Sunday, September 30, 2007

Axis of Idiocy

Three different Democrats, three idiotic ideas. In the past week, these are the stories that raised my blood pressure a little:

#1: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (a Democrat liberal enough to represent San Francisco) said that a border fence between the US and Mexico is "a terrible idea." She argues that some border towns would then have a wall running through them, dividing communities. Oh, and drug runners, criminals and terrorists (yes, many Mexicans are just looking for work, but a high percentage are not) would have a harder time getting into this country illegally.

#2: Pretend for a moment that Rush Limbaugh or George W. Bush said the following about African-American males: “We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.” Is this not an incredibly racist, pessimistic, and idiotic comment? In fact, John Edwards made these comments. A big part of being a Democrat is convincing everyone that we live in a rotten country that needs comprehensive change - more taxes, more programs, more government control. Thus, things must always be going badly. If the country is getting better, Republican ideas of less government and lower taxes make more sense to the average person. National Review Online clears up some of the misconceptions that Edwards is perpetuating. African-American males 18-24 are four times as likely to be in college as in jail and there are more in college overall than behind bars. And is racism by whites the reason so many African-American males kill each other? I would argue that growing up in a single parent household (which our welfare system has helped promote) is largely to blame.

#3 Hillary Clinton announced a plan to give every newborn a $5,000 bond. When they finished high school they could use the money for college or to buy a house. This $5,000 bond program, which would cost $20 billion+ a year, would be financed by more taxes "on the rich." Usually the Democrats are a little more subtle about buying votes. The usual line is "vote for me, I'll raise these people's taxes and give the money to you using more social programs (socialized medicine, for example)." Now Nurse Ratched's plan is "vote for me and I'll take these fat cats' money and give it to you in CASH."


Rudi said...

On Meet the Press, I heard that Republicans are "Praying for a Hilary nomination."

What's your thought on this? I'm still on record with O'bama being our next president... I think that Hilary is much more beatable than a charismatic "anti-bush".

Jon Vander Plas said...

I really think Hillary will win the nomination fairly easily. She has a huge lead in the polls over Obama and a lot more money. But I think she's less appealing to the general population than Obama. Barack Hussein Obama is charismatic, but his foreign policy inexperience is showing and he is actually a lot more liberal than Hillary and that would come out in a campaign. A lot of people are against the war in Iraq, but that doesn't mean they want another Jimmy Carter.