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A Solution for the Democrats
National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2002 | Dinesh DíSouza

Posted on 11/07/2002 6:36:33 PM PST by John Lenin

November 7, 2002, 8:45 a.m.
A Solution for the Democrats

How to win next time.

By Dinesh D’Souza

These critics are right. The Democrats could improve their political fortunes by unequivocally embracing the three central principles of the political Left: anti-Americanism, economic piracy, and moral degeneracy.

At first glance, this may not seem like a winning political program. But consider: Anti-Americanism is quite a popular notion these days. Lots of people hate America, and some of those people live in America. The anti-Americans blame American foreign policy for causing terrorism and other evils in the world. They detest American capitalism and American culture.

A newly assertive Democratic party could embrace this anti-American vision. It could go beyond opposing President Bush's Iraq policy to opposing all efforts to fight terrorism. Indeed it could declare America itself to be a terrorist country and seek to define all U.S. military action as "state-sponsored terrorism."

How would such a policy be sustained politically? Of course it would not be enough to win the votes of America-haters in this country. It seems that there are many millions of America-haters in other countries, such as France, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. The Democrats should encourage America-haters all over the world to become American citizens. Failing this, they should work to loosen eligibility requirements so that anti-American aliens could at least vote for Democratic candidates in presidential elections.

Second, the Democrats should openly advocate the economic looting of one class of citizens in order to benefit another class of citizens. Ordinarily this is called theft, but in politics it is called "redistribution" or better still "compassion." Again, in ordinary language people who are robbed are called "victims," but in politics they are called "greedy" for wanting to hold on to what is theirs.

Now it may seem that the Democratic party has already perfected the art of using the government for the purpose of legal plunder. True, since the New Deal the Democrats have been the party of economic redistribution. By and large, Democrats have shown no interest in how to create a pie; their sole focus has been on how to carve up the pie.

But Democrats in the past few decades have been hampered by the need to seem economically responsible, and thus the party has not embraced the Left-wing program of blatantly seizing citizens' asserts and earnings. Why stop with a measly prescription-drug benefit for the elderly? The Democrats could abandon their past timidity and go for it all: free health care for seniors, unlimited scholarships for anyone who wants to go to college, no time limits on unemployment benefits, no work requirements for welfare, federal subsidies for aspiring artists to produce anti-Bush sculptures and songs, and so on.

This Democratic approach would be based on the political wisdom embodied in George Bernard Shaw's maxim, "Any government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on Paul's support." The secret, of course, is to make sure that the beneficiaries of this state-sponsored robbery (potential Democratic voters) outnumber those who are robbed (potential Republican voters).

Finally, the Democrats could become the party of moral degeneracy. In recent years the Democrats have not embraced moral degeneracy outright. They have contented themselves with hiding behind the slogan of "liberty." If accused of encouraging pornography, the Democrats have said, "No, we are for liberty of expression." Charged with supporting abortion-on-demand, the Democrats insist, "No, we are the party that gives women freedom over their own bodies." Caught distributing sex kits and homosexual instruction manuals to young people, the Democrats protest, "We are merely attempting to give people autonomy and freedom of choice."

But what is the need for this coyness? The Democrats should stop hiding behind "freedom of choice" and become blatant advocates for divorce, illegitimacy, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, and pornography. Indeed the Democrats could become the Party of the Seven Deadly Sins. The political advantage of this approach is that the Seven Deadly Sins are immensely popular. Imagine the political opportunities if all vices were associated with the Democratic party!

Yes, right now President Bush and the Republicans are riding high. But just wait until 2004, when the party of fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth, and fostering traditional moral values, meets its match in a party that stands for anti-Americanism, economic plunder, and moral degeneracy.


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Great article, don't laugh !
1 posted on 11/07/2002 6:36:33 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin
My Solution for Democrats.........

Form a straight line to the plank and jump off like good little sheep.
2 posted on 11/07/2002 6:39:15 PM PST by Gillmeister
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To: John Lenin
I love this guy, whatever he writes is right on target. And this is totally true,,a great piece!!
3 posted on 11/07/2002 6:40:33 PM PST by cajungirl
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To: John Lenin
Today's democrat party is disconnected from leadership power at every level of government.

1) The democrat party doesn't have the White House.(1R-0d)
2) The democrat party lacks a majority in the Senate.(51R-48d-1)
3) The democrat party lacks a majority in the House of Representatives.(226R-209d)
4) The democrat party lacks a majority of Governors seats across the 50 states.(25R-25d)
5) The democrat party lacks a majority of State Houses across all 50 states. (25R-22d)

Today's democrat party doesn't enjoy majority leadership at either the state or federal level.


4 posted on 11/07/2002 6:41:28 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: cajungirl
How would such a policy be sustained politically? Of course it would not be enough to win the votes of America-haters in this country. It seems that there are many millions of America-haters in other countries, such as France, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. The Democrats should encourage America-haters all over the world to become American citizens. Failing this, they should work to loosen eligibility requirements so that anti-American aliens could at least vote for Democratic candidates in presidential elections.

The RATS already use this technique.
5 posted on 11/07/2002 6:42:28 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin
My solution is easier and cheaper...tell them to drink the KoolAid!
6 posted on 11/07/2002 6:44:35 PM PST by Heff
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To: John Lenin
LOL:

Second, the Democrats should openly advocate the economic looting of one class of citizens in order to benefit another class of citizens. Ordinarily this is called theft, but in politics it is called "redistribution"

7 posted on 11/07/2002 6:46:41 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: John Lenin
a party that stands for anti-Americanism, economic plunder, and moral degeneracy.

And maybe, just maybe, the American voter was beginning to see that a little more clearly this past Tuesday.

8 posted on 11/07/2002 6:48:30 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: ChadGore
Very nice!
9 posted on 11/07/2002 6:48:32 PM PST by hillsborofox
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To: GOPJ
Two years ago during the RNC convention carvile was(nervously) laughing his head off...

"nothing was said about waco or that cuban boy in miami"---

whose laughing now!




Oh BEAST* train crashing LOUDER
Crash on the BEAST train
Come on crashing BEAST train
Yes, BEAST train/Bridge crashing HARDER

* peace train...cat stevens



10 posted on 11/07/2002 6:48:40 PM PST by f.Christian
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To: GOPJ
The whole article is sarcastic but it's exactly what the RATS are doing with a few RINOS help.
11 posted on 11/07/2002 6:49:36 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin
A solution for the democrats: cool aid and cyanide.
12 posted on 11/07/2002 6:51:07 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: John Lenin
Look, democrats are sooooooo desperate they might try something like this. Best not to give them ideas...

The Democrats should stop hiding behind "freedom of choice" and become blatant advocates for divorce, illegitimacy, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, and pornography. Indeed the Democrats could become the Party of the Seven Deadly Sins.

13 posted on 11/07/2002 6:51:28 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Heff
My solution is easier and cheaper...tell them to drink the KoolAid!

Where oh where is the pagan church of the hypocritical donkey's rendition of Jim Jones, the Revrearend Clinton been since Tuesday? I haven't seen him on any of the networks. Usually his liberal media pals have a camera shoved in his face 24 hours a day in the hope that he'll pontificate.

14 posted on 11/07/2002 6:51:33 PM PST by DaBroasta
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To: John Lenin
These are strong words coming from an establishement source like the National Review, I'd say. It sounds like one of our FR rants, which tells me that the world is catching up with us mean spirited extremists. I mean D'Souza has never been a provocateur and a bomb thrower like Coulter, has he?
15 posted on 11/07/2002 6:55:39 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: John Lenin
I've met liberals who would take this at face value.

"The whole article is sarcastic..."

16 posted on 11/07/2002 6:58:29 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: John Lenin
I saw the title and the immediate thought that came to mind was "sepuku" (aka hara kiri).
17 posted on 11/07/2002 6:58:53 PM PST by Spyder
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To: ChadGore
Today's democrat party doesn't enjoy majority leadership at either the state or federal level.

Unfortunately for the US, Illinois is still in the union.

We just handed the governorship, state house, and state senate to the dems. Also, the Sec of State office, the Attoryney General's office, the Comptroller, and most of the judges also went dem.

So if I were you, I'd avoid Illinois like the plague. If you're on a flight that requires a stop-over in Chicago, change your travel plans. Once Rod the Bod and the rest of the Chicago mafia take over, you'll be required to pay an entry fee and income tax anytime you cross the state line.

18 posted on 11/07/2002 6:59:15 PM PST by reformed_democrat
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To: John Lenin
Maybe the Dems can run McGovern for President again!
19 posted on 11/07/2002 7:00:40 PM PST by VadeRetro
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To: John Lenin
But what is the need for this coyness? The Democrats should stop hiding behind "freedom of choice" and become blatant advocates for divorce, illegitimacy, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, and pornography.

Yeah, but they have Ted Kennedy so that stuff is already a given.

20 posted on 11/07/2002 7:04:21 PM PST by swampfox98
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