Senator Feingold, upholding the esteem and prestige of the Senate by reducing himself to being a leftwing blogger got the kookdom all excited earlier this month when he trotted out a catchy little meme that was sure to guarantee Democrat victories until the second coming of Jesus. That crafty and oh so eloquent phrase, was:
“The President is living in a pre-1776 world”
Trying to manufacture a campaign that resembled the actual fact that “Democrats are living in a pre-September 11th, 2001 world,” Feingold tried to liken Republicans to those who opposed a free and liberated America. But let’s just look at the parallels between today’s politicians and the pre-1776 world.
The Quartering Act of 1765 required Americans to sacrifice their own saftey and liberty for the enemy’s troops. Al Gore would’ve probably traveled to England to “deplore the treatment of enemy soldiers” by noncompliant Americans who refused to provide room and board.
The Stamp Act of 1765 was handed down by the English Parliament forcing citizens to pay more taxes to a government body that didn’t represent their interests. Hillary Clinton would simply explain this as “tak[ing] things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
As the British troops were gearing up for their attacks, John Kerry would be suggesting to the First Continental Congress that the colonies should just give them more gun powder while Bill Clinton would be offering them bigger muskets with which to attack the colonies.
Howard Dean would call George Washington’s leadership of the Continental Army “reckless” and blame his leadership for “the most dangerous administration in my lifetime.”
The one shining difference between the current climate and the pre-1776 world… is that there wasn’t a San Francisco in those days from which we’d be hearing calls to disband the militia.