign corporations.
Strangest of all was Democrat Jack Conway's wild charge that Rand Paul, the Tea Party-backed GOP foe beating him for a Kentucky U.S. Senate seat, kidnapped a woman during a college prank and made her worship the "Aqua Buddha."
Democratic tactics extend to dirty tricks. Pennsylvania Democratic congressional nominee Bryan Lentz on Tuesday admitted to helping place an unserious Tea Party candidate on the ballot to siphon votes from GOP nominee Pat Meehan in their tight race.
Congress invites a comedian like Stephen Colbert to testify; the president plans to tarnish his high office by appearing on Comedy Central. With no winning issues to run on, Democrats seem to have embraced the politics of the absurd.