Saturday, June 26, 2010

Proud Democrat Talking Points - My Letter to the Editor

The Chairman of the Democrat National Committee listed eight points on which Democrats can run for office, saying, “We have more accomplishments to run on than any party in a long time."  Here they are, with counterpoints

1)        (1)  We’ve gone from recession to recovery.
               a) Most analysts state that the Stimulus money has not done anything to create jobs, and businesses are afraid to expand their operations.
                                                b)  88% of Americans think the economy is worse than ever

      2) We’ve made more progress in the war on terror in the last eight months than was made in the preceding eight years.
              a) Newsweek Magazine gave credit to President George W. Bush for the possible
                     "Victory at Last" in Iraq
              b) They have totally failed to prevent and then have mismanaged the Underwear Bomber, the Ft. Hood Shooter & the Times Square Bomber

       3)  We’ve strengthened our relationships with our allies around the world.
             a) The Israeli-American relationship is tense; our President has literally bowed before Middle Eastern heads of state while dismissing Netanyahu without proper protocol; and Ahmadinejad has said
"One more time I warn the leaders of arrogant powers and the supporters of Zionist regime to not make a new mistake in the Middle East.” 
             b)   A senior State Department protocol official has said, “There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.”
             c) Obama sided with Marxists in Honduras, backing deposed president Manuel Zelaya who attempted to rewrite their constitution.
              d) Afghanistan’s Karzai threatened to join the Taliban
              e) Syria: “ Obama has failed in peace efforts and lost influence in Middle East”.
       4) Two million people or more have jobs today who wouldn’t have without the bold action taken by this president and Democrats in Congress.
             a)  45.9% of unemployed have been out of work six months or longer, and total 6.7 million in April, a new high.
            b) Sixty thousand of these are temporary Census jobs, while  the true unemployment figure, counting those who have just quit looking or are underemployed, has risen to 17%/
            c)  95% of new jobs are in government – as in taxpayer-paid….. 

       5) We have the first Latina and only the third woman ever on the Supreme Court
            a) And what, I ask, happened to the rule of law, without respect to color, race, upbringing or ethnicity?

       6)  We’re using science and fact in policymaking instead of ideology and politics
           a) Is he talking about basing Cap and Trade laws on scientists who were found to be creating fraudulent global warming statistics?  Or is he referencing Partial Birth Abortion?

      7)  We have the most transparent administration in modern history, with tough ethics standards, and we are wringing the influence of special interests out of the policymaking process. 
          a) He signed a healthcare bill full of pay-offs, without airing the debate or allowing us, or Congress, to read it prior to passage.
          b) He didn’t hold a press conference for 11 months.
          c) He is hiding from us what positions his Administration offered to bribe Sestak of Pennsylvania and   Romanoff of Colorado to refrain from running for office, a possible impeachable offense.
     8)  We have gone from a healthcare crisis to reform.
          a)  Reform is not necessarily good. Media is finally publishing the true particulars: much higher costs, more doctors retiring and hospitals having to close their doors, resulting in de facto rationing. Twenty states have filed lawsuits against the bill’s demands on state residents.
These are almost laughable points of pride, and are discussion points to happily debate this fall! 


  1. Excellent article. Will they publish it???

  2. Wonderfully stated, and should get wider circulation than this Blog site...please consider other options for getting it out--Michigan Republican Party HQ ? National Republican Party HQ ? Other news outlets--Fox ? ABC, NBC, CBS, not give up if the liberal media don't use it, but keep is very important.