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When you vote for a Democrat, you endorse the Democratic Party platform. In order to
vote for any liberal Democrat, you would have to
approve of abortion at any stage of
pregnancy, special rights and privileges
for homosexuals, same-sex
marriages, same-sex adoptions, the elimination of all private ownership
affirmative action, women
in combat, feminism,
the multi-billion dollar welfare state, the removal of
the Ten Commandments from
all public property, the elimination of
the Pledge of Allegiance,
radical environmentalism, including
the opposition to oil drilling
in Alaska, thousands of intrusive regulations ranging from
the endangered species act to
law that dictates the use of 1.6-gallon toilets. When you vote for a liberal Democrat,
you vote for high taxes,
government, and a
morally bankrupt society.
mainstream media spread liberal propaganda, disguised as reporting and
editorializing, that promotes America's creeping socialism, our loss of
Constitutional rights, moral relativism, and gun control.
On the use and
abuse of labels: When it comes to the issue of race, liberals have a field
day. Many of them believe that conservatives, by definition, are racists. Some
believe that Republican candidates speak in code to appeal to the presumed racism of red
state rednecks. For their part, liberals sometimes don't even bother with
code. They just come out and say that a vote for a Republican is a
vote for another black church to burn.
the Liberal Label: Does it matter that [Melody] Townsel is a liberal Democrat
and founder of the Dallas chapter of Mothers Opposing Bush? Maybe not. … But it
matters a lot that most news outlets withheld her partisan connections in reporting the
story. … Many liberal groups often go unlabeled in the media, as if they were somehow
unbiased and uncommitted.
Without Ideas: What has happened to the Democrats over the past few decades is
best captured by the phrase "reactionary liberalism." Spent of new ideas, their only
remaining idea is to hang on to the status quo at all costs.
Liberals — wrong,
wrong and wrong again. Thirty-five percent of Americans, according to a 2004 Pew Research
survey, call themselves conservative, while only 22 percent call themselves liberal (43 percent
call themselves moderate) — a 3 percent increase in conservatives since 1992. There
is a reason for this — liberals keep getting it wrong.
Bad Polls, What Gives? President Bush's political opponents
are always available and willing to poor-mouth the economy. When he
first entered Washington, all the talk was of recession. That ended
quickly, but Democrats clutched on to the budget deficit, caused of course
by President Bush's tax cuts "for the rich." Then it was unemployment;
the worst economy since Hoover, they told us. But the jobs situation
improved during the 2004 campaign, so the "disappearing middle class" became
the freak-out du jour.
The Left doesn't
support the troops and should admit it. Liberals, Democrats and others on the
Left frequently state that they "support the troops." For most of them, whether they
realize it or not, this is not true. They feel they must say this because the majority
of Americans would find any other position unacceptable.
Money can't buy you
safety. These are difficult times to be a liberal. On issue after issue,
they're outflanked by conservative ideas and hampered by their own lack of ideas. With Social
Security, liberals oppose personal accounts and progressive indexing. The only liberal idea
introduced this year is Rep. Robert Wexler's plan to increase taxes.
will smear any conservative court nominee: We don't know who
President George W. Bush will nominate to succeed Supreme Court Justice Sandra
Day O'Connor. But this is certain: Democrats will smear the
nominee. It will not matter how personally honorable, how intellectually
honest, how legally profound this nominee is. Indeed, the greater the
individual, the greater the personal attacks will be.
to Not Understanding the Constitution. United States Senator "Chuck" Schumer
broke his own stupidity record the other day following President Bush's announcement of John
Roberts nomination to the Supreme Court. In a tag-team appearance with Senator Pat
Leahy (D. Vt.), ranking minority member of the Judiciary Committee, Schumer confessed to
the Nation that neither he, Leahy, nor the Democrat party for whom he spoke, understands
a fundamental principle of American constitutionalism: separation of powers.
Left's Tactics on Judicial Warfare: The Left has a history of distortion — of
both words and a nominee's record — so you can't assume that they mean what you mean or
what they say is the truth.
speech from the left - 2005 edition. [2004 was] another year in which
liberals engaged in, and mostly got away with, grotesque slanders and slurs about
conservatives — the kind of poisonous rhetoric that should be unheard-of
in a decent society. Once again, too many on the left — not crackpots
from the fringe, but mainstream players and pundits — chose to demonize
conservatives as monsters rather than debate their ideas on the merits.
bankruptcy of values and ideas. Democrats tell us the American people
share their vision, yet many of their leaders won't be honest about who they are
and what they believe.
phenomenon is just the same old double talk. Democrats have couched their
ideas in favorable language for decades. President Bill Clinton, for example, was a
master at getting folks to see the world as he wanted them to see it. Of course,
Clinton's communications skills set a high bar. But that doesn't mean other
Democrats haven't tried to frame the public debate. Does anyone believe Al Gore's
"risky scheme" and John Kerry's "Stronger at home, respected abroad" were anything other
than market-tested slogans?
Goodbye, All That: How
Left Idiocies Drove Me to Flee. A leftie has had enough with all the
anti-war, anti-Bush rhetoric coming from the wacko left and is distancing himself
from them. It is interesting to hear a critique from a liberal on the wacko
The Secret to the Suicidal
Liberal Mind. The self-loathing of the white American liberal is as well-established
and documented as Einstein's Special Relativity theorems. A typical example is writer
Susan Sontag's denouncement of the white race as "the cancer of human history." A racist
hatred of one's own race — auto-racism — has become a defining
characteristic of the liberal mind. Yet the source of such suicidal guilt remains
apologize? The United States Senate has passed a resolution … apologizing
as an institution for preventing the passage of anti-lynching legislation. We are
still waiting for the Democratic Party to apologize for its role, which is far greater
than that of the whole Senate, inasmuch as all the senators who prevented action to
abolish lynching for all those decades, were Democrats.
fraudulent filibuster: While historically the filibuster has a long
history, the Democrats are abusing the filibuster in their current maneuvering in
the Senate — a small handful of minority party Senators are blocking the will
of the majority; they are using their personal ideology to grind democracy to a halt.
Assails Critics for "Endangering Our Country". Billionaire political activist
George Soros, at the center of a controversy involving the alleged use of American taxpayer
dollars to support needle exchange programs, Thursday [5/12/2005] accused his critics
of "bigotry" and said they were "endangering the country."
at the children's table. We must look at the Republicans as the Adult Party
and the Democrats as naughty children sent to sup at the children's table. Republicans
lead, Democrats rebel. George W. nominates serious judges and the Democrats throw
tantrums. Conservatives, dominant in the Adult Party, who try to conserve traditional
ideals are, ironically, in the vanguard.
plan is un-American. Sen. Ted Kennedy may do a lot of talking about his love for
the little guy, but if two major proposals he has made in this Congress were to become law, it
would be a disaster for the poorest American workers and a blow to American freedom.
a serious note, Gitmo tactics are far from torture. Some readers
are angry that I made light of the politics surrounding the treatment of suspected
terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay. They're upset that I didn't take it
seriously. OK. I'll take it seriously, particularly statements by U.S.
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who compared Guantanamo to Hitler's camps, Stalin's
gulags and the Cambodian killing fields of the Khmer Rouge.
sign up with the anti-Semites. It is important that support for Israel in
the US Congress is bipartisan. … Regrettably, this bipartisan support appears to be
slipping away. A year ago, I wrote an article titled Why the left hates
Israel, pointing out how the biggest threat to the Jewish state today comes
from the political left. But I noted then, that at least in Congress, where
support for Israel might be a bit stronger among the GOP than among Democratic
members, the fever swamps of anti-Israel hate had not yet reached into the Democratic
side of the aisle, with the exception of a very few members such as Cynthia McKinney,
Jim Moran, and Fritz Hollings.
Senate majorities: Not since Herbert Hoover was president has the Democratic
Party held fewer seats in the Senate than it controls today. And back then (1929-30), there
were only 48 states and 96 senators. The current Senate includes 55 Republicans, 44 Democrats
and one independent. Based on both historical and contemporary electoral trends, the
prospects appear to be dim for Democrats to regain majority status in the
Senate in the near future.
and class: Part II. Having imagined a world in which each individual
has the same probability of success as anyone else, intellectuals have been shocked and
outraged that the real world is nowhere close to that ideal.
and class: part III. Sometimes it seems as if liberals have a genius
for producing an unending stream of ideas that are counterproductive for the poor, whom
they claim to be helping. Few of these notions are more counterproductive than the
idea of "menial work" or "dead-end jobs."
Democrats' "Partnership for America's Future": What big idea, what sui generis
concept, what revelation has been delivered to them that puts the "new" in the
Demos' "New Partnership" with you and me? The answer is — drum
roll, please — more government.
America: The land of the easily offended. For one thing, conservatives
are so used to being labeled as stupid, bigoted, ignorant, racist, homophobic, sexist,
insensitive and intolerant that it is almost impossible to offend them. Moreover,
the culture does not allow them to feel offended, since they are not an officially
designated minority. For another, liberal positions are far more emotion-based
a losing streak: The left is on another losing streak today, and so their
intellectual leaders in the liberal media have gone back to the old playbook for an easy
win that will get their team out of its slump. This time, it is the rich getting
richer and the poor getting poorer, which has been working for them since the days
of Karl Marx.
Senate's "Dirty Harry": Even to threaten to obstruct the operation
of the Senate during a war is something that boggles the mind, whether or not the
threat is actually carried out. It also boggles the mind to see liberals
defending filibusters, whose best known use in the past has been to block civil
rights legislation. What they are really defending is the right of those who
lost an election to prevent those who won from governing.
The Twenty Most
Annoying Liberals In The United States: The 2004 Edition.
Worst Quotes From The Democratic Underground For 2004. (Rated PG-13)
Democrats' Byrd strategy: To those Americans who follow politics,
[Senator Robert] Byrd's pork-barreling feats are legend. The veteran
charlatan has pilfered taxpayers nationwide of billions to place his name on
dozens of highways, government programs and public buildings in West
Virginia. While taxpayers despise Byrd, his pork-barreling actually
earns him kudos from much of the mainstream press.
undemocratic party. Many of the American left's chief policy aims over the
past 40 years — including legalized abortion on demand, race-based admissions
for state-run colleges, and driving God and prayer out of American public life — were
advanced not at the ballot box or in legislatures, but by unelected federal judges who
enacted the liberal agenda by fiat from the bench. There was a simple reason
for this: The American people had too much good sense to give the liberal
agenda majority nationwide support.
Some final notes
on the Terri Schiavo case: While conservative opinion was severely splintered,
liberal opinion seemed monolithic: Let her die. Liberals usually rally to the side of
vulnerable people, but not in this case. Democrats talked abstractly about procedures
and rules, a reversal of familiar roles. I do not understand why liberal friends defined
the issue almost solely in terms of government intruding into family matters. Liberals
are famously willing to enter family affairs to defend individual rights, opposing parental-consent
laws, for example. Why not here?
attitudes. Liberals may think of themselves as people who believe in certain
principles but, if you observe their actual behavior, you are likely to discover that most
liberals have a certain set of attitudes, rather than principles. Liberals may
denounce "greed," for example, but in practice it all depends on whose greed. Nothing
the government does is ever likely to be called "greed" by liberals.
The War on Wal-Mart:
liberal crusade is against the Wal-Mart stores. According to
the New York Times, there is a book "by a group of scholars" due to be
published this fall, arguing that Wal-Mart has an "obligation" to "treat its
employees better." This can hardly be called news. Nothing is easier
than to find a group of academics — "scholars" if you agree with them — to advocate
virtually anything on any subject.
war against Wal-Mart: In response to Wal-Mart's broader plan to
build 40 new supercenters in California, opponents are mobilizing a coalition
that includes the Nation of Islam and the once-grand civil-rights group the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference. How everyday low prices violate civil
rights is a mystery.
Liberals can't stand it when capitalism succeeds.
Introduce Bill Targeting Wal-Mart. Liberal Democrats are taking
aim at "large, profitable companies" accused of shifting their health care costs
onto taxpayers. Their bill is part of a union-inspired anti-Wal-Mart campaign.
war on Wal-Mart: We know "the customer" isn't some paragon of wisdom
and good judgment. He's not even one thing — he's everybody. You
let "him" choose what suits him best. Ah! But only (according to the union)
if he shops where the union has a foothold. It might well mean higher prices,
but, if so, tough.
Wal-Mart Under Siege in
the Culture Wars. If a capitalist corporation gets to be a big success,
it inevitably finds itself in the cross-hairs of leftist political activists who don't
much like capitalism, and especially don't like large corporations.
Bush: We have reached the point where much political debate consists
of insults and name-calling, every attack is likely to be called a "lynching," and
tired expressions such as "institutional terrorism," "institutional racism," and
"intellectual McCarthyism" are supposed to be taken as real arguments.
For Leftist Hatemongers. As the event approached, many leftists complained
of the timing because it was scheduled on a day to "celebrate" Cesar Chavez. A city
commissioner, faculty members, and others all expressed their outrage that the conservatives would
dare schedule a counter program to their events. This is a typical tactic of campus
leftists. They always create an excuse in an attempt to cancel an event or silence
ideas they dislike. They purport our events' promotional materials to be "offensive" or
that the event is held on the wrong date. These complaints
only underscore the Left's insecurities.
Security reform threatened by elitist liberals. According to public
record, one of every three members of the Senate and one out of every four members
of the House are millionaires. Despite popular stereotypes of Republicans as
the party of the rich and Democrats as the party of the working class, the wealthiest
member of the Senate (John Kerry of Massachusetts) and the wealthiest member of the
House (Jane Harman of California) are both Democrats. Of the top six wealthiest
senators, five are Democrats.
the Left: Liberals speak of unity, but they appeal to the worst in human nature
by dividing Americans into dependent constituencies. Just who are these liberal
constituencies? They support freedom of thought, unless your thoughts don't comport
with theirs. They feign tolerance while practicing intolerance. They resist open
discussion and debate of their views, yet seek to silence dissenters. They insist that they
care more about protecting habitat than those who hunt and fish. They protest for nature conservation
while advocating homosexuality. They denounce capital punishment for the most heinous of criminals,
while ardently supporting the killing of the most innocent among us — children
prior to birth. They hate private-gun ownership, but they wink and nod when it
comes to WMD in the hands of tyrants. They advocate for big government but
want to restrain free enterprise.
exposed: Mona Charen's incisive new book, "Do-Gooders," is about the enormous
damage done by liberal social policies from the 1960s on, but it is also about the shameless demagoguery
unleashed against those who have dared to oppose the liberal agenda or reveal its failures. Examples
range from cynical lies about judicial nominees to the biggest big lie of our time, the claim that
black voters were "disenfranchised" by Republicans in Florida during the 2000 elections.
The Republicans Passed the 1964
Civil Rights Act. the chief opponents were Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, of
later Watergate fame, Albert Gore Sr., and Robert Byrd. Senator Byrd, a former Klansman
whom Democrats still call "the conscience of the Senate", filibustered against the civil
rights bill for fourteen straight hours before the final vote. The House of
Representatives passed the bill by 289 to 126, a vote in which 79% of Republicans
and 63% of Democrats voted yes.
Are Always Wrong. Liberals don't know what makes capitalism work. It isn't
income redistribution or higher taxes on "the rich." It isn't rewarding people for their
stupidity or laziness. It isn't more regulation or more government. There isn't a
fixed size pie of wealth that must be carved up and distributed. What makes capitalism flourish
is less government and lower taxes.
next for liberalism? The cultural liberalism that emerged from the
convulsions of the 1960s drove the liberal faith out of the mainstream. Its
fundamental value is that society should have no fundamental values, except for a
pervasive relativism that sees all values as equal. Part of the package was a
militant secularism, pitched against religion, the chief source of fundamental values.
Easy money in
California: Much of this exclusionary agenda is pushed by people who inherited
great wealth and are using it to buy a sense of importance as deep thinkers and moral leaders
protecting the environment. The foundations and movements they spearhead are driving
working people out of areas dominated by limousine liberals, who are constantly proclaiming
their concern for the poor, the children and minorities.
words break bones? It's a pretty sad day in America when one cannot
criticize the judiciary and even individual judges without being accused of
advocating violence against judges. This strained connection is but another
example of liberals trying to chill conservative speech.
new space race: Every time the United States moves to develop a new
strategic weapons system that would improve national security, the Left starts
whining and moaning.
addition to the alleged ethical infractions that have dogged him in the press recently, House Majority
Leader Tom DeLay has one overriding, unspoken sin — he's déclassé.
In this, he has some of the same broad characteristics as George W. Bush: Texas,
conservatism, Christianity, lack of — ahem — verbal subtlety. But
on top of all these, DeLay adds the crème de la crème of unfashionability, for which many of
his critics can't disguise their sneering contempt: He once owned an exterminating business.
the Victim mentality: On the heels of the AARP, NOW, NAACP and other left-leaning
groups' hysteria over Social Security reform and personal retirement accounts, the Rock the
Vote campaign is latching on to the issue and misinforming a whole new generation.
plan seen as political. Gov. Tom Vilsack insists politics played no part in his
plan to restore voting rights to all Iowa felons, a move nonetheless loaded with political
ramifications. By automatically restoring the vote to people who have served their
time in prison and on parole or probation, Vilsack could subtly shift the political balance
in a narrowly divided battleground state in favor of Democrats, the governor's party.
The felon vote: In the wake of their
election defeat, Democrats have promised to mend their ways by emphasizing moral values. So,
in their first major legislative initiative of the year, what are the party's two top senators
offering? A bill to guarantee that millions of convicted murderers, rapists and armed
robbers can vote.
[Ask yourself this question: Why do people assume that felons would vote for Democrats?]
Liberals Destroying the Democratic Party? I don't remember anyone
arguing that Bill Clinton should cancel his 1996 inauguration because of the
violent conflict in the Balkans or the terrible genocide in Rwanda, in which
800,000 were murdered while the UN and the US did nothing. … President
Bush is not under attack because he's having an inauguration during a
war. He's being attacked solely because Liberals hate the man
personally, along with everything he stands for.
blogs: Last year the very smart political scientists Louis Bolce and
Gerald De Maio completely unwrapped the orthodox newsroom view of religion and
politics. … [They] believe newsrooms have been partisan in the debate for many
years, partly because so many reporters are Democrats who do not go to church and do
not fully understand that secularism is basically an aggressive quasi religion
now central to the core constituency of the Democratic Party.
"Bush Rage" Driver
Charged in Florida. A man apparently enraged by a Bush-Cheney sticker
on a woman's sport utility vehicle chased her for miles and tried to run her off the
road while holding up an anti-Bush sign, police said.
Sounds like a hate crime to me!
left is worth nothing. Since I was an adolescent, I have been preoccupied
with evil: specifically, why people engage in it and why other people refuse to
acknowledge its existence. As I have gotten older, I often find the latter
group more infuriating.
The Howard Dean Subsection:
Howard Dean blackout: If Howard Dean thought it would be a great
idea to heighten his profile by becoming chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, he was making a big mistake. Since he was elected to the
top party spot on Feb. 12, Democrats have been hiding him like the Clinton
staff hid mistresses. They've had big help from a national media blackout.
depends what the meaning of "misspeak" is. It's rather amusing, frankly,
to see certain Democrats trying to distance themselves from Howard Dean's latest round
of vitriol against the Republican Party, when you consider the systematic slandering
most of them have heaped upon President Bush for more than four years.
Party Hypocrisy and Revisionism. Recently, at one of his many
anger-fests … Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean took the
opportunity to once again lash out at Republicans and conservatives while
painting a picture of the Democratic Party that would confuse Picasso.
Dr. Dean, the
shrink is in. Howard Dean says he "hates Republicans," although his dad was
one. He believes the option of allowing workers to invest their money in stocks is
irresponsible, even though his dad made a successful living as a stockbroker.
are losing it … and losing voters. A while back, Howard Dean said
Republicans were "mean," and "not very nice" and that a "lot of them have never made
an honest living in their lives." Having thus cleared his throat, he more recently
said "all behave the same." They "all look the same," he told an audience. You
see, he continued, "it's pretty much a white Christian party."
Is there something wrong with that?
gallops on. [Howard Dean has] described Republicans as "pretty much a white,
Christian party," which isn't the savviest thing for a Democratic national chairman to say
in a country full of white Christians. Is this just the usual Christophobia coming out
in our elite, or can Dr. Dean not have noticed that the opposition's big tent is getting
ever bigger? It's not just the WASPs' party anymore.
are out of gas. Democrats are facing the fact that general arguments for a
larger welfare state just doesn't seem attractive to most voters.
Says Dean Shows Many Democrats' True Colors. Prominent black conservative
Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, believes the
DNC chairman is likelier to help the Republican cause than he is to win Democratic support
from among the GOP ranks. "Howard Dean is a racist," Peterson says. "Howard
Dean is good for the Republican Party and, in a way, bad for the Democrats, because he
exposes what they are about."
with Dean: A prominent financier who has been a stalwart of Democratic
fund-raising the past half-century told me last week his patience has been exhausted. He
has remained a loyal Democrat while lamenting his party's periodic lurches to the left, but
says he will neither contribute nor solicit a dime for the party so long as Howard Dean is
chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
unmuzzled: After Howard Dean last weekend declared Tom DeLay ought to be in
jail, a longtime Democratic operative told me the party's national chairman had momentarily
ripped off his muzzle but that it soon would be restored. My source erred, however, in
believing that Dean ever had been muzzled. It's just that nobody has paid much
attention to his rants.
Horrible: Howard Dean must be the product of a Karl Rove plot. How else
to explain the Democratic National Committee chairman who so often acts as an unpaid
agent of the Republican party?
Déjà Vu All
Over Again. Howard Dean was rebuked for saying he wanted to compete for the
votes of guys with Confederate flags on their pickup trucks. From the reaction you'd
think he'd proposed to put child molesters on the Democratic National Committee. Instead
we have arrived at the point where it is not just acceptable but de rigueur for
the party that champions diversity and tolerance to deride evangelical Christians and
Southerners. Tolerance apparently has its limits, even for liberals.
Chairmanship of DNC Would Be Big Statement. For all their talk of bipartisanship, the
Democrats, as usual, have a bizarre way of showing theirs. No one is more divisive, no one is
more anti-Bush, no one is more anti-war, and few are more off-the-wall than Howard Dean. And
this is who these people are picking to be their screaming leader?
delight as Democrats turn to Dean. Howard Dean, whose promising bid to become
the Democrats' presidential candidate imploded with his "Iowa scream" last year, is set to
become the party's leader. The post of Democratic Party chairman will, to the delight
of Republicans, make him the party's public face and the main opposition spokesman
to President Bush.
Howard Dean: Extreme
Views in Favor of Abortion. According to Mary Hahn Beerworth,
director of Vermont Right to Life, "Howard Dean is pro-abortion, has always
been a pro-abortion activist and he takes the extreme position that there is
not an unborn child, at any stage of pregnancy, that merits legal protection."
of the bike path left: About the war on terror Dean was dismissively
blasé. About bike paths he was a pit bull.
Dean's Hostile Takeover. It may be a political first that the Democrats are
nominating a well-known national figure with high polling negatives to lead their partisan
parade. The latest CNN poll showed Dean held a 31 percent favorable view among
Americans in both parties, but 38 percent held an unfavorable view. Does that
sound like a good starting place for the DNC's grip on the political pulse?
of the Demo Demise. The risk, a considerable one say Democrat analysts,
is that Dean will lead the party's posture and worldview so far left as to negate any
progress in its organization. Howard Dean is, first and foremost, condescendingly
elitist and relentlessly secularist.
If Howard Dean
were God: Howard Dean told political supporters in Kansas: "This is
a battle between good and evil. And we're the good." He wasn't talking about
the U.S. vs terrorists, but Democrats vs. Republicans.
liberals! Howard Dean — chairman of the party that supports
murder, adultery, lying about adultery, coveting other people's money, stealing other
people's money, mass-producing human embryos for spare parts like an automotive chop
shop and banning God — has called the Republican Party "evil." One
Democrat in the audience, a preschool teacher no less, complained that Dean was
soft-pedaling his message.
death wish: It would appear that in their quest for left-wing ideological
purity, the Democratic party is determined to fall off the proverbial election
cliff. So be it. While George W. Bush is bringing the country
into the 21st century, the Democrats are stuck somewhere between the 1930s and the
1970s. It's a political death wish. But they don't seem to realize it.
Calling the kettle
gay: It's been a tough year for Democrats. They lost the presidential
election, their favorite news outlets have been abjectly humiliated, they had to sit
through a smashingly successful election in Iraq, and most painfully, they had to endure
unwarranted attacks on a cartoon sponge. So I understand liberals are upset.
Canada. If you want to see what an advanced state of moral relativism looks
like, if you want to know where knee-jerk political correctness leads, if you want to get an
idea of how the mental illness known as "progressive thought" can spread through an entire
country, if you want to know where we're headed, look north.
ceasefire? This is the same Democratic Party that deep-sixed the candidacy
of former Indiana congressman Tim Roemer for the chairmanship precisely because he's
pro-life; the same party that for almost two decades hasn't allowed a pro-lifer to
speak prime-time at their convention; the same party that is so beholden to Planned
Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the country, and NARAL, formerly known
as the National Abortion Rights Action League, that presidential candidates troop past
both groups every election season to be vetted for their opposition to any measure, such
as parental notification or waiting periods, that might limit abortion.
dirty for the black vote. Donna Brazile is uneasy. She has noticed
something highly threatening to her party, and she's sounding the alarm. In a
column for Roll Call newspaper, Brazile, Al Gore's campaign manager, warns her
fellow Democrats that Republicans are seeking to make inroads into the African-American
vote. "Once they (black voters) start listening to Republicans, some may even
like what they hear."
credibility of black conservatism. Liberals, particularly black
liberals, will claim this incident simply confirms what they have known all
along. … In their view, liberalism is coded into black DNA. It is a
genetic impossibility for a black to actually believe that government should be
limited and that every person, regardless of circumstance, must take personal
responsibility for his or her own life.
The Attacks on
Condoleezza Rice: The attacks on Condoleezza Rice by some of the Democrats is something
to behold. It's been nearly half a century since a white person, any white person, dared criticize
a black person. And the criticism here is not polite. It is about as harsh as it gets in the
public arena — repeatedly calling a person in a high level government position a bald-faced
liar goes way beyond a difference of opinion. It is even more unusual not to hear a loud chorus
of black people and black organizations, supported by the national media, coming to her defense. Most
of the time, there is a black organization or black person on every corner poised to scream racism whenever
a white person criticizes a black person. Where is Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, the
Congressional Black Caucus, and others?
All American skin game: How'd we get here? Well, that's a
long story. But let's start with Bush's victory in 2000, which presented a
real dilemma for Democrats who'd spent the 1990s playing the race card like it
was an expiring coupon. … Having been shellacked by this approach to politics
for so long, many Republicans have bought into it. … If the standard created
by Democrats is that ideological diversity is meaningless, and only skin color and
gender count, your best shot at putting conservatives on the court is to find
blacks, Hispanics and women who agree with your philosophy.
a liberal change her spots? The pro-choice position has hardened over the
years to the point where any deviation from orthodoxy is considered heresy. Abortion
advocates have fervently resisted every single legislative limit on abortion. They've
stoutly opposed waiting periods, parental notification laws and bans on late-term abortions
and partial birth abortions. They've even opposed a law that would permit a baby who
by accident survives a late-term abortion to be welcomed into life.
are tight-lipped since success of Iraq vote. Skeptics of President
Bush's attempt to bring democracy to Iraq have been largely silent since Iraqis
enthusiastically turned out for Sunday's elections. Billionaire Bush-basher
George Soros and left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore were among critics of the administration's
Iraq policy who had no comment after millions of Iraqis went to the polls in their nation's
first free elections in decades.
Control of the Future
Through Control of the Schools. Humanists know that the future
of our country rests with our children. Therefore, in order to control
the future of our country, they must control the minds of our children. And
the easiest way to control our children is to control the schools. Radical
left-wing writers … incessantly rail against parental "interference" in schools,
because, as they openly acknowledge, "The Left can't survive politically without a
public school system to spread leftist attitudes."
The Truth About Wages: Under
Republican administrations, liberal critics would have laid the blame for any decline in wages
directly on the doorstep of the president. However, [Bill Clinton's] Labor Secretary Robert
Reich attempted to deflect blame by pointing the finger at Big Business. "The owners of
capital are registering huge gains while ordinary working Americans are seeing their
incomes fall," he said.
Mainstream Media Go Racist. Imagine that when far-left California Rep. Maxine
Walters was running for office, a number of Republicans didn't like her platform and so they
called her "Aunt Jemima" or depicted her as a slave girl who took her marching orders from
her "massa," Terry McAuliffe. This is exactly what happened — in articles
and political cartoons — during the confirmation hearings of Condoleezza Rice as
secretary of state. And how did the Mainstream Media cover this rank racism? Not
by calling it by its name and not by condemning Sen. Robert Byrd, the former Grand Kleagle of
the Ku Klux Klan, who led the Democratic pack in delaying Rice's ascendance to this august
position. Instead, they were uniformly mute about the racist assaults and slavishly
echoed Rice's critics.
enraged speeches and street disorders across the country that accompanied the
inauguration of President Bush may tell us more than we want to know about what is
happening to this country. Elections are supposed to be an alternative to other
ways of settling political differences, including riots, military coups and
dictatorships. But riots have been re-christened "demonstrations" by the
Run Unopposed As Massachusetts Loses Voters. Massachusetts
is currently the only state in the Union that is losing
population and, therefore, voters. … The job market in Boston is stagnant
and people who arrive in the city aren't staying.
thinking: In my ceaseless efforts to discover how liberals think, I have
a great advantage: I live in Manhattan, where everybody is liberal, so opportunities
for fieldwork are boundless.
vs. Clark's kooks. Turning reality upside down is easy when you live
in the world of people like actress Janeane Garofalo, who proclaimed on MSNBC just
hours after the inauguration festivities: "George W. Bush is unelectable, in my
opinion." This isn't dissent. It's beyond denial. Welcome to
of the Democratic Response to President's State of the Union Speech. One
integral theme emerged from the Democratic response to President Bush's State of the
Union address: the party's underestimation of the American people to solve their own
problems and to see through liberal rhetoric. Let's just look at what they were really
saying on the various issues once you strip away the generalities and euphemisms.
and the party of gloom. Speaking at Harvard recently, Bill Moyers, a
preacher in the Church of Unreconstructed Liberalism, painstakingly constructed a
straw man and then bashed it to pieces.
Revenge: On Nov. 13, 1969, [Vice President] Agnew tore into media
liberal bias and demanded to know why a tiny handful of men, elected by no one,
were deciding the news for the American people. Broadcast on all three
networks, the speech was a sensation. Tens of thousands of telegrams poured
into the networks and their affiliates, applauding what Agnew said.
First Amendment fights for its life. The First Amendment's guarantee
of free speech is a reactionary blight inimical to all true progressives [or liberals,
as they are often called] and certain to be formally eliminated
from the Constitution as soon as progressives again gain ascendancy.
The Tyranny of
Liberalism: The development of liberalism has reversed its original
principles. Rather than let society control the state, a more ambitious
liberalism now makes the state control society. In spite of claims of
neutrality, liberalism establishes an enforceable official morality that supports
a definite way of life. The rational way beyond liberalism is to discuss the
questions it avoids and cannot answer. Intellectually, liberalism cannot
survive their free discussion.
need to come up with some ideas. One would think that a decisive loss in
the presidential election, along with losses in the House and Senate, would have caused
the creative juices to flow in the Democratic Party. Yet, the opposite is
happening. Rather than opening up the faucet of ideas, they've completely
turned it off.
The Destruction of Jeff
Gannon: The campaign against Jeff Gannon demonstrates the paranoid
mentality and mean-spirited nature of the political left.
let Democrats get away with race-baiting. There they go
again: The Democrats are race-baiting — attempting to suggest that the
Republicans purposely excluded or miscounted the votes of African-Americans in the
2004 election. And why not? It worked so well last time around. The
myth that African American votes went uncounted in Florida has achieved the status
of conventional wisdom — never mind the little detail that it is
Kennedy speaking "clearly": On the economy, Kerry complained about the
deficits, but his domestic agenda would have added billions upon billions of spending
increases. Likewise, Kennedy, on domestic issues, offers the same fantasy panacea
across the board. Read his speech. From health care, to poverty, to
education, we are not spending enough federal money.
Launches an Offensive Against School Abstinence Programs. Rep.
Henry Waxman, one of the U.S. House of Representative's most liberal members,
has taken aim at federally-funded abstinence education programs, accusing
many of them of promoting misleading information regarding abortion and
sexually-transmitted diseases. … It is important that Americans understand
that Rep. Waxman is a leading proponent of condom-distribution programs. He
is not simply an unbiased observer in this situation.
Reid only betrays his ignorance. I was around during [Supreme Court Justice
Clarence] Thomas' 1991 confirmation hearings. I remember that black Americans
overwhelmingly supported his nomination. I was told about the focus group meetings
where the Democrats discovered that they could discredit Thomas by focusing on his marriage
to a white woman, and by labeling him unqualified. After that, every time a Democrat
appeared on TV, references to Thomas' white wife and charges that he was unqualified poured
out of their mouths. The Democrats tapped into a latent river of
racism. It worked.
of Liberal Disrespect for Blacks: Even if you don't want to characterize some of
these infernal liberal cartoons lampooning and demeaning Condoleezza Rice as racist, could we
at least agree that white liberals treat blacks disrespectfully when they engage in such
expressions? Don't they just assume they will get a pass when they refer to
Dr. Rice as "Aunt Jemima" and Secretary Powell as an Uncle Tom? What makes
them think they can say such garbage with impunity?
and the Democrats are frozen in a time warp. Surely [Democratic National
Committee] Chairman [Howard] Dean knows that our secretary of state is an African-American
woman from Alabama. Or that there are now three black CEOs of Fortune 500
companies. I wonder if he appreciates that the percentage of black households
earning over $75,000 a year has more than quadrupled over the last 40 years. Or
that there are now over 1 million blacks in this country with advanced degrees. Perhaps
Dean didn't take notice that 1.5 million blacks voted for George W. Bush in
2004 — double the black vote that he got in 2000.
new status quo: The evolution of liberalism from a forward-looking to
a backward-looking creed is partly the result of success — and partly a
result of a failure to see where liberal ideas would lead. History does not
always move in one direction, and if it seemed headed left a half-century ago, it
seems headed the other way now.
If every vote counts, why does the Democratic party ignore pro-life Democrats?
Party No More. Pro-life Democrats are not surprised by the outcome of
this year's election. In fact, pro-life Democrats have been pleading with their
party to be respectfully included. Unfortunately, the "big-tent" Democratic party
has allowed itself to be controlled by pro-choice forces and suffered as a result. For
the past 25 years, pro-life Democrats have been leaving the party over the issue
Can Democrats be
pro-life? Candidates such as presidential nominee John Kerry don't share the views of the
majority of Americans on cultural and social issues. Worse, many liberal elites demonstrate
ostentatious contempt for those opinions. As with the issue of abortion. Being pro-life
has been political death for any Democrat with national aspirations. Many on the left are
unable to even contemplate a legitimate argument against legal abortion.
Assessment: The Democratic National Convention. Some
specific points from an analysis of the speeches at the 2004 Democratic
National Convention. [PDF]
west? Secularits are in a state of panic about the role of evangelical
Christians in the reelection of George Bush. They actually believe that American
democracy is in danger, that we are on the verge of becoming a theocracy. "Putting
God in the public square runs the risk of turning our democracy into a theocracy," frets
DeWayne Wickham in USA Today. Leonard Pitts of The Miami Herald warns darkly of "the
soldiers of the new American theocracy who want to force 'creation science' on the schools."
Editor's Note: Liberals
thrive on widespread fear and uncertainty. To convince gullible people to vote for liberal candidates
and support their liberal agenda, they spread fear [and distrust and jealousy] wherever
they can. Things like truth and facts and honest debate don't
matter to liberals. Most liberals don't actually believe we're headed toward a Christian
theocracy, but it is to their advantage to spread such a story. Of course there are a few
people whose lifestyles really would suffer under a Christian theocracy, and they're
probably genuinely afraid.
nuance and flipflops. The Democratic Party keeps agonizing over why it
lost the election and how to recover. Let me suggest this: Quit undermining
the electoral process in the name of protecting it. And quit exploiting African-American
voters by stirring fear in their hearts over fraudulent claims that Republicans want
to disenfranchise them.
Americans stupid? How can 59,054,087 people be so dumb?" That
was the headline in the British tabloid Daily Mirror announcing the reelection of
President Bush. American liberals are asking the same question, concluding
that the 51 percent of the public that voted against their man is just
not smart enough to appreciate the liberal agenda.
Editor's Note: No
doubt you have seen news footage of large crowds of people surging through the doors
of department stores when they opened on the morning after Thanksgiving. Some stores opened
on Thanksgiving Day and were crowded all day. My family and I visited the Galleria in north
Dallas on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and the place was packed! Four parking garages
were full, and there must have been at least 50,000 people inside. But during the 2004
presidential campaign, John Kerry and the Democratic Party told us that we were in the
worst economy since the great depression. Obviously, the Democratic Party was lying to
the American people in an attempt to win the election by any means necessary.
(Flashback to 1992. Then-candidate Bill Clinton repeatedly referred to the
economy as the worst since the Great Depression.
Myth: Worst Economy Since The Great Depression? To
hear John Kerry tell it, America is mired today in the worst economy
since the Great Depression. How dumb does he think voters
are? We just set a record for yearly production: a GDP
of nearly $12 trillion, or $120,000 per family. As for
what really counts, personal well-being: A record 69 percent
of Americans own their own homes, and the account balance in the
average 401(k) plan is $77,000, up 22 percent in three years.
a Dent in Liberal Disinformation: Worst Economy and Jobs. While
some Democrats still rail about the economy and the more loose-lipped critics
still refer to it as a disaster, the steady economic growth has muted most of
the harsh criticisms of the president's impact on the economy. First it
was "Bush's recession," then when that bottomed quickly and the recovery began,
spurred by tax cuts, the critique morphed into, "Yeah, but it's a jobless
recovery." When the jobs started coming back, the complaint evolved again
into, "Well, manufacturing still is losing jobs." Then, when manufacturing
gained jobs, it was "Sure, but these new jobs are all flipping burgers."
a Dent in Liberal Disinformation: RatherGate. By now you should
know the story — the blockbuster memos CBS "unearthed" for
60 Minutes II last Wednesday were immediately spotted as being suspiciously like
something created on Word. CBS denied, saying they had been authenticated by
one of the purported author's fellow officers, who subsequently said he never
saw them, and after seeing them felt they were fraudulent.
don't stand up to the simplest factual tests.
Confuse Me With the Facts. Liberals constantly call for more money
for education when every statistic shows that money is not the answer (just look
to Washington, D.C.'s schools and the $13,000 per child spent to achieve some of
the nation's lowest test scores). Libs talk down the economy when indices
like home ownership, real income, and unemployment are better than the average
in any of the past three decades. They claim that we are no safer today,
ignoring the fact that we have not had the expected major terrorist attacks
since 9/11/01 and the government has thwarted dozens of plots.
a Dent in Liberal Disinformation: Voter Disenfranchisement. Democrats
have never been known to cast fraudulent ballots, eh, Mayor Daley? We
won't go into the NAACP allegedly paying Chad Staton in crack cocaine to register
such stalwart Dems as Dick Tracy, Mary Poppins, and Janet Jackson in Ohio. Or
the 8,000 fraudulent Democratic voter registrations discovered in Lansing,
Michigan. That's "Get out the Vote."
About the Draft. The first question about the draft is ... why? We
have an active military of about 1.4 million men and women today. This is
down from the peak of 2.1 million in the mid-1980s. Did we have a draft
then? No. Did Reagan need a draft to ramp up from the lower levels from
the Carter years? No. Would we need a draft to get back up to that force
level, assuming that we had to? No.
don't always wear black hats. Most commentators don't understand what it means
to be a conservative. When you listen to newscasters or read newspaper
accounts of such matters, it seems that "conservatives" are simply the people who
want bad things and the liberals are the ones who want good things.
Anger. Anger, the most toxic of emotions, has poisoned the American left and
much of the Democratic Party. ... Anger has become the fashionable political mood in America's faculty
lounges, big city newsrooms, and Democratic political events. Anger is a terrific
motivator. Angry people contribute money, go to events, wear buttons, t-shirts, and
funny hats, and readily slap bumper stickers on their Volvos, Beetles, mini-vans, and Lexuses.
and the Idiotic? On the web, embittered liberals and Democratic activists are
peddling spurious stories, urban legends really, about how IQ is inversely correlated with
voting Republican. In reality, no correlation exists.
chattering class unhinged. Democrats have acted like victims of robbery
the last four years, but now they're acting like women scorned, rejected by a dueling
banjo-wielding electorate. I guess I suspected they'd take their losses badly, but I
didn't realize they'd unshackle all gentlemanly restraints on their septic bitterness.
hypocrisy: Isn't it ironic that liberals seem to resent conservatives for
promoting moral issues and being judgmental when every ounce of their leftist fiber bristles
with an air of moral superiority? It's a turf thing, a matter of entitlement. Liberals
are truly annoyed that large segments of the population vote Republican primarily because of
social issues, when for decades the "progressives" have claimed to have a monopoly on
morality and compassion.
On the use
and abuse of labels. Liberals don't usually call conservatives merely
"conservatives." That's because the term, standing alone, is not a
pejorative. Instead, we are "extremists," "bigots," "homophobes," "racists" and
"intolerant." And these labels, unlike the conservatives' general invocation of
"liberal," are usually gross distortions.
Taliban. If you think that comparing Evangelical Christians to the Taliban sounds
extreme, you might just be a normal American. But if you think that the comparison is valid,
you might just be a supporter of North Carolina Senator Julia Boseman. In fact, Boseman's
supporters have just launched a new website making that very comparison.
The Democratic party: Modern day
slave master. The Democratic Party, the liberal "mainstream" media and the rest of the
cultural elites are having a very hard time handling Dr. Rice's rise to
power. They've waged a disgraceful, racist and cowardly back-door assault
against her. Why? Little Ms. Condoleezza has wandered away from the
plantation. She refuses to slave in the cotton fields of "progressive" ideology.
Democrats are tagged as the party without values: To
most Americans, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are race-baiting demagogues. Yet
they are heroes to the Democratic Party. Most Americans do not see their country
as the bigoted and racist nation regularly depicted by both black and white Democratic
leaders. To most Americans, a man who wears women's clothing to work is a pathetic
person in need of psychotherapy. To the Democratic Party, he is a man whose
cross-dressing is merely another expression of multiculturalism.
fraud: Election frauds are nothing new and neither are political frauds in
general. The oldest fraud is the belief that the political left is the party of
the poor and the downtrodden. The election results in California are only the
latest evidence to give the lie to that belief. The most affluent counties
were where Kerry had his strongest support.
major media are the chief propagandists for the leftists in America.
issues confuse the liberals. Democrats seem to be leaning toward the idea
that Bush's victory is based primarily on turning out religious nuts to vote for
him. These people are viewed in certain Democratic quarters as the American
Taliban. It is thought that if they gain political power, not only will abortion
and gay marriage be banned, but so will dancing, rock and roll, and any movie with
an "R" rating. This is nothing but nonsense, but is commonly believed in places
like Hollywood and New York's upper west side.
undermine America with their leftist and hate-American public statements.
media, lowlife fans, spoiled athletes and beer. Let's finally stop repeating the
false notion that big business has conservative values. Big business has no values. ...
Liberals perpetuate the falsehood of big business as conservative for three
reasons: They have a materialist view of the world (just about everything is
explainable by economic status and motives; it aids in getting people to vote
Democrat); many people resent the amorality of big companies; and it seems to
counter the argument that the major news media are liberal — "How could the
news media possibly be liberal when they are all owned by large corporations!"
share responsibility for the decline of morals in America.
I'm just an orthodox
Jewish hillbilly from Los Angeles. The left sure knows how to recover from an electoral
defeat: slander the electorate. For some strange reason, liberal activists believe that after
60 million Americans pulled the lever for George W. Bush, the best strategy to win back power
is to call those voters stupid.
liberals play the race card: Look at the treatment of prominent black
Republicans like National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of State
Colin Powell. Liberal critics pull no punches in using race to criticize
them. Political cartoonists Pat Oliphant and Jeff Danziger drew political
cartoons accentuating Dr. Rice's black features and depict her speaking in
rural Southern dialect. Garry Trudeau referred to her as "Brown Sugar" in
his comic strip, "Doonesbury."
taxing experience: When liberals in the media or in politics start
being alarmed about the national debt, it means just one thing: They want
higher taxes. The thought of reducing spending would never cross their minds.
"Save Our Boy
Scouts" Bill Fails In Senate. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
(R-TN) issued a press release on November 20, , discussing the failure of
passage of the "Save Our Scouts" bill. All Republicans supported passing it; while
the Democrats opposed it. The "Save Our Scouts" bill would have permitted federal
support for the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts of America. The legislation was
designed to send a message to the ACLU that it should stop persecuting the Boy Scouts
for its policies on atheists and homosexuals.
Democrat Distributes Flyer Belittling Special Olympics Kids. "Tennessee
State Representative Craig Fitzhugh should be ashamed of himself
for allowing his campaign office to distribute a flyer belittling Special
Olympics children," said Traditional Values Coalition Chairman Louis P. Sheldon. "This
disgusting flyer is an insensitive attack against children with disabilities."
are out of step with American voters. Plainly, gay marriage is not an issue
that Americans support. Despite the rhetoric that you hear from the homosexual Cosa Nostra,
the lack of support for the gay marriage amendment has nothing to do with prejudice. ... It is
about recognizing that marriage between man and woman is the bedrock of our society. It is
about the citizens of this country saying, en masse, that they are unwilling to
deconstruct certain basic and essential norms in our culture and society.
Malkin Axed for Views. My experience, both as a columnist and an observer of
life, is that liberals consider any bold assertion of conservative political thought
"mean-spirited." Indeed, the liberals' favorite charge against conservatives is
hat they are intrinsically mean, uncompassionate people.
have faith in something. The Democratic gospel preaches an all-encompassing
faith that politics and government will solve our personal problems. Not earning
enough money? Don't have a high-school diploma? Not happy with your insurance
policy or retirement plan? Is your daughter pregnant? Feel in general that
your life is out of control? Turn to President, Senator or Congressman Democrat
and get it solved.
Reich: God is worse than terrorism. Clinton's labor secretary has problem
with those who believe in higher authority. Robert Reich, the former U.S. labor
secretary under President Bill Clinton, believes people who follow God pose a more
significant threat to the modern world than terrorists do.
liberals and blacks: If there is one general characteristic of white liberals,
it's their condescending and demeaning attitude toward blacks.
Democratic Party racist? The Democrats have successfully maintained
their power base on the backs of black people. Without them, the Democrats would go
the way of the Whigs.
fire minorities without a conscience: The Democratic Party is taking
blacks for granted. Again. The Associated Press is reporting that the
Democratic National Committee laid off 10 black staffers this week.
Which party supports your
values? Compare the basic principles and values of the two
major political parties and decide for yourself.
WMD's — what did the Democrats say? Did Saddam Hussein
and his interest in weapons of mass destruction pose a threat to the
United States? Just ask the Democrats.
Socialist States of America: What has happened in America that has
turned off the majority of the electorate to Democrats? Is it President Bush's
leadership? Is it the leadership of Republicans? Partly. But there
is another aspect trimming support for Democrats. It is because the mainstream
of the party is too liberal and too socialist for a free people to tolerate.
The Left's Lies
That Never Die: I'm sick of hearing the myths spun endlessly by the left
repeated over and over again, often by people who ought to know better. So here,
once again, is another attempt to set the record straight.
Stirs Up a Storm: For about two decades, name-calling has been the
principal policy position of liberals. If [Republicans] oppose the National Endowment
for the Arts, we're said to hate art. If we oppose the Department of Education, we hate
teachers. If we oppose the Environmental Protection Agency, we
hate the environment.
Myths, Capitalist Truths: Capitalism is profoundly egalitarian. Its
existence relies on institutions that protect the equal rights of consumers and
producers, eschews privilege and authority, and distributes wealth based on each
participants' contribution to satisfying the needs of others. So we should
immediately be suspicious of claims that capitalism causes inequality.
utopia: Socialism is a wonderful idea. It is only as a reality that
it has been disastrous. Among people of every race, color, and creed, all around the
world, socialism has led to hunger in countries that used to have surplus
food to export.
Communities, and The Individual: During the nineteenth century
socialism was but a theory to be debated; during the twentieth century, however,
socialism became a reality to be observed. The bare bones of theory took on flesh,
countless variants of the socialist state being established. The result was
unambiguous. Without exception, the attempt to coordinate the productive activities
of men and women by the edicts of central planners proved disastrous. Dreams of
increased abundance were shattered against the reality of experienced destitution. Today
socialist theorists have begun openly to suggest that failure in practice is
indicative of a drastic error in theory.
will the dems go? [Senator Paul Wellstone's] Minnesota memorial [showed] us the
religious Left: They don't believe in God; they believe in politics. The
Democratic Party is their church, Wellstone their latest martyr, and the
campaign a crusade.
Pelosi: A San Francisco Liberal. So long as Nancy Pelosi remains in the
congressional minority, the rest of the country may escape the effects of San Francisco
liberalism. But if such people are ever in the majority, look out!
History Month" Renamed To Promote Anti-War Agenda: Liberal
Democrats in New York City have renamed Black History Month to
reflect the anti-war sentiments expressed by protest groups and political
leaders such as presidential candidate Al Sharpton.
of the Old Left: In the 1960s, the "New Left" came to prominence on
America's university campuses. Today, those New Left radicals are America's
tenured university professors. They populate the newsrooms of the television
networks and our once-great newspapers. More disturbing still, the New Left
now comprises the mainstream of the Democratic Party.
more bureaucracy mean more security? When America had an energy crisis,
our leaders responded by creating the Department of Energy. When we perceived serious
failures by our schools, the Department of Education was formed. Likewise, the terrorist
threat that became apparent last Sept. 11 prompted the Bush administration to propose a
Department of Homeland Security. But our experience with those other national
emergencies raises a question: Why bother?
Welfare Debate We're Not Having: It turns out — apparently
to the surprise of many on the left — that working for a living
is better than subsisting as a parasite on government handouts.
Say Merry Christmas. Perhaps nothing exposes the gap between secular liberals
and conservative Christians as much as Christmas. It may also help explain why the
Democrat Party, which has been taken over by a small, but powerful cadre of secular
liberals, is slipping into political oblivion. Even though practically the
whole country is adorned with Christmas decorations, all across America secular
liberals are doing all that they can to suppress the public acknowledgment of Christmas.
transition costs? The Democratic Party establishment is appalled at the
thought of private Social Security accounts turning ordinary Americans into owners of
stocks and bonds and, therefore, potential Republicans. The argument by Democrats that
private accounts are too risky fails the test of history. Nobody can find a 20-year
period in America when investments have not gained.
Asleep at the
wheel. In spite of what you hear from your government school teacher, your
leftist college professor, or that smiling talking head on television, we are not a
democracy. Never were. Weren't supposed to be. You won't find the
word "democracy" in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States
or in any constitution of any of the 50 States. There's a reason for
that. Our founding fathers hated the idea of democracy. They knew that a
government of majority rule would dissolve into a tyranny of plunder and chaos.
Democrats: Party of Angry
White Men? Where are all the good ole' boys? They sure aren't over at
the White House, where Ann Veneman, Gale Norton, Elaine Chao, Rod Paige, Colin Powell,
Norm Mineta, Mel Martinez and Christy Todd Whitman make up almost half the president's
cabinet, along with inner-circle advisors Karen Hughes and Condoleeza Rice. And they
aren't at the Supreme Court, where Republicans appointed the first woman and second
black man. And they certainly weren't at GOPAC, where JC Watts and a
cabinet of women now hold the GOP future, running the entire Republican farm
system. Contrast this to the blatant tokenism of the Clinton cabinet which
boasted such luminaries as Janet Reno, Hazel O'Leary and Jocelyn Elders. Apparently,
the battle to see which party makes the real commitment to a color blind meritorious
nation is over. And Republicans won.
and Politics: Partisan media stalwart Helen Thomas is just the latest
in a long line of commentators to argue that religion and politics don't mix. Like
the others, she is woefully misguided.
for American Jews to open their eyes. It was Rep. Jim Moran, a Democrat
from Virginia, who claimed that a Jewish cabal stood behind the Iraq war. It was
former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a Democrat from Georgia, who took money from anti-American
and anti-Israeli terrorist supporters during her candidacy for Congress. It was
Vermont's Howard Dean, a Democrat, who labeled Hamas members "soldiers." It was
Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, who was once Grand Kleagle in the
Ku Klux Klan. It was Sen. Ernest Hollings, a Democrat from South Carolina, who
blamed the Iraq war on pro-Israeli interests.
Texas League of
Women Voters: Unbiased Do-Gooders or Liberal Activists? A recent
visit to the Texas League of Women Voters website suggests that
[their] non-ideological reputation belies a distinct liberal bias. The League
of Women Voters advocates left-wing positions on issues such as abortion,
property rights, and crime. The League even encourages its members to lobby
on some of these issues and features prominent links on their website to far
left organizations without any similar plugs for moderate or conservative groups.
charitable program turned into ideological slush fund: The
[Texas] legislature, in 1993, envisioned checkoffs flowing to
charities that help the poor and afflicted. It turns out that
these monies flow also to groups fighting for abortion rights
and against nuclear power. Such donations don't even necessarily
meet another of the legislature's stipulations that the organization
not "conduct litigation." Many, if not most, of the activist groups
tout litigation as one of their main purposes.
the culture, stupid. While there were many important issues in Tuesday's
historic election, the single most important one for the largest bloc of voters was not
the economy, the Iraq War or the Terror War. It was the cultural war. ... [The] message
was loud and clear: We don't want a Massachusetts liberal running our country.
escape. Can you imagine what it would be like to have a Massachusetts liberal
filling the federal courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, with liberal
judges who would be turning more criminals loose for decades to come, as well as repeatedly
over-ruling the voting public's right to govern themselves on such things as gay marriage?
stereotype update. Democrats: the party of the little
guy. Republicans: the party of the wealthy. Those images of
America's two major political wings have been frozen for decades. The
stereotypes were always incomplete, but for a long time they reflected rough
truths. Over the last generation, however, that has dramatically changed.
campaign tactics, new weapons. You can always count on the Democratic Left
to unfurl their favorite three strategies: class warfare, generational warfare and
race-baiting. An "Election Day Manual" put out by the Kerry campaign reveals the
strategy: "If no signs of intimidation techniques (at the polls) have emerged, launch
a pre-emptive strike" alleging voter suppression by the Republicans.
victory. Democrats should realize the McGovern-Mondale-Dukakis-Kerry
wing of the Democrat Party cannot win. Will they finally wake up, or will
they give into temptation and nominate Hillary Clinton in 2008?
demagoguery: Our unemployment rate, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
put at 5.4 percent in September, is one of the lowest in the world and in our history. France's
unemployment rate is 9.4 percent, Germany's 9.9 percent and Italy's 8.6 percent. Our
Canadian neighbor's is 6.6 percent. The only reason for today's hysteria over jobs is
because it is an election year, and one of the ways politicians gain power is to create
fear among the electorate. The next time you hear a politician whining about our "awful"
job climate, ask him which European country we should look to for guidance in job creation.
19 Reasons NOT to vote for a Democrat: The
Democratic Party has officially weighed in with a new party platform that delivers a
healthy dose of pro-abortion, pro-homosexual propaganda. The party that so often
preaches tolerance apparently has no tolerance for the more than seventy percent of
Americans who believe marriage ought to remain the union of one man and one woman,
and neither do they have any tolerance for people who believe that abortion kills
an innocent human life. Key elements of the Democratic platform include endorsing
radical anti-AIDS initiatives and other programs that encourage promiscuity, calling for
the passage of "thought crimes" legislation, dropping the "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" policy
in favor of full inclusion for open homosexuals in the military, and defeating the marriage
protection amendment. It appears that more and more the Democratic Party is running
to the Left while Americans are leaning to the Right.
America lost or just liberals? Many liberals are beside themselves. Things
were bearable when they could delude themselves into blaming their loss of power on
a "stolen" election. But with this decisive defeat, they're thinking, "It's not
our America anymore."
safe? President Bush tried to get rid of lazy, burned out, incompetent, uncaring
or corrupt federal employees when he set about to establish a Homeland Security Department,
but he met solid resistance from leftist union-loving Democrats who claim that if Bush can
hire, fire or promote federal employees on merit alone, we'll be "headed back to the bad old
days." Most of us are realistic enough to realize that these are the bad old days.
California crazy? The time is long overdue to get rid of the outdated
notion that liberal Democrats represent ordinary people. They represent such
special interests as trial lawyers who keep our courts clogged with frivolous lawsuits,
busybody environmentalists who think the government should force other people to live
the way the greens want them to live, and of course the teachers' unions who think
schools exist to provide their members with jobs.
and think: Part III. No special interest group within the Democratic
party has as much influence — domination might be a better word — as
the teachers' unions. The top priority of the National Education Association and the
American Federation of Teachers is their members' jobs. ... Parents may think that public
schools exist to educate their children but, to the teachers' unions, these schools exist
to provide their members with jobs, with iron-class tenure, and with pay increases based
on seniority, not performance. If maintaining that status quo means sacrificing the
education of a whole generation of young blacks, the teachers' unions will do it.
bureaucrats promote indoctrination rather than education.
NEA's Lobbying Agenda: The NEA's lobbying goals for public
schools include federal funding for public school child care, early childhood
programs that are school-based, before- and after-school programs, big spending
for school counselors, school-based health care for children, and of course
increased federal spending for education. The NEA's non-education-related
lobbying goals include funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, a national
universal health care system, reparations to African Americans, statehood for the
District of Columbia, taxpayer funding of federal elections, and a national
holiday for Cesar Chavez.
Aha! Where Do Public
School Teachers Send Their Kids to School? Public school teachers in urban areas
are far more likely than city residents in general to send their children to private schools,
according to a new analysis of 2000 Census data by researchers led by Denis P. Doyle, who
previously analyzed 1980 and 1990 Census data. While just 12.2 percent of U.S.
families send their children to private schools, that figure rises to 17.5 percent among
urban families in general and to 21.5 percent among urban public school
teachers, almost twice the national average.
Much more about the teachers' unions can be
The following material was published during the 2004 election cycle, and is still
Liberal John Edwards. It's easy enough to find votes showing how
the media's Edwards the "Southern moderate" sales pitch is total hooey. Sen. Edwards
voted against his Senate partner Jesse Helms when he suggested schools should be denied
federal funds if they kicked the Boy Scouts of America out of meeting at a school since
they wouldn't allow gay scoutmasters. The gay lobby has a powerful hold on this
Southerner. Sen. Edwards voted in favor of federal funds for needle-exchange
programs. On abortion, try to find where Sen. Edwards feels there should be any
limit to the abortion lobby's demands. He's rated 100 percent
by the NARAL crowd.
cannot vote for John Kerry. [Reason #5:] A vote for John Kerry is a vote
for Michael Moore, the ACLU, Ted Kennedy, trial lawyers, George Soros, the leftist
academics who morally confuse generations of young Americans, and for Dan Rather,
CBS News, and nearly the entire news complex that daily presents a proctologist's
view of America. A vote for John Kerry is a vote for Jesse Jackson, whom Kerry
has named a top adviser; and for Al Sharpton, with whom Kerry campaigns; for Sean Penn
and his Hollywood world; and for the passionately pro-Kerry MTV, the greatest destroyer
of young people's minds and souls in American history.
Celebrities become destructive role models for our youth when they openly live
together and have babies without benefit of marriage, publicly revel in their
homosexuality, take drugs, or break the law.
Kerry, Useful Idiot. While Kerry's handlers might try to cast their candidate
as a man of the people, he is anything but. Remember, this is a man who has twice married
multimillionaire heiresses; a man who has multiple mansions on multiple continents; a man
who windsurfs (poorly) off tony Nantucket; a man who rides a bicycle that costs more than
some new cars; a man who spends, oh, maybe $15,000 to jet his hairdresser cross country for
a trim. Yes, John Kerry is the latest in a line of "inheritance-welfare
liberals" — those who were raised dependent on inheritance rather than
self-reliance. Is it any wonder, then, that the character and values of these
inheritance-welfare liberals are all but indistinguishable from the character and
values of those who depend on state welfare?
scarlet letter: It seems like a lifetime since July 1991 when Sen. Kerry
declared: "I'm a liberal, and proud of it." Thirteen years later, the L-word
is forbidden language for Kerry. He is attempting what only Bill Clinton among recent
Democratic candidates has accomplished: covering left-of-center policies with a facade
of moderation. Kerry, less skilled than Clinton as a political dancer, is burdened
with a 30-year record of nearly unbroken liberal votes.
environmentalists, animal liberationists, one-world-government fanatics,
gun controllers, and other leftist groups share responsibility for destroying
America as we knew it.
Warfare: "Working Families" vs. "The Privileged". In his victory
speech at the Iowa caucus, John Kerry uttered a line that exquisitely captured
a staple of his Leftist politics — class warfare. "Count the cost that
working families are paying while the privileged ride high and reap the
rewards," he said.
L Word, Stupid. Kerry is the most liberal Senator, against tough competition,
the proof of which is that he has a 92% lifetime rating by the Americans for Democratic
Action. Remember, these are the liberals who give the ratings; they think it's a good
thing. They've been rating all members of Congress for more than half a century. Which
leads to the second measure of Kerry's extreme liberalism: he's the most liberal candidate
the Democrats have ever run, with a higher lifetime ADA rating than Al Gore, Walter Mondale or
George McGovern (Since Carter, Dukakis and Clinton never served in Congress, they don't
John F. Kerry has a long political career, distinguished by his willingness to go farther
Left in politics and lower for money than most other American politicians would
dream of going.
Platforms Tell Voters How Republicans, Democrats Differ. The
Democratic platform, adopted in July, "repudiate[s] President
Bush's divisive effort to politicize the Constitution by pursuing
a 'Federal Marriage Amendment.'" "We support full inclusion of
gay and lesbian families in the life of our nation and seek
equal responsibilities, benefits, and protections for these
families," the Democratic platform states.
[Hmmm... One of us doesn't know what the word "family" means.]
Big Daddy candidate. You undecided voters need to get a grip and decide
whether you want a president or a daddy. Perhaps you haven't noticed, but our
"Big Brother" government has been replaced by "Big Daddy." In this election,
John Kerry clearly is the Big Daddy candidate. He's promising to take care
"Things you have
to believe to vote Republican": A response. One of the more popular anti-Republican
documents making the rounds on the Internet is titled "Things You Have to Believe to Vote Republican
Today." Its popularity is exceeded only by its shallowness, which renders the document much
more reflective of the liberals who admire it than of the Republicans it attacks.
I survived the
Democratic National Convention. For four days, the Democratic Party put on its
quadrennial scare-old-people-and-minorities party. Democrats, of course, rely on the 90-plus
percent monolithic black vote. Thus, a black "non-liberal" poses a direct threat to the
party's national prospects.
vision thing: Kerry and Edwards are both liberal … in a political
sense, which today manifests itself in reactionary policies, such as wealth redistribution,
anti-entrepreneur laws and regulations, protectionism and refusing to fundamentally reform
Social Security for the 21st century, which is imperative.
Where Do the Candidates Stand
on Abortion? President George W. Bush promoted and signed the Partial Birth
Abortion Ban Act into law. Senator John Kerry voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Act every chance he got — six times. Dick Cheney has taken a strong pro-life
position. During his 10 years in Congress, he compiled a 100% pro-life voting
record. He opposes partial-birth abortion and he voted against tax funding of
abortion. John Edwards, in his six years in the Senate, has compiled a 0% pro-life
voting record. He voted to keep partial-birth abortions legal and he supports tax
funding of abortion.
Questions Raised on
Kerry Health Plan. The President of the Council for Citizens Against Government
Waste says, "Sen. Kerry will talk about his plan like it's the greatest thing since sliced
bread. But it's really the most expensive and complex system since Hillary Clinton's
1994 proposal. Government-run health care is stirring in its coffin but with a new name and
it is the Kerry healthcare plan."
Kerry-Edwards Energy Plan. The eight-page Kerry-Edwards energy plan
reads more like a new age feel good tome than a policy program. Its specific
proposals are either self-contradictory or depend on passing unusual legislation
that would repeal the laws of economics, chemistry and thermodynamics.
A Vote For John Kerry Is Like A
Vote For Ted Kennedy. One of the first names that comes to mind, perhaps the first
name that comes to mind, when you talk about liberals in the United State Senate, is Teddy Kennedy. And
largely because of that liberalism — although leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to die certainly doesn't
help — Ted Kennedy would be defeated as badly as Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale if he were
running for President this year.
Postal Plan Won't Deliver. In an effort to win the support of
America's Postal workers, John Edwards recently announced that if elected,
he would "never privatize the U.S. Postal Service." He further declared
that he and John Kerry would defend the current "no-layoff status" of America's
Postal employees. Although the Kerry-Edwards stance may score points with
the Postal Service's entrenched unions, it completely ignores the reality of
USPS ledgers. Any serious assessment of the organization's finances
shows that it is in desperate need of an overhaul.
gun. Gun owners and hunters, don't let Kerry fool you with his “I'm a gun owner
and hunter and I respect the Second Amendment” bovine scatology. Kerry is about as
pro-gun and pro-hunting as I am pro-Dixie Chicks, Michael Jackson, Cat Stevens and Hans
Blix. Have you seen any video or stills of Kerry handling a gun? He looks
about as knowledgeable, natural and comfortable with a firearm as Al Gore does
trying to French kiss Tipper.
Kerry Wrong for Catholics. He's
wrong on the marriage penalty, the sanctity of marriage, the child tax credit, adoption
tax credit, abortion, partial-birth abortion, taxpayer-funded abortions, parental consent,
homeland security, international "family planning", litmus test for judicial nominees,
human cloning, euthanasia, and school choice.
typical Kerry supporter might believe: A non-exhaustive list.
The myth of the
stolen election: The Democrats seem determined to keep the 2000 election issue
alive, even though it failed miserably as a rallying cry against Jeb Bush, who won a
resounding 56% to 43% re-election victory in the 2002 Florida Governor's
race. It is worth examining the mythology and the real, not-so-ancient history
of the "stolen election".
Democrats Don't Want You to See. There's a reason the Kerry Democrats are the
political equivalent of a general anesthetic. They can't risk leveling with us. If
they told the electorate what they really want, voters would run screaming into the night.
DNC Delegates Out of Step
with the Average Person. Who are the people calling themselves delegates to
the Democratic National Convention? What are their beliefs? A recent New York
Times-CNN poll showed that most are far more liberal than most other Democrats — and
way to the left of most Americans.
liberals and blacks: According to a Washington Times story (July 14, 2004), Democratic
hopeful Sen. John Kerry, in a speech about education to a predominantly black audience, said that
there are more blacks in prison than in college. "That's unacceptable, but it's not
their fault," he said. Do you think Kerry would also say that white inmates are
faultless? Aside from Kerry being factually wrong about the black prison
population vs. the black college population, his vision differs little from one that
holds that blacks are a rudderless, victimized people who cannot control their destiny
and whose best hope depends upon the benevolence of white people.
warfare. A key element of the John Kerry-John Edwards campaign is an
us-versus-them theme, where “us” are the poor and middle class and “them” are the greedy
rich. Edwards famously characterized this dichotomy as “Two Americas” during his run
for the Democratic nomination. The clear implication of the Democrats' message is that
the rest of us would somehow be better off if the rich were worse off.
of the left. [At the Democratic convention, Senator Hillary Clinton] made clear
what she and John Kerry are about by defining the solution to our problems in education as
putting more money into the government public school monopoly and opposing vouchers and other
attempts to give parents options in finding the best education alternatives for their
children. One has to wonder if Senator Clinton has ever taken note that the inexorable
rise in postal rates inevitably means that we simply pay more and more for the same mediocre
product. Monopolies exist to defend the status quo, not to find ways to improve.
liberalism prospers in his positions, his votes and the company he keeps. Ever
since he rose to the top of the pile of Democratic contenders for his party's presidential
nomination, John Kerry has sought to "introduce" himself to the American electorate — to flesh
out his political profile, to present as a dedicated, balanced, evenhanded centrist floating
along in the political mainstream. Evidently it didn't work.
Health Plan: Almost $1 Trillion Over the Next Ten Years. John
Kerry has been touting his health care plan for America in TV commercials
airing in battleground states across the nation. In these ads, Kerry
promises to give every single American health insurance. But he
doesn't mention the price tag. One Clinton administration
official, now an economist at Emory University says that "KerryCare" will
cost the American taxpayers an astounding $895 billion over
the next decade.
"Kerry/Kennedy Care" — Prescription
for Disaster. Campaign rhetoric to the contrary, Kerry began the campaign with
a voting record well to the left of mainstream. According to the voting record
summarized by Congressional Quarterly, Sen. Kerry voted in lockstep with Sen. Kennedy,
the Senate's most liberal member, in each of 10 years between 1985 and 2001. Over
the course of his political career, Kerry has sided with Kennedy 94 percent of the time when
key votes were taken on Kennedy's favorite cause: a government-run national health
Kerry on Abortion: In
1984, Kerry said he would vote against "any restrictions on age, consent, funding restrictions,
or any law to limit access to abortion." (John Kerry as quoted in "Mass. Senate candidates
quizzed on women's issues," Sojourner: The Women's Forum, 6/30/84) Kerry received a
0% ranking from the National Right to Life Committee for the 108th, 107th and 106th
Congresses. Kerry has voted at least six times against banning partial-birth abortion.
Where Do the Candidates Stand on
Abortion? Senator John Kerry voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Act every chance he got — six times. The partial-birth abortion
procedure — used from the fifth month on involves pulling a living baby
feet-first out of the womb, except for the head, puncturing the skull and suctioning
out the brain. The great majority of partial-birth abortions are performed on
healthy babies of healthy mothers. John Edwards, in his six years in the Senate,
has compiled a 0% pro-life voting record. He voted to keep partial-birth
abortions legal and he supports tax funding of abortion.
and snow jobs: Senator John Kerry says that he would create 10 million
jobs if he were President. But Presidents don't create jobs.
Bounce. Omitted from mention in the platform itself were Democratic staples
such as partial-birth abortion, gay marriage, capital punishment and the Kyoto
Treaty. Such is the desperation to beat Bush that even hardcore lefties coalesced
around this vision of the one (or is it two?) Americas so embraced by their ticket. This
may explain the confusion that seems to be reflected in the poor poll numbers
so far. Voters don't seem to recognize this new flag-waving version of the
party and the time to re-re-introduce their candidate is running out.
Kerry's Treaty: Outsourcing sovereignty. John Kerry wants a world in
which the United Nations calls the shots and U.S. freedom of action, in the absence of
the U.N.'s permission, is sharply circumscribed. Most Americans recognize that
this would be a formula for disaster — a world in which the
lowest-common-multilateral-denominator would routinely trump, and often
jeopardize, our security interests.
Dems' "First Responder" fakeout: The Bush administration has moved
beyond reactively serving terrorists with their legal papers to proactively busting
sleeper cells, detaining enemy combatants before they set off their bombs, setting up
military tribunals, and deporting Arab and Muslim illegal alien suspects. What
is John Kerry's plan? Buying more walkie-talkies and playing "People's
Court" with Islamic mass murderers.
Backward Bounce: For very good reason, the rule of thumb is that a
presidential candidate gains ground following his party's convention: It almost
always happens. But it didn't happen for John Kerry.
Kerry: You can't have it both ways. I have a few more questions about
John Kerry's foreign policy and national security "vision," as laid out (or not) in his
convention speech and elsewhere.
bounce for Kerry. The Democrats and their pollsters will tell you this is because the
electorate has already made up its mind. But if that is the case, why are they
campaigning? Why have a convention in the first place? In reality, at least
10 percent of the population is undecided, and Kerry's convention appears to have
gotten none of them.
and the Avoidance of Values-Related Issues: A conservative leader and former
GOP presidential candidate says he is not surprised the Kerry-Edwards ticket received no
noticeable "bounce" in the polls following the Democratic National Convention. And
he thinks George W. Bush should go on the offensive and take advantage of the fact that
the Democratic ticket doesn't want to deal with important family-values issues.
The childishness of the
left. The historian Victor Davis Hanson has some more penetrating things to say
about the left's reaction to terrorism and the Iraq War.
I would never have imagined that journalists, academics, actors, artists, and the
intelligentsia in general would have so opposed the end of dictatorship and promotion
of democracy abroad. And who would have thought that Vietnam would become the source
for Democratic nostalgia, rather than the usual recrimination? Did anyone think the
appointment of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, promises of $15 billion in grants
to combat AIDS in Africa, and lectures to the politically powerful Arab world to
cease the genocide of black Sudanese would earn George Bush slurs evoking the
Taliban, the old Confederacy, and fascism? Have we become children who live
in a world of bedtime stories, afraid to face the cruel truth around us?
strange disappearance of the "L" word: When did Democrats stop
calling themselves "liberal"? Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., when asked whether he
considered himself a liberal, treated the questioner as if she belonged to the House
Committee on Un-American Activities during the McCarthy years.
Liberals believe that the availability of guns causes violent crime.
Conservatives believe that violent crime reflects a lack of values.
Liberals believe that society is responsible for protecting people.
Conservatives believe that a man is responsible for protecting his own family.
Liberals believe that government should be more powerful than the citizens.
Conservatives believe that the citizens should be more powerful than the
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