It’s Time to Call the Left’s ‘Majority of Americans’ Bluff

The left is having a regular fecal-fit over one word that Dick Cheney said recently.

Here’s an excerpt from a Good Morning America interview with Cheney (video here):

CHENEY: On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success.

RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.


RADDATZ So? You don’t care what the American people think?

CHENEY: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls.

“So?” If there’s one word designed to dislodge the plaque in the arteries of Michael Moore, that’s the one. Moore, obviously, took Cheney to task over the word.

Here’s Moore’s analysis of the word: “So?” As in, “So what?” As in, “F*** you. I could care less.”

No… “So?” As in “F*** Michael Moore. If he wants to do something different, then he can get elected and do it.”

Unless my math is way off, the Iraq war was going on the last time America had a chance to rid itself of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. They, however, defeated John Kerry and Silky Pony, aka The Breck Girl, aka Pink Sapphire, soundly.

If two-thirds of Americans disagreed with the Iraq war, they didn’t disagree with it enough to vote for John Kerry, that’s for sure.

The left is a hilarious entity. When they’re doing something a majority of Americans are opposed to, they still consider the effort noble — even beyond noble. With libs, the more people who disagree with them, the happier they seem to be. “Just because everybody believes something doesn’t make them right” is trumpeted from the mountaintops.

But, if the left wants to play the “majority rule” game… let’s call the bluff. Let’s run the nation based on the majority opinion in polls and hold general elections to decide moral and legal issues instead of having politicians and courts determine them.

Where would that lead? All I can say to the left is “be careful what you ask for.”

A majority of Americans believes the Constitution guarantees the right of every American to own a gun.

A majority of Americans oppose same-sex marriage.

A majority of Americans oppose abortion.

A majority of Americans oppose abortion being covered by any “universal health plan.”

A majority of Americans believe that God created humans. Based upon this, let’s outlaw Atheism and teach only creation in public schools.

What would Michael Moore and the rest of the left say about these facts? “So?”

If the left wants to play this “the majority is always right” game, let’s have at it! If they become enraged by the opinion of a majority of Americans that opposes issues they hold dear, all I can say is, “So?”

Author: Doug Powers

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