Friday, January 26, 2007

More Politics Of Envy From the Democrats

More Politics Of Envy From the Democrats

In a Newsweek column titled "How Dems Can Win White House," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., opines about the difficulties that the Democratic Party has had in defining itself.

The senator wonders, enviously, how Republicans have been able to "identify issues that connected to their deeply held values," reduce them to a few words _ eight according to Schumer _ and communicate to the American people.

"What are our eight words?" the senator asks.

But Democrats have a very clear picture of who they are. And newly elected Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, who his party picked to give their response to the president's State of the Union address, knows his party's message and communicated it clear as a bell.

Aside from the senator's criticisms about the war in Iraq, the entire substance of his thoughts about what is going on in our country was about differences in earnings. Specifically, about the differences in earnings between CEOs and the "average worker.""When I graduated from college, the average corporate CEO made 20 times what the average worker did; today, it's nearly 400 times."

So, Schumer, listen to your newly elected colleague. He has succinctly summed up what your party is about. I call it the politics of envy.


Anonymous bobcat said...

Star Parker always has it nailed.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Ouch! Right through the heart!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous teller said...

Rush frequently has this sort of thing - and so forth! - on his show, if you listen to it.

1:05 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Teller, you've got quite a sense of humor; you sound just like him! LOL!

2:57 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Yes indeed Star Parker! This brings up something curious. On David's blog at FPM he expressed just a touch of optimism that Webb is a "new voice" for the dems. Take the time to go read what he said. I wrote him, somewhat incredulous that he said anything positive about that steaming pile of dog squeeze and his reply was less than satisfactory IMHO. It was somewhat rambling and lacked his usual coherency. I guess we're all capable of moments like those. If I can figure it out DONAL I'll e-mail the entire exchange to you.


4:43 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yeah, please do. That surprises me. That crap that Webb was spreading was just more I Hate George Bush and Want To Bring Him Down. He offered nothing coherent or pithy or new, for God sakes!

10:32 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

JINGO, I just read what he said about Webb--didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I don't understand how he can praise him for being 'a new voice' in a party that considers America, not the terrorists, to be the problem. Can't he see that Webb isn't going to lead his party AWAY from that stance; Webb BELIEVES IT, TOO.

10:36 AM  

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