Is this the most honest self-description of the democrat party since democrat president Wilson a century ago?
Yesterday, a video played at the Democratic National Convention sent the Internet ablaze after it featured a voice saying glowingly that we “belong” to government. And now, the Obama campaign and the DNC are scrambling to distance themselves.
9/5/12 theblaze.com: “We do believe you can use government in a good way. Government is the only thing we all belong to,” the narrator says, with the words “Democratic National Convention” appearing in the bottom left.
Democrat President Wilson (1913-1918) said, “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.” He may have been the first democrat to appreciate the potential use of multiculturalism (“If it’s white or American, trash it!”) in deconstructing the Constitution, saying, “No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.” Obama put it this way (without using a teleprompter!): "Every nation is exceptional in its own way."
Democrat President Roosevelt (1933-1945) “let it all hang out” in his speech before Congress on January 11, 1944:
“We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights...” which included:
-The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation
-The right of every family to a decent home
-The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health
-The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
Democrat President Johnson’s Great Society became the largest redistribution of wealth program in our history. Obama has thrust national healthcare upon us, the hallmark of all socialist and welfare states.
25 years ago none of the above was common knowledge. It is only because of more honest, unbiased reporting on the Internet, talk radio and Fox News (all non-existent 25 years ago!) that today we know that the democrat party has been gradually changing America into a European style welfare state.
-2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61% of liberals have a positive view of socialism.
-6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth.
-Now they have national health care, the foundation of all welfare and socialist states.
And Obama’s economy reflects his party’s aspirations:
Obama said, "I can say that 14 days after I signed our Recovery Act into law, we are seeing shovels hit the ground." (3/3/09 http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/03/03/O…
Since he bragged about that, three and a half years later the unemployment has been over 8.1%.
Maybe he meant “Shovel ready jobs for government union workers”?
-7/8/11 U. S. News Report (usnews.com): The actual number of private sector jobs decreased since 2008. Government jobs increased. During the worst of the downturn, the private sector was hammered with massive job losses, while the public sector held fairly steady.
-6/8/12 Investors Business Daily: “Private-sector jobs are still down by 4.6 million, or 4%, from January 2008, when overall employment peaked. Meanwhile government jobs are down just 407,000, or 1.8%. Federal employment actually is 225,000 jobs above its January 2008 level, an 11.4% increase.”
-6/11/12 Cato Institute (http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/obama-vs-… school enrollment has minimally increased over the last few decades, but teacher employment has exploded — the public school workforce has grown 11 times faster than student enrollment over the last 40 years.” Furthermore, on a per pupil basis, the inflation-adjusted average cost of a K-12 education has gone from about $55,000 to about $150,000.”
8/15/12 USA Today/Gannet:
-More than 21,000 retired federal workers receive lifetime government pensions of $100,000 or more per year
-Government pensions are vastly more generous than those in the private sector," says economist Veronique de Rugy of the market-oriented Mercatus Center
-The average federal pension pays $32,824 annually. The average state and local government pension pays $24,373, Census data show. The average military pension is $22,492. ExxonMobilExxon Corporation, which has one of the best remaining private pensions, pays an average of $18,250 per retiree
-All federal retirees receive health benefits.
-Pension payments cost $70 billion last year, plus $13 billion for retiree health care. Taxpayers face a $2 trillion unfunded liability — the amount needed to cover future benefits — for these programs, according to the government's audited financial statement.
- renclrkLv 77 years agoBest Answer
What the liberal dems don't get is that it's a noble plan to save both their fellow citizens and the world - it's an idea
Ideas need a degree of funding - it costs money
That's when dems come to a grounding halt....... the party of ideas
with zero funding
Where best to go?
That's right, those with the money
The people who have just lead fisically conservative lives, plugged away
LEGALLY earned their nest egg
Obama and his party doesn't think that's fairSource(s): I agree -with that question If a child I raised ever, ever, questioned their right to what I earned without lifting a finger to earn it - I would be rightfully outraged So too, should anybody paying their own way by earning an honest living in the USA
- Anonymous7 years ago
LOL I cannot believe that they were that stupid. The problem is that most will buy Obama's back pedal. They refuse to realize that this is EXACTLY what liberals think.
And Smoking Joe: He DID provide a source. It is on the front page of http://www.theblaze.com.Source(s): http://www.theblaze.com/
- 7 years ago
lol.... cons...it would seem they are using this definition, which is a very common one...
Belong: to be a member of a club, organization, or set —usually used with to <she belongs to a country club>
which it is true... we are all really a part of the club, we vote and make decisions like any club
If I say "he belongs to the NRA"... do you think the NRA owns him? really?
- Smoking JoeLv 77 years ago
Then why don't you have a link to that clip?
That's an outrageous claim, and I doubt it's even close to true.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
Wow, the blaze, not too biased I see.