Okay, this is a true shocker: Evan Bayh is not seeking re-election this fall. He was (almost certainly) going to win that seat, and he could have kept his power. But he walked away. Early reports (he’s not made his official announcement as I type this) are that he’s citing “excessive partisanship in Washington” as the main cause of his decision not to run for Senate for a third term. Okay, I admit it, I’m rather surprised by this. Perhaps I shouldn’t be. He is after all the same guy who warned the dems that they better pay attention to what happened in Massachusetts or ignore it at their own peril.
So here’s the question: do the dems in the party, the ones who are not foaming at the mouth loony tune radical progs wake up and smell the coffee? Or do they keep shielding the progs and go down with the ship? The dems don’t have long to make a decision, but if they don’t move to center and purge the progs, they are done. And I mean done. No more dems getting elected except in places like California and Massachusetts, and even there (and here), the voters are starting to wake up to the repercussions of a crazy quasi-socialist agenda. Witness the Brown election less than a month ago. The only hope for the survival of the democratic party is a return to the days of JFK liberalism. Anything short of that will not wash with us, the unwashed masses.
Some republicans and some democrats it would suddenly seem are getting it. Conservative values–general principles of governance more so than social values (we don’t hear much about social issues from the right, and that’s to the good)–are the order of the day, the decade, and I believe, the century. It will take that long to get things back on track here in America. More and more American youth are flocking to Islam, more and more are becoming radicalized either into terrorism, itself, or like BO working to destroy our country from within. Decades of anti-American brain-washing are bearing fruit, a foul fruit to be sure, but what do you expect when we’ve been teaching our kids to hate their own country, to feel shame for being an American? But the tides have turned, and we’re correcting course at last. Bayh’s announcement, to my mind, confirms this course correction as not even the election of Scott Brown could. Sure, Bayh initially supported Hillary for the 2008 nomination, but at the end, he said he’d run as BO’s VP; I thought he was probably a lost cause–one who had momentary moments of lucidity, as when he said that the Mass election was a “wake up call” and when he opposed cap and tax legislation.
Make no mistake, Bayh’s not going to shuffle off quietly into the private sector. No way. He’ll challenge BO for the dem nomination, and he may well win it. If they’re smart, he’ll win it. That’s the only chance, as things stand, for them to keep the White House in 2012: put a moderate, patriotic, stand-up man like Bayh in the running. He’ll appeal to indies and to the wo/man on the street, normal (i.e. non koolaid swilling, wondering what possessed them to vote for BO) liberal. Heck, he appeals to me, but that may be down to the fact that I believe just about anyone is better than BO. Bayh is, after all, a supporter of affirmative action; declared himself “agnostic” about the public option–before being “agnostic” was cool, or rather, made a scoffable offense by our Liar in Chief; and he’s got typical bassackward libbie ideas about illegals, entitlements, and education. But depending on whom we find to run on the republican side, he may well win the whole shebang in 2012.
Hear the bells, Donkeys, they’re tolling for you. Purge the progs and survive, or hang on to them, and go down for the count in November. And for all time in 2012.