A.J. DiCintio
Responding to cowardly, shameless Democrats
By A.J. DiCintio
January 23, 2010

Suppose that a gang of thieves who had a long record of physically harming their victims not just by robbing them of their money and precious keepsakes but their peace of mind were caught by police just as they were about to enter your home through a back door.

Suppose that upon their arraignment, the gang argued they ought to suffer not a single consequence for the attempted break-in or other illegal acts they committed because they were prepared to acknowledge they had not "listened" to society and to affirm their dedication to a new, acceptable standard of behavior which, among other admirable characteristics, exhibits exquisite listening skills.

Finally, suppose that the gang then turned to you, your family, and your neighbors, fervently gushing words, words, words not only about their profound awakening but, incredibly, their sincerely held desire to serve as the community's most important leaders.

How would you react?

Of course, that's a perfect rhetorical question.

But why do I pose it today?

Well, because since Massachusetts voters once again fired a shot heard round the world, a number of important Democrats have scrambled out of their Capitol holes like confused January whistle pigs (groundhogs), ostensibly to inform us about their newfound attitude toward heeding the citizenry but actually to expediently disassociate themselves from the Democratic Gang.

Think, for instance, of "common sense centrist" Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), who bemoaned the fact that Democratic Lefties have pushed the Party too far left, thus frightening off moderate and independent voters by the millions.

In fact, Bayh pretended to be so upset about this foolishly dogmatic leftist shove — in particular with respect to the Obama/Pelosi/Reid healthcare bill — that (without mentioning even one Lefty by name) he whistled the following warning:

If you lose Massachusetts and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up.

Or take note of Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), who was moved to purse his lips and whistle this prescription for a disease afflicting Washington, specifically, the illness that is the lack of "openness and integrity of our government process," a malady, he begs us to believe, completely unknown to him before the Massachusetts vote:

It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.

Now, consider that nearly the entire national media (Sean Hannity excepted) reported this contemptible blubbering without a bit of context or comment as if Bayh and Webb had been fighting a principled, damn-the-consequences battle against Obamacare from the day Democratic politicians and operatives began to concoct the 2,000 page abomination behind closed White House and Capitol doors.

Ironically, that's how most of the media carried out its duty to the nation, despite the incontrovertible fact that the Senators, along with every other Democratic Senator and virtually all House Democrats, voted to smother the American people with the raping incubus called Obamacare.

And despite the fact that they cast their votes knowing full well —

. . . That the bill lays the lion's share of its cost upon senior citizens, through a $400 billion cut in Medicare

. . . That to fund its Medicaid requirements, the bill forces states, all of which are already financially strapped, to significantly raise taxes that fall on the backs of all taxpayers: the wealthy, the middle class, and even, in the case of sales taxes, the poor

. . . That like the stimulus bill and virtually every other piece of legislation passed by this "Democratic Congress of Change," the healthcare bill is stuffed with a thousand tons of the ugliest kind of pork

. . . That the ideologically driven bill enormously increases the size, cost, and power of the Federal Government, not just though the creation of a vast, new medical bureaucracy but a myriad other bureaucracies that would, for example, regulate "diversity hiring" in healthcare

. . . That to get the bill approved, Obama and Democratic leaders agreed upon hundreds of special payoffs, the most famous of which are the bribes paid to Senators Landrieu and Nelson, who perversely put the honest citizens of Louisiana and Nebraska on Federal welfare, the cost to be borne by citizens who reside in "non-special" states

. . . That from its inception, Obamacare was never intended to "reform" healthcare but to replace the American healthcare system with a structure that feeds the unmitigated lust of the Leftist Political Class for wielding power at the level of government most remote from "We the People."

Yes, Bayh, Webb, et al. were totally aware of all of that and more.

Yet they resolutely supported Obamacare, uttering not a peep (much less casting a negative vote) against it, therefore demonstrating a perfect willingness to see the abomination yoked around the necks and hearts of the American people.

Which brings us back to the response we would give to the pleas of the despicable gang mentioned at the outset of this piece, for it reminds us of this:

Real Common Sense demands that, using Election Day as our megaphone, we shout the same angry, determined, long-memoried roar to Washington's cowardly, power loving, stunningly shameless Democrats.

© A.J. DiCintio


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A.J. DiCintio

A.J. DiCintio posts regularly at RenewAmerica and YourNews.com. He first exercised his polemical skills arguing with friends on the street corners of the working class neighborhood where he grew up. Retired from teaching, he now applies those skills, somewhat honed and polished by experience, to social/political affairs.


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