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.
Are the Democrats a party that is interested in economic growth, or are they more concerned with preserving their own status? They spent almost no time discussing the economy this week, and President Obama never mentioned the 23 million unemployed or the 88 million who have dropped out of the economy. They spent most of their time building enough straw men to set off a bonfire.
Are the Democrats under Obama the party that loves America as they claim to, or are they a party that mistrusts America? Democrats consistently push to curb economic activity, they consistently empower government and unions over individuals and business, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi pledged to curb the First Amendment right of free speech.
Are the Democrats the party of “strong majorities” and “settled law” as they claim when they get their way, or are they the party that pledges to overturn the Citizens United case, in which they didn’t get their way?
Are the Democrats the party of openness and transparency, as they once claimed, or are they the party of hiding the attorney general’s deadliest scandal behind an executive order fig leaf?
Is President Obama working hard to make life better, as his wife claimed, thinking about the unemployed every waking moment, or is he the president who has golfed more than 100 times and worked hard at improving his bowling score so he can win his birthday party competition?
Does Barack Obama believe in you, or does he believe he knows better than you?
President Obama wants four more years to complete his project to “fundamentally transform” America. Why? And why won’t the Democrats tell us what that makeover will do? Do they even know what Obama plans to do? Why can’t Americans see the fine print in those plans? If the Democrats love America as they claim, why do they support a man who wants to transform her into something else?