The Democratic Party: the party of class and race war?

Posted by: Phineas on August 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm

**Posted by Phineas

I want you to look at two videos, both from Naked Emperor News (1), that illustrate the intellectual bankruptcy and political desperation of what passes for leadership in the modern Democratic Party. Not the average, working- and middle-class rank and file member who’s been a lifetime registered Democrat out of habit, but the career leftist pols who’ve risen to the top thanks to a pernicious combination of seniority and safe districts.

First we have Nancy Pelosi (whose San Francisco idol was avowed Stalinist Harry Bridges) offering an unusual motive on the part of those who oppose economic redistribution and advocate lower taxes: they’re the filthy rich who want immortality!

(via Pirate’s Cove)

Okay, okay. So, she’s talking about “immortality” through getting buildings named after them. It’s still bunkum. Not only are the most vociferous advocates of federal restraint and tax reform not among the filthy rich (2), but, in my experience, most of the money that buys names on buildings comes from rich liberal donors. And what about all the wealthy liberals just screaming for higher taxes, such as Warren Buffet or Stephen King? Are they conspiring for immortality at the expense of the poor and downtrodden, too, Nancy? Do all wealthy people look alike to you?

Oh, and while we’re at it, how goes your own search for life eternal? I mean, you are worth $35 million, after all…

Even more bizarre, however, is her attack on those opposed to raising the minimum wage: it’s all a conspiracy meant to make people dependent on private credit companies and lenders!! Seriously, Nancy? Are you actually arguing that, if we only kept making the minimum wage higher, people wouldn’t need to use credit cards or take out a loan to buy a car? Just how high a “minimum wage” do you envision, O Former Speaker, and what level of taxation do you think would be needed to support it?

Just how much of your $35 million are you willing to give up to save the counter-person at McDonald’s from the evils of the private credit market?

Ignore the fact that a rising minimum wage destroys jobs, this is utterly hypocritical class warfare and pathetic demagoguery that demonizes people who are successful or who are simply concerned about the self-destructive fiscal path this country is on.

But wait! It gets worse!

Earlier this summer, we heard Democratic National Committee Chairwoman (3) Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) claim that Republicans wanted to take America back to the era of Jim Crow. Debbie had to walk that back under fire, but the Congressional Black Caucus has decided that the Tea Party is the new Klan and to play the race card for all it’s worth. Just listen:

Ed Morrissey concentrates on Congressman Andre Carson’s (D-IN) claim that Republicans and Tea-Partiers would be happy to see Blacks lynched. That’s outrageous enough as it is — Carson shouldn’t just apologize and resign, he should be expelled from the House. But listen to the rest: claim after claim that Americans advocating limited government and fiscal sanity are motivated by racism (4), are the enemy, and, as the execrable Maxine Waters puts it, can go “straight to Hell.” This is class warfare blended with good, old-fashioned racism — only the racism is coming from the CBC.

(Be sure to click through to Ed’s post for a second video, this time with Congressman Allen West responding to Rep. Carson and making it quite clear that he’s reconsidering his membership in the CBC. I’m also sorry to see featured in the video my former Assemblywoman and former Speaker of the CA State Assembly, Rep. Karen Bass. She should be ashamed.)

Anyway, there you have it. With a dismal record in office and with the increasing rejection of progressive ideology by a majority of the nation, all the Democratic Party “leadership” has left to offer is class envy, ethnic vitriol, and social division.

Now there’s Hope and Change.

UPDATE: Heh. The Washington Examiner contacted Congressman Carson’s DC office to ask if he would identify which members of Congress want to see him lynched. So far, no response.

(1) How does NEN get these videos? They must have a spy network to rival the CIA…
(2) Last I checked, the Tea Party counted very few millionaires and billionaires in its ranks.
(3) Yeah, I’m un-PC. I shall report to my nearest reeducation center right after lunch.
(4) I’d like to see them pull this crap on Allen West, Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, Susana Martinez, Nikki Haley, and other minority conservatives who’ve risen to political prominence. Or does that call for the related “Uncle Tom card?”

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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14 Responses to “The Democratic Party: the party of class and race war?”


  1. Tex says:

    Andre Carson’s statements about the Republican and Tea Party being racist parties are absolutely outrageous and inexcusable. He should be condemned (but won’t) by his own party for such inflammatory rhetoric. It seems the Democratic Party fears the Tea Party so much they are willing to use the “nuclear option” against them. In the end, such venomous speech will only backfire on the Democratic Party and increase their losses in 2012.

  2. H Hazell says:

    I’m a white, Tea Party advocate and rather than seeing black Americans hanging from a tree, I want to see them at the next desk, working a good job. I’d like to see them living next door with a mortgage that suits their income. I’d like to see them able to choose whether to send their kids to public schools or send them to a private school that they have the means to cover. I’d like to see them using their income to become debt free. That’s what I also want to see for white Americans. Go ahead call me a racist Mr Carson and right back atcha’ too!

  3. Chris in N.Va. says:

    Republican’s greedy, eeeeevil plan to force minimum wage earners to take out loans against their home mortgages, all to enrich the bankers. Um, you mean those “fat cats” who donated so many millions to Ozoneman’s campaign? Right. Got it.

    And, boy, I so vividly remember how I parlayed my early minimum wage jobs into my first home mortgage. Yup, never could have afforded that used doublewide port-a-john house without the bank’s help. Then again, given Freddie Mac’s and Fannie Mae’s ealier track record, I’m sure many a minimum wage earner got huge loans for huge homes, especially in San Fran Nan’s home planet of Frisco.

    Don’t know what she’s smokin’, but hope she had the doctor’s prescription for it!:d

  4. Neo says:

    Is it racist to deny a child a “GI Joe with the KungFu grip” if you already owe $250,000 to the credit card companies and your Chinese landlord is threatening to evict you from your house ?

  5. Brontefan says:

    Let’s see whose racist and who is trying to shove Marxist theories down our throats… Pelosi is outragous.

  6. Carlos says:

    I understand the headline, Phineas, but I never thought of the Democraps as the “party of class…”

  7. Phineas says:


    …but I never thought of the Democraps as the “party of class…”


  8. kenezen says:

    The most interesting point of the Black Caucus is their strict avoidance of the most significant situation in their constituency base.

    over 50% black citizen youth unemployment exists in many cities in the USA. Yet they support Illegal immigration of well meaning people from the southern borders. They should understand that the starter jobs necessary for youth employment are largely taken by these immigrants. One simply has to look to see this fact.

    While our President continuing to make it far easier for more to stay unimpeded makes this sad story worse. The very champions of our citizen black youth have opted for votes.

  9. FrankNitti says:

    i’ve noticed this before but this video her hands just go bonkers with movement.

  10. ruralcounsel says:

    Bet there are more buildings named after tax-sucking politicians than private citizens. And the pols don’t usually do it with their own money.

  11. Lorica says:

    …. And the Hits just keep on comming.

    Woke up this morning to see a quote from Jimmy Hoffa Jr. regarding his attitude toward Republicans. What was all this noise earlier this year about a kinder gentler political discourse?? – Lorica