Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Memorize This...

...from "David Kahane" on NRO. titled "I Sill Hate You, Sarah Palin:"
Yes, my friends, it’s once again time to quote Sean Connery’s famous speech from The Untouchables, written by David Mamet — the lecture the veteran Chicago cop gives a wet-behind-the-ears Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner, back when he was a movie star) while they sit in a church pew. “You want to get Capone? Here’s how you get him: he pulls a knife, you pull a gun, he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way!” If you just think of us — liberal Democrats — as Capone you’ll begin to understand what we’re up to. And we just put one of yours in the morgue.

I don’t know why I’m telling you this, but maybe now you’re beginning to understand the high-stakes game we’re playing here. This ain’t John McCain’s logrolling senatorial club any more. This is a deadly serious attempt to realize the vision of the 1960s and to fundamentally transform the United States of America. This is the fusion of Communist dogma, high ideals, gangster tactics, and a stunning amount of self-loathing. For the first time in history, the patrician class is deliberately selling its own country down the river just to prove a point: that, yes, we can! This country stinks and we won’t be happy until we’ve forced you to admit it.

In other words, stop thinking of the Democratic Party as merely a political party, because it’s much more than that. We’re not just the party of slavery, segregation, secularism, and sedition. Not just the party of Aaron Burr, Boss Tweed, Richard J. Croker, Bull Connor, Chris Dodd, Richard Daley, Bill Ayers, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II. Not just the party of Kendall “Agent 202” Myers, the State Department official recruited as a Cuban spy along with his wife during the Carter administration. Rather, think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party.


RKL said...

Seems pretty accurate to me.

Anonymous said...


RVN11B said...

I would be very surprised if there were any one, with a working brain, who did not know this already.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I don't know what you guys are thinking,
think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party
I cant' tell when you guys are serious.

In fact, during the Bush years, I thought the Republican party resembled that description, what with starting a war about imaginary WMDs (over the top criminal), outing of a CIA agent (petty criminal) and firing Federal Attorney Generals to induce prosecution of Democrats and prevent prosecution of Republicans (criminal again, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismissal_of_U.S._attorneys_controversy).

Did you criticize the Republican party then?

Steven Davis said...

This could just as well be said about the Republican party; they are just doing it at a slower pace. Both parties are growing the federal government's power, and Congress consistently abrogates its legislative authority to numerous alphabet federal agencies. We have become a semi-representative democracy as opposed to the republic our founding fathers initially formed. Even if Congress took a multi-year hiatus, the federal government infrastructure would live on feeding itself off the American populous.

Yosemite Sam said...

"Did you criticize the Republican party then?"

The fact that you are using this type of tu coque argument implies that you can't refute the article that Michael posted.

It also shows that you aren't all that avid of a reader of this blog. Michael has directed plenty of criticism at the Republicans.

But what's the point of attacking Republicans now. They are like a toothless old dog. Totally bereft of any power or sway whatsover.

The only reason one would direct an attack at Republican's at this time would be to divert attention from the malfeasances of the Democrats.

Steven Davis said...

Yosemite Sam,
You have misconstrued the meaning of my post. I am a "political atheist," meaning I do not brand myself with either of the two main parties. This way, I do not have to rationalize stupid things "my" party does as opposed to being free to criticize the other party. My mind is free to view events rationally.

I am aware that Mr. Bane has been critical of Republicans in the past, and my post definitely is not meant to "divert attention" from the Democrats. I think it is humorous how people stick up for their party, though. Kind of like how people love their sports team and hate the others, when they are basically the same except for the colors on their uniforms.

My post relates how the federal government has evolved from a republic to a democracy under the direction of both parties through history.

Steven Davis said...

Yosemite Sam,

Ooops. I mistakenly thought you were replying to my post instead of Anonymous. Sorry.

Yosemite Sam said...

@ Steven Davis

No problem. I agreed with your post 100%.

Statism is a bi-partisian affair in this country and has been for at least 150 years or more.

I just find it funny for people to complain about Republicans when they have been completely kicked out of national government.

The same people are strangely quiet about the current crew continuing the same policies that they decried so vociferously when Bush was president.

And quiet as well about the Obama deficit that is several times bigger than the horrible Bush deficit.