If nothing else confirmed me in my belief that I no longer have anything in common with the Democratic party, it’s the sounds of rejoicing from certain factions abroad. The political bedfellows cheering on the Democratic victory are a singularly distasteful, immoral, and dangerous group. Those who vocally supported the Democrats before the election included Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. In the wake of the election, European Socialists are dancing in the streets:
In an extraordinary joint statement, more than 200 Socialist members of the European Parliament hailed the American election results as “the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world” and gloated that they left the Bush administration “seriously weakened.”
In London’s Guardian newspaper, commentator Martin Kettle wrote: “The cheering can be heard not just in America itself but around the planet.”
It’s always a sign that you’ve picked the wrong side when those backing you have brought their own countries to social and economic ruin, and have made them a supine target for a demographic and/or violent takeover by Muslim extremists. It’s also a sign that you’ve backed the immoral horse when Hugo Chavez is cheering you on:
In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez said the Democrats won the election thanks to a “reprisal vote.”
If you need me, I’ll be in my office figuring out tax shelters and shopping for burkha patterns.