Chicago tribune article: Dems of yore

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by tireman7.62x54r, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. tireman7.62x54r

    tireman7.62x54r Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    Found this in last Sunday's paper.

    Dems of yore
    What happened to the Democratic Party?

    During the '40s and '50s, it stood for helping low- and middle-income citizens in finding jobs.

    It stood for patriotism and strong national defense.

    It stood for traditional values -- God, lending a hand to those in need and a strong economy through minimal taxation.

    It was the party of Harry Truman, who ended World War II and stood up to the communist Chinese in Korea.

    It was the party of JFK, who cut taxes to get an economy in recession moving again and backed down the Soviets in Cuba.

    Something happened in the '60s going forward.

    It gradually changed from the party of the traditional working man to the party of the post-modern victim. Its philosophy changed from its Judeo-Christian ethic to the Me First Party, highlighting any and all grievances and ever-expanding entitlements.

    It is the party of debt and taxation, the party of contempt of country and religion, the party of socialism.

    It is now the party of Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and, yes, Barack Obama.

    No, this is not your father's Democratic Party anymore.

    -- Gary Ziolkowski, Crown Point, Ind.
  2. Blackhawk Dave

    Blackhawk Dave Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Denton, TX
    Texas was solid Democrat until the 60's when it started turning left. Like I told others, I didn't leave the Dems, they left me. Now, the Repubs have left me as well.
  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Same for me. We are getting some strong candidates stepping up over here on the Eastside of WA and they are professing the Republican Party, because that is where the votes are. They sure don't sound like the Republicans in DC (nor in Seattle,) though. They sound much like they know how to think about what's the best for their constituents, rather than their own wallets. Scares the crap out of the R leadership. :D

  4. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    this is going to sound bad but the ruin of the dem party is and can be directly related to the civil rights movement. entitlements and the notion that somehow white america owes something to the black race for years of oppression.
  5. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008

  6. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    You are right.
    That DOES sound bad.

    Unfortunately for all of us, however, it is absolutely TRUE!
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