April 19, 2007

"It's over. America lost"

Harry Reid : "What is our aim? Defeat at all costs and in spite of all terrors; defeat, however long and hard the road may be, for without defeat there is no victory for the Democrats. Saddam's dead, we lost. Saddam's not around to buy nukes to deter Iranian nukes; we lost. His sons are dead, we lost. There's an elected government in Iraq; we lost. US casualties are tiny in relation to past wars and present stakes; we lost. Terrorism is being fought oceans away from America; we lost. Or rather you lost, he lost, they lost, America lost, we won. Oh and we support the troops. Bring those children home; they lost. Don't take this as a come-on to terrorists and Iran; we lost anyway. Well, America lost, the Democrats won. How dare you question my patriotism."

The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offence is punished with death.

Aborting Roe v Wade

Outside the Supreme Court nobody in America sincerely argues that Roe v Wade is good law as opposed to a desired outcome. Not liberal lawyers, not Justice Blackmun's doting clerk, not Jane Roe, nobody. Shouldn't that lead to something apart from killing 4,000 foetuses each day ?

Blogging for history

The Swift Boat Veterans ads against John Kerry were devastating - short,sweet,direct,irrefutable. Liberal iconography represents the SBV's as discredited. It's a big lie, but liberals are effective as a swarm. One of them states the lie, another takes it as a given and you need a disciplined effort to assemble the refutation, which you doubt will be accepted since liberals do not argue in good faith to establish how things are. They argue in bad faith to establish that things are as they want them to seem to be. (We need new words for Conservative and Liberal..Realist and Fabulist? Neocon and Neoconman? Babyhugger and Babycrusher?)

John Hinderaker of Powerline has assembled an efficient refutation in a single post. It's short enough and long enough and relevant enough to show in one place the truth of the SBV campaign and to discredit the meme that it's been discredited. The LSM is a numerous, agile, motivated swarm. If they say black is white and swarm over the shades of gray for imputed inconsistencies in the idea that black is black, then it takes an accurate, elegant mind to shove the big lie back down their throats.

Aborting abortion

Far more important than gun control is abortion control. Today the Supreme Court issued its first ruling against abortion in 35 years by holding that a law banning partial birth abortion is constitutional. Or, to speak plainly, it's now ok to prohibit inducing a baby to be partially born then crushing its skull to kill it. That's pretty controversial. Clinton, Barack and Edwards are vehemently opposed to the ruling. The Republicans are pro, even Giuliani who said in 2000 that he would not vote to oppose a woman's right to undergo the procedure (as tho the mother's head gets crushed and her brains sucked out). Of course the Democrats could try Democracy to overturn the ban, but how preferable it is that society should be dismembered by tenured judges.

To paraphrase Lincoln "If partial birth abortion is not wrong, nothing is wrong."