Thursday, July 15, 2004

Bush Hatred Clouds Logic

Clearly there is a lot of naked hatred of George W. Bush afoot, hatred that fouls our national debate. It is almost impossible to discuss politics anymore with anyone who is a determined democrat voter. Actor and Democrat Ron Silver appeared on the O'Reilly Factor last Tuesday and called remarks at a recent fundraiser for John Kerry, especially by Whoopi Goldberg, "an obsessive demeaning caricature of the President..." Silver related how people in his industry harbor a hatred of Bush that is so extreme that it is only safe, in industry circles, to be on the hate-Bush bandwagon, or to risk being ostracised. Silver added, "It's really blinded them to have any sort of honest conversation, a compromise, or discussion about the issues." And that's just show business.

What Silver went on to say is that this poisonous atmosphere among many of those on the left has occluded the fact that Bush is a classical liberal on the level of Wilson, FDR, Truman, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Leftists will not even discuss this. On the same note, feminists turn their eyes away from the real advances in the rights and position of women that Bush has made possible, in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as much of the rest of the world.

But the strangest case of this phenomenon is among the African-Americans. No president in history has taken blacks so seriously, or appointed them to such high offices. Need I say Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, and two cabinet positions? Yet he can get no traction at all from ninety percent of American black voters. Even in this population, which has been so ill-served by its leaders, one would think that more than ten percent would see beyond the lies. Yet this has not happened. But the most interesting thing about this phenomenon is that it does not work. The blacks, who have given such overwhelming fealty to the donkey party, gets nothing from them in return. Kerry, who expects ninety percent of their votes, has the whitest staff of any candidate since Goldwater. Under a Kerry presidency, they would be lucky to see a black secretary of correspondence. At least the feminists can expect to see some positions given to women, since, as a kept man with a pre-nup, JFKs wife has a greater than average amount of power over her man. But the blacks? He will give them nothing. Wait - Clinton, the self-proclaimed "first black president,"gave them nothing. Kerry will give them less.