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Friday, August 11, 2006


"When Donkeys Turn into One-Trick Ponies

Haven't seen it better stated than this.


"When Donkeys Turn into One-Trick Ponies
By Frank Salvato Commentary
August 11, 2006

" While the circumstances surrounding the August 9 primary elections in Georgia and Connecticut were quite notable in and of themselves, the more publicized of the two -- the race between Ned Lamont and Sen. Joseph Lieberman in Connecticut -- exposed a cancerous vulnerability within the Democratic Party.

More a hostile takeover than an ideological revolution, the anti-war left, backed by big money progressive operatives, has made its move to take control of the party. Should rank-and-file Democrats allow this to happen, it could be disastrous for them and for the country.

No doubt, many in the Democratic Party aren't weeping over the defeat of progressive-leftist Cynthia McKinney. It's likelier that countless numbers of them, especially those elected to office, are relieved by the fact McKinney has to pack her boxing gloves for her trip back to Georgia, closing the book -- again -- on an embarrassing chapter in Democratic politics.

It is safe to assume, however, that McKinney will be just fine in the private sector. We shouldn't be surprised if she turns up on's version of "The View" along side Cindy Sheehan, Susan Sarandon and Cher, tossing vitriol at anyone who doesn't "testify" in agreement with their socialist leanings.

No, the primary results that should send shivers down the spines of every rational thinking American, Republican and Democrat, Independent and Libertarian, are the ones that saw the Democratic Party of Connecticut abandon Joe Lieberman, the National Democratic Party's vice presidential candidate in 2000, for an unknown, one-trick pony, anti-war candidate, Ned Lamont.

In a recent interview with Greg Allen on The Right Balance radio program, former New York Mayor Ed Koch stated his fear that the McGovern wing of the Democratic Party was "seeking to take over the party again." He further lamented that this move would cost Democrats their chance of capturing the House and/or the Senate in the upcoming mid-term elections.

Mayor Koch went on to say that he has reached out to Sen. Lieberman's campaign offering to do "as much as [he] can to get Joe Lieberman elected as an independent Democrat in the General Election."

While the chances are very good that Joe Lieberman will win as a third-party Independent candidate, there is most certainly a stench in the political wind, and that stench emanates from the rotting of the Democratic Party.

Once considered by many to be the party of the working man, the Democratic Party has turned into a conglomeration of special interest groups that makes K Street in Washington DC look like fraternity row at Faber College in the National Lampoon movie, Animal House.

From NOW to ANSWER, ACORN to ELF, and NAMBLA to GLSEN; where yesterday saw Harry Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and yes, Joseph Lieberman, as the standard-bearers of the Democratic Party, today they stand on the brink of heaping legitimacy on Michael Moore, Ward Churchill and Ted Rall; all of them anti-American, pro-Socialist and pathetically self-absorbed.

Perhaps the most pitiable aspect of this situation is the fact that the anti-war left can't recognize they are being used as pawns by those who count themselves among the "progressive" elitist class.

Where those of the anti-war left are singularly engaged against the necessary actions being undertaken in the global war against radical Islamist terrorism, quasi-socialists the likes of Peter Lewis and George Soros, progressive elitists whose only goal is the consolidation of power, lurk clandestinely behind the scenes funneling money to progressive candidates who share their vision of a one world order, a globalist doctrine and a lesser role for the United States in the world.

By donning the clothing of the "sheeple," these deceptive "wolves," by parroting the rhetoric of the anti-war movement, incite the na/'efve to cast their ballots for "change," doing so by pandering to their championed cause.

It has never been intelligent to vote for a one-issue "change" candidate. The elections of one-trick ponies in 1976 and 1992 saw our country diminished as a result. The inaction of Jimmy Carter in 1979 to quell the birth of the radical Islamist revolution in Iran has led us to the doorstep of Armageddon while the cowardice of Bill Clinton in Somalia empowered those who would pull the nuclear trigger.

In the end, the transformation of the donkey to one-trick pony, the hostile take-over of the Democratic Party by progressive elitists, stands as testimony to our own apathy and indifference. Where newly born democracies witness voter turnouts in the 90% range, we here in the United States are overjoyed with a voter turnout that breaks 50%. The cherished right of self-governance, born of the blood of patriots, cast aside by almost half of the American people because they simply can't be bothered.

If more of the American public took time to live up to the Constitutional obligation of civic responsibility, to explore for themselves the facts of the issues instead of abdicating that responsibility to an agenda-driven media and to investigate just who is soliciting our votes, perhaps we wouldn't be facing the possible downfall of a political party.

Then again, there is a game on tonight, isn't there. "

(Note: Since the writing of this article, British Authorities disrupted a terrorist plot to bomb multiple airliners causing a loss of life on parallel with the events of September 11th , 2001. This stands as a perfect example why one-trick pony, anti-war candidates stand as a direct threat to the safety of our nation and the world.) "

(Frank Salvato is managing editor of The New Media "
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