Skip to comments.A Solution for the Democrats
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 DSouza
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.
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"
And maybe, just maybe, the American voter was beginning to see that a little more clearly this past Tuesday.
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.
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.
"The whole article is sarcastic..."
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.
Yeah, but they have Ted Kennedy so that stuff is already a given.
D'Sousa's implied sarcasm isn't too far removed from the reality that Democrats are living, considering how utterly bankrupt they are....These clowns are paying a HEAVY price for adopting and promoting such hollow, unprincipled and morally-relative stances...This garbage doesn't sell to any self-respecting voter...8 years running and they've yet to figure it out.
What happened on Tuesday night was the logical result of a party who hoped and prayed to win by default because the foundations neccesary for victory require real conviction and a sense of purpose.
Their arrogance now insists that they must move their party even further to the left to stay viable....It's only "logical", right?
If anyone thinks doing so would improve their political fortunes, they ought to consider what it got the Libertarians.
They would probably still hold the Senate, and may have gained the House.
If they had jettisoned clinton, they might still have a soul, but they did not, and they are reaping what they sowed...
I don't know if you've ever had the pleasure of hearing Mr. D'Souza speak or not but I have and I HIGHLY recommend it if you ever have the chance.
He's even better live.
The guy's father was a Serb and a life long Republican. Cannot understand how Rod can be a dimocrat after what the evil one did to his homeland.
There's no Law which says that there has to be two viable political parties: one well-grounded upon successful conservative moral values and Reality, and another mired in ideology and self-hatred.
They don't bury the dead too deeply in Louisiana. Bet the ambient-temperature types will be voting Democrat in droves there next month.
And they're probably plotting their revolution while they sit in a leather EZ chair in front of a 60" color TV watching their hero Joshua Barlett, munching on bonbons--They better hope that the great people of this nation never tire of saving these idiots from themselves.
The Democrats are fresh out of cunning bammboozlers of Clinton's quality. They are what they seem: raw, nasty, morally dissolute and yet weirdly smug and self-righteous. They have aborted their children, embraced grotesque marginal issues such as gay marriage, and are heavily dependent on buying patronage from certain well defined minority groups. Thay are losers hell-bent on showing everyone just how serious they are at being losers.
I thought Rod's commercials played on his Polish background. Don't know much about his father, but his father-in-law, Dick Mell, is a Chicago Alderman and one of Daley's boys. Rod has clintonian problems ("I smoked pot, but I can't remember if I inhaled," and a string of girlfriends), so his father-in-law first sent him to Springfield to get him out of Chicago, then to DC to get him out of Springfield.
I guess the easiest path to power was through the Alderman, so Rod did what he thought necessary. Looks like it paid off for him.
Wow! I sped by your post, but when I thought about it a bit more I recognized how very true it is! Congratulations for nailing it! It seems the libertarians might need just a few other items too, but attaining their allegience seems as if it is possible.
FR will lose some of its most intransigent and argumentative posters to DUh if that happens.
Maybe the Dems can run McGovern for President again!
Are you from California?
I live in "Other."
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