Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Democrats freed the slaves!

Since the "Seminole County Democrats" probably won't post my comments on their blog (they have to approve them first), I have put them here for your amusement. I am not sure where Seminole County is exactly. Maybe Florida. That sounds right but liberals are liberals where ever they are and keep making the same foolish mistakes.

This is a supposed "Fourth of July message". My response -- which you can only see here -- will appear after theirs.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006
http://seminoledemocrats.blogspot.com/

Fourth of July Message for my fellow Democrats.

Patriotism is the love of one’s country, not a weapon to be used to beat dissenters into submission. Democrats wrote the book on patriotism. The greatest accomplishments of the past century are Democratic achievements: the recovery out of the Great Depression, the victory of WWII, great programs such as Social Security and Medicare, the fight for civil-rights, the Space Program (PS: Godspeed Discovery), the ability to balance the budget and reduce massive deficits, and always, ensuring that the backbone of this nation, the working class families of America, have a voice.


A former Dem chariman said: “The common thread of Democratic history, from Thomas Jefferson to Bill Clinton, has been an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised and the poor strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American Dream. We remember that this great land was sculpted by immigrants and slaves, their children and grandchildren."Ironic, then, that our enemies of fear and smear have tried so hard to attack our patriotism and claim their narrow views alone define patriotism and faith.

Worse yet, is the wrongful success that they have had in this attack, especially in red counties like Seminole. The following is the first blog I ever wrote, entitled Reclaim our Victory by Reclaiming our Values. I discuss specifically the values of faith and patriotism and STRONG points of argument you can use against the GOP’s disingenious claims, and more importantly, how to fight back.

http://seminoledemocrats.blogspot.com/2006/03/reclaim-victory-by-reclaiming-our.html

Happy Fourth of July, Everyone!

John Responds: My advice for next year's July 4th entry is that you should leave aside the partisan bicker and just say something nice about the United States and how Wonderful it is to be an American. It might come off as more sincere than just using it as another excuse to bash Bush. Then maybe no one will actually wonder about your patriotism.

But since you mentioned this grand list, let me comment on it. As you say the "Greatest accomplishments of the last century are Democratic achievements". Well, lets take those one by one; shall we?

1, "The recovery out of the Great Depression", -- Actually the depression was extended further than it otherwise would have lasted because of the social and tax policies of the Roosevelt Administration that discouraged profitable work.

The victory of WWII -- I have it on good authority that "All gave some and some gave all" which includes even some Republicans.

"Great programs such as Social Security and Medicare" -- OK, you invented them but you won't let Republicans save them and are dooming them to eventual financial failure seemingly only so you can get back in office. That doesn't seem very patriotic to me.

"The fight for civil-rights -- Actually more Republians voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act than Democrats. (You guys forget that factoid A LOT you know.)

From Wikipedia: "Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen pushed the [1964 Civil Rights Act ] through Congress. The bill divided both political parties and engendered a long-term change in the demographics of both. President Johnson realized that supporting this bill would mean losing the South's overwhelming Democratic Party majority (which did happen, with some exceptions).

This is the important part ---> Although they were a minority party in both houses of Congress, Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Act, enabling its passage."

"The Space Program (PS: Godspeed Discovery)" -- OK I will give you that one. JFK put a man on the moon and no one else helped.

"the ability to balance the budget and reduce massive deficits" -- The Republicans ballanced the budget in the 1990's; not the Clintons.

All budget bills MUST originate in the House of Representatives where you may have forgotten was and still is in Republican hands. I wonder how many Democrat congressmen voted for those ballanced budgets that you credit the Democrats for ?

Hummmmm??? All Clinton did was negotiate to spend more and tax more before he would finally sign his name.

"and always, ensuring that the backbone of this nation, the working class families of America, have a voice"

-- OK; that just makes me wanna hurl....

And one final note: Republicans freed the slaves, not Democrats.

3 Comments:

Blogger PoorGrrl said...

Hi Mac! Glad to see your blog, and this post is just GREAT!!!! Damn good rebuttal to all those "patriotic" Dems/libs. And I'm adding you to my link field (happy to see that I'm in yours). Keep up the good work!

August 15, 2006 11:27 AM  
Blogger whitestarline said...

I don't think anyone can say that Republicans balance the budget--given that the greatest deficit in history and largest pork barrel spending are under Bush--

And does anyone think that the GOP is the party of Civil rights?

You are really reaching...

August 21, 2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger mccommas said...

More Republicans voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Bill than Democrats.

Fact.

October 28, 2006 9:54 AM  

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