The Dems "New Direction for America"

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    Democrats' 'New Direction for America' Is a Wrong Turn
    By James Lileks, Jewish World Review
    June 21, 2006

    The Democrats have many mantras and slogans: "grim milestone," "hopeless quagmire," "culture of corruption," and for a while they've had one big overall slogan, dripping with gusto: "Together, America Can Do Better."

    This fine slogan was recently retired when the Dems needed something new to accompany their new vision for Western civilization. The winner was another phrase focus-tested into a thin smear of rhetorical mush: "A New Direction for America." Disaffected Republicans were heartened. You mean less spending, quicker confirmation of conservative judges, permanent tax cuts and increased military outlays? Well, no. Nancy Pelosi announced that should the Democrats retake the House, item No. 1 will be bold and sweeping: They will "give America a raise by increasing the minimum wage."

    Apparently Pelosi believes that America makes the minimum wage. The population consists of industrial workers who get a dime each day for the number of fingers they haven't lost to the machinery, a few million skinny Bob Cratchits shivering in underheated counting houses, and six plutocrats whose tight control over Consolidated Spats, Amalgamated Whalebone and other nefarious trusts keeps everyone poor and shoeless.

    The minimum wage was indeed a New Direction -- last century, anyway. But when the unofficial GOP slogan is "Fight and win the War on Terror by blowing up more bad guys," a call for a wage boost is like running against FDR with a pledge to reduce postal rates.

    The Dems' manifesto goes on. My, it does go on.
    (other topics discussed: "Lower Gas Prices and Achieve Energy Independence", "Cut College Costs", "Ensure Dignified Retirement", "Require Fiscal Responsibility")

    Anything on the war? No. The Dems slam President Bush for not adjusting Pell Grants for inflation, but the manifesto says nothing about the War onTerror. We're supposed to intuit that they'd redeploy to Camp Murtha, from which we can strike Iraq with only a fortnight's delay. Let no one mistake their position: They have risen to the challenge of these perilous times, and come out against excess CEO compensation. No doubt this means they'll be hard on Iran. Those mullahs are pulling down millions.

    for full article:
    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0606/lileks.php3
     
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    Dems will never be a happy bunch of people. Even when they are in power they said how rotten thimgs are and the only way you could improve your life is to vote liberal

    Libs will say and do anything to regain power. Some folks say Dems have scraped the bottom of the barrel as far as siding with terrorists, smearing our troops, and Bush bashing

    I say thet are crawling out from under it
     

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