Monday, June 20, 2005

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Do you remember the old Chuck Jones cartoons of the Sam, the sheepdog, guarding the sheep and Ralph, the wolf, who tries to disguise himself as a sheep and sneak into the herd to steal sheep? Ralph usually manages to sneak into the herd but then his disguise will slip, or fall off and he will be revealed as the wolf. Then Sam tosses him out of the herd.

This last week we have seen a true life version of that old cartoon playing out in Washington DC.

The role of Ralph the wolf is being played by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. We didn't get to see the beginning of the story where Dick Durbin pulled to wool over the eyes of the voters in Illinois and convinced them that he was the kind of man that belonged in the U.S. Senate. At this point it would be easy to lambast the people of Illinois for voting for this wolf. But I can't do that. Because I live in California and we keep electing Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein to the Senate.

But back to our cartoon. Usually in the cartoons Ralph the Wolf's sheep costume will slip and reveal the wolf beneath. After 9 years in the Senate, hiding under his sheep's clothing Senator Dick Durbin didn't let his disguise slip. He stood up in front of the whole herd and threw off his sheepskin and yelled to world "I'm a commie pinko that hates America, loves terrorists, and will do or say whatever it takes to assist them in their cause." err, he said

"If I read this to you, and didn't tell you that it was an FBI agent, describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have happened by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime, Pol Pot or others, that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that's not the case. This was the action of Americans in treatment of their own prisoners."

Twice in one paragraph this slimeball Senator directly compares the behavior of Americans to the Nazis, the Soviet Gulags and Pol Pot.

There is a ton of opinions flying wildly around the blogoshpere right now. Mostly from conservatives who are fuming that 'Ralph the wolf' Durbin would compare the behavior of our military to such repressive and evil regimes. But I feel a little differently. Look closely at the above quote. Senator Durbin is not comparing our military to the Nazis or the soviet gulags, he is comparing Americans to the Nazis and the Soviet gulags.

Senator Durbin thinks that I, my dear wife and my three adorable children, my neighbors, coworkers, and every other man, woman and child in this country is an evil, corrupt, despicable excuse for a human beings.

I not too surprised at hearing a democratic senator accusing our military of being repressive and evil. That is the democratic party line. They have felt that way since the 60's and the Vietnam conflict. The democrats are the anti-military party.

What makes me feel angry, sick, disgusted and ashamed is hearing an elected Senator compare my family and my fellow Americans to the Nazi regime who exterminated about 9 million innocents, and the Soviet gulags who eliminated about 2.7 million, and Pol Pot who killed about 1.7 million people.

I am not alone in feeling this way. There are a lot of Sam the Sheepdogs out there who are coming for you Senator Durbin.

Here's a short list so you can start to watch out for them:

Michelle Malkin
The American Spectator
Hugh Hewitt

This is just the leading edge of the sheepdog tidal wave that is hopefully heading your way.

Senator, your disguise as a loyal American is gone. Later when you are sitting outside the flock wondering how all this happened to a nice guy like you, don't forget - your disguise didn't get caught on a branch, nor did an unravelng thread expose your true nature. You grabbed your disguise and threw it to the floor then you stomped on it and shouted to the world I hate Americans!. So don't be too surprised to find out that most of America feels the same way about you.

One final thought. There are a lot of bloggers out there condemining Senator Durbin for his anti-American speach. The White House and the GOP have also condemned him for this. But where are the rest of the Democrats? Senators Boxer and Feinstein are you listening? Are you going to sit by while this colleague of yours slanders you and your constituants or will you display a little backbone and join the sheepdogs in decrying his treasonous act. Or do you agree with him?

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