The results of this election and likely the one afterward will be remembered as one of the worst political disasters in American history. Not because one party lost and the other won, but because in the middle of a war the electorate brought to power the very same people whose negligence had brought the war on in the first place. If Chamberlain had been returned to office in the middle of World War 2 on a platform of negotiating with Nazi Germany, that is the scale of the magnitude of this disaster.
Under a Democratic congress the odds that the United States will intervene militarily to stop Iran have dropped to nearly zero, short of an act of war committed by Iran against the US. This means Israel is on its own against Iran. If Israel fails, Iran will have nuclear weapons and there is no doubt it will use them. The only question is whether it will first use them against Israel or the United States. The blood price for tonight's elections and the celebrations by Democrats will be in the millions dead, on either side or both.
To the south, Sandanista terrorist Daniel Ortega, an ally of Arafat, Libya and Iran has returned to power. This adds one more nation to the coalition of Latin American Marxist states that has been forming beginning with Chavez and isolates Columbia as one of our few remaining allies. Drug trade will increase, terrorists will have bases south of our borders and we can expect massive instability, assassinations and a covert war being fought against us by the very same people John Kerry was patronizing while he was a United States Senator.
To the West, North Korea is continuing its nuclear testing. This will put it into a direct showdown with Japan. To the Japanese, North Korea is what Iran is to Israelis. Many Japanese have been emigrating from the country for the last decade as the Japanese government now is the most militaristic since 1941. Japan has its own nuclear reactors and the technical expertise to produce nuclear weapons in a fairly short time and it will do so. A nuclear exchange between Japan and North Korea that may also pull in China will have a death tolls in the tens of millions. The Clinton administration and the Democrats brought things to this stage but they will take no responsibility and do nothing except call for more negotiations.
To the East, an invisible coup has resurrected the ghost of the Soviet Union as a Nationalist Socialist state that is slowly beginning to devour its former Republics again, using blackmail, violence and economic terrorism. Russian espionage targeted at America is off the scale now, as is Chinese espionage with over 2000 fraudulent Chinese companies in Silicon Valley alone for the purposes of corporate espionage. With the Russian takeover of thousands of American gas stations with many more to come, America is approaching the point of being vulnerable to the same Russian economic blackmail that has been aimed at Ukraine and Georgia. All this while Senator Chuck Schumer appeared at the opening of Russian Lukoil stations, a company run by a wanted criminal who tried to smuggle weapons in a submarine to the US.
Let me be clear though, the election was not a Democratic victory. The Democrats had even less to offer and less to say for themselves than they did 2 years ago. This was a Republican defeat brought about by internal corruption, a President whose leadership had become increasingly indecisive and his policies geared towards appeasement and as a result helped alienate his conservative base.
Instead of using their victories to change the way things were done, the Republicans pursued a Clintonesque nation-building war, rather than the war against the terrorists that Americans wanted. Instead of cutting government spending, the Republicans vastly inflated it. Instead of fighting illegal immigration, Bush ushered it in.
The victories provided access to huge amounts of pork and instead of cutting it, the Republicans grabbed their share and corruption set in and so did the well-timed scandals 'revealed' leading up to the elections. And the Republicans continued fighting among themselves over Supreme Court nominations and immigration. Moderate Republicans began constantly picking fights, pushing agendas like McCain's Al-Queda Bill of Rights. Battles that left a lot of blood and a disordered and divided party behind them.
It was decidedly true that the Republicans were the lesser evil. That the Democrats proposed hiking spending by the double digits. That the Democrats will cut and run on Iraq and everywhere else, kowtow to our enemies, legalize illegals, build up the Federal bureaucracy and go on treating the Constitution as toilet paper. But the lesser evil argument is one that is rationally compelling to pragmatic realistic thinkers but noxious to religious people, to whom is still evil. Thus the Religious Right abandoned the Republican party and the Condoleeza Rice era of the Bush Administration put the kibosh on the Jewish vote.
In the end all that was left were the ballots, the exit polls and the grim reality of a tomorrow in which America is helpless to deal with the threats from without and within. The lights are dimmed, the stage is empty. The threatened Democracies of the world are as on their own as they were in 1939. The butchers of the world from Pyongyang to Tehran to Ramallah to Moscow to Bejing sharpen their teeth and smile.
The worst is yet to come.