Skip to comments.Not Your Grandfather’s Democrats!
Posted on 10/30/2008 10:50:21 AM PDT by The_Tick_01
There are only three types of Obama/Biden supporters and the evidence is now conclusive that none of them are your grandfathers Democrats!
1) The hate-filled anti-American Democratic Socialist base of todays DNC
2) Folks that still vote Democrat because their grandfather did
3) Folks who watch too much left-wing television
In the last couple weeks, Obama has let the cat out of the bag. His life-long mentoring from communist community organizers like Frank Marshall Davis, Saul Alinsky, Williams Ayers and Rev. Wright is out in the open.
Obamas socialist plan for massive central power, supposedly authorized by the voters, to confiscate the private property of some citizens in order to purchase the votes of others, with visions of dancing sugar-plums, is now the centerpiece of his entire campaign.
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I don’t believe there are any good or patriotic Democrats. It has been too long since the Democrats supported our Nation and our Nation’s leaders. As far as I am concerned, anyone voting for a Democrat is a traitor to his Nation.
I AM THE ORIGINAL REAGAN DEMOCRAT. (Excerpt from my FR Profile)
THE FAMILIES DEMOCRAT ROOTS
I grew up in Tacoma Washington in a very typical Puget Sound area blue collar democrat family. My Dad worked for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and my mother was a homemaker.
My Fathers family had a true Grapes of Wrath story. They were of Scots-Irish decent, a proud people with a fighting and pioneering spirit who settled much of the non-coastal regions of the South. The roots of my family can be traced to States such as Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, the southern tip of Illinois, Texas, and Arkansas. A people who were credited for filling the ranks of the Continental Army with volunteers, as well as a majority of the men fighting for the South during the horrible war between the States. And who provided many of the Nations great heroes, frontiersman, and explorers.
It was in the early 1920s that my fathers parents moved from Arkansas to California to work on the orange groves. It was in California where my Dad was born in 1926. During the depression when my father was still a young boy the family moved to Washington where his father found work with the WPA and later with the Railroad.
People from the south in those days were mostly democrats, though very conservative by todays standards, and so it was with my Dads family. Because of this our family was not liberal by no stretch of the imagination. The folks believed that having the strongest military in the world, equipped with the most sophisticated and reliable weapons was the best way to keep America safe from the Soviet Empire.
My parents, with five kids to raise and living from payday to payday, hated taxes being raised and would vote against every single tax increase that came up. But yet they would keep voting for those politicians who supported those increases. Go figure.
My parents hated the long haired hippy anti-war protestors they saw on TV, and their thoughts on the Vietnam war was that we should bomb the commies back to the stone-age, and if we would fight it like a war we would win in no time. Not exactly the way todays Democrats think, is it? They loved JFK. I remember my Dad had a record album that contained his greatest speeches that he would often play. I wonder what I could get for that on EBAY today? My parents would preach to us the old union-fed mantra that republicans were for the rich and democrats were for the poor and the working class, and with only Nixon and Ford to be examples of republicans, we had no reason to doubt them.
THE GREAT CONVERSION
If there was one single person who had the greatest impact on me turning Republican it had to be Jimmy Carter. When I was at age to start looking for a part time job there was none to be had. I was very discouraged. I would turn in an application at the bowling alley, McDonalds, the supermarket, gas stations, etc, and they would all tell me the same story, were not hiring, but we will take your application. And then it would be placed on top of a pile a foot high.
This was the malaise Jimmy Carter spoke about. First it was the energy crises. I still find it hard to believe Carter asked America not to put up Christmas lights one year, and young people today could not imagine having to be in a block long line to buy gas, and only if it was your day to do so. (remember the odd/even days?) On the World front, the Soviet military began a major build up and the Soviet communist were influencing governments in Central and South America and in Africa, making the world a much more dangerous place. Then there was the Iran hostage crises to top it all off.
I joined the Navy in 1977 right out of high school, again because there was no jobs in my home town. I served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. This was during the time Qaddafi decided to extend the coastal claims of Libya to the waters where American naval maneuvers were conducted.
The entire Gulf of Sidra, extended up to one hundred miles from Libyas coast, and it was proclaimed by Qaddafi to be Libyan water, off limits to our forces. The Carter government meekly rescheduled our maneuvers to stay outside disputed area, ordering us to not cross Qaddafis line.
True to form, Carter failed to confront Qaddafi over the issue even after a siege on the American embassy in Tripoli in 1979. Prior to the 1980 election an Admiral called all the sailors to the flight deck where he gave a speech on how important it was to vote for a President that would stand up for the military. I cant remember if he actually used Reagans name, but we all knew he was not talking about the peanut farmer. Im not sure he was supposed to do this, but Im so glad he did, because I proudly voted for Ronald Reagan, and was the first in my family to vote for a Republican.
Within months after taking office, Ronald Reagan took a stand. He made it clear that American maneuvers in the Gulf of Sidra would proceed as they always had before Carter. Anticipating trouble, Reagan was asked by the Joint Chiefs what American pilots do if attacked? Would Reagans orders allow for hot pursuit? Reagans answer All the way into the hanger. You know the rest of the story.
I voted Republican ever since and learned about the core values of the Republican party and found they were much closer to the values my family grew up with. When I left the Navy in 1982 and returned to Washington. I was able to find employment right away. The electronics revolution has started and strip-malls, video stores, restaurants, and housing developments were popping up everywhere. Help wanted signs were in store windows for a change, and things seemed so very different than the Puget Sound I left in 1977. All four of my brothers and sisters also changed their preference to republican during my absence. My parents however took a little longer to convert. Sensing Bill Clinton was a flim-flam man my parents voted for Ross Perot in 1992. Clintons two terms proved them right. This was also the time that conservative talk radio was taking over the airwaves, and my Dad began to tune in to this Rush guy and learn the truth about what his party was becoming. They have voted Republican ever since.
The Democrat Party is now the party of liars and bullshitters. Which is bad enough except that they are also leftist liars and bullshitters, liars and bullshitters that place politics over country. There is nothing redeeming about them just the mob mentality of winning at all costs, including using intimidation from truth squads, using corruption from Acorn, or off shore financing or credit card fraud donations (and Obama’s audacity of asking for more donations when he already has 650 million tucked away is astounding). It reminds me of African dictators. With all of this Obama is the biggest liar imaginable and the Democrats and nation have bought into the bullshit. Mostly because they have been raised on bullshit: leftist Hollywood and MSM “prettyfied” bullcrap — the “keep the masses stupid and they’ll accept any bullshit we tell them” approach (just as long as there is a pretty face telling them). And these Obama people are unrepentant. William Ayers other day phoned to have police protection because a reporter was asking some probing questions. This is the man who bombed a police station and who is still UNREPENTANT and feels he hadn’t done enough! And now the pigs he wanted dead in the 60s are suppose to protect him. Such irony! With this type screwed up mentality running things behind Obama’s political scene you wonder why America continues to tolerate it, how has it allowed Obama rise as far has he has come? Part of it is media brainwashing, ignorance and wishful thinking — or the emotional manipulation that lets you ignore the facts. Yes, the Democrats are different today and maybe even the rest of America.
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