Are you sick and tired of hearing
Ted Kennedy fill the airwaves
with his vile lies about our country's foreign policy?
Are you frustrated by the unchallenged accusations of the ten
small-minded Democrat presidential wannabes, crisscrossing Iowa
and New Hampshire, running off at the mouth about what a
"miserable failure" the war in Iraq has been?
Do you feel bewildered as you watch your president's approval
rating plummet as these people accuse him of having destroyed
more American jobs than any chief executive since Herbert
Do you yearn for a response from someone other than Rush
Limbaugh and Tom Delay?
Well, you are not alone. Many of us have become increasingly
bewildered at the lack of response from the
White House, the
Republican National Committee and the GOP leaders in Congress.
Bulbous, corrupt, old Teddy Kennedy, who long ago philandered
and perjured away his right to be taken seriously, last week
accused George W. Bush of deliberately lying to the American
people, the Congress and the world about the threat posed by
"It was all made up down in Texas!" Kennedy shrieked
hysterically. His performance was reminiscent of his diatribe on
the Senate floor sixteen years ago against Supreme Court nominee
The White House response? Mr. Bush was quoted as saying that the
senior senator from Massachusetts was being "uncivil". Take
that, Teddy! That should put you in your place.
In Iowa, the wannabes can be observed parading across the state,
spreading their anti-Bush propaganda with abandon, scratching
and clawing for position in the first-in-the-nation caucuses to
be held there in January. Senator Tom Harkin and Governor Tom Vilsack,
two of the most partisan Democrats in America, welcomed them all
recently for a steak fry, featuring another paragon of virtue,
Bill Clinton, as their revered main speaker. Clinton did not
disappoint, smiling and spreading the same kind of bilge he had
used so effectively in 1992 against the first Bush presidency.
In 1994, the GOP took control of both Houses of Congress for the
first time in forty years. That campaign, conceived in the mind
of Newt Gingrich and executed brilliantly through the use of the
"Contract with America", proved that while politics may be
local, it is possible to nationalize a congressional election by
putting forth an agenda that makes sense to the American people,
and then defending that agenda with everything in your political
But Democrats, who had run the show in Washington for as long as
anyone but Strom Thurmond could remember, never accepted the
idea that the American people really wanted them out of power. The 2000 presidential election debacle only confirmed this
notion in their minds.
Unfortunately, Republicans also seem to have bought into that
idea, as evidenced by the president's feeble attempts to court
favor with Democrats like Kennedy by caving in to their extreme
positions on such issues as education, Medicare and the
environment. Teddy's tirade is the thanks he gets for trying to
So where are the Republicans? As the wannabes traipse across
Iowa and New Hampshire spreading fear among the voters, pounding
Bush's poll numbers into the ground, where is the GOP response? Where are the veterans of the House and the Senate? Where is
Speaker Dennis Hastert? Where are John McCain, Orin Hatch, Chuck
Hagel and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist? Where is gentle old
Chuck Grassley, Iowa's revered senior senator?
Why are these leaders not speaking out? Why are they not taking
turns traveling across Iowa and New Hampshire, making the news,
refuting every lie told by Teddy and the wannabes? I don't know. They just don't seem to have the stomach for it.