Thursday, July 29, 2004

Weasels in sheep's clothing, because you don't want to scare the little people

Ann Coulter has a column, Dems' new slogan: No teacher left behind, at WND that is chock full of the usual gems:
To thunderous applause here in the American Taliban, billionaire Teresa Heinz Kerry said she looks forward to a day when "women who have earned the right to be opinionated will be called smart and informed – just as men are."
How did Teresa "earn" the right to be opinionated again? By marrying inherited wealth? She also boasted that the Heinz family charity, John Kerry, "earned his medals the old-fashioned way." A couple of sponges on another man's wealth might want to steer clear of using the word "earn" so much. Democrats don't believe in capitalism and don't worry about taxes on earned income because they can't imagine there is any way to "earn" money other than the Teresa Heinz-John Kerry way.
But she raises something that has been puzzling me about the Donkfest - when was the last time an American political party has gone so far out of its way to pretend to be something it quite clearly isn't?
Despite colossal efforts by the Democrats to fake out Americans and pretend the Democrats are normal Americans who love their country, every once in a while they make a mistake and give us a "tell." The Democrats have carefully studied Americans, observed their habits and expressions, so you would think for five days the Democrats could pull off a passable impression.
Convention organizers even forced the delegates to choke their way through the Pledge of Allegiance – something the teachers' students are not allowed to say. The delegates play along, pretending they know the words and making the occasional random reference to "God," trying not to sound ironic.

But, inevitably, they stumble, dogs start growling, and you realize these people are androids.

In a prepared speech carefully reviewed by the Democrats' Americanization team, Jimmy Carter said: "After 9-11, America stood proud." Proud? I believe "proud" was the last emotion most Americans were feeling after 9-11, coming in considerably behind, for example, "fighting mad," "incensed," "enraged," "humiliated" and "vengeful." It didn't occur to any of the Democrats vetting Carter's speech to cut that line? "What's the matter, Prince? Why are you growling? That's just a moderate Democrat."
Of course, the primo example is lardass millionaire Michael Moore:
This week, Moore was boasting about how well-received he was by the Democrats in Boston – evidenced by his yukking it up in a sky box with former president Jimmy Carter. He has been hugged by DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe and praised by impeached former president Bill Clinton.

Moore's only concession to the Democrats' role-playing is to deny that he is a Democrat, hoping enough Americans were taught by public school teachers that no one will know how to look up Moore's voter registration card. ("Democrat.")

Moore says Bush must be defeated because Bush lied about the war in Iraq. Ninety-three percent of the delegates agree with him, saying they oppose the war in Iraq, according to a New York Times-CBS News poll.

But the Democrats' candidates for president and vice president both voted for war with Iraq. Their party platform supports the war with Iraq. (Let's just hope wherever the delegates teach, they're not teaching logic.)

The only "issues" Democrats dare discuss publicly are the things everyone can agree on: They are for "jobs," a good economy and the middle class. None of their blather ever touches on any issue on which Democrats and Republicans could possibly disagree.
Hey, for Lurch's big aquatic entrance to Boston yesterday he managed to dredge up a few old comrades from his brief drive-by of Vietnam who could tolerate being within arms reach of him. Noticeably absent were the other "old comrades" from the Vietnam Veterans Against the War - you know, the phony veterans, tedious leftoid apparatchiks, and would-be revolutionary hitmen. No room on the boat for Jane Fonda either, I guess.