Advice for Demorats: do not abandon your core philosophy

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Recently, the Democrat Party has endured a great number of serious losses. Columnist Fareed Zakaria has tackled this problem. Rather than address economic issues, which have failed to draw interest, he advised constructing a campaign on themes that bring Americans together. On the other hand, he wisely has not advised the party to abandon the tactics and strategy which have elected Democrats for years. Most certainly, they should not give up cheating. &#160;They cheat in so many wondrous ways.&#160; Take for example the way they label their ideology. &#160;Today they call themselves &#8220;progressives.&#8221;&#160; Years ago they called themselves &#8220;liberals.&#8221;&#160; &#8220;Liberal&#8221; and &#8220;progressive&#8221; sound way more friendly than &#8220;socialist&#8221; and &#8220;fascist.&#8221;&#160; But, socialism and fascism, technically, are the ideologies which they follow.</p> <p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Most Americans want nothing to do with socialism and fascism. But, that does not stop Democrats from sneaking such programs into the law. That is what they did with Obamacare.&#160; They sold the plan to the Congressional Budget Office with &#8216;tortured&#8217; language and to the &#8216;stupid American voter&#8217; with a &#8220;lack of transparency,&#8221; (the words of Jonathan Gruber, architect of Obamacare). President Obama kept telling the public that the people could keep their doctor, keep their plan and that it would be cheaper. Obamacare does not exactly represent socialism, but it does put the entire health care industry under the control of the federal government, which is the definition of fascism.</p> <p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Democrats are smart enough to prevent any investigations of voter fraud on the grounds that no voter fraud exists, because no investigation has found voter fraud. Voter ID cards most certainly deter voter fraud, but Democrats want none of it. They also like &#8220;motor voter&#8221; laws.&#160; Saul Alinsky&#8217;s top gun, Ed Chambers, wrote a book in which he bragged about stealing an election. &#160;&#160;Alinsky wrote the book on community organizing and served as the moral compass of Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama and many other Democrat leaders.&#160; The title, &#8220;Rules for Radicals,&#8221; was ironic, because no rules exist.&#160; Democrats can do anything they want to win. &#160;Let us not forget Bill Clinton&#8217;s eulogy of Sen. Robert Byrd, who began his career as a KKK recruiter.&#160; &#8220;He did what he had to do to get elected,&#8221; he said. &#160;The Democrat National Committee rigged the primary election to deny Bernie Sanders a fair shot at the nomination to guarantee Hillary Clinton&#8217;s win.</p>


Autumn Cote Added Jul 10, 2017 - 1:46pm
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Dino Manalis Added Jul 10, 2017 - 3:34pm
progressives are supposed to make progress, but I don't see any meaningful progress, they're desperate and divisive sour grapes who fail to represent mainstream America.  
Leroy Added Jul 10, 2017 - 6:33pm
"Most certainly, they should not give up cheating."
I started reading this article with the assumption that it was a pro-progressive, libel article.  Then I read the line above.  It gave me a good chuckle.  Thank's for the article.
To the Democratic party, please do not replace Pelosi and, buy all means, bring Clinton back for the 2018 elections.  Run her again in 2020.  It's a surefire way to keep doing what it has been doing.
opher goodwin Added Jul 10, 2017 - 6:56pm
The Democrats should abandon the support of the elitism of the establishment and go back to being the party of caring liberalism and equality, in opposition to the blatant naked greed, elitism and selfishness of the Republicans. Regardless of whether that wins votes it is morally right. It is the runaway capitalism and destructive nastiness of the Republicans that will be their downfall. There is an antidote - fairness and justice. The USA is sick and the Republicans epitomise that sickness. It's time the Democrats stopped being watered down republicans and offered a life-affirming alternative.
Jeff Michka Added Jul 10, 2017 - 7:10pm
oG sez: the Democrats stopped being watered down republicans- D political operatives thought for years, and still do, that somehow, sounding like watered-down Rs, the people they calll "Joe Six-pack" would turn from worshiping RR or his ghost and vote for D candidates. "Don't say or suggest anything that might offend Joe Six-pack."  You know, Trumpists...
Bill H. Added Jul 10, 2017 - 7:22pm
Both parties at present are in desperate need of repair. Essentially all they have become are whining children constantly throwing rocks at each other. Both of them take their cues and marching orders from Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Data, and totally ignore their employer, the people.
George Kocan Added Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31am
Opher, what about the cheating, of which I could write a book but that would be just another book about the subject?  From my study of Democrats over the years (I used to live in Chicago), I have concluded that they cannot win elections without cheating.  The Dems even control the Republican Party in Chicago and Cook Co.  The Republican election judges are really Democrats.  If you look at the ideology of the current governor of Illinois, greedy Republican Bruce Rauner, he is really a Democrat billionaire.  In fact the Dems have lots of billionaires in their corner, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, George Soros and others.  They also have millionaires like Barak Obama (how did this "man of the people" and community organizer, become a millionaire?) and Hugh Hefner, not to mention the Hollywood crowd of millionaires who promised to leave the country if Trump won.  What I have failed to emphasize in my essay is that cheating in all its forms is an intrinsic part of the Democrat ideology.  A normal person might cheat because it offers a momentary advantage, even though it goes against his moral code.  But, that is not true for Democrat activists (most rank-and-file Dems do not understand their own ideology).  Cheating is a moral obligation.  Just check what Bill Clinton said at Robert Byrd's funeral.  Just read Saul Alinsky's book.
Janie Smith Added Jul 11, 2017 - 2:47pm
First of all, some of this stuff is just plain rhetoric.  Second, anyone who thinks like this is just part of the problem.
We are all just people, we may have different values, but that doesn't make them any more or any less important than someone elses. 
There are good reasons why democrats and republicans differ in how they would like to see things done.
The majority of democrats live in highly populated areas.  Cities have different needs then more rural areas.
And its just plain insanity to suggest that anyone is cheating on elections and getting away with it.
Prof Claudewell Thomas Added Jul 11, 2017 - 11:59pm
Well put Janie.We project our site and our linkages onto the world ,some of us can accept the reality of " the other" some of us can't.It's globalism vs nation first,environmentalism vs unlimited exploitation,trade pacts vs individual national negotiation. Etc. We need to watch out for encroachment on our freedoms in the name of big brotherly protection.Election fraud is mostly a manipulation,gun control is a horse out of the barn,but magazine size and automatic arms restriction isn't.Etc,Etc.Eternal vigilance,short of paranoia,is the price of freedom.Our representatives in government need to spend more time listening to us and sharing with us that broader view which presumably they've been acquiring.
George Kocan Added Jul 12, 2017 - 9:39am
Janie, we do have different values.  That is the point.  The values of Democrat militants/intellectuals not only allow cheating but require it.  That is why they are Democrats or socialists, commies or fascists.  They reject the moral law.  The consequence of that is they can do what they want.  That is why I made a point of it to include the references to Saul Alinsky and his top guy Ed Chambers.  Furthermore, I listed the deceptions of the Democrat Party, among them the theft of Bermie Sanders effort to win the nomination in the Democrat primary.  Apparently, not even an egregious and public example like that counts for anything.  Even the socialist Sanders dismissed it and gave his full support to the lying Hillary. 
Leroy Added Jul 12, 2017 - 10:53am
Janie, even our beloved former president suggested illegal voters wouldn't be prosecuted if they voted.  Why are Democrats so afraid of voter ID?  It seems to make infinite sense to prevent the possibility of having illegal voters and multiple voters influencing elections.  Dead people frequently vote in our elections.  As someone here used to argue, few people have ever been convicted of voter fraud and it has happened on both sides, which may be true.  If it isn't a problem, why to Democrats vehemently oppose laws aimed at ensuring only legitimate voters vote?  Obstensibly, minorities are too stupid to get an ID, or, if they do, they can't keep track of them.  I believe it is racist to hold such a belief, nor do I believe it to be true.
George Kocan Added Jul 12, 2017 - 12:11pm
Alexander Solzhenitsyn augmented the philosophical basis of Democrat cheating by noting what Karl Marx said.  As educated persons know, Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize for literature with his documentation of Communist atrocities in their system of prison camps in Siberia, the "Gulag Archipelago."  Karl Marx is one of the many gurus of the Democrat Party:
By Relieving humans beings of the responsibility for their behavior, Marxism excuses any act of savagery or terrorism as long as it is aimed against the bourgeoisie. Such acts are rationalized as a liberating revolt against the "fetters" of historically reactionary societies.  Even when violence is not consciously political, it is thought to be caused by, and is justified as resistance against, the oppressive strictures of capitalism.
In other words Democrats have a ready moral justification not only for cheating but also for terrorism and killing innocent persons.  To emphasize, Marx is not a right-winger but more than just a man of the Left, more like the Moses of the Left.
George Kocan Added Jul 12, 2017 - 2:18pm
John G, Yeah, that's what I said.
Bill Kamps Added Jul 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
George, I come from Chicago also.  No one  minded the original Mayor Daily's cheating because the city more or less worked ok.  The snow got plowed the garbage got picked up, and crime was no where near what it is today.  However, cheating plus incompetent government is just too much to tolerate.
George N Romey Added Jul 12, 2017 - 2:33pm
Some of the lunatic comments aside both parties are tools of the financial, corporate and social elite. Someone like Bernie Sanders (or JFK/FDR) will never get near a Democratic Convention nominating podium. 
Paul Discher Added Jul 12, 2017 - 5:15pm
why all the weird symbols in your article?
Janie Smith Added Jul 12, 2017 - 5:44pm
You know, I live in Seattle and I don't know a single democrat that is opposed to showing ID to vote. 
What democrats do not want is over complicated restrictions on voter registration that push out or discourage the elderly and minorities.
Stop making evil where there is none.  Its this kind of twisted hate speak that makes me feel like we are a hopeless species.
Leroy Added Jul 12, 2017 - 5:59pm
Again, Janie, why is it opposed every time a state tries to implement votor ID?  Republicans don't oppose it and it affects the elderly more than anyone else.  The elderly tend to vote Republican.  I have never heard of the Republican party opposing voter ID.  Every Democrat you know may support it, but it is ALWAYS the Democrats who challenge the laws.
Immigrants, illegal or otherwise, tend to vote Democratic.  It is why the Democrats support open borders.
Jeff Michka Added Jul 12, 2017 - 9:30pm
Leroy claimed, at one time to be this big-time election official weenie in NC, but he still says craps like this.  Republos have already stackec the deck in their own favor, Leroy, so it's a matter of chance and circumstances. IF  you are still involved in elections, you should step down, if you really believe or can prove YOUR statement: Immigrants, illegal or otherwise, tend to vote Democratic.  It is why the Democrats support open borders. You can't, neither can the Orange blob. It's an R LIE...
Micahel Dolan Added Jul 12, 2017 - 11:47pm
Janie-Democrat Liberal Progressives need to stop preaching class and racial hatred. They need to quit promoting the politics of hatred and alienation.
Bill H. Added Jul 13, 2017 - 12:15am
"Progressives need to stop preaching class and racial hatred. They need to quit promoting the politics of hatred and alienation. "
Micahel - I think you may have your parties confused.
Micahel Dolan Added Jul 13, 2017 - 11:39pm
Well I do not see republicans-conservatives acting like the liberal progressive terrorist who roam the streets burning bldgs.-BLM shooting cops-Obama and his anti-America speeches and his love for Iran-as he bows to Iranian Jihadist.
Bill- you are confused-or you refuse to see the truth.
George Kocan Added Jul 14, 2017 - 3:49pm
Lots of people minded old Mayor Daley's cheating, among them the columnist Mike Royko and other Democrats.  Those were the old days, when some Democrats still had morals.  The Democrat Party is a racket.  It is a criminal organization masquerading as a political party.  Why isn't Hillary Clinton sitting in prison?  Martha Stewart went to prison for less.  In Illinois, a few years ago, the courts convicted 1000 Dem officials in "Operation Silver Shovel."  More recently, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to prison for 15 year, before that George Ryan.  Ryan presents an interesting case because he is or was a Republican.  But, he was the kind of Republican "who crossed the isle," who compromised, a "moderate."  Before Ryan, another Dem governor went to prison, Dan Walker, and before that, Otto Kerner.  Dem congressman and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, Dan Rostenkowski went to prison, also Mel Reynolds, whom Jesse Jackson hired when he finished his sentence.  Talking about Jackson, his son Jesse Jr. served time and now his wife is doing time.  That hardly covers it, and it only concerns Illinois.  This is the same party which put Obama into the White House and made Rahm Emmanuel mayor.
Autumn Cote Added Jul 15, 2017 - 11:25am
Please note, the best way to ensure your articles are popular and commented upon, is to offer as many personal responses as possible.
George Kocan Added Jul 17, 2017 - 1:20pm
The Other Side:  A moderate amount of bullying would probably not do much good.  I suspect that Zakaria has had to endure much bullying in his youth, a condition which contributed to his attachment to the Democrat Party, the party of bullying, as a strategy to be on the other side of the bullying fence.  The political/moral problem, of course, existed before Zakaria himself came into existence.  The problem emanates from the Democrat Party, the criminal enterprise, the kleptocracy which runs the country.