Thursday, October 21, 2004


The Kerrys, and many other hard-core democrats, are showing an appalling lack of class.

Oh, I know, I'm partisan. (Wait, I've voted Libertarian in every election since 1992 -- until this one).

What other purpose could Teresa Heinz Kerry have had in mind than to slam the first lady when she said "...I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up." It was couched in all kinds of qualitative language, but if she didn't mean to "dis" her, then why put it that way?

Clearly, she wanted to frame Laura as the vapid Stepford Wife that Democrats would like everyone to think she is -- and by doing that imply that Bush is some sort of controlling freak with no respect for women.

Clearly, Laura Bush has more class in her left pinky than Teresa Heinz will ever have. It can't be bought.

I saw ACT in our neighborhood a few weeks ago and got suspicous about who they were and looked them up. Now it appears they are, at least in Missouri, handing out fliers with a 40 year old shot of a fireman blasting a young African American with a firehose. The caption reads "This is what they used to do to keep us from voting." Implying that Republicans are trying to intimidate black voters.

Of course, the caption should have read "This is what Southern Democrats used to do to keep us from voting", because I'll guarantee you that it wasn't a Republican who ordered the hosing.

Let's review. The party was organized in Ripon, WI on February 28, 1854, as a party opposed to the westward expansion of slavery. Abe Lincoln, a Republican, led the fight to end slavery. President Grant committed federal troops to the South to enforce the constitutional rights of the freed slaves. Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican, sent troops to Arkansas to enforce desegregation. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed if a majority of Republicans hadn't supported and voted for it.

Republicans believe in African Americans just as they do anyone else. They're colorblind in policy. They want African Americans to gain their own self-respect by working hard and being decent folk like everyone else. America is divided if we look at it any other way.

Democrats want African Americans to believe that they need Democrats to protect them. They thrive on stirring up divisions between black and white America. And look where 35 years of condescending liberal policy have gotten them?

Self-Righteous. Condescending. Those two words describe the core of the liberal self-appointed elite.

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