Say What? Self-Destructive Democrats Helping to Restore Sanity

Written by Allan Erickson on September 29, 2013

The Democrats have wandered so far from reason and truth, they are self-destructing, as Barney Frank predicted, referencing ObamaCare. In this, Democrats are helping conservatives restore sanity and founding principles.  The convergence of Democrat failures and resurgent patriotism is offering new hope.  After all, look at what a few million senior citizens accomplished in the 2010 election just by demonstrating in the streets to draw attention to insane Democrat tax and spend policies.  With heightened interest in founding principles, and even more glaring Democrat failures, optimism lifts.

The main weapons Democrats (and RINOs) use against themselves: the attitude that they know better than anyone else, and the belief the common folk, even the majority, are ignorant peasants who require supervision.  For Democrats, ideology trumps public service and representative government.

Democrats led by Obama demonstrate contempt for the very people they claim to care about most.  For example, Democrats insist they care about the poor and people of color more than those evil Republicans.  Can anyone correctly claim that the poor or people of color are better off after eight years of Democrat rule? As the old saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”; or, with phony expressions of good intentions.

Obama Democrats show contempt for anyone outside their exclusive club.  Just look at how they exempt themselves from everything they impose on the rest of us, and how they sneer and denigrate all who disagree.   Here are some of their favorite targets:

Volunteer soldiers and veterans:  frequently ignored, castigated or neglected by Democrat politicians and policy makers.  Obama’s head of DHS called vets likely terrorists.  Obama cuts veterans’ benefits.  His colleagues have called our soldiers terrorists.  At a 9/11 ceremony Michelle Obama remarked:  “All this for a damn flag.”

Small business people: “You didn’t build that.”  “Pay your fair share.”  “Provide health insurance.”  “Increase the minimum wage.”  “Pay more taxes.”  “Read this mountain of regulations and comply, or else.”

Tea Party people:  “Neanderthals.”   “Anarchists.”  “Racists.”

Christians:  “Bigots.”  “Homophobes.”  “Haters.”

The Poor and the Middle Class:  Wages are down, unemployment is up, taxes are up, prices are rising, workers’ hours are being reduced, people are losing their healthcare coverage.

Gun owners: terrorists.

The list goes on and on. Even union leaders are outraged.  Fear, division, alienation and conflict are the tools Democrats use to traffic in the acquisition and exercise of raw power.  It’s as if they are addicted to it.  Like all addicts, they are in denial, skating on thin ice covering a small pond.  Their commerce is deception as they trade in lies.

Eventually, however, the truth always prevails, bringing justice, even in apparently hopeless situations.

Perhaps the most successful suicidal moves Democrats have made in recent years: forcing healthcare “reform” against the will of the majority, helping enemies of the U.S. kill innocent people, and oppressing Americans through subversion in various ways, all moves couched in lies and marinated in scandal.

— Up to two-thirds of voting adults hate ObamaCare, seeing it for what it is: a massive government takeover, a measure destroying jobs and the economy, a law designed to enslave the American people, an instrument of tyranny in the hands of criminal elitists.

Obama funds terrorism across the board: Libya, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia.  He accommodates terrorism in other ways by neglecting Iran’s murderous ways and its nuclear program, by ignoring all freedom-loving Arabs, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Persians and others abused by Islamists, by intentionally losing control in Iraq and Afghanistan, by destroying relations with allies, and by encouraging jihad with his rhetoric.  All this amounts to treason.

— Never forget Obama’s government has spied on Americans in unprecedented ways.  He has used the IRS as a political tool of oppression.  His DOJ actively violates citizen rights.  He has violated the Constitution in numerous ways.  His lawless acts are sufficient for publication in a book.  (252 instances documented.)

— Benghazi: their arrogance and blatant dishonesty eroded all credibility.

Consequently, Democrats are breaking ranks.  They simply cannot support this regime and hold out hope for re-election.  They now realize King Barry the Destroyer is willing to throw the entire country under the bus to forward his agenda.  Hold outs like Kerry, Reid, Pelosi and Durbin are also expendable, useful idiots who will wind up on the ash heap.

Meanwhile, a resurgent American patriotism led and inspired by senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, is helping turn this country before we plow into the last iceberg.

Elitists and tyrants are one and the same in this administration.  It is a criminal class worthy of prosecution.  Perhaps a champion will emerge to prosecute wrong doers.

Meanwhile, pushed far enough, people tend to revolt.

It does not take a majority to defeat a tyrant, as we have seen many times in history, especially in 1776.

Image: Harper’s Weekly, July 6, 1861; blowing up Harper’s Ferry railroad bridge; public domain

Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012, serves on the board of He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. Register & Vote! Contact: