"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Real (Albeit Belated) Democratic Platform 2008

Forget about the corruption of the Obama administration, the lying about Benghazi, the spectacle of IRS officials taking the Fifth before Congress, the blatant cronyism of Solyndra, the moral midgetry of Fast and Furious, the Orwellian intrusiveness of the NSA scandal.

Forget the incompetence.

Forget the nastiness, the "punish your enemies" rhetoric, the disdain for fellow Americans as "bitter-clingers," the constant drumbeat that people who disagree are evil or racist or homophobic or anti-woman or anti-immigrant.

Forget the sanctimoniousness, the sneering, the condescension.  

Simply think of this.   If Obama's platform in 2008 had looked like this:

  • Gay marriage.
  • Women in combat.
  • Nationalized healthcare.
  • Higher taxes.
  • Retreat and defeat in the Middle East.
  • Runaway federal debt and trillion dollar-deficits every year.  
Would he have been elected?  


P.S. Sorry for not blogging lately... I've been getting ready for and having a big trial.   Next week we've only got closing arguments, and then we'll wait for the verdict.  

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