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.

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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.


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?