Jewish World Review Jan. 19, 2004 / 26 Teves, 5764

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Fair warning to the Dems | This is my second attempt in this space to convince the Democratic Party that it is committing political suicide by aligning itself with the far left. Now listen up. This country needs two strong political parties and should have more. If the Democrats self-destruct, the Bush people will run wild. They are already taken with themselves and largely unavailable to the folks. With no competition, Dick Cheney might never be seen again.

A poll by the Pew Research Center says that just 20 percent of Americans consider themselves "liberals," and you have to assume half of that crowd is somewhat moderate. That leaves only 10 percent running around calling the president a Nazi and worshiping at the altar of secularism.

But that 10 percent is making a lot of noise and has a ton of influence on the Democratic establishment. Billionaire George Soros is the big money man for the Democrats this season, and old George is one far out character. He wants to legalize pretty much every vice, sees merit in euthanasia and is moaning there isn't enough "income redistribution" in the world. Maybe that's because the Soviet Union collapsed, George. Get a clue.

Soros is pouring millions of bucks into radical movements like, a Website that never saw a left-wing issue it didn't embrace. Recently, in New York City, the Moveon people held a contest to see who could come up with the best anti-Bush ad. When a few Bush-Nazi commercials showed up, the Website panicked because of the bad press. But why the commotion? Surely, these people know their propaganda makes the most extreme radicals dance.

And guess who showed up to judge the Moveon contest? James Carville and Donna Brazile, two card-carrying members of the Democratic establishment. They were surrounded by the usual suspects: Janeane Garofalo, Stuart Smalley and the rest of the Mao-sketeers.

Carville and Brazile looked on with glee as rock star Moby called the president "a f---ing liar."

As rapper Chuck D opined: "We don't want eight more years of a Colon, a Bush, and a D--- (Cheney)."

As actress Julia Stiles said: "I was afraid Bill O'Reilly would come with a shotgun at my front door and shoot me for being unpatriotic."

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Good grief! I don't even own a shotgun. No worries, Julia, just enjoy the land of Oz.

Exactly what are everyday Americans supposed to think when they see the likes of Soros and these show biz people launching into the most far out political discourse in memory? And Carville and Brazile are right in the middle of it?

So I am sending a final warning to the Democratic Party, which my family belonged to for more than 100 years. Wise up before it's too late. People judge you by those with whom you associate. To paraphrase a protest song from the '60s: "you don't believe you're on the eve of destruction?"

Well, you are.

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JWR contributor Bill O'Reilly is host of the Fox News show, "The O'Reilly Factor," and author of, most recently, "Who's Looking Out for You?" Comments by clicking here.

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