Congressional Democrats have attempted more head-fakes in recent weeks than Michael Jordan ever did in an entire season. Their Republican counterparts would be wise not to fall for these calculated issue deceptions.
The head-fakes began with Democratic Party Committee Chairman Howard Dean calling Republicans the ?white Christian Party? and stating that they have ?never made an honest living in their lives.? He is now making the nonsensical argument that unless Republicans vow their support for reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act ? which doesn?t expire until 2007 ? they have no business courting African-American voters.
Other head-fakes include Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) stating, ?There has never been an administration more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda.? Mrs. Clinton apparently suffers from short-term memory loss. And besides, President Bush?s agenda has produced a strong economy with consistent GDP growth. That?s not memory loss by the Democrats. That?s denial.
Senate Democrats such as Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Joe Biden (D-DE) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have attempted to shift the focus away from restructuring the failing Social Security program to the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility. With no evidence to support their near treasonous claims, they have compared Guantanamo to Hitler?s concentration camps, Stalin?s gulags, and Pol Pot?s killing fields. Durbin even compared American soldiers? interrogation techniques of known terrorists to the Nazi?s treatment of concentration camp prisoners.
Most recently, House Democrats ventured into what the Washington Post called ?the land of make-believe.? Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and a contingent of his Democratic colleagues took over a Capitol conference room and pretended to lead a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee. This is consistent with the Democrats pretending to care more about the public, when in fact they only care about their political party.
Herman Cain is the National Chairman of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute. He is the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., and currently is CEO and president of T.H.E. New Voice, Inc., a business and leadership consulting company.
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