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A nightmare scenario if the Democrats win
George W. Bush won't appear on any ballot this November, but it's clear that Democrats intend to turn the Nov. 7 election into a referendum on Bush.
The same crew that wouldn't accept the voters' will in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections figures it can take another shot at Bush in 2006. Blaming Bush for everything that ails mankind is much easier than coming up with reasons to ask voters to support your candidates.
Aided by their allies in the mainstream media and bankrolled by far-left billionaires, the Democratic Party, the perennial bridesmaid for the past 10 years, is poised for a comeback in 2006.
Never mind that the Democrats have lost 7 of the last 10 presidential elections, lost every Congressional election since 1994, lost the majority of governorships and now find themselves facing five Republicans on the nine-member Supreme Court.
The midterm elections are still eight months away, but Bush-fatigue has set in and Democrats figure they can fool enough voters into putting them in charge of Congress. The economy is sound, there have been no terrorist attacks on U.S. soil for more than four years and the Supreme Court is no longer tilting to the left. But there is still an uneasiness about George W. Bush.
Change is always good, right? Not when it involves allowing Democrats sit at the adults' table. Voters should think twice about voting for Democrats because they're not happy with the Bush administration. The stakes are much too high to put Democrats in the driver's seat.
Follow through with this nightmare scenario. If Democrats regain control of Congress, they will move immediately to overturn everything Bush has accomplished during his first five years in office. Say goodbye to middle-class tax cuts. Say hello to massive Democrat-backed tax hikes. Say goodbye to steady job growth. Say hello to long unemployment lines. Say goodbye to mainstream judicial nominations. Say hello to more Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, the ACLU representative to the Supreme Court.
With Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Harry Reid as Senate majority leader in 2007, the cut-and-run brigade will abandon Iraq and Afghanistan. That will embolden our enemies. The reason 9/11 happened was that Bill Clinton failed to respond to a half-dozen terrorist attacks going back to the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. Osama bin Laden sensed weakness in American leadership and struck on 9/11. Look for more attacks on U.S. soil if Democrats regain control of Congress.
At the top of the Democrats' agenda for 2007 will be the impeachment of George W. Bush (and Dick Cheney, too). If there's one thing that gives Democrats nightmares, it's the prospect of Dick Cheney as president. They can't impeach Bush if Cheney would be his successor. So the Democrats will impeach Bush and Cheney, clearing the way for Speaker Pelosi to move into the White House. Wait, it gets worse.
Osama bin Laden emerges from his cave in Pakistan and leads an even bigger assault on U.S. interests. The war will spread to the oil-rich Gulf states. Militant Muslims will attempt to destroy Israel as well as seek revenge on Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, countries that have helped the U.S. in the war on terror.
Where does that leave us? With oil cut off and Israel forced to use nuclear weapons to defend its existence, President Nancy Pelosi will have no choice but commit the U.S. to an even bigger war in the Middle East.
Over the objections of Secretary of State Cindy Sheehan and Secretary of Defense Michael Moore, Pelosi will have U.N. Ambassador Jimmy Carter ask for a Security Council resolution to begin an all-out bombing of at least a half-dozen countries in the Middle East. The U.N. will turn us down, of course, with the Islamic Republic of France joining with other pro-Islamic members to reject intervention in the Iran-led "final solution" to the Israeli problem.
Pelosi and her war council -- Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean, Barbara Boxer, George Clooney and Sean Penn -- will come to the conclusion that the U.S. will have to go it alone in the war. This time, our enemies will be a true Axis of Evil: Iran, al-Qaida, Hamas, Syria, Iraq under the reinstated Saddam Hussein (pardoned by Pelosi) and Afghanistan, back in the hands of the Taliban. World War III? You bet. And this time, U.S. casualties won't be 2,500. Multiply that by hundreds of thousands. Maybe millions.
If you think Nov. 7 is an opportunity to kick George Bush around some more, think again. A weakened United States at home and abroad will have deadly consequences for all of us. That's what's at stake if Democrats regain control of Congress in November.
Biography - Tony Phyrillas
Tony Phyrillas is a leading conservative political columnist and blogger based in Pennsylvania. He is a veteran journalist with 25 years experience as a reporter, editor and columnist for several newspapers. Phyrillas received recognition for column writing in 2010 from the Associated Press Managing Editors, in 2007 from Suburban Newspapers of America and in 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter. A graduate of Penn State University, Phyrillas is the city editor and political columnist for The Mercury, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper in Pottstown, Pa. In addition to The Mercury website (www.pottsmerc.com), his columns are featured on more than a dozen political websites and blogs. Phyrillas is a frequent guest (and occasional host) on talk radio and has been a panelist on the "Journalists Roundtable" public affairs TV program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). Phyrillas was named one of the '10 Leading Greek-American Bloggers in the World' in 2007 by Odyssey: The World of Greece magazine. BlogNetNews.com ranked Phyrillas the Most Influential Political Blogger in Pennsylvania for three consecutive years (2007-2010). You can follow Phyrillas on Twitter @TonyPhyrillas