Friday, April 20, 2007

i hate to say i told you so, but i told you so!

On November 16, 2006, "The Great and Wonderful Oz," AKA Hondo, said the following:

This is a fascinating article about the possibility of so-called "Blue Dog" Democrats (conservative Democrats) aligning themselves with the GOP on various issues in the 110th Congress. According to Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Fla., the Blue Dogs number 44 strong, or about 20% of the incoming Democratic majority. The Blue Dogs lean to the right on social issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and gun rights, and they are strongly conservative on fiscal issues such as balancing the budget and reducing the federal debt. The opinion expressed in the article is that these Blue Dogs will side with conservative Republicans on such issues and stall the progressive agenda outlined by the more liberal Democrats such as Charlie Rangel, John Murtha, and Nancy Pelosi.This is all very interesting, but I remain skeptical. Pelosi was unanimously voted into the Speaker's chair by her fellow Democrats. Pelosi contributed financially to all of the Blue Dog campaigns. She has authority over committee assignments. To my way of thinking, they are bought and paid for. I don't see any of them biting the hand that feeds them. As with all things, we shall see, but history shows that it is a rare politician, especially a Democrat politician, that operates out of principle and not out of blind political ambition.This article does, however, illustrate one very basic truth about politics. The Democrats who were swept into office to claim the majority ran, for the most part, on a conservative agenda. They ran to the right of many of their Republican opponents. They "out-righted" the right! The American voter will vote conservative every day of the week, and twice on Sunday, so the road back to the majority for the GOP is clear. Stop messing around, and get back to the basics of principled Reagan conservatism. Defeat the forces of liberalism that are currently such a cancer in the GOP ranks. Be true to the American people by being true to conservatism, and the voters will reward you.

Please allow me to say, with all of the fake humility that I can muster, that I penned the above words on November 16, 2006 on this very blog. Now, read the following:

Just how awesome is my crystal ball! Actually, in the interest of complete honesty, it would have been pretty hard to mess up that prediction. Just as the arctic rodent known as the lemming is known for mass migrations to the sea, so is the Beltway rodent known as the Blue Dog Democrat known for mass migrations to the left. Both are just as predictable as my fake humility!


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