Second verse, same as the first

August 26, 2012

Glory be!

CNN has saw fit to point out (during an election season, no less) that the Republican Party began as the anti-slavery Party. The Democratic Party was content to allow African Americans to wallow in bondage and poverty at behest of government sanctioned overlords, while the Republicans sought to allow blacks to seek their own fortunes by being appropriately rewarded for their labors and on the merits of their abilities.

What the article failed to mention is that little has changed with regard to the roles of the two parties in the lives of African Americans in the last 150 years.


Talking Points

March 29, 2011

Interesting bit from the NYTs about the talking points Dems are using to describe the Republicans in the current budget battle:

Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, began to instruct fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.

After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said, “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”

Sad that as we are facing serious and long term economic woes, that these politicians are playing games like this. It would seem that the Democrats are intent on dissembling while our country suffers; I am supprised how many in the blogosphere employ the same tactics when describing the current political situation.


That Didn’t Last Long

January 20, 2011

The new civility that is.

In remarks in the House Tuesday night during the Debate of the repeal of Obamacare, Democratic Representative Steve Cohen made these remarks:

“They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels,” Cohen said. “You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing.”

And he went further with his comparison:

“The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it–believed it and you have the Holocaust. We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care. Politifact said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover”

Everyone probably already knew this, but these remarks are simply a demonstration that the Left isn’t the least bit interested in civility or fresh approaches to politics, it is interested in winning. The have no qualms with using the exact language this week that they condemned last week. What is most disconcerting about this is that they actually believe the electorate to be so mindless as not to notice.

It is certain the media, which was so quick to address the term ‘blood libel’ last week won’t be protesting this use of that language yesterday or claim that the Congressman is creating an ‘atmosphere of hate’. This is because in the Orwellian mind of the Left, whatever the Left says is civil because it is true, and whatever the Right says is uncivil because it is false.

Thankfully most people know better.


Observations

October 28, 2010

The narrative of the Democrats this elections season appears to go as follows:

“The previous Republican administration created this mess through policies and programs that produced an economy crushing debt. We have sought to remedy this situation by advancing more policies and programs creating significantly more debt. The Tea Party is bad because it actually seems to want to eliminate or reduce these policies and programs to reduce said debt. Vote Democrat!”

Is it any surprise this strategy isn’t working?


The Problem

October 26, 2010

I put together a simple graphic to depict an entrenched and growing problem in American Democracy – the requirement that the electorate subsidize a particular political party:

The Problem


Observations

April 28, 2010

One problem with Democrats is that they want lax treatment of illegal immigrants and a welfare state. Both are bad ideas, but combined they are disastrous.