La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid

or, payback's a [expletive deleted in deference to the posting guidelines]

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Don't that just roll off your tongue? Man I wish I hadn't failed French 3 times in Public school...I might actually be able to say that right! I never COULD figure out how to roll my 'Rs', but it sounds so cool.

What's that? What does it mean? Oh, right-sorry 'bout that:

Revenge is a dish best served cold...

...or something to that effect.

This phrase, while not known to have been actually FOUND in Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos' original work (Dangerous Liaisons), has been attributed to him all the same and fits quite well here given where I'm headed with this piece.

I can think of no better example of "dangerous liaisons" than that which firmly affixes the Democrats' lips to the collective derriere's of America's kook fringe Liberal anti-war wingnut family who paid so much money to elect them only to see their hard earned money squandered into the abyss of incompetence and abjectly miserable failure. Am I laughing? You bet their booty I am...I guarandamnteeya.

Sorry, I'm supposed to be serious here.

Pilgrim recently brought us a truly pathetic time line, derived from a Noemie Emery piece over at the Weekly Standard, which laid out the words and deeds of the Democrats since taking power over the House and Senate last year. It's fairly clear from this data that Democrats have either absolved themselves of any responsibilities for giving their constituents and special-interest investors what they paid for, or they never believed they would be held accountable or beholden to those checkbooks once they were sworn in. Either way, the guinea hens have come home to roost and the droppings are starting to pile up under that cedar tree.

More below the fold...

For all their efforts (which enjoyed some measurable successes) to break up the GOP Coalition while attempting to build a coalition of their own [a coalition of the insane, as it were], the Democrats find themselves having gotten "exactly what they asked for, but not what they wanted." Their incestuous relationships with spending and blackmailing the Commander in Chief to achieve the inverse of the fiscal discipline they promised (along with all that fluff they spread on our peanut butter about new directions, ethics, and transparency) have brought them the lowest approval ratings in American history, and include (as Adam C points out) the very real risk that the chump known as Senate Majority Leader may find himself playing the slots after his likely un-seating in 2010. So sad...so sad...I'm reminded, in fact, of the last Democrat Senate Majority Leader...what was his name [fingers snapping, chin rubbing...]

Anyway, this whole mess about having to listen to the empty suits in Washington insist over the last two years that whenever Soldiers die while fighting in a war zone we must therefore assume we have lost said war and we should bring everyone else home before any OTHER Soldiers die while....fighting in a war zone... got me to thinking about good old Colin Powell.

Now, I'm about to make some Colin Powell groupies mad, but I can't help being reminded of the now-famous 'pottery barn rule' that was invoked during Powell's failed attempts at convincing President Bush NOT to invade Iraq in the first place (brought to us "gleefully" by the malevolent Republican President-hating Bob Woodward):

‘You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people,’ he told the president. ‘You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You’ll own it all.’ Privately, Powell and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage called this the Pottery Barn rule: You break it, you own it.'

Sorry Powell fans, but in my personal opinion, whatever he might have been as an American Hero and a distinguished Service member, Colin Powell became a man who forgot what loyalty and service to the Commander in Chief WAS some time after he dropped those khakis, put on that Armani, and commenced (along with his stick-buddy Armitage) to stabbing George W. Bush in the back. The Democrats caught the same disease, and all they have to show for their efforts thus far is a heaping pile of their OWN broken pottery...and now they're paying for it. Powell, at least, got a book deal, and is shindigging his way across the globe with a decent lecture circuit gig.

Consider the extent to which Powell's pottery barn rule can be applied to what the Democrats have done with their cause(s) celebre. How have they done on transparency? Ethics? Children's healthcare? Immigration reform? Ending the war? Making nice with Arab and European countries? Earmarks reform? Tax reform? Their little pet, the so-called Government accountability initiative?

It's broke folks...and they broke it...and there's a real good chance they aren't going to be able to glue this one back together again. After having been forced to endure two long years of Democrat bloviations about how stupid our President is, how much he has lied, how evil Republicans are in general...and corrupt... and being made to suffer the fools and their gasps and squeals about 9/11 being an inside job with President Bush at the head of the table, it appears that payback time has arrived.

All that drivel and tripe might have worked well enough to get the Democrats in to office, but where are they now? Given their performance and the opinions of the masses on their performance so far, I'd say THEY are the ones who are stupid and corrupt and flaming liars.

Sucking is as sucking does, Mr. Gump...

POTUS is still a scary concept for now, but if the Congress flips (which seems increasingly likely with every NEW failure on the part of the Democrat leadership) I'm beginning to believe whomever moves in to the White House in 09 will matter very little by comparison.

We're clearly doing better in Iraq these days. Sure, there's still a long way to go, but of course we're trying to instill a relatively modern philosophy on a culture rooted in thousands of years of contrasting traditions. Sure, there are still problems within their fledgling government, and yes...security is still shaky and is not (nor can it ever be) FULLY guaranteed. But when you consider how SURE the Democrats have been about the war having already been lost, and you reconcile that against Bilateral US-Iraq plans for American troop withdrawals, [h/t my man Mark I], who are we to believe? Our elected president and Commander in Chief, or the dolts bird-watching down in Latin America? I'm with W. on this one gang.

Nancy and Harry may have made us look bad to get themselves elected, but they suck so bad at this gig that they are on the fast track to getting themselves UN-elected just as quickly...and by the vengeful hands of the ones that got them there in the first place...is this not a beautiful country?

My how sweet this revenge thing is...a just dessert served on a chilled plate. SOME things are worth the wait. This one perhaps most of all.

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*'m no huge Powell fan, but how exactly did he stab Bush in the back? He may have disagreed, he may have been wrong, but even if both those things are true, he hasn't "stabbed him in the back."

Now Scott McClellen, that's "stabbing him in the back." Powell has been very reserved and given only a few vague comments since leaving office that I'm aware of.

John Bolton for President
"FEAR THE 'STACH!!!"

that State "leaked" much during the early days of the debate because they weren't getting the love at the Cabinet table. And, Armitage is alleged to have done many things to facilitate these little tantrums via the MSM. In his post-State days, Powell has clearly tried to distance himself from the Administration re: Iraq...here's a little teaser:

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200704u/powell-interview

haystack's 12th:
Conservatives (and Presidential Candidates especially) shall offer no aid and comfort to the opposition in times of legislative conflict (and ensuing political campaigns).

There are ways to get around the bourgeois respectability imposed by The Directors! :>)

And speaking of the payback due the left side of the divide, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.

that "(expletive removed in deference to the posting guidelines)" has been my schtick for almost 3 years!

heh

haystack's 12th:
Conservatives (and Presidential Candidates especially) shall offer no aid and comfort to the opposition in times of legislative conflict (and ensuing political campaigns).

when the results were indisputably dismal for conservatives, and then Rummy handed in his resignation, I was in despair. Just could not believe that people like Nancy and Harry were our new overlords. Oh me of little faith!

The good Lord knew what He was about, did He not? After just one year of these people beclowning themselves and their elected positions, even the MSM is having difficulty covering it up. And when even the NYT starts questioning the veracity of good old Bill Clinton--well, you just couldn't make this stuff up.

Lastly, I was listening to Rush yesterday while out running errands and was vastly amused to hear what I had suspected was true--the cruise ship that sank in the Antartic after hitting an iceberg was indeed full of a bunch of eco-warriors looking for evidence of global warming. And now their sunken ship is on the ocean floor leaking some 48,000 gallons of marine fuel.. These folks are priceless.

"I can say - not as a patriotic bromide...that the United States of America is the greatest, the noblest and...the only moral country in the history of the world. - Ayn Rand

 
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