“This is the Tea Party downgrade because a minority of people in the House of Representatives countered even the will of many Republicans in the United States Senate who were prepared to do a bigger deal." John Kerry, D-France, August 7, 2011.
The epiphany goes like this: The very people who have spent the last two years saying, in every way fathomable, "Stop the spending or bad things will happen," and who were ignored and disparaged by Kerry and his cohorts in both parties, are now responsible for bad things happening. This isn't even revisionist history. It's an altogether unique way of looking at things that I must confess had never occurred to me until it escaped from between the Senator's ears. How different history would have unfolded if Kerry's Theory of Causation had been discovered sooner.
Under this theory, if you omit the warning you avoid the event itself. So it appears that the ostrich has it right after all. If only Kerry had counseled Winston Churchill to keep his yap closed about Hitler's military build-up, we wouldn't have had a second world war and Hitler would have given up and started his own line of mustache and personal grooming products. For that matter, if Paul Revere had kept quiet, or if John Kerry had been there to trip the horse, the Brits would never have made it, we wouldn't have fought the American Revolution, George III would have founded the Peace Corps, and the Brits would drive on the right side of the road. In fact, if Kerry had interceded in 44 B.C., the exchange between Julius Caesar and the soothsayer would have gone like this: Soothsayer: "Beware the Ides of…" WHAM! Then, Caesar could have focused on a shovel-ready Colosseum, some salad dressing recipes, and Brutus would have spent March 15th at happy hour at TGI Fridays. Shakespeare could have worked out the details.
Applied to today's world, Kerry's Theory of Causation would yield results beyond the wildest imaginings of even Al Gore, who could single-handedly improve the climate by,…just. sitting. down. …and being quiet. There would be no warning signs on the highway, because those cause accidents. You would not be allowed to view your bank account balance, because that could cause you to run out of money. And finally, Jim Cantore, from The Weather Channel, would answer for all the hurricanes he's caused. In fact, I remember several years ago when I was stuck in a snow storm in Wisconsin and word got around that Cantore was just down the road filming. It explained everything. If I could have got my hands on that guy… It's like being in a neighborhood and having Angela Lansbury show up, …you know someone is going to kick over before the first commercial break.
Then again, if warning is tantamount to causation, then Kerry's own warnings would have been disastrous. The Cold War would have been a lost cause when Kerry opined, "The Reagan Administration has no rational plan for our military. Instead, it acts on misinformed assumptions about the strength of the Soviet military and a presumed ‘window of vulnerability,’ which we now know not to exist." And this quote, "The biggest defense buildup since World War II has not given us a better defense. …" would have ushered our defeat in Desert Storm. The robust economic growth and 21 million jobs created under the Reagan Administration would have vanished with a wave of Kerry's magic lips when they framed the words, "… And our national priorities become more and more distorted as the share of our country’s resources devoted to human needs diminishes.”
Of course, the Kerry Theory of Causation is, as is so much of the Senator's statements, only so much hot air and little else. Given his past warnings, he doesn't even take his little theory seriously. No, his problem isn't so much that the stalwarts in the House went against the will of some Senate Republicans. Rather, his speedo is in a twist because members of the House reflected the will of the people themselves and that's about as close to heresy as you can get inside the beltway. Rasmussen's latest poll indicates that only 17 percent of the electorate believe that our "leaders" are governing with the consent of the governed, and that's just fine with self-appointed demigods like Kerry. The fact is that people like Kerry resent people like you, who have the audacity to believe that the Constitution means what it says. He knows that you are no more responsible for the results of his idiotic votes than Jim Cantore is for the weather. What you are seeing and hearing from the left is fear, pure and simple, and that's a very good thing. Never forget, they vilify that which threatens them.