Sunday, February 26, 2006

Democratic Survival Strategy

I am considering a post retirement career as a political consultant. Since the Democrats need the most help, I’ve decided to help them off the endangered species list. Not that I want Democrats to win elections, heaven forbid, but I do want to preserve the two-party system in the US.

As I see it, the Democratic Party has been embracing a culture of death. From the political perspective, I see a spectacle of mass induced hira kiri led by Howard Dean, Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore and their ilk. The Clintons are smart enough to see the abyss the Party is facing yet every time Hillary tries to triangulate, the fringe lefties pull her back in. It’s just like the mafia.

It is clear to me that the Democratic Party (DP) is being controlled by a left wing anti-American minority, numbering perhaps 30%. The politically astute (Clinton, Lieberman, Warner) know this is a recipe for failure but they don’t know what to do about it.

Enter the PalosVerdesBlogger.

My proposal is to kick out the left wing kooks and try to replace them with moderates. The key to the benefits program is to resurrect the strong, America-first philosophy of FDR, Truman and JFK.

I believe that a goodly number of centrist Democrats and an even larger number of Independents would go for it. In spite of the endless political rhetoric, much of it hateful, aimed at the President by the DP and the main stream media, Bush won the 2004 election with a 3+ million majority. (Note that on just one day, 1/21/05, Arthur Chrenkoff counted 7,750 articles published that were critical of the war, including 761 covering terrorist messages, but only 96 positive articles. Let’s see, 7750/96 = 81% against the war, and they think this is fair and balanced.) And still we voted for Bush and we will elect a Republican president in 2008 almost independent of who is that candidate. (Condi, McCain, but my favorite is Senator George Allen from Virginia). If you have half a brain this is easy to understand.

When people across the political spectrum enter the voting booth to elect a President, if they think of their kids and spouses, grandkids and other relatives and friend, and not of government handouts, they instinctively pull the GOP lever. It is that simple.

Since 9/11/01 nearly 1600 days have passed without a terrorist attack on American soil. Many have been thwarted. Last year 20 million flights took off and landed without an attack. Millions of trailer sized containers have entered our ports, only 5% have been checked for WMD, and still no attack. You may believe this is just good luck. I think it is good policy. But, even though we have been safe for four years, there are Democrats who would force the President to change his policy.

The people know enough, however, to count our blessings and even Democrats with that half brain know they tamper with our war policy at their own extreme peril.

So, back to my prescription for DP survival: The most important step is to kick the loons out of the Party. Then formulate a strong defensive posture that supports our war in Iraq. You need to mean it. Then put your money where your mouth is by voting to increase defense spending, decrease pork spending and approve any intelligent measure that will decrease our dependence on mid-East oil. (Drill in Anwar, pursue alcohol - my current favorite- for automobiles, use nuclear to generate electricity.) Once this is done the DP will be attractive to social liberals who want to protect their kids at any cost.

Those who line up with the Deaniacs will not be taken seriously and should resign themselves to a prolonged period of DP hira kiri.

Those in the DP who support the war need to find common ground with other Dems and Independents on social and economic issues.

That is my advice. No charge!


Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

Stop it, Bill!!!

We need you in the GOP, to save it from itself...

As a veteran activist, I get progressively more tired over the convention antics we have to play...

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5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the McCain - Condi ticket


6:27 PM  
Blogger Ralph said...

And worth every penny!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Then formulate a strong defensive posture that supports our war in Iraq" . Right, the whole Bush "cutlure of life" doctrine, as opposed to the democrats, who endorse a culture of death. Here's Bush's version of the "culture of life"

If you don't see the hypocrisy here, you are simply blind.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:28 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

In your "rush to judgement" (How's that for a nice Demo phrase?)you seem to have missed the point completely.

I was talking about the Democratic Party tendency since Jimmy Carter to kill their own party. (Some have called its motivation
"punative liberalism.")

I was NOT talking about the DP devotion to killing babies in the womb, or when they are half born, or infanticide in certain "inconvenient" cases, or starving a woman to death, or euthanasia, or their perverse desire to keep horrific killers alive. The Dems have a lot to answer for and I intend to write about it.

By the way, when you make personal attacks in an intellectual argument ("you are simply blind") it weakens your argument and exposes your vitriol. Please cut it out.


4:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I suggest you keep your focus closer to home and consider some assignments which might help to fix some of the more disturbing aspects of the GOP. Examples:

(1) Philosopher to Bush, helping him recognize reality from illusion. A tough one this, because he doesn't seem to care about the TRUTH.

(2) Doctor to Cheney, administering a daily truth serum, as well as standing by for cardiac incidents or shooting mishaps.

(3) Attorney to DeLay, Frist etc etc, minimizing what will (hopefully) be long sentences for ethical violations.

(4) Math (or business) professor, showing the administration how huge increases in spending and reduced tax revenues lead to more borrowing and interest.

(5) History professor showing how societies which allow their civil liberties to erode don't get them back (warrantless wire-taps etc etc).

(6) Geopolitical adviser, helping to understand countries before we invade them.

Are you up for any of these tasks? I thought not. You tend to share the administration's disdain for the truth, and, as usual, you hate it when someone tries to put you right. So I guess you'll just keep whining away at the Democrats...


9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry if you're offended if I am simply stating that if you cannot see that killing thousands of Iraqis and then also saying you represent a "culture of life" is hypocritical. And how dare you characterize the abortion debate and use infanticide in the same sentence!! What are you pushing here! And there is a legitimate debate about the death penalty that is bipartisan, and to characterzie it as purely a democrat position is false and you know it.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

Cute, but zero intellectual content. You can do better.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

You've finally revealed yourself. You are against killing enemies or executing murderers but you're fine with killing babies.

I'm not going to bother with you any more.

7:02 PM  

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