Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Liberalism, Progressivism, Socialism | Tags: A Confederacy of Special Interests, Just Who is Middle Class?, What is "Diversity?"
Democrats in Washington DC were startled by Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in the nation’s capitol, they didn’t expect it to be successful, they didn’t expect the hundreds of thousands that attended, and it was peaceful, happy, and the attendees cleaned up after themselves. They didn’t even seem to be — “extremists.”
This coming Saturday, a confederacy of liberal groups plans to descend on Washington to make the case that they, not those extremist rightist groups, represent the middle class. The rally is called “One Nation Working Together”and hopes to supplant what they say “is the Tea Party’s divisiveness with a message of unity to promote jobs, justice and education.”
The crowd will represent some 300 liberal groups — including the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the National Council of La Raza and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.Also the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Code Pink, The Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, The Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, International Socialist Organization and Planned Parenthood. It’s easy to see how the diversity in this group is clearly, um, much more representative of America’s middle class than all those ordinary people with their divisive signs. And besides they are the true descendants of the 1963 March on Washington where the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a Dream” speech. Does the word “diversity” appear in the speech? Just wondering.
“We’ll look like the progeny of that march, with our diversity,” said Benjamin T. Jealous, President of the NAACP. “‘We’re living through a moment of decreasing prosperity and increasing diversity. That’s a formula for a battleground, not common ground. We say, ‘Let’s get the country moving back to common ground.”
Mr. Jealous and Mr. Graham who proposed the march, say they hope it will be larger than Mr. Beck’s rally. “We believe that our satellite photos will stack up nicely to his satellite photos” said the appropriately named Mr. Jealous.
Does the rally’s platform represent the middle class? Extend unemployment benefits, raise the minimum wage, end the foreclosure epidemic, enact legislation making it easier to join unions, increase infrastructure spending to create jobs, fix our broke (sic) immigration system and end immigration round-ups that “encourage racial profiling.” They even claim it’s non-partisan.
The trouble with always trying to line up group support to get big bucks, is that the groups expect some return on their money. You are indebted, and expected to slant your legislation to favor the groups who supported you — which is just the problem that the Democrats are actually having. When union management donates big money to a campaign, they’re inclined to expect a bailout for their pension plans, where they got that big money.
It’s really hard to devise a program that will answer the demands of this ‘diverse’ bunch.
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