The Democrats Going To Charlotte
The Republican Party lost the White House to a vastly different Democratic Party in 1992 than the lost it to in 2008. The Democratic Party of 1992 represented an effort by the Democrats to communicate with poorer families, living in what are termed “working class neighborhoods.” The modern Democratic Party views these people as a legacy population that the state will just have to support. The difference in composition between the previous Democratic Party championed by Bill Clinton and the newer Democratic Party represented by Barack Obama has led to a situation that has put Barack Obama squarely on the defensive for the past three years of his Presidency. It may well have been the final impetus for The Jacksonian uprising that dubbed itself The Tea Party.
Joel Kotkin writes in the Daily Beast about this phenomenon. He opines that “Barack Obama’s New Chicago Politics Abandon Bill Clinton’s Winning Coalition.” He makes some particularly valid points about the Democratic Party and its new coalition that properly address the New Left gravamen of the Democratic Party. This explains well the policy choices this organization would make if they were given unlimited power.
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The Party of Jefferson and Jackson without Mr. Jackson
“I am a Democrat but largely because I was born a Democrat. It was passed down by my father.” – East Liverpool, OH Mayor James Swoger. (HT: Selena Zito) The Democratic Party has been in business for nearly as long as The United States has been in business independently, rather than as a subsidiary of Great Britain, Inc. It has succeeded to continue on, despite | Read More »
We the People: A Constitutional Republic, Not a Democracy
Today, we celebrate the 224th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution (September 17 falls out over the weekend this year). On this day, it is imperative that we reflect on the importance of our constitution and celebrate the roots of our founding. As our nation comes under attack from the forces of tyranny within, we must reaffirm our commitment to the ideals | Read More »
The Edge of Tolerance
We live in a nation constituted as a free society. One in which we hold dear our liberty. Of course, we also are not libertine. We recognize ourselves as a nation of laws. We concede that our liberty cannot be at the expense of another’s liberty. We are free, but we are not free to rape, murder or steal. Put simply, we live under ordered | Read More »