Monday, May 16, 2011

Democrat Politics Ain't Beanbag

Thinking about the ongoing vicious Democrat/union tactics in the recent Wisconsin supreme court election campaign and recount, and in recognition of the usually timid and accommodationist Rep. Senator Hatch's recent comments that the Democrats “play politics very, very tough, they play it well, and they don’t give a damn about what’s right and what’s wrong”, Michael Walsh at National Review Online writes (link):
For years now, I’ve been saying that the modern Democratic party is the unholy issue of thirties gangsters and sixties Marxists, a criminal organization masquerading as a political party, composed of thugs, lawyers, layabouts, and guilt-ridden dupes, and motivated entirely by a lust for power disguised as the phony virtue of “compassion.”
His comment reminds me of an interview I saw of former Republican Senator Rick Santorum, in which he talked about the astonishment felt by a couple of Democrat Senators who switched to the Republican party -- astonishment at how respectfully Republican senators were treated by their leadership behind closed doors, without the harsh, strong arm, and threatening tactics they were used to from leadership on the Democrat side.  An interesting insight into comparative values and mores.

Walsh says that with the fate of the nation at stake the Republicans must adopt some of that Democrat ruthless moxie, and I couldn't agree more.  I believe that the only partially-hidden agenda of the Democrat party elite -- the thinkers, the writers, the financiers, the union leaders -- is to move further toward a socialist future in which elites control all aspects of society ostensibly in the name of promoting and maintaining equality.  In their quest they are aided by useful fools who swallow the equality mantra and don't realize at all the threat to individual liberty.

The only way big government can make everyone equal is by making everyone equally miserable, and equally repressed by dictatorial elites who become more equal than others.  Socialism is as socialism does.  All dreams of forced equality have and must destroy liberty and end ultimately in tyranny.

John M Greco