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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dems Self-Destructing? Who Could Have Thunk It

Camille Paglia nails it again:

By foolishly trying to reduce all objections to healthcare reform to the malevolence of obstructionist Republicans, Democrats have managed to destroy the national coalition that elected Obama and that is unlikely to be repaired. If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis....

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers (one reason for the hypocritical absence of tort reform in the healthcare bills). Weirdly, given their worship of highly individualistic, secularized self-actualization, such professionals are as a whole amazingly credulous these days about big-government solutions to every social problem. They see no danger in expanding government authority and intrusive, wasteful bureaucracy....

The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote "critical thinking," which sounds good but is in fact just a style of rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms ("racism, sexism, homophobia") when confronted with any social issue. The Democratic brain has been marinating so long in those clichés that it's positively pickled.
Sounds like the Democrats are self-destructing, unable to handle the power they earned through a unique confluence of events and personalities in 2008.

The Democrats self-destructing as a result of their own electoral success. Who could have thunk it possible?

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  1. Nice post, but Congressional republicans rarely miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Will anyone lead a Contract for Limited Government in the 2010 mid-term elections?

  2. In fact no thinking conservative or libertarian should take any comfort in Camille Paglia's article this morning (find it in this morning's RealClearPolitics.com).

    Instead, I see (the article as) the beginning of common sense in political discourse.

    Republicans haven't done a darn thing to help themselves or the country as this 'debate' has progressed. Instead, ordinary Americans have raised the alarm and it is they who are worried over fiscal ill-discipline that BOTH parties are responsible for. A pox on both their houses: We need more from the likes of Ms. Paglia.