Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend – and then tax some more. This is my version of what was preached at the Democratic National Convention last week. In fact, after watching three days of their party and three days of the GOP party in Tampa, I am now 100% convinced that the Republican Party hasn’t swung to the right very much at all. In fact, it seems the Democratic Party has swung so far to the left that, of course, the GOP seems to have swung to the right.
The main theme of the DNC in my opinion, is that we must look to the Democratic Party of the past in order to understand the Democratic Party of the future. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy – all of which were lauded at the convention are all the past. Bill Clinton’s speech, although masterfully given, was an ode to his presidency, not Obama’s. By the end of that speech, I was almost sick of hearing an Obama second term would be as successful as the Clinton presidency. He didn’t really talk about Obama’s plan for the future. He just said, here’s what I did and it worked, trust Obama to do the same.
Let’s keep in mind that when Mr. Clinton had six years of a Republican controlled Congress, he learned how to reach over the aisle. He learned to govern from the center. He learned this was the way to get things done. So far, Obama has done none of this. He has not moved to the center and after this convention, it almost sounded like he was driving further to the left. In fact, further to the left than any party has ever been in this country except maybe the Communist Party of the 20-30s.
Which brings me to the main point of this article, the breath and scope of today’s Democratic Party. As all of you know, the GOP stands for the strength of the individual. A famous quote of Ronald Reagan was something along the lines of “Government isn’t the answer to our problems, it is the problem.” Now, we all know he wasn’t talking about all government. Even the most hardened libertarian understands there is some need for government, i.e. national defense, uniform currency, etc. Reagan was talking about the growth of government and bureaucracy to the extent that it begins to interfere with our individual freedoms – that it begins to make business and job growth impossible.
Well my friends, this Democratic Convention left the individual in the dust. There was no talk at all about the individual. This Democratic Party is now all about the collective. It was all about the good of the many. It was all about Big Government and what the government can do for you. It is no longer about what you can do for your government. Even John F. Kennedy, who is no love of mine, would be rolling over in his grave right now if he saw what his party has become. They cannot even be considered European Social Democrats. They have gone further than that.
All President Obama and the party did for the last three days was talk about more spending programs, more entitlements, more money, more stimulus and protecting the middle class from tax cuts, even though Obamacare will be one of the largest middle class tax cuts in history. I seriously do not believe there is one thing that wasn’t promised in the last three days. And amid all of those promises, was there any plan offered as to how it would be accomplished. Other than Clinton’s ramblings about how Obama’s next four years would be as good as his years: nope.
They spoke about a state controlled collectivism and that is it. It went on for three days. The main stream media didn’t pick this up. Fox news didn’t report it. No one did. It was about the state. It was about central planning. It was about cradle to grave government entitlements. It wasn’t socialism. It was communism. Pure and simple, first year political science Communism.
So, when you are preaching communism, what else do you do? Talk about your past. Emphasize the glory days. Sucker people into believing there is no real change coming, but tell them that any change that does occur will be good. And, that is what the Democratic Party did at their convention.
For that reason alone, I suggest you vote for Romney.