Democrat Doubletalk

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Democrat Doubletalk
By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Published 7/29/2004 12:05:56 AM


WASHINGTON -- The other night, at the most stupendous gathering of oddballs since the last time the Democrats assembled en masse, Mrs. Teresa (pronounced Ter-aayzah) Heinz Kerry took the cake for weirdness and for a pretentiousness that Dickens could not have captured at the height of his powers. It all began when she greeted the assembled in five languages. Perhaps she thought she was the Pope. Yet the Pope speaks multilingually because his audience abounds with souls from many lands. Ter-eezah had few Italian-speaking Democrats in her audience, even fewer Portuguese-speaking Democrats there, and the only French-speaking Democrat I know of is embarrassed about his inescapable Gallic manière. That is why we refer to him as Senator Jean-François Kerry. We are pulling his leg.

It is understandable that Ter-aayzah would address her remarkable audience in Spanish. There are many Spanish-speaking Americans, and she speaks Spanish with a lovely accent. She speaks English with an accent too, which I personally find quite charming. Al fresco, in the cafes of her youth, I can envision her as a lot of fun. On the far side of middle age, however, intent on one-upping the many poseurs of the Democratic Party, she is a little hard to take. No wonder her Gallic husband looks so grim.

The complaint about the Democratic Convention from critics is that it is boring, hence television ratings have been exiguous. There is another reason. Most of the speakers engage in ceaseless doubletalk. They promise not to disparage the President, even as they do. They accuse the Republicans of "dividing" America, even as they divide America. They say they will fight terrorism and also the insurgents in Iraq, even as they express ambivalence. Such equivocalness has got to drive viewers away. The Democrats' speakers also say things that are obviously untrue: that the Florida vote in 2000 was stolen from them, that George W. Bush has some arcane relationship with Enron, that the Republican Party is the Party of The Rich, though most of their speakers seem to be millionaires.

Frankly, the only candid voice I have heard at the Democratic Convention was that of an editor from the Arab network Al Jazeera, and he was only being interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. The Al Jaz chap told us that the whole Arab world prefers the candidacy of Monsieur Kerry because he is opposed to the war. On this, of course, the inimitable French-Irish-Jewish-American has been ambiguous, but the journalists at Al Jazeera have gotten his message. There is an anti-war party in the United States, and it is the Democratic Party.

The Democrats are indeed anti-war, and their increasingly wide-ranging criticism of the war must inspire hope in the Iraqi insurgents, the terrorists, and the anti-American Islamofascists everywhere. There was a time when foreign policy remained off-limits to politicians during wartime. During World War II, criticism of Pearl Harbor and of President Roosevelt's two-theater war was the domain of political cranks on the outer fringes of left-wing and Republican politics. Today criticism of 9/11 and of our (successful) campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan are the rhetorical staples of the Democratic Party. No wonder they consider Republicans "extremists."

How will the cranks at the Democratic Convention proceed, if their candidate wins? Well, they will patch up relations with the cowardly and negligent Germans and French. Then they will cooperate with the uncooperative and corrupt United Nations. And what will they do in Iraq? How will they stop the suicide car bombers? Presumably they will wave the UN's magic wand.

Yet, the United Nations is utterly useless, save for enriching its employees with graft, most recently graft from the Oil-for-Food scheme. Garry Kasparov, the Russian chess champion who is also one of Russia's finest political observers, recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that "Giving authority to the United Nations practically guarantees that the problem will only get worse." He notes the U.N.'s futile negotiations against the spread of nuclear technologies and against terror in general. And he concludes that "the obsolete U.N. needs to be replaced by an international body built on a foundation of Western values, a club that will not welcome those who sponsor terrorism and deny basic human rights."

Kasparov is right. Reviewing the recent behavior of the United Nations we see rampant corruption, contempt for the very Western values it was founded upon, anti-Semitism comparable to that of Nazi Germany, and a hatred for the United States and its allies that puts one in mind of the Soviets in their glory days. This is the instrument that Monsieur Kerry would use to tranquilize the Middle East? He must be a Frenchman.
 

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There is an anti-war party in the United States, and it is the Democratic Party.[/b]
There is an anti-freedom party in the United States, and it is the Democratic Party. Not to be biased, the Democratic Party is pro- on several issues: taxation, socialization, welfare, criminalization, and terrorism.

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Tell me why people still vote Democrat? Tell me why people still vote Democrat?

I have been trying to figure that one out for a long, long time...but I can't find the answer! I think people are lazy, stupid and uncritical! It's the best that I have been able to copme up with....
 

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I was raised a democrat in Mass. and actually voted that way until I was about 20 . All I saw was a party who wanted to give everything away .I was brought up to believe in giving a hand up not a hand out. Dukais drove me out of the state ...Thankfully ! I moved to Vermont because I respected the values of the people I had met with the same values that had been instilled in me . Sadly I found out that the more populated areas of the state had been infiltrated by out of staters who wanted and were trying to turn Vt into whatever state they had just left.(Ny,Ct,Ma) Vt in the higher populated areas plays to the same tune as Philly,Detroit ,Boston Ny etc what will the canadate give to me?Housing, $,Jobs the usual promises. In my opinion the folks who vote dem are looking for something or expect something or are sheep to a narrow view and can't see the big picture ...millionares claiming to come up with another project to help the little people against the millionare republicans .....bla bla bla ...sos fix the divide between the rich and the poor, stop the fighting between the parties . Amazing they have amnesia when they had control of everything and the country went in the crapper . Oh shoot I'm rambling ....again
sorry
 

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