So sayeth the new DNC Chairman, Howard “Screech” Dean. Hate to break it to Mr. Dean, but resonating with the unemployed, dope-smoking, hippie-wannabes does not invoke the image of “everyday working folk”.
By the way, just what defines “everyday working folk”? I mean, Screech’s net worth is over $4 million. I wonder how many “everday working folk” enjoy such a lifestyle. What the Democrats apparently don’t get is that “everyday working folk” don’t want to hear rich elitists pretend to understand their pain and turn around and tax them to death. “Everyday working folk” want to know their government will provide protection and then get the hell out of the way while we try to improve our own standards of living.
But apparently the definition of “everyday working folk” includes a couple who combine to earn $18 million for allegedly writing books. “Everyday working folk” are worth $164 million, $111 million, $82 million, etc. Senators who make up the “party of everyday working folk” occupy 8 of the top 10 richest positions in the U.S. Senate and account for 84% of the total net worth in the political body.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not begrudging them for building, acquiring, inheriting or marrying into wealth. But I don’t think “everyday working folk” find much in common with these elitists, which probably explains their continued political defeats.
Now they’ve elected a man who still believes the key to winning is not sharing core beliefs with constituents, but to “talk about them in a different way.” Yeah, that seems to be working.
Screech, who is a physician, claims “Democrats are not pro-abortion, but we are the party in favor of allowing women to make up their own minds about their health care.” But as far as the defenseless, innocent child, I guess the Democrats positions is “screw them”. How about once proposing adoption and abstinence instead of abortion as the “choice”.
Then Screech says, “Democrats are not for gay marriage, but we are the party that has always believed in equal rights under the law for all people.” Color me confused. But that’s a typical “take both sides” non-answer traditionally given by Democrats.
Keep denying, ignoring and pandering. The Democrats see the cliff before them and now they’ve switched to a driver with a lead foot. Fasten your seatbelts.