Thursday, October 21, 2010

Democrats create jobs, the American way.

Donna Brazile, in yet another article, Brazile: Republicans Aren’t Enthusiastic, Just Mad shows the total lack of understanding by the left about their opposition.

But let’s dispose of some myths. The country is not “disgusted” with Democratic policies, as some media commentators wish we would believe. For instance, strong majorities favor a Medicare-style national health plan, even if they have to pay more for insurance, and even if the question is phrased with an insurance industry bias, according to a Harris Interactive poll.

And yet the unifying factor in the Tea Party movement, that which unites Social Conservatives and Libertarians is the overreaching of government involvement in society as epitomized by the Health Care bill. Are there pockets, or even large sections of Americans, who are in favor of socialized medicine? Yes. But they're not enthused by the bill that was passed and the opponents of the bill are demanding that this monstrous legislation be repealed. In my opinion, if the Republican Party, does not defund and work to its repeal there is a real possibility that the Republican Party, as we now know it, will be gone in one or two more election cycles.

Is there really an enthusiasm gap between Democratic and Republican voters this election cycle?

Well, that all depends on what you mean by “enthusiasm” and what you mean by “gap.”

...[Y]ou don’t draw the kinds of crowds President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton have been drawing if there’s a lack of enthusiasm.

Nobody says there isn't ANY enthusiasm on the left, only that it pales in comparison to the coalition that has formed to oppose the statist policies put forth by Obama and the Pelosi-Reid Congress.

“What about all those angry tea partiers, though?” you ask. The key word is “angry.” Angry people aren’t enthusiastic; they’re just angry. And once the object of that anger is gone, there’s not much left, except perhaps more undirected anger.

Tea-party anger is not enthusiasm for Republicans or Republican policies — the only folks more disliked than incumbents are those inside the tea-party movement itself. Polls show a majority of Americans don’t align themselves with the tea party. A late August CBS poll, for example, found that 54 percent did not support the movement.

You're right, once the object of their anger is gone: the health care bill, cap and trade, take-over of industries, excessive taxation is gone - then the anger will dissipate. You mention that 54 percent did not approve of the movement and forget that 46 percent do favor a strong movement that is very Libertarian, very much for limited government, very much for rolling back government excesses, very much for a re-reading of the constitution and limiting the Federal government to those stated powers.

This is an extraordinary shift and you're missing it.

Finally you quote an article from the Huffington Post and say that:

Democrats create jobs, the American way.

Which way is that Donna? Since when is creating government jobs, and having people live off of government largesse the American way?


SINVILLE said...

"This is an extraordinary shift and you're missing it." I couldn't agree more. I write under a pseudonym and this was my last blog. I think it is the untold story of the Tea Party movement. The regular press has missed the boat on this aspect of the story by clinging to their pre-conceived prejudices.

The Classical Liberal said...

I hope this shift is permanent and not fleeting - this appreciation of limited government, and more specifically, of a very curtailed, very limited central government.

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