Note: Yesterday one of the blog readers instigated a personal attack regarding another's comments. (He knows who he is.) In the future I will delete comments from anyone who chooses to get personal. A feisty discussion is fine....attacking others is not.
This week the 25 (count em...25!) Democratic candidates for President will take to a South Carolina stage and try to "out-give" each other.....promising supporters a sweet life, where everything is free..and a natural born "right".
I have a theory about this year's plentitude of candidates. I think it comes down to the poverty of character all 25 of these people suffer from. This field is rife with minor characters, from municipal mayors to congressmen and senators who have, to date, nothing to show for their time on earth. Consequently, every Tom, Dick and Harriet rightly feel that they are just as bad as their fellow candidates and deserve a shot at the brass ring.
This week's debates, spread over two nights to accommodate an unending parade of government benefit promisers, will be limited to MSNBC and CNN, the latter media toad added only at the last minute when Democratic party leaders felt that limiting debates to their biggest media toady was too elitist.
Let me spare you from wasting your time watching. As is always the case (but even more so this year), Democrats will promise to punish the top 2 percent of earners (who already pay 37 percent of all taxes) by hiking taxes on the hated rich in order to grant government benefits that, in previous years, would be considered pure fantasy. And, no, it doesn't matter that more than 60 percent of all Americans now pay no taxes at all. That's not good enough......America now must have "income redistribution."
So the "Carnival Barkers" will be out in full force this week. Like the Carney you might have seen at the county fair, they'll be hawking hoochy-kootchie dream boats inside the tent...when in fact all that exists in the tent are snagglej-toothed old hags.
But, as P.T. Barnum once said, "there's a sucker born every minute"...and the Democratic party is populated by suckers who'll buy into the notion that you can tax the wealthy into submission and extract from their coffins free healthcare, free college tuition, a doubling of Social Security pensions, slavery reparations, elimination of $2 trillion in student loan debt, free all day kindergarten, free healthcare for 30 million Hispanic "guests" and a $32 trillion dollar environmental revolution that won't increase the deficit a single penny.
"So step right up, ladies and gents, pull the lever and get free admission to the "Garden of Eden" show where everything is wonderful and everything is free".
I guess what I hate most about Democrats is the disdain that they have for us as a people. They believe we are all ignorant and inept and totally incapable of caring for ourselves. They are an insult to every thinking man and woman. And I guess that's why it takes 25 of em to "carney bark" all that they'll do for us