American Elephants


Freedom May Be Messy, But it’s a Heck of a Lot Better than the Alternative by The Elephant's Child

statue-of-liberty-8From David Horowitz’ Take No Prisoners:

Politics is always a gamble. No one can be sure about what tactic will succeed, which is why we have to respect each other and keep our coalition strong, even when we disagree.

I said we are not good at politics. Actually we’re pretty terrible at politics. Whenever a Republican and  Democrat square off, it’s Godzilla versus Bambi. They call us racists, sexists, homophobes and selfish pigs, and we call them …liberals. Who’s going to win that argument They spend their political dollars calling us names and shredding our reputations; we spend ours explaining why the complicated solutions we propose will work, and why theirs won’t. But when you are being called a racist, an enemy of women and a greedy SOB, who will listen to your ideas about the budget? Who is going to believe you when all your motives are portrayed as vile?

This is the problem that not only Republicans but also Tea Partiers and conservatives in general have failed to address. It is why the Democratic Party, which supports policies that are morally repugnant and have also failed on an epic scale, still win elections. Medicare is bankrupt and a mess; Social Security is bankrupt and a mess; the War on Poverty is a twenty-trillion dollar catastrophe that has created worse poverty than it was designed to cure—and yet Democrats can still propose and pass the biggest socialist entitlement and redistributionist scheme ever and get away with it. Until Republicans and Tea Partiers are willing to fight fire with fire, these circumstances are not going to change. Twenty-five years after the most oppressive empire in human history collapsed because socialist economics don’t work, 49 percent of American youth, according to a recent Pew poll; think socialism is a good system. That’s a political failure on our part. We won the Cold War, but we didn’t drive a stake through the Communist heart. As a result the vampire of “social justice” has risen to fight another day.

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