Well, we've been listening to you for months now - Ms. Clinton, John Edwards, Obama, Reid and Pelosi, Murtha, Kennedy and all the rest - about how bad President Bush is, the battles in Iraq and Afghanistan and how wonderful each of you are. And how great it will be for us when you win it all.
Let's see now. You're going to socialize medicine with Ms. Clinton's schemes, give every "poor" kid who's daddy makes 80 grand a year free insurance, end the "wars" in Central Asia and Middle East, quit fighting immediately and bring the troops home, but support the troops anyway and give them all new battle gear.
You intend to appoint a new Attorney General who will close ol' Gitmo, and give all the bad boys their new ditty bags with Obama's compliments to Islam, and get them back home without punishment for attacking and killing American G.I's. Oh, and you'll stop America's terrible "torture" activities, too.
Am I right so far?
You're also going to "fix" everything the current administration did wrong, bring "spy" Valerie Plame in from the cold, raise taxes and fund a bundle of new "programs". You're going to stop the slide of new home sales, make the dollar good again and send all government contracts for equipment and weapons to the good ol' boys in China to build for us (and outlaw all toy recalls). All this will improve one of the strongest economies the U.S. has enjoyed in 20 years, and the strongest in the world, you say.
Immigration and illegal aliens will no longer be a problem because you'll open the borders and give the Mexican folks already here citizenship and free social, legal, lodging and food services. Bring everybody up here for free goodies if they want to be Yankees, starting with the new "stimulus" money/rebate package just voted by Congress.
Besa ma Mucho!
Castro and Hugo will be big brothers to us all, the nut in N. Korea will get a free ride, and the Loony Tune in Iran will get his, er, nukes. And you'll see to it Mr. Putin will never again get his feelings hurt by mean ol' Americans who want to protect Europeans and themselves from the bad boys in Iran and elsewhere by building new missile defenses in Poland.
Hold it right there! Enough!
I think it's time we heard exactly how democrats plan to do all these good things for us. Give us specifics. Those things we haven't heard from anyone yet. We've heard enough mud slinging, lies and false promises from democrats for so long you thought we'd never ask HOW, didn't you?
But let's think for a moment about the world you've laid out for us, and I've just described. First of all it won't pass muster. Second, republicans in Congress aren't that stupid. Reid and Pelosi have had THE POWER for a while now. Let the record show they have produced NO record.
The last democrat to hold the presidency in the '90's fiddled around with terrorist attacks in NYC and elsewhere with no success to speak of, but fiddled around with Ms. Lowenski in the anteroom with some success? So Bin Laden said let's hit the WTC again on 9/11, 2001. Now Bill Clinton wants to ride his wife's dresstails back to the Oval Office? Again?
Doesn't this all sound familiar?
Democrats will have all the news media on their side in the upcoming fisticuffs called 2008 elections. Hollywood will embrace all their little darlings on the left-hand side. The Evening News gurus will beat the republican candidate senseless, and "presidential debates" will all be one-sided democratic affairs, PBS and CNN will see to that.
But thankfully we won't have to endure more tales of past military bravado from the democratic candidate this time around, because I don't think any of them have served their country in military service, either in peace or war, have they? Only the republican John McCain has an honorable military record as a Navy combat pilot and POW in Vietnam, and serves as the U.S. Senator from Arizona as well.
Is this gonna be it then? Seems an easy choice; a female socialist who cannot tell the truth, a black socialist who won't wear the American flag, or a seasoned and experienced man who has already been though hell in a North Vietnamese prison and does the right thing as he sees it for the best interests of his country.
The American voter will have the last say. And we seem to have gotten it right now for over 219 years. Since the day George Washington was elected the first president in 1789 and George Bush the 43rd in 2000.
And nobody does it better.
Jack L. Key is a published author and a writer for both print and Internet media. He may be contacted at email@example.com