The Democrats have some weird priorities. Just look at the party platform. They have removed God completely, but inserted Obama’s name over 100 times. They refused to acknowledge that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and let Hamas off the hook for terrorism. They have even put abortion and gay marriage above the economy, at a time when millions of Americans are unemployed or underemployed, and a record number are now receiving food stamps.
The Democratic platform endorses “a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.” That last phrase, “regardless of ability to pay,” was not inserted by accident. This platform calls for taxpayer-funded abortions, a policy that almost three-fourths of Americans oppose. It is a fringe position. So where are all those “mainstream” reporters who made such noise last week?
On the economic side, the Democratic platform has nothing to offer but four more years of the same things that haven’t worked. More spending on high-speed trains to nowhere? Check. More bailouts for borrowers who took out loans they couldn’t afford? Check. Tax loopholes for favored industries? Check. Subsidies for failed energy technologies? Check. Higher taxes on energy producers and job creators? Check, check.
Last week, Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter promised the Democratic platform would show “where the president is and where he wants to take the country.” The document that the Democrats released in the dead of Monday night reveals a party devoid of any new economic ideas, in denial about where its current ideas have gotten the country, and desperate to distract voters with culture war issues like abortion on-demand and same-sex marriage. (Read More)
I can’t fathom how this can be a winning platform. Especially when they opened their convention with a video saying we all belong to government. I guess they’re hoping that they’ll be able to distract enough people from their failures that they can squeak out another win, but I doubt it will work. If it does, we’re all doomed.