Jackasses In The (Broken) Promised Land

WarningThe traditional Democratic Party was hijacked** by socialist ideologues during the McGovern campaign of 1972, and in all the time since, it hasn’t been right about anything.  Not one thing.  Large or small.  Nothing.  Yet supposedly intelligent Americans continue to vote for the pink Jackasses as if they knew the location to the Holy Grail.  Well, if they do, they’re keeping it a well guarded secret.  One thing’s for sure — it ain’t in Detroit. 

Democrats Motto**No We Can’t/Front Page Magazine

[] Party of Defeat opens with the Vietnam War-era hijacking of the Democratic Party by antiwar radicals, whose ultimate purpose wasn’t so much to end the war, but to discredit and weaken the political, social, and economic foundations of America. For the radical Left, then and now, “no longer regards itself as part of the nation,” Horowitz and Johnson write. “This Left sees itself instead as part of an abstract ‘humanity,’ transcending national borders and patriotic allegiances, whose interests coincide with a worldwide radical cause.” As such, it must work against America’s interests and success, disguising its activity as “dissent” or a more general antiwar sentiment.

George McGovern, who captured the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1972, embodied the leftist vision of capitalist America as a malignant aggressor responsible for global suffering and oppression. Though Richard Nixon’s landslide victory over McGovern that year ratified most Americans’ rejection of the radical worldview, the Watergate scandal empowered a Democrat-controlled Congress to cease support for South Vietnam and to eviscerate our intelligence agencies. Nixon’s political disgrace also made possible the election of Jimmy Carter, who largely shared the left’s view of a dysfunctional America. Carter, Horowitz and Johnson charge, “cut back America’s military defenses, hamstrung America’s intelligence agencies, and weakened the nation’s resolve.” And Carter abandoned the Shah of Iran, whose overthrow by radical Islamists in 1979, followed by the kidnapping of American diplomatic personnel, marked the first jihadist challenge to America.

 Carter’s ineffectual response to this attack invited more, particularly in the 1990s during the presidency of Bill Clinton. Clinton, a much shrewder politician than Carter, understood that appearing weak on national defense was political suicide after the success of Ronald Reagan, whose strengthening of America’s military helped bring down the Soviet Union. Yet for all of his cruise-missile bluster, Clinton still endorsed the fundamental hostility to the military and indifference to national defense that now seem part of the Democrats’ political DNA.

 During his tenure, “the analytical and operations branches of the CIA were cut by 30 percent,” the authors point out. Under Clinton, further, “the agency drastically reduced its recruitment of new case officers . . . and closed bases, including the station in Hamburg, where Mohammed Atta’s cell planned 9-11.” The cuts also led to a decline of agents in key Muslim countries. And Clinton “raised the wall between the FBI and the CIA higher than before, which fatally obstructed the efforts to capture the 9-11 plotters,” Horowitz and Johnson report. “As commander-in-chief [Clinton] was generally AWOL on the battlefront with the global Islamic jihad.”

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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7 Responses to Jackasses In The (Broken) Promised Land

  1. When all America is Detroit, their job will be done. Some folks just set really low goals for themselves.

  2. Bob Mack says:

    THE GENIUS OF DEMOCRAT RULE: Illinois State Legislator Demands Military Occupation of Chicago
    Perhaps we need a phrase to describe the decay of a city that suffers through decades of unchecked Democrat rule. Call it “The Detroit Effect”, which Chicago is now experiencing as it follows the Motor City into the fiscal cesspool.

  3. TexasFred says:

    Short of OPEN REVOLUTION, Conservatives against RINOs and Libtards, I see nothing changing… We can’t take them at the polls, not with all the FREE stuff Obama promises, they are moochers and slugs, and Obama is *their guy*…

  4. Matt says:

    These are all resultts of the long march through the institutions. Too many useful idiots that serve the enemy, and have no idea.

  5. AFVet says:

    And the pendulum continues to swing wildly back and forth.
    One can only hope that there is enough intelligence in the populace to slow the speed of the swing to give the Country time to recover from the devastating effects of liberal rule and the infiltration of communistic theories that threaten to destroy the finest Country that has ever existed.
    The fools that re-elected the Obama regime have slowed the pendulum, but has not stopped it.
    It will swing back to the point at which some people will realize how far we have strayed from the principles the Constitution delineated, however, with the entrenched regulations already in place, it could take years to restore the freedoms that built the finest capitalistic system that proved to be the engine that built this Country and make it the envy of the rest of the world.

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