Someone once said “Our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized.”
Congressional Democrats have had this certain air about them for some time. They believed their greatest hopes of regaining power would come to fruition in November’s mid-term elections.
Amazingly, they seemed convinced that recapturing control of Congress would happen without an actual agenda.
-First they were going to ride the indictment of House majority leader Tom DeLay as a way to regain power. They were even going to use his mugshot as the poster for the Republicans and their “Culture of Corruption.”
-Another bullet in the chamber was the sinking public opinion of the Iraq war. This has been an issue the liberal Democrats will shamelessly demagogue at the drop of a hat. As long as the deaths of American soldiers continued, the Dems figured it was another step closer to power.
-But the piece de resistance? The sight of top White House aide Karl Rove being escorted out of the White House in handcuffs. This was to occur because of Rove’s alleged role in the leaking of a CIA officer’s identity.
As it turns out, the liberal’s worst fears are being realized.
DeLay? He gave a nice big smile for his picture. It was almost as if he were taunting his detractors. As of this post, DeLay has still not been convicted of anything.
Iraq? Al-Qaida’s chief insurgent, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is now taking a dirt nap. He’s pushing up daisies. Yes, he’s maggot fodder. No word on how many of the Congressional Democrats will be making an appearance at the funeral. They will in all likelihood be wearing black on that day, regardless of their attendance.
Rove? In gleeful anticipation of indictments being handed down by special prosecuter Patrick Fitzgerald, many libs coined the word “Fitzmas.” This described the cheerful atmosphere of Democrats possibly regaining control of Congress once the Bush staffers were indicted. Upon Rove being cleared of all charges, the liberals received the proverbial lump of coal.
What do ya think, Karl? Can the Democrats overcome their worst fears by coming up with an actual agenda and regaining control of Congress?
I had the same reaction to that question myself.