It’s been a stated goal of many in the United States to end voter disenfranchisement, which is often the accusation cast when a Republican wins. Everybody knows that there are more Democrats than Republicans, so when a Democrat loses it can only be due to fraud — at least that’s the science behind disenfranchisement.

Everybody knows that, so often, when a “disenfranchised voter” is referred to, this is usually either somebody who couldn’t find their own ass with two hands and a map, a mythical entity created in an attempt to steal an election, or a person who can’t stop playing XBox in their parents’ basement long enough to be enticed to go and vote for a Democrat.

It would appear that, with the Democrats big wins on election day, disenfranchisement somehow suddenly wasn’t a problem. Funny how that works.

Not only that, but, so giving are the Democrats, that they’ve helped put a temporary stop to the disenfranchisement of the entire world — at least the totalitarian and terrorist corners. Often when “hawkish” Republicans win, threats and anger fly from certain areas of the world. This time, terrorists, despots and tinpot wingnuts are as happy as Reverend Haggard backstage at a Cher concert.

The headlines say it all:

Ayatollah Khamenei calls elections a victory for Iran

Al Qaeda gloats over Rumsfeld resignation

The list goes on in similar fashion around the globe.

Now, I know how many on the American left are viewing this Bastille Day-esque celebration rogue dictators, terrorists, and totalitarian regime leaders are staging in response to the big Democrat victory and the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld: with a level of naivete not seen since the woman helped the creepy guy load the chair into his windowless van in “Silence of the Lambs.”

Terrorists and despots are doing the same thing with some Democrats. “Could you be a sweetheart and help us get this couch in the van. You get in first… I’ll take the heavy end.” ::whap!:: The problem is that we’re all along for this most uncomfortable ride.

Ask many on the American left about the election being hailed by terrorists, and you’ll be told that it’s nothing more than a terrific ”bringing the world together” moment – A slice of harmonic convergence between east and west out of the otherwise bitter pie of Bush’s illegal and immoral war that has polarized the world.

One can only hope that those who think Democrat victories will open up new dialog and friendly back-slapping with Iran, North Korea, Al Qaeda, and all the rest will realize the danger in this belief before we’re all in a pit being told, “It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.”


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