The Case against Democrats, according to Democrats: The 2016 Democratic Convention
July 25, 2016
What I heard from the Democrats in their convention speeches tonight:
- Global warming is an urgent problem because it will put us under water in a hundred years, but we don’t care that Social Security and Medicare will be bankrupt within a couple of decades.
(According to the programs’ trustees’ own numbers, Social Security will be bankrupt by 2019 or 2034, depending on how you count it; Medicare by 2028, “two years earlier than projected in last year’s report”.)
- We want to tax the rich more, and also increase corporate welfare to already bloated colleges and universities.
- We will unite Americans. The Republican convention was bad because the Republican speakers said divisive things. By the way, those who support more liberty and don’t support more coercion and the things we just said are evil. Let’s all do a Two Mintutes’ Hate against specific private citizens for exercising their First Amendment free-speech constitutional rights.
- Yes, the Democratic Party today is more extreme, further left, than ever before.
(They actually said this: Bernie Sanders said tonight, “. . . we produced, by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.” Just keep this one in the back of your mind for the next time someone tries to say that the Republican Party is more “extreme” or more conservative than it used to be.)