Another Democrat National Convention has come and gone (thankfully), and what have we learned if anything? I say nothing new or at least nothing that I didn't expect; but I do have several observations.
We learned that today's Democrat Party is nothing like the party of FDR, Harry Truman or John Kennedy. This week delegates paraded around in red, white and blue celebrating government funded abortions, free birth control for all and illegal immigration, while barely voting God and Jerusalem back into their platform.
We learned that Democrats more than ever want Americans dependent on government -- the bigger the better. Kennedy, one of the most revered Democrats in history, was famous for saying, "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
After watching this convention, it's apparent that today's Democrats are urging most Americans to ask, "What can my country do for me?" while demanding that business owners foot the bill for the Democrat's liberal agenda.
We learned that the party of Truman and "the buck stops here" now considers the blame game to be an economic jobs strategy. President Obama constantly blames Bush for the country's problems, not to mention blaming Europe, tsunamis, the Middle East, oil speculators and global warming.
The whining and blaming was so unabashed at their convention that Democrats should consider replacing the donkey with a box of Kleenex as their national symbol. I guess that wasn't rain falling in Charlotte, N.C., but gallons of liberal environmentally friendly crocodile tears.
We learned that the reason President Obama couldn't fix the economy is because he had tough opposition in Congress. Call the waaaaambulance. Which president didn't have adversaries to deal with? Ronald Reagan had Tip O'Neill, Bill Clinton had Newt Gingrich, and George W. Bush had Nancy Pelosi. All of these presidents were able to pass numerous pieces of bipartisan legislation.
Today, Obama has to deal with John Boehner, who seems like the most affable out of the bunch, and still he claims he can't get anything done. Maybe if the president would actually propose something.
Let's don't forget that President Obama had a Democrat-controlled House and Senate for two years and could have signed any economy-saving legislation Nancy and Harry sent him. Funny that none of the convention speeches mentioned that tidbit.
We learned that the only plan Democrats have to fix the economy is to borrow more money to spend on liberal programs that are already awash in red ink. The president gave us his goals, but to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi: If we want to see the details of President Obama's plan, we have to re-elect him first.
We learned that we should trust President Obama and accept his mediocre results and re-elect him because Republicans are mean to him.
We learned that today's Democrats appear to have an open disdain for individual success in our country. They proudly proclaimed that nobody does it on their own and that government is always a part of individual success. The DNC glorified helplessness instead of the rugged individualism that made America great. If we extended that mentality to the NFL, we would celebrate the 2011 Indianapolis Colts and their miserable 2-14 record while demonizing the New York Giants for winning the Super Bowl.
Overall, we learned that now more than ever Democrats believe that if government gets bigger, life will get better. That we should forget about God and put our faith in a government that can't run Medicare, that stole from Social Security and that can't turn a profit at the Postal Service. Does anyone know what planet is Charlotte on?
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