- - Friday, February 25, 2011

The Democrats’ new playbook says to run away and hide when they don’t get their way. Good.

The one fundamental political truism in America is that Democrats always find a way to self-destruct. Good again.

Democratic legislators in Wisconsin and Indiana have run away so they don’t have to vote, represent their constituents or act like Americans. Other lemming Democrats surely will take their lead and follow them off the political cliff.


It’s hard to imagine our Founding Fathers finding the running-away behavior laudable or respectable, but I haven’t found anything yet that liberals believe that is in line with the philosophy and agenda of our Founding Fathers.

It’s delightful how these Democrats have run away from their elective jobs and hid. This juvenile, pro-union stunt has only tightened the political noose for Democrats in 2012. Hang ‘em high.

Democrats have yet to accept the glaring fact that there was a seismic shift in politics in November when voters tossed them and their bankrupt ideas out of office. They are ignoring the will of the people because, at their core, Democrats think people need to be not only governed, but controlled. Liberals believe ordinary Americans are too stupid to make important decisions on their own. Believe it.

Instead of respecting the voters’ desire for frugal fiscal policies that make abundant sense, Democrats in Wisconsin and Indiana have run away and tried to take their political ball with them. They are emboldened by teachers who call in sick and various other loudmouthed, pro-union hacks and stooges.

My plea to these Democrats is to remain on the run. The longer they stay away from their respective states and elective jobs, the better the opportunity for fiscally conservative Republicans in 2012 and the better the opportunity to fix America.

Just as it sank the presidential aspirations of Democratic poster boy Ted Kennedy when he ran away and hid for eight hours or so before reporting to the police that he had driven off a bridge with a female passenger, this stunt is going to bleed Democrats of support from the important middle-of-the-road voters.

This is the perfect political storm that can destroy Democrats, so long as Republicans play their cards right. The Republican move should be to say little or nothing other than how the Democrats have ran away from the will of the people. Enough said. Avalanches start small.

By embracing their newfound political activism of running away when things don’t go their way, the Democrats, including President Obama, have painted themselves into a corner. Realizing that union members are a significant base of their party, no Democrat can afford to condemn the legislators who have run away. No Democrat is going to turn on the labor unions. Al Capone and Jimmy Hoffa live.

Labor unions have long been tools for the Democratic Party. Labor unions donate tens of millions of dollars to the Democratic political machine during each election. Rather than drown separately, the labor unions and Democrats are lashed together and will drown together.

I feel all warm and tingly.

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin needs to stand his ground. He must remember why voters put him and the GOP in power. Stay the course, Mr. Walker. Do not cut a deal with Democrats and the labor unions. Do what is best for Wisconsin and set the example for other Republican governors to follow.

Terminally whacked as he is, at least Col. Whackjob Gadhafi has so far vowed to stay and fight to the end in Libya. He hasn’t run away yet from the mob of Libyans looking to lynch him, but maybe he hasn’t been following what is happening in Wisconsin and Indiana. I doubt he knows there are a Wisconsin and Indiana.

Americans intrinsically know that running away is a sign of weakness, and significant weakness is what we are beginning to see in the Democratic Party poppers who have chosen to flee.

To think some in the media declared the Republican Party dead just two short years ago when they were swept out of power in 2008. My, how times change quickly. The GOP can thank both the Tea Party and the self-destructing Democrats for their political resurrection. They better.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

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