Unfortunately, I fear that the defeat of this bill plays into the hands of the radical Leftist wing of the Democrat party, a wing which has grown larger, angrier, and more radical over the past 8 years of their humiliation. Now, as they blame "free market failures" for the catastrophe wrought by *their own failed multi-culti/socialist policies*, they seek to expand and deepen these mistakes, regardless of the damage they do to the country. Today's record drop on Wall Street, blamed entirely on Republicans by the MSM - is hardly the limit of what they are willing to do. (Much more, for the interested, on my blog.
Does anyone honestly think that the Democrat plan is really just to give money to save private enterprises? Come on. Listen to what they say, openly, even now. Marx said that the first step towards Communism "is to raise the proletariat [modern Leftist translation: the elite Leftist bien pessant] to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy." First you take the elections - under cover, and, with ACORN and the NAACP's help: by any means necessary - then you tear down the "imperialist" free market economy. They have the House and the Senate, and the White House is nearly in the grasp of the closet radical Obama, and his openly anti-American, pro-Communist supporters. Already, supposedly mainstream "liberal" economists are discussing nationalizing the entire financial sector. Why bother raising taxes when you can just take over all the banks?
Ninety-plus of the most extreme Leftist Democrats in Congress voted against this bill. Now they have the upper hand. Any bill still has to get through the Senate, and the President (who sometimes remembers he is a Republican), slo we won't see the worst for a few months yet. But if Ayers' great comrade Obama takes the White House, the Socialist, or even - this seems extreme, but I use this word advisedly - Communist program of the "moderate" Democrats will be pushed far, far beyond anything which timid, establishment conservatives dare to imagine.
Sorry for the long post - I'm normally not so wordy - but it is terribly important for we conservatives to understand the big picture here. These people have been seething from their defeats when Bush and the Republicans were strong, and have grown terribly bitter, radical, and unhinged. I've been watching politics, and involved in politics, for well over 20 years, and I've seen a lot of moonbat Leftist nonsense in my day. But I can't recall anytime when so many people, so radical, so angry, and completely without principle, have been so close to the highest power in the land. The MSM is oblivious, by choice, but it seems that far, far too many conservatives are unable or unwilling to see what is happening right in front of them. We've only got a few weeks to head off this catastrophe. we can't do it with our heads in the sand.
It is frustrating reading conservative blogs and newspapers, and listening to conservative radio, these days. They have all the pieces, but they can't put the puzzle together. We have lost our sense of purpose, and we can't see the stakes of the game we are in. America, as we know it, is at risk. Our most dangerous enemy is not in the Middle East - those people are hopelessly backwards and content to blow each other up, and can never truly challenge our military, economic, spiritual, or cultural superiority. Our deadliest enemy is right here at home. "As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide," said Abraham Lincoln. If we hand the White House to Obama in 2008, we will have helped to murder the free market and personal responsibility and freedom bequeathed to us by our forefathers.
On the bright side, while McCain is the ultimate unprincipled MSM-lapdog RINO, Sarah Palin may be the most perfect conservative candidate since Ronald Reagan. (And, no offense to the Gipper, but she's easier on the eyes, too!) I must believe she can rally us to victory. Nothing is over until we are dead, but the damage Obama and the Democrats plan to do on every front could take generations to undo. We must be strong. We must fight.