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April 14, 2012
The Democratic Party Is Rotten Through and Through
By Neil Snyder
Hilary Rosen is a frequent visitor to the White House. According to White House visitor logs, she has visited the president's home 35 times since he took office, but on Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney did his best to distance President Obama from Rosen because of her remarks about Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. Carney's claim that he knows three Hilary Rosens was a feeble attempt to defuse a ticking time bomb.
Rosslyn Smith had an interesting blog in Thursday's American Thinker in which she said:
Let us count the Hilary Rosens in Jay Carney's world. There is Hilary Rosen spokesperson for RIAA and lobbyist for SOPA. There is Hilary Rosen the CNN [c]ontributor. There is Hilary Rosen single mother and [LGBT] activist. There is Hilary Rosen current partner of Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers. (That Hilary Rosen was half of the several gay and lesbian power couples at the recent state dinner honoring British PM [David] Cameron.)
That sure is a lot of Hilary Rosens.
Wait! They are all the same Hilary Rosen you say? So they are[.]
Rosen wasn't sharing her personal views about Ann Romney on CNN, comments that launched a thousand denials. She was reciting the Democratic Party line, when she said:
Guess what? His [Romney's] wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and why do we worry about their future.
Sandra Fluke was no accident, either. She was ushered onto the national stage by former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to decry the lack of support that she received in her unending quest to locate affordable contraceptives so that she could complete her law degree at Georgetown University without having to go to bed each night wondering if she would wake up in the morning pregnant. Fluke was so busy studying and doing other things that she didn't have time to visit the Target store down the road, where birth control bills were available for $9 a month. In Fluke's world, Georgetown University should have been required to provide health insurance for her that includes contraceptives despite the fact that the Catholic Church opposes contraception.
Both Rosen and Fluke are part of the Democratic Party's war on women, particularly women who don't buy into the Democratic Party's lines on abortion, same-sex marriage, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights, and a host of other issues that define what the Democratic Party has become. In their world, women who reject their positions on those issues are nominal women, not real women like Rosen, Fluke, and Pelosi, for example.
The Democratic Party is also waging a war on blacks. They viciously attack anyone, blacks included, who dares to believe that institutionalized dependence on government handouts is not the path to prosperity -- people like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Representative Allen West (R-Florida), and former presidential contender Herman Cain, for example. These men have the audacity to believe that people should be judged by the content of their character rather than by the color of their skin, but Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, for example, are considered good Democrats because they realize that their well-being depends on buying the Democratic Party's line and stoking the fires of racial discord. That's a line that President Obama knows all too well. In fact, he's the stoker-in-chief.
You name the issue, and if there is a perverse dimension to it, the Democratic Party will be on that side. The same is true where government dependence is concerned. If the issue boils down to a choice between independence and dependence, the Democratic Party will come out in favor of dependence every time. Unfortunately, until now Republicans have been far too willing to go along rather than risk being portrayed by Democrats as anti-woman or anti-black and jeopardize their hopes for re-election. As a result, we are looking at trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, more than $15 trillion in national debt, and a steadily decaying moral fabric of our society.
Things are changing, though. People are overcoming their fear and speaking out against government policies that have driven this nation to a financial and moral precipice. In the process, they are encountering the wrath of the Democratic Party's war machine that seeks to destroy them. That's to be expected. Since Democrats can't defend their policies with facts and logic, they demonize people who question their positions on issues.
The Rosen and Fluke controversies indicate that Democrats are running scared. They are losing the battle for women, and they are afraid that they will lose the White House and the Senate in November. Their best hope for victory during this election cycle is to pivot to the sane center, but they can't do that because they are so beholden to and dependent upon the radical far left in their party, where rottenness is in full bloom. That wing of their party has infected their body politic to the point where today, the Democratic Party is rotten through and through, and President Obama is their champion.
The 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be a battle between right and wrong instead of right and left. Democratic Party stalwarts smell victory in the air, but it's not their victory that they smell. People who stand for honesty, equity, and American exceptionalism are taking sides with Republicans this time around because they must if they hope to make a difference. Democrats are beginning to see the writing on the wall, and they are behaving desperately because they have no choice. This will be a bruising election battle to be sure, but if right-minded people stick together, they will win.
Neil Snyder is a chaired professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. His blog, SnyderTalk.com, is posted daily.