Thursday, July 28, 2011


House Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) has really been on a tear lately, throwing off the attacks like grenades in a crowded market square. Here are some samples:

“What we’re trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget….we’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”

“This is an excuse. The budget deficit is an excuse for the Republicans to undermine government plain and simple. They don’t just want to make cuts, they want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the department of education. They want to destroy your rights.”

Now... I understand she's making speeches, and the point is to rouse the troops. I understand that Democrats tend to lash out like cornered animals when their spending is threatened, spewing some of the most hateful, bitter, dishonorable lies, but does anyone really believe this stuff? I get that the Democratic party survives based on a coalition of radical groups with their hands out so they have to keep the money flowing and cannot allow the slightest reduction. I get that its just...

Do Democrats believe this? Does she believe a word of it? That Republicans are just evil monsters who want to obliterate everything and ruin all life? I just can't believe that she's that stupid or blindly dogmatic but you wonder sometimes. The thing is, this is the kind of frothing rhetoric that the Democrats routinely puke when they're fighting to keep their spending going. Its not new, they've done it for decades.

They do it to win and to get money from people. And that means they think its a winning, intelligent strategy. Republicans want old people to eat dog food. Republicans want black people to die. Republicans want children to suffer and freeze. Republicans want to destroy the planet.

Its amazing to me that this even works. I mean, I'm a conservative, I get GOP mailers along with Obama's stuff (I'm independent, and they think that means "have no opinions of my own") I've never yet seen a GOP fundraising email that said "Democrats are deliberately trying to destroy America and turn us into a Marxist paradise." Sure, I've heard some people on the right say, that, I don't listen to Savage but I suspect he does. Pundits will say all kinds of stuff for an audience.

But not GOP officials, not the chairman of the Republican party, no Republican politicians. The Democrats routinely use that kind of incendiary, extremist rhetoric, with a straight face. And apparently it works. They get money from donors, they get votes, they generate interest and passion in the ranks. It's just amazing to me.

1 comment:

David Hoffman said...

I am afraid that on some level they really do believe it. I suppose that the Democrats are more the party of Lenin than the party of Jackson these days and the Bolsheviks had that kind of outlook.