The View From 1776
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
At Last: A Clear Path to Social Justice!
In a modern version of Thomas More
A New Way for Democrats
By Jack G. Gilbert
I want to say a useful word to the Democrats. Will they listen to me if I come to Washington with my 95-year-old mother? She suffers from congestive heart failure, from being nearly 96 and from having a son who is pretty old himself, 72. We are the kind of people the Democrats like to help, but it would help most if they listened to me for a minute.
The Democrats present the fullest development of political pity, or making people feel sorry for themselves in order to get their votes.
The Democrat suffering group my mother and I belong to is old people, supposed to be living with endless miseries like bills and inadequate medical care. Consider the delicious pleasure of telling a group of