American Elephants

Democrats Have No Principles by The Elephant's Child

Democrats have no principles.  That’s not me, running down the opposition. Democrats themselves say that they have no principles. They keep searching for some and can’t find any. In the wake of all the scandals, there are some obvious wiseacre remarks to be made, but I will refrain. Perhaps you remember — sometime after the 2000 election, and 9/11 the Democrats were whining that they had no ideas. They needed ideas and they needed a think tank like the Republicans have.  George Soros bought them one. they called it The Center for American Progress, and put John Podesta in charge. The trouble has been that since they have no principles, their think tank has been devoted to winning elections, and developing talking points to help them win.

Republicans care about America as a Constitutional Republic, about individual liberty, free speech, free markets, free trade, our Constitutional rights, the principles of the Declaration of Independence, and that’s without getting into things like foreign policy, education, the military, defense, and so on. Principles to argue about and affirm.

Democrats’ goal is to seek power and to win elections, so they have power. Once they gain power then they want to do important things like transform the best Health Care system in the world into an imitation of the worst — the NHS, because the Brits keep voting Labour in over and over, because they won’t give up their “free” health care. Never mind the old folks dying uncared for.  Or they want a solution to ending poverty:

Chris Hayes is what passes for a progressive intellectual at MSNBC. Which makes his simple-minded and manifestly mistaken proposal that much more maddening. Making a peek-a-boo video-clip appearance on [Sunday]’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s show, which focused on finding solutions to poverty in America, Hayes was seen holding up a hand-written sign with his solution, reading “Giving people money: It’s actually that easy.”

They’ve been working on this for some time. Since LBJ’s catastrophic “War on Poverty” began in 1964, the federal government has given people over $15,000,000,000,000.00 that other people worked for. This has done nothing to alleviate poverty, nothing at all. If you want more of something, you subsidize it. Our government taxes wealth creation and subsidizes poverty. The results are predictable. No principles. I rest my case.

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