n this week's Watcher's Council readings
, there's a bright post, Have a Clear Identity
, from Hillbilly White Trash on Dems and the GOP that includes this:
With all that division within their ranks why are Democrats so good at keeping their little fleet of ships all sailing in the same direction? It is precisely because the Democrat party is so fractured and fractious that it is so good at keeping order within its own ranks. It is a matter of survival. If they couldn't keep everyone more or less in line the party would fly apart and they would never win an election.
What unites Democrats is a desire for continued increase in the size, scope and power of government at the expense of the individual.
That's a good working definition, although I might simplify it to "faith in government's superiority." As a Christian, I'm used to challenges to prove my faith, and I can dish as well as receive, so what is the Dems' justification of their faith in government in light of stories like this:
SACRAMENTO (Sac Bee) -- California prison administrators and clerks reviewed the file of Sara Jane Olson multiple times since December, failing to catch the miscalculation that led to the premature release of the former 1970s radical, officials confirmed Thursday.
Olson, 61, was paroled March 17, a year before her sentence was to end. She was re-arrested five days later after the error was caught.
We've often heard people jibe the Dems, saying, "Would you trust your health care to the Department of Motor Vehicles?" Let's add to that, "Would you trust your security to the Department of Corrections?"
Labels: Democrats, GOP, Government, Humor, Politics