Democrats keep grasping
Welcome to yet another semester of brilliant
patriotic rhetoric and conservative commentary. Today's focus is on the
recent collapse of
Houston-based energy giant Enron, the
political ramifications of that collapse and the potential renaming of
our brand-new baseball facility.
Why is this important, considering the
current state of crisis in the world? Well, it's really not.
Sure, a few thousand of our friends and
neighbors lost their jobs as a result of the complete and total stupidity
of the company's upper-level
management. Sure, those people are stuck
in the unemployment line with virtually no retirement money set aside.
Still, there are more pressing
matters, though it is regretful those
must come at the expense of the employees treated so terribly by Enron
CEO Ken Lay and others.
There is a war on, after all. Currently,
thousands of American citizens have placed themselves in harm's way hunting
down Osama bin Laden
and other members of al-Qaida. Thanks
to his brilliant leadership through these trying and unprecedented times,
Republican President Bush
enjoys approval ratings approaching 90
percent. In an election year, that spells trouble for the Democrats.
They know that, as far as the war is concerned,
Bush is untouchable. Therefore, they've got to find something else to try
to drag down his
popularity so their party stands a chance
in the midterm elections. The liberals, under the leadership of Tom Daschle
(D-S.D.), see the economic
state of the nation as the president's
weakness. In particular, they are trying to blame the recent economic downturn
on Bush's marvelous $1.3
trillion tax cut.
But in the time since good economic records
have been kept (and I researched the topic thoroughly), no recession has
ever been "caused" by a
tax cut. However, several recessions were
cut short by lower taxes.
But the best thing the liberals have come
up with yet was broadcast on CNN last week. The reporter was talking about
the potential involvement
of the White House in Enron's collapse,
and was throwing words like "scandal" into his report, implying that Bush
acted illegally in an attempt to
destroy Enron. The caption underneath
this reporter read "Enron-gate."
Come on, now. Enron-gate? Who makes this
stuff up, anyway? CNN has finally lost all credibility with me. As the
spearhead of the liberal press,
it has done nothing in the last year except
try to belittle President Bush.
For example, on Sept. 11, CNN was the first
network wondering why Bush wasn't in Washington "where he belonged." Never
mind that the
nation was under attack.
In short, ladies and gentlemen, what we
have here is a Democratic Party on the verge of defeat. Liberals everywhere
do nothing but show
complete contempt for intelligent people.
They want you to believe higher taxes will stimulate the economy. They
want you to believe the
solution to any problem is to throw enough
money at it. And now, people like Daschle and Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.)
want you to believe that
Bush caused the collapse of Enron and
put thousands of Texans out of work.
I honestly hope all of you are smart enough
to see that a desperate Democratic Party will stop at nothing to hack away
at Bush's popularity.
Personally, I think Enron Field should
be renamed "Bush Field." God bless America.