"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Mission Accomplished

So the Dems take over by winning some very, very close races (like the 1/2 of 1 percent margin in the Virginia Senatorial race).

One fella worked hard to suppress the conservative Catholic vote, hoping to voice his displeasure with the evil torture-meister George Bush... and now the gutless wonder who advocated seeing no evil, hearing no evil, speaking no evil, Mark Shea, has the gall to say, hey, I had nothing to do with it!

By the way, lest anyone doubt the repercussions, the Supremes are considering whether to allow states to outlaw partial birth abortion. A swing vote of only one Justice is likely the margin between success and failure. What type of Justice will the Dems be likely to confirm?


Donald R. McClarey said...

Don't give Mark too much blame. I am sure his influence outside of a few hundred bloggers is nill. The election results were disturbing to me, but not totally unexpected. Throughout our history war-weariness sets in with a vengeance in the third year of a conflict. Note how Lincoln assumed he would not be re-elected in early 1864 until a string of Union victories allowed him to win re-election in the fall, although it should be noted that 45% of the voters cast ballots for his opponent. The President gambled that we could produce a stable democracy in Iraq. The plan, given enough time, might well work. The American people, by a slim majority, simply don't have the patience to go on with the conflict in Iraq much longer. The consequences of anything but victory in Iraq will be a disaster, but look for Bush to be pushed into a phased withdrawal by the end of next year, absent an overt military action by Iran in Iraq or against Israel, or some atrocity on a 9-11 scale by the jihadists here in the US.

Anonymous said...

Dems had a perfect storm this year. Their win was by the slimist of margins if you discount a few of the wins. Ohio with DeWine was lost because he abandoned the base with to many votes and Ohio had a governor with a very bad record. Pennsylvannia lost to a dem who posed as pro life and too many catholics were led by those like Mark and a few liberal bishops. Ohio bishop's only real comment on election was on the issue of minimum wage issue on the ballot there. Do not know what those who voted for Casey think he will do for the pro life effort being in the Democratic Party but we will now have someone to measure. In the house, the dems most of the key repblican losses with very little margin in strong republican districts. Look for a return of these if the party finds their way.