The Divine Right of Democrats

by Datechguy | April 6th, 2012

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The Divine Right of Democrats

Edwin: I’m not bound by a word given by an out­law, honor is between gentlemen.

Robin Hood: And some­thing to be worn like a con­ve­nient coat, when it becomes uncom­fort­ably warm you just take it off.

The Adven­tures of Robin Hood: The Youth­ful Men­ace 1958

As you may have noticed for a Con­ser­v­a­tive Repub­li­can, I quote Biogra­phies of Lyn­don John­son and the Auto­bi­og­ra­phy of Tip O’Neill an awful lot while I can’t remem­ber the last time I quoted Buckley.

I was for the first nearly 40 years of my life a demo­c­rat, but slowly the party moved away from me until I finally as a believ­ing and prac­tic­ing Catholic decided to offi­cially join the side I was already on.

In polit­i­cal terms both O’Neill and John­son were giants, they under­stood peo­ple and part of their suc­cess came from their ori­gins. O’Neill came from mod­est begin­nings and achieved power never for­get­ting where he came from. John­son came from an even hum­bler start and those roots com­pelled him for­ward. Unlike O’Neill he was not restrained by ethics but that lack of eth­i­cal restraint didn’t keep him from under­stand­ing peo­ple par­tic­u­lar the vot­ers from the Hill Coun­try that he sprang from or the peo­ple like them all over the country.

It was that con­nec­tion with the great masses that made the Democ­rats and what they stood for the party of my fam­ily and the immi­grants like them as Joseph Fein notes in an excel­lent post:

The Tip O’Neill Democ­rats (unlike today’s [Howard] Dean Democ­rats) stood up for Free Speech and were unafraid of the poor and the unwashed. Who­ever has time to bring camp­ing gear in the mid­dle of a city?

The con­trast is amaz­ing, when Tip O’Neill wanted to flip Mass­a­chu­setts he used hard work to recruit can­di­dates and turn things around. Today’s democ­rats take a dif­fer­ent view:

When Democ­rats lose, that’s not a coup, that just means you lost this years elec­tions. Don’t blame it on the Koch broth­ers, Hal­libur­ton or any­one else, some­times the vot­ers don’t like you. The Repub­li­cans spent 40 years in the wilder­ness until Elec­tion 1994 (Con­gres­sional elec­tions not Pres­i­den­tial ones) — not one Repub­li­can thought of chang­ing the rules or the constitution.

It has been ever so, when the GOP took the con­gress in 1994 Peter Jen­nings called it a tem­per tantrum, for eight years the left insisted that George Bush was not legit and when in 2010 the vot­ers threw out the democ­rats Amer­ica is dumb.

I’ve been writ­ing about the elites and Feu­dal­ism since 2009. Because they see them selves as our bet­ters their actions are no surprise.

That’s why they can go from talk­ing about the sanc­tity of the court to attack­ing them when they dare defy them

That’s why they can go from deplor­ing ques­tion­ing Romney’s reli­gion to push­ing the meme.

That’s why they can go from a war on women and deplor­ing Rush Lim­baugh to attack­ing Con­ser­v­a­tive women in office and out.

And lets not even start with going after a seri­ously ill female friend of mine in an attempt to ruin her rep­u­ta­tion over an online con­test.

You see as we haven’t achieved their level of enlight­en­ment, we cer­tainly can’t expect to be treated as peo­ple, let alone equals.

I’m pleased to say there are excep­tions, would that there were more.

Edwin: I’m not bound by a word given by an outlaw, honor is between gentlemen.

Robin Hood: And something to be worn like a convenient coat, when it becomes uncomfortably warm you just take it off.

The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Youthful Menace 1958

As you may have noticed for a Conservative Republican, I quote Biographies of Lyndon Johnson and the Autobiography of Tip O’Neill an awful lot while I can’t remember the last time I quoted Buckley.

I was for the first nearly 40 years of my life a democrat, but slowly the party moved away from me until I finally as a believing and practicing Catholic decided to officially join the side I was already on.

In political terms both O’Neill and Johnson were giants, they understood people and part of their success came from their origins. O’Neill came from modest beginnings and achieved power never forgetting where he came from. Johnson came from an even humbler start and those roots compelled him forward. Unlike O’Neill he was not restrained by ethics but that lack of ethical restraint didn’t keep him from understanding people particular the voters from the Hill Country that he sprang from or the people like them all over the country.

It was that connection with the great masses that made the Democrats and what they stood for the party of my family and the immigrants like them as Joseph Fein notes in an excellent post:

The Tip O’Neill Democrats (unlike today’s [Howard] Dean Democrats) stood up for Free Speech and were unafraid of the poor and the unwashed. Whoever has time to bring camping gear in the middle of a city?

The contrast is amazing, when Tip O’Neill wanted to flip Massachusetts he used hard work to recruit candidates and turn things around. Today’s democrats take a different view:

When Democrats lose, that’s not a coup, that just means you lost this years elections. Don’t blame it on the Koch brothers, Halliburton or anyone else, sometimes the voters don’t like you. The Republicans spent 40 years in the wilderness until Election 1994 (Congressional elections not Presidential ones) — not one Republican thought of changing the rules or the constitution.

It has been ever so, when the GOP took the congress in 1994 Peter Jennings called it a temper tantrum, for eight years the left insisted that George Bush was not legit and when in 2010 the voters threw out the democrats America is dumb.

I’ve been writing about the elites and Feudalism since 2009. Because they see them selves as our betters their actions are no surprise.

That’s why they can go from talking about the sanctity of the court to attacking them when they dare defy them

That’s why they can go from deploring questioning Romney’s religion to pushing the meme.

That’s why they can go from a war on women and deploring Rush Limbaugh to attacking Conservative women in office and out.

And lets not even start with going after a seriously ill female friend of mine in an attempt to ruin her reputation over an online contest.

You see as we haven’t achieved their level of enlightenment, we certainly can’t expect to be treated as people, let alone equals.

I’m pleased to say there are exceptions, would that there were more.

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