By Mick Gregory
The State of the Union Speech is a great backdrop to see the differences between the two parties.
Nancy Pelosi will be making faces behind President Bush. Journalists such as Chris Matthews on Hardball will have some very positive compliments about the 67-year-old baroness who has had more facial plastic surgery than any aging movie star except Phillis Diller.
Matthews will be fawning all over the Democrats’ applause for any mention of problems and progressive sounding “change” and the stern faces at anything said by Bush about the war on terror, or 9/11, or finishing the job in Iraq.
Watch and listen to Matthews as the TV camera focuses on Hillary Clinton and Oboma. They will be promoted as “competing with each other,” but everyone knows they are being set up on the same Democrat ticket.
Take note that there will be no Senator Johnson from South Dakota who’s votes are needed to give Democrats a majority in the U.S. Senate. Plus there will be no mention of his being in a coma. Maybe, a comment like this from the talking heads, “We understand Senator Johnson is recovering nicely…”
Who says? Harry Reid?
Note that nothing will be mentioned by the mainstream media about the distinguished Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, even though he is the senior Democrat member of the Senate. No mention of his other title, that of grand dragon?
You will see a big difference between Democrats and Republicans.
One party is run by multi-millionaire elitists, the other by middle class, hard working Americans. One party is in kinship with emerging dictators Hugo Chavez and Danny Ortega, the other is for creating freedom and democracy for emerging republics. One party is for taking more control over vital industries, the other is for working for offering incentives to expand our energy supply and lower costs. One is for government control of political news and opinion media, and want to bring back “the fairness doctrine,” the other is for free speech — citizens should make their own decisions on what they want to watch, listen to, or read.
One party has a senior senator who was once a Grand Dragon in the ultra racist KKK. The other party kicked a lowly, state level politician out when they found that he was a member of the KKK.
One party uses the same rhetoric as al-Qaida’s deputy leader, al-Zawahri (in Osama Bin Laden’s absence). Zawahri mocked President Bush’s plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, saying the U.S. strategy for Iraq, was doomed to fail.
Do you see the difference?
One party has a monument of one of their leaders, the other has funded a monument of the people that help elect them.