Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Cancer on the Democratic Party

One bright side to John McCain's loss this month is that Michael Goldfarb, who left the Weekly Standard to join the campaign as a media spokesman, is back at the magazine hashing out some penetrating analysis.

Goldfarb provides the best explanation to the left's Lieberman derangement yet. There's a cancer metastasizing at the base:

What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

This is precisely what the Democratic party achieved with Barack Obama’s historic victory on November 4. The Democrats increased their majorities in both the House and Senate while eliminating anything even resembling a functioning opposition. Those Republicans that survived the massacre are exhausted, scattered and foraging for scraps. It was a bloodbath, and one that should have satiated the blood lust of even the most committed Democratic partisans. Yet some Democrats can’t seem to accept a complete and total victory -- they want to round up the wounded and execute them. Joe Lieberman’s name is at the top of their list ....

The Democratic party and the left won a stunning victory in this election, and while they should be savoring it (and most are) a few are busy trying to settle old scores. It’s pathetic, but it’s also cause for some optimism: these people are a cancer on the Democratic party that even a landslide victory couldn't cure.
Unfortunately, the nihilist left is a cancer on American life altogether.


Anonymous said...

I think there's a good reason you're an ASSOCIATE prof... But you can blame it on some vast left wing conspiracy when you never get tenure. "Pro-victory" my ass. If you really cared for our fighting men and women you'd stop and THINK about them sometimes instead of just hiding behind your machismo nationalism.