Monday, October 25, 2004

throwing down the gauntlet

The Democrats seem to be throwing down the gauntlet over this election. They are indicating that they will refuse to accept any outcome except Kerry for president. They are threatening to do whatever it takes to make that outcome happen.

Is this part of their strategy of intimidation? Are they hoping that just the fear of another four years of Democrat viciousness will intimidate voters into voting for them? Or are they really willing to tear this country apart over who is going to be in charge? I suspect it's a little of both.

The last time we had this kind of political hatred in the country there were assassinations, riots, and bombings. Democrats like to say that the era of political hatred started with Clinton. They must all be teenagers or they would remember the hatred for Ronald Reagan and the assassination attempts, the hatred over the Vietnam war that led to riots and home-grown terrorists, the hatred over integration that lead to riots, calling out the national guard and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

And in every one of those situations, the violent people were either Democrats or on the same side as the Democrats. The hatred for Clinton was a pale thing by comparison. No one tried or ever threatened to subvert democracy with violence over Clinton.

Democrats have been tearing this country apart with violence and threats of violence since the Civil War. I thought they had outgrown it, but this election has shown me how naive I was.

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