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Joy and Sorrow, Celebration and Protest
Our beloved president is sworn in today for his second term, with a firm mandate, increased Congressional representation, command of more state governorships and legislatures, and strong popular support. At the same time, the elite left treats this inauguration as a day of mourning and sorrow. They organize protests, something virtually unheard of for a Presidential re-inauguration. During the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes, they objected to the results of Ohio, not because of any real problem in the voting, but instead to vent anger and protest at the non-existent injustices of the election process. I have personally been to many message boards where people genuinely hate our president personally, and buy into the extreme left propaganda hook, line and sinker.
"I congratulate the conservative scions of talk radio and the media. They have been uniformly magnanimous in victory."
I congratulate the conservative scions of talk radio and the media. They have been uniformly magnanimous in victory. No raspberries with wiggling fingers about the head; no attempts to punish the left; no angry diatribes even while the left-controlled media has been in high gear. Kudos to one and all.
As to the left, the immature crybaby syndrome continues. The same people who called all Bush voters "dumb" and advocated secession of blue states from the union also floated conspiracy theories that suggested that the election victory was a cheat. They were out in force in the Senate, in sites like "truthout.org," and in other places. They are doing all they can to de-mandate our President, and to de-legitimize our strong victory. Ted Kennedy is in denial, saying that, although his party lost both the white house and congressional delegation size, he speaks for the majority when he pleads for larger and more intrusive government in our lives. The extreme atheists have repeatedly sued to try to excise all mention of God from the inaugural ceremonies; the courts have wisely declined to indulge their demands.
"The extreme rhetoric of the left is, of course, their constitutional right. But, it is our right to point up the logical fallacies and factual baselessness of their arguments."
The extreme rhetoric of the left is, of course, their constitutional right. But, it is our right to point up the logical fallacies and factual baselessness of their arguments. It is baseless to argue that the GOP stole the election; the facts give lie to the accusation. It is baseless to argue that the Social Security reform our President sponsors will cause retirement ages to go up, benefits to go down, or cause tax hikes or skyrocketing national debt. The facts and previous experience with the Congresspeople and federal employees who have opted themselves out of Social Security telegraph that benefits will skyrocket, the investment in our economy will cause a boom, and the resulting revenue hikes will erase the deficits and pay down the debt. It is baseless to say the economy is ailing as unemployment is down, tax revenues, even after the tax cut, are up, the deficit is down and even today, leading economic indicators continue to skyrocket. It is baseless to say that this country is in decay as we decide to be self-sufficient, take command in the war on terrorism and protect ourselves without sacrificing liberty in any way.
But yet, these people protest, as is their right. We note that we think that such protests are immature sore-loserism and the death throes of a rejected ideology. We also note that this is indeed a wonderful time in our country, the springtime of the GOP. The elite lefties are in mourning over the peopleís rejection of their ideology; the death of their dreams of tyranny of the purse strings.
But among the protests, and the retorts, the sorrow, and the grief, the mourning and the scorn, today is a wonderful day for the country. The will of the people that freely elected our president is being realized.