The Descent of a Party - By a man in Danville, CA known only as RB

The Descent of a Party - By a man in Danville, CA known only as RB

The Descent of a Party

For a hundred years, between the Civil War of the 1860's and the VietNam War of

the 1960's, no significant segment of the American population or major political party

challenged either the basic values or the legitimacy of the United States. But that's

all changed now!

Harry Truman, the Democrat who succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of

Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1945, was the only American President who saw combat

in World War I. Truman's forceful actions in the Pacific sped World War II to its end

and his early recognition of the danger the Soviet Union and the International Communist

movement it led presented to the West caused him to take actions (Marshall Plan, NATO,

The Truman Doctrine) that contained the peril until Ronald Reagan arrived to "bring down

the wall".

The next Democrat to serve as President was John Kennedy, who assumed office

in 1961, the beginning of the transformative decade. John Kennedy joined the Navy during

World War II in spite of physical defects that should have kept him out of the military.

Unlike some of his Democrat Party successors to the Presidency, he pulled strings not

to keep himself out of the military but to get him in. And what's more he saw combat as a

PT boat commander and sustained injuries when his vessel was sunk. After recovering

from his wounds, he returned to combat, again unlike some future Democrat Party leaders.

We have had occasion to frequently criticize Kennedy's performance as President.

But his loyalty to his country and his patriotism were never in question!

In Kennedy's Inaugural Address in 1961 he asserted "the belief that the rights of man

come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God". This not only denies

the modern statist's belief that all rights stem from the benevolence of government but

posits a belief in God, contrary to the modern "left's" core, and dares to assert it at a

government function, defying their demand for a separation of religion and the State.

"Let every nation know ... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any

hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the

success of liberty." Does this sound more like George Bush II or Obama?

"For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt

that they will never be employed." Try reconciling these words with the modern Democrat

Party's attacks on the military, its support for unilateral disarmament, curtailment of

military budgets and anti-ballistic missile technology, and anything else designed to

keep our nation safe.

"And so my fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you --ask what

you can do for your country." It is hard to imagine a more powerful appeal for patriotism

rather than the demand for entitlements one has come to expect from Democrats.

It is inconceivable that any major Democrat Party leader could give such a speech

today. The speech resounds with a recognition of limited government, a call for overseas

intervention on behalf of liberty with support for allies and opposition to foes, unabashed

patriotism and a demand for a strong military and only disdain for unilateral disarmament.

The modern Democrat Party regards John Kennedy as an icon, but manifests only

contempt for his most cherished beliefs.

In the late 1960's the War that the Democrat Party Presidents had got us into without

the will to win began tearing the nation apart. The "drug addled" youthful rebels of that

decade had crystallized their exuberance around opposition to the VietNam War. When

Lyndon Johnson, who had both escalated that War and engaged in a strategic war

policy straight out of "Alice In Wonderland," became discouraged and decided not to run

for re-election, the 1968 Democrat Party Convention provided just the opportunity for

mischief the radical leftist groups needed.

Groups such as the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Yuppies

headed for the Chicago Convention site determined to create havoc--and they did.

Tom Hayden, a leader of the SDS, saw to it that the riot the rebels started spread

through a wider area of Chicago, impinged on the Convention site itself, and created

maximum national publicity. In spite of all this, the Convention selected the more

moderate candidate, Hubert Humphrey, over the more radical George McGovern.

And public opinion polls indicated overwhelming opposition to the rioters and their

opinions, as well as support for the police.

Following the riots, the leaders of the demonstrators were tried and convicted of

crossing state lines to incite a riot, but their convictions were overturned due to judicial

bias (the defendants had incessantly mocked the presiding judge). They thus went

unpunished. One of the defendants, Tom Hayden, went on to marry the twentieth

century's leading American traitor, Jane Fonda, and become a California Democrat

state legislator.

Bill Ayers, a leader of the even more radical terrorist off-shoot of the SDS, the

Weathermen, was pursued in the late 1960's for terrorist activities including multiple

bombings, but, in spite admitting most of his crimes, was never tried because of

alleged police misconduct. He went on to become a prominent "educator" and mentor

to a future Democrat President.

After the 1968 Democrat Party Convention, the Party created a Commission on

Party Structure and Delegate Selection chaired by Senator George McGovern. This

Commission created guidelines that mandated that a certain percentage of delegates

to any future convention be women and minorities. Thus did "affirmative action" enter

the arena of Presidential nominee selection with all too predictable results.

Henry (Scoop) Jackson was a long time Democrat Senator from Washington State

in the mold of Harry Truman. Jackson, a domestic liberal, was a strong supporter of

increased funding for national defense, including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and

nuclear weapon production. He sponsored the Jackson-Vanik Amendment denying

normal trade relations to any nation that restricted freedom of emigration (i.e., the

Soviet Union to Jews) and personally lobbied to allow the Soviet dissident Natan

Sharansky to emigrate to Israel. Appropriately enough, Jackson died of an aortic

aneurysm immediately after giving a press conference condemning the Soviets for

shooting down a civilian Korean airliner.

To this day, the few Democrats who support a strong defense as well as a strong

international presence by the United State on behalf of liberty are known as "Scoop

Jackson Democrats".

Jackson lost his Party's Presidential nomination in 1972 to George McGovern and

the Democrat Party was never the same again. Though McGovern lost the General

Election by a landslide to Richard Nixon, all the central issues apparently decided in

that campaign were reversed by the Democrats after Nixon and Agnew were driven from office.

Amnesty was granted to draft dodgers, support that had been promised to our South Vietnamese

Allies was withdrawn, and our military and intelligence capabilities were downgraded. The

Soviet Communist Empire reached its zenith just as the American economy seemed to

be unravelling under Democrat President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970's.

Then along came Republican Ronald Reagan ... and the Soviet Empire was destroyed.

Every step of the way Congressional Democrats and their media allies stood in Reagan's

way. They mocked all his efforts to end the international Communist threat as inept

"cowboy" posturing. Ted Kennedy contacted the leaders of the Soviet Union offering

to impede Reagan's efforts. Democrat Congressmen met with Communist leaders in

Nicaragua and the Democrat Congress passed the Boland Amendment seeking to

prevent United States support for anti-Communist forces in Central America. And yet

Reagan and the United States prevailed in spite of the best efforts of the Democrats.

After the Soviet Empire imploded the United States tried to take a holiday from history.

It elected the "blank slate" Democrat Bill Clinton to the Presidency in the 1990's. This

draft dodger defeated two genuine American military heroes, George Bush I (the youngest

Naval aviator of the time, shot down in combat in the Pacific, but going on to fly 58 combat

missions) and Bob Dole (grievously wounded in combat in Italy during World War II). When

"history" returned with the Islamic threat to Western Civilization, Clinton was both unable

and unwilling to meet the challenge, and so slept on.

George Bush II did meet the challenge that 9/11 made impossible to ignore with

complete success against terrorism at home, but only partial success overseas. During

the brief period after 9/11 when initial efforts to counter radical Islam were impossible to

oppose, Democrats "waved the flag". But they soon returned to the obstructionist tactics

they honed in the 1980's when they impeded Reagan's efforts to defeat International

Communism. And we now have Obama!

Obama travels the world apologizing for American sins, real or imagined, disregarding

our achievements, domestic or international, and attacking friends and befriending foes.

It remains unclear whether this first anti- American President is the incompetent and

unintelligent product of racial preference, a "Manchurian candidate" put in place by

sinister forces, or the unfortunate consequence of a confluence of the radical community

organizing of Saul Alinsky, the anti-Semitic Black Liberation Theology of the Reverend

Jeremiah Wright, and the terrorism of Bill Ayers. But whatever Obama turns out to be,

he and his Democrat Party accomplices in Congress represent a threat to the survival

of American, indeed Western, ideals. The descent of the Democrat Party may presage

the descent of the nation itself.

R.B.

10 Comments

5 years 24 weeks ago, 12:06 PM

LLE

LLE's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
3025
Join Date:
Jul 2008
Location:
United States

It is devinely to be wished that the Democratic party implode upon itself, long before this country comes close to allowing itself to be destroyed. But in my opinion, the same should be said of the Republican party.

If there were ever a time in the history of our nation, that a third party is critical to our existence as a republic, IT IS NOW.

I recommend the "third Party" be named, "The Patriots' Party".

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 24 weeks ago, 12:40 PM

greg az

greg az's picture

Rank:
Secretary of Homeland Security
Points:
5873
Join Date:
Oct 2009
Location:
New York, NY, Israel

I come from working class roots, and born back when the union movement was a good thing. When i came back from s.e. asia in 68 I knew there was no way our losses could continue, and that s. vietnam was doomed. I have a 7" long tat on my right forarm in honor of the 24 we lost from my squadron, had some issues with surviver guilt but didn't see the action others did (as i said in my entro i saw more san miquel than action).So as i just didnt fit into the republican mold i stayed dem.. Found myself voting for Dole, Regan, but still somehow a dem.. then it all turned around after 9/11. I have to tell you, that anybody who thinks my current belifs are based in racism is dead solid wrong. Think it was a crowning moment in america when we looked past O's color. That being said. I know in my heart that our path now is wrong. It's not just the debt. it's the lack of values. I want the america i was born in again. So when the roll call sounds. belive me I'm proud to be a Christian Conservative.

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
5 years 24 weeks ago, 12:49 PM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6795
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States
while i like the idea

of a third party it doesn't work well,don't get me wrong i wish it did work,i'd suggest taking back the republican party.Until then i remain independant/libertarian

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 24 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

zx12rmike

zx12rmike's picture

Rank:
President Pro Temp
Points:
7870
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
commiefornia, United States
Danville, Ca is a very

Danville, Ca is a very affluent town in N California. I would have thought it was Liberal town USA

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 24 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States

community. I lived there for 25 years. Then they wanted to incorporate it and make it a City in the late 80's early 90's and then it started. I am sure it is very liberal now. Big government, buildings, etc. All the Checkbook liberals moved out of the immediate Bay area, Oakland, Peninsula, South Bay so their children could go to all white schools. How racist...lol

5 years 24 weeks ago, 6:50 PM

zx12rmike

zx12rmike's picture

Rank:
President Pro Temp
Points:
7870
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
commiefornia, United States

Danville is in a very nice location, I liked it there. I went to visit a rep that worked for the company I worked for. You really don't know a person/family until you visit them at home. He was a little too snobbish for me. I really don't care how much you spent on everything you have, and I didn't ask!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 24 weeks ago, 6:52 PM

greg az

greg az's picture

Rank:
Secretary of Homeland Security
Points:
5873
Join Date:
Oct 2009
Location:
New York, NY, Israel
libertarian... yep.

Wife and i had both changed our party to Libertarian, if for no other reason than to send a message. When the election came we voted for McCain.
The problem is that we wind up spliting the vote, and electing democrats. This is exactly what happened last tues in NY 23. the conservative took votes away from the Republican, and the dem was elected. The same way Nader is responsible for spliting Gores (father of the internet) votes. I think the only way to turn this country around is for the Republican party to indorse the real values of America. I'm honestly afraid that if we all support a super conservative party that "we" all like, it will only wind up in spliting the Republican party in two ...and yep..we dont need the obvious result of that.

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
5 years 24 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

zx12rmike

zx12rmike's picture

Rank:
President Pro Temp
Points:
7870
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
commiefornia, United States
I agree, the last few

I agree, the last few elections, have been a nightmare. Decision wise!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 24 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States

What would the Religious Right do, go Vote Demo. I think not. The only thing the two parties do is divide America so they, the politicians, can do what they want. We need to eliminate incumbents, 2 term limit, no retirement and no more benefits than a GS11 would get. I am sure that they can drive their own cars, maintain a meager office and pay for their own transportation to DC, where they should only be for 3 months out of the year. No more than 1 (one) item on a bill. No rep/Sen can start more than 2 (two) bills a year. All bills will have a sunset proviso in them and can only be overridden by a 2/3 majority vote of the citizens...

5 years 24 weeks ago, 7:05 PM

zx12rmike

zx12rmike's picture

Rank:
President Pro Temp
Points:
7870
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
commiefornia, United States
samD for President!!!!

samD for President!!!!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
samD's picture
Posted by: samD
5 years 24 weeks ago
Views:
818
Comments:
10

Rating Overview

This text will be replaced

Recent Activity