Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dennis Prager: Putting the Party before America?

Dennis Prager observes that the Democrat Party:

....has linked all its electoral hopes on domestic pathologies, economic downturns and foreign failure. It is actually difficult to name any positive development for America that would benefit the Democratic Party's chances in a national election.
He then gives the examples of the Iraq War, race relations, marriages, and immigrant assimilation. And those examples do prove a point: that disgusting anti-American, anti-family, and "multicultural divide-and-conquer" viruses have infected the Democrat Party.

However, on one other example, Dennis is on shakier ground:

Concerning the economy, the same rule applies. The better Americans feel they are doing, the worse it is for Democrats. By almost every economic measure (the current housing crisis excepted), Americans are doing well. The unemployment rate has been at historically low levels and inflation has been held in check, something that rarely accompanies low unemployment rates. Nevertheless, Democrats regularly appeal to class resentment, knowing that sowing seeds of economic resentment increases their chances of being elected.

Well, Dennis, the disastrous economy of the late 1970's led to Carter being thrown out on his arse, and the economy of 1993-1994 was still in the doldrums, which helped fuel the Gingrich rebellion in the Congressional elections of 1994. Surely a Republican challenger will take advantage of an economic recession on his opponent's watch as well.

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