Democrats Behave Like Sunni Insurgents
Don’t look at me, I didn’t say it. But Michael Reagan sure did in his latest column at Human Events:
I’ve been wondering why there is something familiar about the behavior of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq, and suddenly it dawned on me that we have our own similar insurgency right here at home — it is called the Democrat Party.
Think about it. Both are operating under the same motivation — an unrequited lust for lost power. And both will do just about anything to retrieve it.
Remember, under Saddam Hussein’s long rule, his fellow Sunnis — a distinct minority in a nation with a vast Shiite majority — were the kings of the hill — and incredibly cruel monarchs to boot.
Saddam may have ordered the atrocities, but it was the Sunnis who carried them out, torturing, beheading and otherwise brutalizing the Shia and the Kurds and looting the nation’s treasure.
They were very well compensated for their services — and since being ousted by the U.S. invasion and the deposing of their benefactor they have been unable to accept their current powerlessness. They are, as the liberals like to say, “in denial.” They just can’t live with their loss of authority and act as if they can somehow regain what they lost by mounting an insurgency against the new Iraqi government.
It’s a case of “anything goes,” as demonstrated by their recent idol, the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Killing their fellow Iraqis — including women and children — by the hundreds, destroying the infrastructure, and depriving their fellow Iraqis of electricity, water and income from oil are all acceptable methods of expressing their lust for power.
What it all comes down to is a willingness to tear down their own house if they can’t assert absolute ownership of the premises. It’s what is known as a “rule or ruin” strategy.
Here in America we have a similar situation — a political party that for years dominated Capitol Hill. They ruled the roost for so long that they began to believe they had some divine right to control the House and Senate.
Read the rest if you so choose, but I imagine you get the drift. What’s interesting though is that Reagan mysteriously omits all that bombing and murdering stuff that kind of defines the Sunni insurgents and is conspicuously absent among the Democrat “insurgency” here at home. I’d say that’s a rather important distinction, wouldn’t you?
Regardless, I don’t think Reagan was concerned with being subtle when he wrote this column. It’s yet another example of rhetoric on crack so vicious that it makes the rest of us reasonable conservatives look bad by association. And to be frank, it screams of, “Gimme gimme gimme some of Ann’s spotlight!” This crap needs to stop.