Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dreams Of Their Fathers

The Dreams of Their Fathers

The Glory Days for the Democrats are the 1960’s. During that time they were protesting the War in Vietnam. Jane Fonda and friends made a trip to the country we were at war with and denounced America, and praised our enemies. Others were spitting on returning soldiers, throwing blood on them, burning flags, backing people that robbed from the rich, blew up things, and on and on. Then there was Watergate and President Nixon resigning from office for the good of the country. Well they succeeded and we remember the scene from the top of the Embassy as the helicopter left with people (our allies that we promised to protect) hanging and falling off of it, then later into enemy hands. John McCain has some idea of how they were treated and probably still are.

Well, I’ll give them credit they did get a president elected, the youngest president ever, good looking and smooth talking. The Europeans loved that president, and his wife. Good thing they controlled Chicago politics run by Mayor Daly, now he was a real “community organizer“. That was the closest election ever up to that point. Well he won. He went on to get us up to our necks in Vietnam. His successor pushed us in lock stock and barrel.

That young president was dashing, in his looks and foreign policy. Looks wise, he tried dashing to bed with the Blond Bombshell of the day of the silver screen. Hope he succeeded as the embarrassment would have been too much. Foreign Policy wise, he tried dashing into Cuba because he didn’t like their leader, expected the people to rise up and help, they didn’t and as the troops were being slaughtered on the beach, that “Dashing” president withdrew the promised air cover, as he didn’t want to be embarrassed. The media promptly called him courageous then put Jackie on the cover of Life. After all, I mean the poor guy had to learn foreign policy somehow. A few troops dead on the beech of some 3rd world country was a small price to pay.

Later due to that failure and lack of courage, the leader of the USSR thought he could put nuclear tipped nuclear missiles on that same 3rd world country 90 miles from our shores. That along with some more “dashing” brought us to the brink of nuclear war. The nearest to nuclear Armageddon we have ever been before or since. Good thing that Russian leader had the good sense to back down or we may have “Dashed” into nuclear war. Can you imagine the embarrassment of our president having to back down? The media then put his picture on the cover of Life to let the world know how brave he was.

Well we’ve come a long way. Since that President’s sad, sickening, heart stopping, and grievous death at the hands of a whacko. A future president through tough negotiations from an increasingly strong position without any “Dashing” defeated The USSR which is now only Russia a shell of the country it used to be. Not a shot was fired. The media tried not to notice, at least Life Magazine was going out of business and It‘s cover didn‘t matter much anymore, anyway he didn’t make any covers, but the new Russian president did because he had the courage to back down, (go figure) and well I forget the exact words of the praise heaped upon the Russian. I remember better the media and their bitterness at our president claiming we would be better served if that president would care more about Americans and was too “embroiled” in foreign affairs.

Well if you think that not much has changed, you are close to being right. However there are a few differences. Our new young “Dasher” is loved by Europe, except his policy of “Change” I guess requires that his wife to be put in the background. Better to be seen with our own Barbie Doll anchor.

Another change is that our current conflict is being won and our “Dasher” after saying we should get out immediately then the “Surge” won’t work then we should get out in 16 months and keep some troops there too -- I guess he finally confused himself and decided that he should actually go there and see the generals and troops and see what is really going on. Maybe he could salvage some bits an pieces of his other waffles and make a new one. Now he has decided that the whole Iraq thing isn’t important and that we should be “dashing” into Afghanistan, because that is where he thinks the real enemy is. After all he as a Democrat should know because that is where another Democratic President let the enemy escape to. But maybe our new “Dashing” Democrat didn’t notice as he was too busy “Dashing” around being a “community organizer” in Chicago. Important that work is because one never knows when the next tight election might roll around. Too bad he was still in high school probably “Dashing” after cheerleaders, when Algore lost that last close one. I think looking back, Algore the “Plodder” could have used a lesson on “Dashing” from the presumptive “ONE”.

I shouldn’t be too surprised that the facts and issues don’t seem to get much play in the Media. After all this is a new time, they are busy rewriting New dreams as fathers do to pass on their own. If we look at the past none of the dreams need do with facts. To paraphrase Tina, “What’s Facts Got To Do With IT?”

One thing to ponder. As McCain rolls through the heathen country side meeting the “clingy” people in town halls, he is gathering votes and offering common sense solutions to problems, not so “Dashing” perhaps and won’t sell newspapers (at least the ones still hanging on) ; but convincing to the one’s who can’t afford gas for their car to get to work. I Do remember an old headline from back in the day, about an old honest hard working common sense guy from the “show me” state in the middle of America. Hopefully John is taking a lesson from that Democrat. That was a Chicago headline. I guess the “community organizers” of the day goofed .


That headline has been used to underscore that come election time more people than the media and the power elites vote. The other voters still use common sense in their thought processes and their votes have equal weight as any highbrow. The fact of votes and their number is still important. The unreality of that headline and the fact that Truman quietly beat Dewey, are what makes up the “Dreams of My Fathers”.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

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