More Devils Go, More Always Enter
by Thomas A. Droleskey
The naturalist farce and side show that will take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, the Commemoration of All Souls, has all manner of naturalists of the "right" atwitter with excitement as it appears that it might be possible for the Republicans to gain up to seventy seats in the United States House of Representatives. This, of course, does not represent anything other than the fact that voters are upset with the state of the economy and the imperious arrogance and petulance of the reigning caesar, President Barack Hussein Obama, and with his efforts to complete the transformation of this nation into a European-style socialist state. The coming political tsunami does not represent a "return" to "conservative" principles, such as they are, something that Patrick Joseph Buchanan noted very well in a column published yesterday, Friday, October 29, 2010:
In 1938, the GOP won 72 seats in the House.
In 1946, Republicans swept both houses and presented Harry Truman with a "fighting 80th Congress" that contained three future presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.
In 1966, Republicans picked up 47 House seats to set up the comeback of Nixon, who had led the party out of the wilderness of Gold water's defeat.
In 1994, the Republican Revolution added 52 House seats and captured both chambers for the first time since Eisenhower's first term.
Looking back on those Republican triumphs, and forward to Tuesday's, what do these Republican off-year victories have in common?
In all four -- 1938, 1946, 1966 and 1994 -- the GOP won not because of what the party had accomplished or the hopes it had raised, but because Republicans were the only alternative on the ballot to a Democratic Party and president voters wished to punish.
By 1938, America had had its fill of FDR, as the Depression returned with a vengeance and his aristocratic arrogance became manifest in the crude attempt to purge Democratic senators and pack the Supreme Court with six new justices who'd rubber-stamp his New Deal.
In 1946, Truman was perceived to have been as naive as FDR in trusting "good old Joe" Stalin, who was imposing his murderous Bolshevik rule on 100 million Eastern Europeans and whose Maoist allies were waging war on America's ally in China. What our boys won on the battlefield, our diplomats have frittered away, the country believed.
In 1966, the nation was reacting viscerally to the stalemate in Vietnam, rising casualties, campus disorders, soaring crime, and riots in Harlem and Watts, all seen as the legacy of LBJ's Great Society.
In 1994, it was gays in the military, Hillary care and the public perception that Bill Clinton was more liberal than he had let on that cost Democrats both houses. The post-election spin that the nation had rallied to Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" was pure propaganda.
Tuesday's election, too, will be no embrace of the GOP, but rather a repudiation of what Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have come to represent. All are seen as power-hungry politicians of an out-of-touch regime that is seizing control of private wealth and private lives as it fails in its duty to win our wars, balance our budgets and secure our borders.
Republicans will be the beneficiaries of this repudiation, as Republicans are, almost everywhere, the only alternative on the ballot, and because they are seen correctly as having opposed the Obama agenda with near drill-team solidarity.
Every Republican in the Senate but Arlen Specter and the ladies from Maine voted against Obama's stimulus bill. Every Republican in the House, save eight, voted no on cap-and-trade. Every Republican on Capitol Hill voted no on Obamacare. More GOP senators opposed Sonia Estimator and Elena Kagan than opposed any Supreme Court nominee in memory.
Tuesday, obstructionism reaps its reward.
On Tuesday, the nation, including millions of Obama voters, will come out to empower the Party of No, even as the nation voted in 2006 and 2008 to throw out that party. While many did respond positively to Obama's politics of hope and change in 2008, as they ousted the Republicans, the nation, after Tuesday, will have voted in three straight elections in four years to be rid of its ruling regime.
The United States is starting to look like the French Fourth Republic.
After France lost Indochina, began losing Algeria and was flipping from one premier and one party to another, the call went forth from an exasperated nation to Gen. Dealer to come and take charge of affairs.
Consider the critical issue facing America today -- the budget and trade deficits, the soaring national debt, an unemployment near 10 percent for 14 straight months -- and how neither party seems to have the cure.
While George Bush's tax cuts did not cause this, they did not prevent it. And if Republicans believe that his deficits did cause it, why have those Republicans not addressed the causes of those deficits -- Bush's wars, Bush's tax cuts and Bush's social spending on No Child Left Behind and Medicare drug benefits?
Yet, if liberal Democrats are right and deficits are the correct Keynesian cure for recession, why have Obama deficits of $1.4 and $1.3 trillion failed so dismally? Paul Krugman says they are not large enough. Perhaps, but the country is about to end the experiment.
The Federal Reserve, having used and broken every tool in its toolbox, including doubling the money supply and setting interest rates at near zero, will now bet the farm on inflation, starting Nov. 3.
Both parties have lost the mandate of heaven, and neither knows if its economic philosophy even works anymore.
We are in uncharted waters. The country is up for grabs. ('Just Say No!' Pays Off.)
Although this is a very good analysis of the political situation on a level of raw electoral reality, what is left out of Mr. Buchanan's analysis is the fact that "just saying no" in 1938 did not prevent Franklin Delano Roosevelt's re-election to a third term in 1940.
"Just saying no" in 1946 did not prevent President Harry S. Truman's election in 1948 to the office that he had assumed upon the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945.
"Just saying no" in 1966 did presage the political cataclysms, although the election of then former Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon was decided narrowly, admitting that many of the votes that went to American Independent Party candidate George Corley Wallace, then the former Governor of the State of Alabama, might have gone to Nixon instead of the Democratic Party presidential nominee, then Vice President Hubert Horatio Humphrey. It should be noted, of course, that Richard Nixon was no "conservative." He believed in an aggressive policy of international "population control" (see Foggy Bottom's Bloody Tradition) and sold out the Republic of China as he opened trade relations with Red China. The election results on November 5, 1968, was not a victory for the naturalist "right" or even the cause of limited government.
"Just saying no" in 1994 did not prevent the re-election of the nefarious, shameless scoundrel and all-around scalawag named William Jefferson Blythe Clinton in 1996. And it was to give the country a fighting chance to get rid of this statist scoundrel that I campaigned very actively in several states, most especially all throughout the State of Iowa, for the candidacy of one Patrick Joseph Buchanan despite my disagreement with him concerning what continues to be his reflexive praise of the men who had a particular
hatred and revulsion for Christ the King and for His Catholic Church. Congressional Republicans cowered like little babies after Clinton lied and misrepresented their feeble proposals to scale back the rate of increase in the growth of Federal spending, which Clinton deliberately misrepresented as an actual cut in such spending during the government shut downs of November 14 to 19, 1995, and December 16, 1995, to January 6, 1996.
The coming political tsunami next Tuesday, November 2, 2010, does not mean that Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus is going to be a one-term president. Not at this point. Republicans are always past masters at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Contests for the Republican presidential nomination usually wind up
pinning the tail on the next Bob Dole.
Pat Buchanan is entirely correct, however, when placing the blame squarely at the feet of the "party of no" for not saying no to former President George Walker Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as those wars, aided by Bush's social spending and initial 2009 "bail out" programs that have been augmented aplenty by his successor, took a budget deficit of 128 billion in Fiscal Year 2001 to a projected deficit of 1.5 trillion dollars in Fiscal Year 2011. Republicans have hardly been the "party of 'no'" when one of their own spendthrifts, such as Bush the Lesser, has been in office.
Sure. Committees of the United States House of Representatives will be able to investigate the abuse of executive power by Obama's czars and czarinas. Although, as has been noted before on this site, the repeal of ObamaCare in the House will not pass muster in the United States Senate, it is certainly true that United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a pro-abortion Catholic, will be forced to testify very repeatedly about her implementation this national take-over of the health-care industry. Other Cabinet officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder, will also have their feet held to the fire rather frequently. All well and good.
It remains the case nevertheless that, barring the unexpected in three days, the United States Senate is likely to remain in the hands of the Democratic Party. It appears at this juncture that incumbent United States Senators Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin), Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) and Harry Reid (D-Nevada) are going to be defeated. Another incumbent, United States Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), may be defeated by the Republican nominee, Ken Buck, although the race is tightening in Bennet's favor, it appears. Another Republican "pick-up" in the United States Senate will take place in the State of North Dakota as Governor John Hoeven, the Republican nominee, holds a three to one lead in recent polling over the Democratic Party nominee, North Dakota Senator Tracy Potter.
An egregious pro-abort Republican, Mark Kirk, might eke out a victory over an egregious pro-abort Democrat named Alexi
Giannoulias for the Senate seat from Illinois that had been held by the reigning caesar, Barack Hussein Obama, and is now held by a buffoon, United States Senator Roland Burris (see Folding Like Cheap Cameras).
Two other Senate seats currently held by Democrats, that of retiring United States Senator Evan Bayh in Indiana and of the thoroughly despicable United States Senator Arlen Specter (see Blame George Walker Bush), will shift to the Republican challengers, who are, respectively, former United States Senator Dan Coats in Illinois and former United States Representative Patrick Toomey. (The special election in the State of West Virginia to fill the seat that was held by the late United States Senator Robert Carlyle Byrd from January 3, 1959, to the time of his death on June 28, 2010, appears to leaning in the direction of the state's governor, Joe Manchin, although Republican challenger John Raese held a slight lead in most of the polls until only recently.)
A victory by Republicans in each of these races would give them a net gain of eight seats in the United States Senate. Another possible pick-up might occur in the State of Washington if Dino Rossi can defeat incumbent United States Senator Patty Murray, another pro-abortion Catholic. It is less likely that Republican senatorial nominee Carly Fiorina will defeat the Phyllis Diller (who has had so much plastic surgeries--fifteen in total--that other comics used to say that her face cracked whenever she smiled) of American politics, United States Senator Barbara Boxer, in California.
Republicans could only capture a majority if each its candidates win the races listed above, something that appears very unlikely at this writing. It is more likely that the Republicans will wind up with a net gain of eight seats, thus possessing only forty-nine seats in the United States Senate on January 3, 2011, meaning that the Democratic Party will still be in control of the upper house of the Congress of the United States of America, although it is also possible that there could be a fifty-fifty split. Such a split would give Democrats effective control by virtue of the tie-breaking vote that would be cast by the President of the Senate, Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., creating a situation that would be identical to that which obtained in the United States Senate from January 20, 2001, to June 6, 2001, when the then President of the Senate, Vice President Richard Bruce Cheney, broke a fifty-fifty tie to organize the Senate in favor of the Republicans. That situation ended when United States Senator James Jeffords, elected as a Republican from the State of Vermont, became an "independent" and voted with the Democratic Party caucus, thus giving the Democratic Party a fifty to forty-nine to one majority in the upper house of Congress.
"Ah," some might say, "but Harry Reid will be gone."
Yes, it is most likely that the smarmy, whiny operator named Harry Reid will be defeated by his Republican opponent, Sharron Angle. So what?
Look who's waiting in the wings to dance on his political corpse: Chuckie Schumer (United States Senator Charles H. Schumer, D-New York), and the pro-abortion Catholic, Richard Durbin (D-Illinois), the Majority Whip of the United States Senate. (See Schumer Stands in the Wings.) Chuckie Schumer will make Harry Reid seem like Mister Greenjeans, played by the late Hugh Brannum, from Captain Kangaroo. Richard Durban's ascent from being "Number Two" to Number One" in the majority party of the United States Senate, meaning that the one hundred twelfth Congress would still feature a pro-abortion Catholic in a position to thwart efforts by the naturalists of the "right" to reverse the statist policies of the reigning caesar.
Most people have such very short memories. Some of the same people who are all atwitter now at the prospect of seeing Harry Reid deposed and at the prospect of the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi, a pro-abortion Catholic (see
Memo to Joseph Biden and Nancy Pelosi and Their Conciliar Enablers,
Fact and Fiction,
Naughty, Naughty, Nancy and
Nancy Topcliffe and Her Fiends), humiliated by losing the speakership and, quite possibly, being forced out of the leadership of the Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives altogether, were shouting for joy in June of 2008 when the supposedly "greater" evil, then United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, appeared to to have lost the Democratic Party presidential nomination to then United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama as the latter had amassed enough delegates to win the nomination despite having gotten 175,562 less popular votes than the woman he wound up appointing as his Secretary of State had won more votes in the primary and caucus process. "Better Obama than Hillary" so many "conservatives" shouted with joy.
I, the perpetual party pooper of naturalist parties and celebrations, did not share the enthusiasm, which is why I wrote the following in One Devil Goes, Another One Enters:
Yes, one devil is about to leave the Democrat Party presidential race, although she is going kicking and screaming after still holding out hope that there was some way for her to get rewarded for all of those years she stood by her husband's side as she, the candidate of "women," trashed the very women who he had manipulated for his own purposes time and time again with utter impunity and without, of course, seeking out the Absolution that could be his at the hands of a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, is through, at least for the year 2008, and quite possibly forever as a presidential candidate if her former rival, United States Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, wins the Presidency of the United States of America against Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, in one hundred fifty-one days from now. The scheming politico who came to national prominence solely on her adulterer husband's coattails--and has been at the epicenter of one scandal and abuse of power after another (Watergate, Travelgate, Chinagate, the billing records from the Rose Law Firm that just "happened" to wind up in the reading room of the second floor of the White House)--has lost her bid for the only thing that has ever mattered to her: the political power that she could have exercised as the first female President of the United States of America.
The defeat of Hillary Rodham Clinton, however, is no cause for rejoicing. A new devil, one far more dangerous that she ever was or ever will be, has emerged in the form of Barack Hussein Obama. Obama's supposedly "lofty" naturalistic rhetoric masks his Communist background. (See: Barack Obama's Communist connections and Moscow endorses Obama as US President; Russian Foreign Ministry official, former Soviet apparatchik articulates Kremlin line. Yes, Our Lady really, really meant that Russia would spread its errors if the proper consecration of Russia to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart was not done, which is why there is no greater triumph, albeit temporary, for the devil than to delay this consecration by means of false "popes" and false "bishops" who believe in the "civilization of love," not in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.) Obama is just as militantly in favor of unrestricted baby-killing as is Hillary Rodham Clinton. He has demonstrated himself to be willing to pay his obeisance before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He is vague about his naturalistic"ideas" because his true agenda involves a massive increase in the power exercised by the Federal government of the United States of America, and most likely a government-imposed crackdown on those deemed guilty of fomenting "hate speech," namely, those of us who oppose baby-killing and the agenda of those committed to unrepentant sins of perversity against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Oh, believe me, many of our fellow citizens will rejoice when such a crackdown occurs.
The political climate at present favors the election of the newest naturalist devil of the false opposite of the "left." President George Walker Bush has bankrupted the treasury of the United States of America on an unjust, immoral war that was based on misrepresented intelligence "facts" and designed to do the bidding of Israel in creating a series of "democratic" states in the Mohammedan world. Bush has violated legitimate liberties of citizens to increase the power of the Federal government of the United States of America even on matters of domestic policies that make Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson and even William Jefferson Blythe Clinton each seem like advocates of limited government. Bush has a presidential approval rating of just twenty-five percent according to a survey conducted by CBS News and The New York Times between May 30, 2008, and June 3, 2008, just one percentage point above that of then President Richard Milhous Nixon's when his resignation from the Presidency of the United States of America (announced on Thursday, August 8, 1974, preempting Ironside in the process, as he had done six years before on the same date when delivering his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida) became effective at noon, Eastern Daylight Saving Time, on Friday, August 9, 1974. The election is Obama's to lose.
The new naturalist devil of the "left" will get a lot of help from his Republican opponent Senator John McCain, a naturalist of no particular ideological bent who believes in absolutely nothing and is able to read a prepared speech only slightly better than the hapless septuagenarian who gave then President Bill Clinton a easy ride to a second term in 1996, the hapless, mercurial, inarticulate thirty-third degree Mason named Robert Joseph Dole, Jr., the former Majority Leader of the United States Senate. McCain stands a chance of winning this year for two reasons: (1) some voters will be reluctant to vote for Obama on the basis of his mixed-race background; and (2) Obama is vulnerable on the naturalistic grounds of what is considered to be "national defense" as he is not committed to the global "War on Terror" which McCain, although he has tried to distance himself from the current President Bush, supports and believes is the path by which the United States of America can remain "secure" against "radical Islam." (Neither Obama or McCain would dare admit that Mohammedanism in and of itself is violent and that its not-so-holy book, the Koran, preaches violence against "infidels" such as us.)
Lost on both the new leftist devil and the old Republican agent of the devil's naturalism will be the simple truth that no nation can ever make itself secure from attacks, whether they come from international terrorists or from Russia or China, from abroad as it makes warfare upon the innocent preborn on a daily basis. Never lose sight of the fact, ladies and gentlemen, that over four thousand innocent human beings are butchered in their mothers' wombs by means of surgical abortions every day. Thousands more die as a result of chemical abortifacients. Both Obama and McCain support surgical baby-killing, differing only on the extent to which they believe babies should be killed (Obama with no restrictions, McCain believing that babies can be sliced and diced under cover of law in the "hard" cases).
Both Obama and McCain support chemical abortifacients under cover of law. Neither Obama or McCain will seek to reverse the United States Food and Drug Administration's September, 2000, decision to permit the marketing of the human pesticide, RU-486, that has remained perfectly "legal" during the eighty-nine months, seventeen days of the "pro-life" administration of George Walker Bush. Neither will reverse the Food and Drug Administration's August 24, 2006, decision to permit the "behind the counter" sales of the "Plan B" "emergency contraceptive," approved during that wonderful "pro-life" George W. Bush's term. Nations that permit various evils under cover of law will reap the sorry consequences of their own defiance of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. No amount of "strategy" and no use of military force will keep a nation safe that defies God's laws and puts the innocent at risk while offending Him and undermining the eternal good of souls--and thus of the common temporal good--in the process.
Once again, for those who are "worried" about who gets elected and believe that we must settled for the "lesser of two evils," I propose yet again for those interested in a sober dose of Catholic reality that our steady acceptance of the so-called "lesser of two evils" in the past fifty years has only increased our toleration for what constitutes the so-called "lesser evil." In actual truth, you see, there is no distinction between the "greater" and "lesser" evils as all manner of evils are protected under cover of civil law and promoted in every aspect of popular culture, which is the essential point that I made nearly five months ago in When Lesser is Greater.
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Libertas, June 20, 1888, put the matter this way:
But, to judge aright, we must acknowledge that, the more a State is driven to tolerate evil, the further is it from perfection; and that the tolerance of evil which is dictated by political prudence should be strictly confined to the limits which its justifying cause, the public welfare, requires. Wherefore, if such tolerance would be injurious to the public welfare, and entail greater evils on the State, it would not be lawful; for in such case the motive of good is wanting. And although in the extraordinary condition of these times the Church usually acquiesces in certain modern liberties, not because she prefers them in themselves, but because she judges it expedient to permit them, she would in happier times exercise her own liberty; and, by persuasion, exhortation, and entreaty would endeavor, as she is bound, to fulfill the duty assigned to her by God of providing for the eternal salvation of mankind. One thing, however, remains always true -- that the liberty which is claimed for all to do all things is not, as We have often said, of itself desirable, inasmuch as it is contrary to reason that error and truth should have equal rights.
How much evil is the United States of America not simply "tolerating" but promoting actively at the present time?
Devils of one sort or another will always abound in the corridors of the false opposites of the naturalist "right" and the naturalist "left." We will not drive them out at the ballot box, as I used to believe, at least in part, or by the use of naturalistic or interdenominational or nondenominational means. No, we will help to do our part to drive them out by clinging to true bishops and to true priests in the Catholic catacombs where no concessions are made to conciliarism or to the "legitimacy"of its false shepherds. We will help to do our part to drive them out by spending time in prayer before Our Lord's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. We will help to do our part to drive them out by offering up each of our daily prayers and penances and sufferings and humiliations in reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world, giving all we have and do and suffer to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Go to the daily offering of the Mass of the ages offered by a true bishop or a true priest. Spend some time on your knees before Our Eucharistic King. Consecrate yourselves totally to Our Lord through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, and tell Him that a fellow sinner, a terrible sinner who has much in his life to make reparation for before he dies, sent you His way through His Most Blessed Mother to be a champion of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen.
Remember these words of the great champion of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Pope Pius XI:
Because men have forsaken God and Jesus Christ, they have sunk to the depths of evil. They waste their energies and consume their time and efforts in vain sterile attempts to find a remedy for these ills, but without even being successful in saving what little remains from the existing ruin. It was a quite general desire that both our laws and our governments should exist without recognizing God or Jesus Christ, on the theory that all authority comes from men, not from God. Because of such an assumption, these theorists fell very short of being able to bestow upon law not only those sanctions which it must possess but also that secure basis for the supreme criterion of justice which even a pagan philosopher like Cicero saw clearly could not be derived except from the divine law.
You are welcome to think that the coming naturalist farce represents a "turning point" for the country. It does not. There can be no true "turning point" absent the conversion of this nation to the Social Reign of Christ the King as the fruit of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.