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by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2012   

What has the party of FDR come to represent?

(Aug. 31, 2012) — It is not unusual for Democrats to say something reasonable and then do what is totally unreasonable.  We’ve come to expect that; it’s the “nature of the beast.”  But when they feel politically threatened, as they now feel threatened by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, it is then we get to see the true face of the Democratic Party.

In recent days, an Obama SuperPAC, funded and managed by people close to Barack Obama, has produced a TV ad in which Mitt Romney is accused of being responsible for the death of a steelworker’s wife.  The truth is, the steelworker’s employer, which went into bankruptcy, was shut down by Bain Capital two years after Romney left the company.  When the steelworker, Joe Soptic, lost his job, his wife continued to have company health insurance for at least another two years.  She was not diagnosed with cancer until five years after her husband lost his job.

Then, on August 14, in a speech before a largely black audience in Danville, Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would like to “put y’all back in chains.”  Surely Biden understands that it is his own party that has maintained black Americans in slavery and in political and economic bondage since the earliest days of our republic.

The saddest part of Democratic Party history took place during the post-Civil War era when they attempted to nullify Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation through Jim Crow laws, Black Codes, and worst of all, the Ku Klux Klan.  Between the years 1882 and 1951, some 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites, nearly all Republicans, were lynched by the KKK, acting as the paramilitary arm of the Democrat Party.  No one knows how many thousands more were lynched by the KKK between the close of the war and 1882 because Tuskegee Institute and NAACP archives don’t contain those statistics.

As a product of the Chicago Democratic political machine, Barack Obama is not what one would call a man of compassion or refined sensibilities.  Like his Democratic forebears of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has shown little respect for human life.  While a member of the Illinois State Senate, he openly supported legislation allowing abortionists to destroy viable fetuses, post partum, who survived late-term abortion procedures.  During World War II, Nazi concentration camp guards regularly slaughtered Jewish babies.  So how does Obama distinguish between that and the ghoulish practice envisioned by the partial birth abortion legislation he supports?  The only difference appears to be in methodology, so exactly where does he draw the line?

In the years since the Wilson administration (1913-1921), Democrats have attempted to clean up their image by adopting a mostly non-violent approach to political hegemony.  Realizing that votes can be purchased in blocs, they have increased their numbers through the adoption of special interest constituencies.  As a result, the party now consists primarily of abortion rights advocates; blue collar unions; teachers’ unions; public employee unions; race-based minorities; radical feminists; radical environmentalists; radical youth; radical academics; the gay, lesbian, and transgender community; and trial lawyers… all of whom want something from government.

With the recent adoption of the same-sex marriage issue, it is hard to find a radical left issue or agenda that has not already been adopted by Democrats.  When Democrats meet in early September to re-nominate Barack Obama and Joe Biden, many of the party faithful… Christian fundamentalists, Muslims, blacks, and others… will be forced to hold their noses as their party votes to add same-sex marriage to their party platform.  Why?  Because, unable to raise the funds and unable to attract the same adoring crowds he drew in 2008, Obama has cynically flip-flopped on the issue because he needs the money and the votes of the gay and lesbian community.

Although it seems highly improbable that any party could manage a coalition of such diverse interests… many whose interests are in direct conflict with those of other constituencies… it all works because each of the special interests are willing to subordinate some of their secondary interests so long as they can expect the same consideration on their core issues.  As the American people go to the polls on November 6, it is critical they understand that the Democratic Party has taken full ownership of the following issues and agendas:

  • Labor union racketeering and its ties to organized crime; forced unionization through “card check;” NLRB interference in private sector economic decision-making.
  • The monopoly power of public employee unions and the systematic plundering of state and local government treasuries.
  • The systematic growth of high unemployment rates through promotion of uneconomic minimum wage standards.
  • Opposition to reform and restructuring of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamp programs.
  • The systematic destruction of the housing sector through creation and promotion of the sub-prime mortgage market; the systematic corruption of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • The de-construction of the teaching profession and the dumbing-down of public education; opposition to popular reforms such as charter schools and voucher programs.
  • The destruction of the black family unit; black teen pregnancy rates; the growing incarceration rates of young black males.
  • The gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual agenda; support for same-sex marriage; repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
  • The illegal immigration, open borders, and sanctuary cities agenda.
  • Late term and partial birth abortion.
  • The exportation of weaponry to drug cartels in Mexico.
  • The support of fraud, violence, and intimidation in our electoral process; opposition to political reforms such as photo ID laws.
  • Class warfare and the vilification of business enterprises, large and small;
  • The overt attack on religious liberty and Roman Catholic Church doctrine; support for Islamic expansionism throughout the Christian world.
  • The domination of the public sector over the private sector; the use of excessive and oppressive environmental regulations as an anti-business weapon.
  • The opposition to American energy independence; opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline; the un-economic subsidization of “green” energy projects.
  • Support for frivolous lawsuits; opposition to tort reform.
  • The weakening of U.S. military capability; repeal of the Clinton-era “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
  • The abandonment of strategic international alliances and longtime allies.

A bit harsh?  Not really.  One of the things that most distinguishes Democrats from Republicans is the extent to which Democrats attempt to mask who and what they are.  And although they may attempt to put a kinder/gentler face on some of their more outrageous policies, all of the above will be included in one way or another in the platform they will adopt at their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Without mentioning Democrats by name, former Secretary of State Condi Rice, in her rousing speech before the Republican National Convention, described exactly what it is that separates Republicans from Democrats.  She said, “My fellow Americans, ours has never been a narrative of grievance and entitlement.  We have never believed that I am doing poorly because you are doing well.  We have never been jealous of each others’ successes.   No, ours has been a belief in opportunity.  And it has been a constant struggle… to try to extend the benefits of the American dream to all.  But that American ideal is indeed in danger today…”

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are both men of honor, men of the highest caliber.  They are straightforward, honest, and trustworthy and those traits are self-evident in every one of their public appearances.  Obama and Biden, on the other hand, never fail to come off as evil, angry, and mean-spirited.  They are the true face of the Democratic Party and it is they who put the American ideal in jeopardy by persisting in their efforts to divide Americans along racial and economic lines.


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