Suicide: The Democratic Party's Self-Inflicted Wounds
Things are happening so fast I can hardly keep up. Let's start with the Democratic Platform. Follow these links, which I lifted from the Drudgereport, which had the good sense to put them together:
What this means is that Barack Obama -- a.k.a. the Great Unmasker -- has decided that the Democratic Party can dispense with and no longer really wants the support of Christians and Jews. They were in the past what dear departed comrade Lenin called "useful idiots," and they are no longer needed now.
These wounds, inflicted on the Democratic Party by itself, are entirely gratuitous.
Then, consider the state of the economy. As the Democratic National Convention meets, the national debt will reach sixteen trillion, 46.7 million Americans will be receiving food stamps, manufacturing will have dropped to or below the levels of July 2009, construction will have fallen like a stone, and the Republicans will soon be running advertisements based on these:
These wounds, inflicted by the Democratic Party on itself, are largely gratuitous.
None of this had to happen. It was a consequence of the Obama administration's decision to treat the economic crisis as an opportunity to transform America by shoving through measures like Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. It was a consequence of their treating the so-called stimulus bill as an opportunity to enrich the constituencies supporting the party. It was a consequence of their insisting on raising taxes on the investor class in the middle of a recession. And, of course, it was a consequence of Obama's decision to say that, if he failed to bring unemployment down dramatically, he would be (and should be) a one-term President.
Even the mainstream press is beginning to realize that Barack Obama and those who put him in the office where he is right now conspired unwittingly to bring down the Democratic Party. Read this piece by Jodi Kantor that appeared in today's Pravda-on-the-Hudson, and look at the photograph. Then, read it again. The rats are starting to leave the ship.
I saw Pravda-on-the-Hudson turn on a sitting Democratic President once before. His name was James Earl Carter, and columnists like Tom Wicker and the news pages began in September and October, 1980 to prepare the party faithful for the disaster they discerned on the horizon. Their successors are doing the same right now.
Landslide, my friends, landslide. "Say it loud and it's like music playing. Say it soft and it's almost like praying."
And when you pray, be thankful for the Great Unmasker.
UPDATE: The latest ABC/Washington Post poll shows Obama's popularity at 47%, much lower than before, and his decline in the polls is due to women abandoning him. When it rains, it pours.