A fellow from Vets For Freedom -- I didn't catch his name -- said something on the Hugh Hewitt Show that shocked me so much I almost pulled my car over to the side of the road.
He went to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. He said he never heard a mention from any speaker of the surge or success or victory. That's not the shocking part. He also said that privately Democrats admitted to him that they were quite aware of the good news coming from Iraq, but they couldn't admit it publicly because it was politically inconvenient.
The Democrats are willing to play politics with our troops at war.
The Democrats are willing to sap the morale of our troops at war in order to defeat the Republicans.
And those who privately admit the surge is a success are the best of the Democrats! The worst are far leftists who loathe America and hope for defeat.
This gives a concrete face to the idea of the suicide of the west.
I ask my surprisingly intelligent readers, is this the first time in the history of representative politics that a major party has worked for the destruction of its own country?
How can such a depraved party thrive in the long run? Their only chance is if government schooling dumbs down America so much that the average voter cannot add 2+2. Otherwise, people will figure the Democrats out and jump off that sinking ship.
Interest in politics must be WAY up during these conventions. The daily hits on this blog have more than doubled. Okay, I'll admit -- they were under a hundred before the conventions started, so doubling comes easy. Still, it's a notable increase.
Many of the new readers come from google searches. You bloggers who use Live Journal or Typeface don't get the google action, do you? When people googled "Sarah Palin's Speech," my recent post of that name came up. (That's why I named it that. If I wanted to see my traffic go through the roof, I'd call a post "Nude pictures of Sarah Palin for the Moonbats to exploit." Or something like that.)
I see on sitemeter the place names of many regular readers: Yonkers, New York (Madmax), Great Falls, Montana (David), Los Angeles, California (Jim), Jacksonville, Florida (?), Mount Holly, New Jersey (?) and Mercer Island, Washington (?). I also get regulars from Canada, England, Germany, Brazil, Finland and India, and I'm thrilled to have you all. But there are a lot of new places lately.
I hope some of you new readers stick around.
UPDATE: And another thing. I swore I'd never use the word meme. I resist neologisms. This one is getting harder and harder not to use because it is a concept that no other word exactly denotes: an idea that is repeated a lot in the media. It's useful because the MSM will get an idea they want to sell and then repeat it over and over. It happens especially when, in service to the Democrats, they're out smearing someone on the right.
I have not used meme yet. I fear I fight another losing cause.