What Do the Obama Democrats Stand For?
After the DNC it's time to ask: Just what do the Democrats really stand for in the Obama era?
Are the Democrats the party that defends women from people who are making "war" on them as they claim, or are they the party of womanizers and abusers? Who emerged from the DNC looking more like a star -- any Democratic woman, or Bill Clinton, the man whose adult life has been a one-man war on women? The DNC also lionized the late Ted Kennedy, known for "waitress sandwiches" and Mary Jo.
Are the Democrats the party of free choice as they claim, or are they the party of compulsion and force? They emerged from their convention doubling down on Sandra Fluke's demand for taxpayer-subsidized abortifacients, in violation of other Americans' religious liberties and conscience.
Are the Democrats the party that empowers women, or are they the party that sees them and casts them as perpetual victims? How does that party treat law student Sandra Fluke versus, say, Gov. Sarah Palin or Gov. Nikki Haley?
Are the Democrats the party of tolerance, or are they the party of division and hate? They removed God and Jerusalem as Israel's capital from their platform, then booed both in front of the world.
Do the Democrats have our allies' backs, or did they let Hamas off the hook in their platform?
Are the Democrats the party whose leader pledged to cut the deficit in half by now, or are they the party of reckless spending? Under Obama's watch America has piled up more than $5.4 trillion in new debt, and passed the psychological marker of $16 trillion while the Democrats partied in Charlotte.
Are the Democrats the party that looks out for the little guy as they claim, or are they the party that stifles his voice? At their convention the Democrats "passed" an amendment that the majority of delegates clearly did not want passed. They spent more of their convention defending illegal aliens and government giveaways than defending the American military and citizens' right to vote.