Pod Person Party Platform

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Democrats gathering in Charlotte may have initially neglected to mention God in their platform. They didn’t forget to include the devil. The document namedrops Mitt Romney 22 times. His demonic sponsors—the “rich,” the “wealthy,” the “millionaires,” and the “billionaires”—also get 22 mentions. When you don’t have anything to run on, run down the opposition.

Democrats grasp what they stand against. Knowing, or at least letting everyone else know, what they support is more complicated. The point of an election is to attract votes, after all, not scare them away.

Take President Barack Obama’s signature accomplishment, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The muted mentions of ObamaCare in the document suggest that the Charlotte party goers understand that America doesn’t care for the legislation the way Obama does. So the platform declares that “Democrats stand willing to work with anyone to improve the law where necessary.” They concede, “No law is perfect.” Can anyone imagine Franklin Roosevelt shying away from the New Deal, Lyndon Johnson censoring mentions of Great Society, or Ronald Reagan running from his tax cuts in such a cowardly fashion? The centerpiece of Obama’s legislative program is not the centerpiece of his reelection platform.

Elsewhere, the platform advertises the out-of-this-world alienation. America just isn’t interested in the ideas with which Democrats are obsessed. Reiterating support for the ancient Equal Rights Amendment—Why not bimetallism or the single tax?—making an obligatory condemnation of African warlord Joseph Kony, and including language on LGBT youth seems the rote stuff of nonbinding student senate resolutions, not of a national political party outlining what policies it realistically seeks to pursue. What stirs the passions at the convention is at the periphery outside of it.

The platform boasts that Obama’s “State Department is funding a program that finances gay rights organizations to combat discrimination, violence, and other abuses.” It reaffirms the party’s support for DC statehood—and the two extra Democratic Senators that will come with it. The platform holds, “The American citizens who live in Washington, DC, like the citizens of the 50 states, should have full and equal congressional rights and the right to have the laws and budget of their government respected without congressional interference.”

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  • Chanameel

    Democrats aren't considered part of the "wealthy" 1%?

    Kennedy Compound in Hyannis… yachts?.
    Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick?
    Long Face John Kerry's home in Nantucket?
    Jackie Kennedy foxhunting on a regular basis in Middleburg and Upperville?
    Ponies on the White House lawn for the children?
    Those rich Republicans!

  • oldtimer

    How about all his Hollywood supporters.But 0 probably gave them exemptions just like he did for his friends, especially Unions, concerning 0care.

  • Spider

    Since abortions are now a "phony" Constitutional right that must be paid for by the taxpayer I am going to demand that my "actual" Constitutional right to own a gun is paid for by the government.


    Democratic Party Platform [in alphabetical order]

    Abolition of private property
    Abolition of tradition
    Affirmative Action
    "Alternative lifestyles"
    Anti-conservative speech
    Anti-school choice
    Assisted suicide
    Birth control pills [free, of course]
    Death taxes
    Defiance of legitimate authority
    Distribution of condoms in K-12
    Diversity (except viewpoint)
    Female masturbation workshops in universities
    Glorification of debauchery
    Godless Marxism
    "Hate" crimes laws
    Hate for the Christian religion
    Hate for those of faith (except Islamics and Islamic bombers)
    Homosexual special rights
    Intolerance of the good
    K-12 Indoctrination into Godless Marxism
    K-12 Indoctrination into homosexuality
    K-12 sex education
    Lack of moral clarity
    Moral equivalency
    Moral Relativism
    Obliteration of God from the public square
    Parole of vicious criminals
    Pedophilia (except by Catholic priests and Republicans)
    Racial quotas
    Radical egalitarianism
    Redistribution of OTHER peoples’ money
    Release of known terrorists
    Same-sex "marriage"
    Speech codes
    The individual human will (will to power)
    Tolerance of evil
    Tolerance Über Alles
    UN one-world government
    Unlimited government
    Unlimited taxation
    "Victimless" crimes
    Voting rights for aliens (legal or otherwise)
    Voting rights for felons

  • Spider

    Great list !!

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Flynn must have started typing this article a while ago, because Bill Clinton made plenty of mention of Obamacare last night.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      And none of it was factual or made any sense to those who understand medical care based on patient need.

      • Schlomotion

        If you can bring one of those persons into the discussion, you will have contributed something.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Or lowered the discussion away from the fact that Obamacare solves none of the issues they said was plaguing the system.

          • Schlomotion

            You can have more than two hours, if you need. There's gotta be somebody. Go past the chain link fence. Try across the street.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Freedom of speech, only from approve of locations and times.

            I'm sure that's what our founding fathers were saying….

  • Maxie

    The MarxiCrat obsession with abortion is that it has always appealed to the Left as a means of population 'purification'. Eliminating 'undesirables' in the womb is so much less messy than, well, you know, mass slaughter a la Stalin, Pol Pot and those guys. DNA technology is close to ID-ing in vitro those of potentially,the 'wrong' political tendencies. See:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Does your face smell of your little lamb you're carrying?