An earlier post apparently caused some people to think I had gone over to the dark side, because of its title (“Why I’m a Democrat”). My apologies. I am not and never have been a member of the Democratic Party or any of its various front organizations. The title was in reference to the video in the post, which was a parody (?) of a video where some people proudly describe why they are Democrats. Apparently, they view the Democratic Party as a sort of crutch, much like heroin or porn addiction.
At least one person in my family–my daughter–thinks that I write great posts, but often give them terrible titles. When even your family starts to turn on you, you know that you have a problem. So, yes, the post should have been titled something else. I just have a habit of thinking that people will read the whole thing and not just stop at the title, so I often don’t give much attention to what I call my posts.
And I do like yanking people’s chains to see if I can get a reaction.
Surely, there is a twelve-steps program out there for people like me.
To be clear, I firmly believe that with voluntary groups like the Democratic Party, history and roots are everything. I would never join a group which embraced racism or tyranny, and the Democratic Party is historically the party of slavery and Jim Crow. In the late 1970’s, the Democratic Party embraced a new tyranny–abortion. Even if I agreed with the Democratic Party on every other issue, I could never be a part of it because it has become the party of death.
While in the past there were Democrat leaders–men such as Kennedy, LBJ, Carter, and even to some extent Clinton–who at least cared about their country and tried to do the best, despite their many flaws, I do not see any people in the current Democratic leadership who care about anything but partisan politics and winning the next election. The last good man in the Democratic Party was Patrick Moynihan, and he died in 2003. Something has become dreadfully wrong within the Democratic Party–it is not the Party that it once was. Perhaps their adoption of abortion is the root–it takes a morally reprehensible person to accept abortion, and so the Democratic Party has in every way become morally reprehensible.
During the Bush administration, the Democratic Party stooped to new lows in partisan devilry. No lie was too absurd. No charge too despicable. They had one single focus–to destroy a good man so that they could reap a political reward. If they had to destroy their country in the process, so be it. Anything to win the election. Obama was in the very center of this despicable behavior when he came to the Senate. This kind of behavior was and is an unforgivable assault against the United States as a country.
My own wish is not just for the Democrats to lose the next election, but for the Democratic Party to cease to exist. It does not even deserve to be an opposition party. If anyone honestly believes the horse manure the Democratic Party has been shoveling, and honestly believes that it is for the good of the country, then let them form a new party based on integrity and principles, rather than on partisan poison and selfish ambition. This would be more honorable and healthier for the American political situation than what we have now.
The Democratic Party needs to be defeated, disbanded, and in every way dishonored and despised by the American people. Only then can our country be made whole again.
This is my hope and dream for the 2012 elections.
And if the Republican Party is not up to the challenge of driving a stake through the heart of this beast, because it also has become so compromised and corrupt, then it does not deserve to live through the 2012 elections either.
It is time for a change.