Democrats using old tricks to push agenda

Published 10:54pm Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dear editor,

A famous quote of former President Ronald Reagan is “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”

I’m always amused by the Democratic spin placed on everything. In this regards, I found Leesha Faulkner’s column recently in The Selma Times-Journal applauding U.S. Representative Terri Sewell’s use of an unfortunate family’s dilemma to defend ObamaCare amusing.

One of the oldest ploys used by Democrats is to parade out several destitute cases of misfortune that favors a certain position they support.

It is quite clear our 7th District Congressional Rep. Terri Sewell was using the tried and trusted method of persuasion in her spiel on the health care issue. Rather than it being a fresh original approach of telling a story to prove a point, it was a page right out of the Democrats handbook.

Poll after poll indicates the government take over of health care is unpopular with the majority of Americans.

As far as the GAO numbers favoring ObamaCare, if you believe ObamaCare will reduce the cost of healthcare, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.

While it is true the GAO supposedly is non-partisan, it is also true they score a project by what information is provided them. If a fictitious savings of $500 billion in Medicare is turned in, they take $500 billion out of the costs.

With baby boomers coming into the system in record numbers and the addition of 34 million uninsured to the rolls over the next 10 years, anyone who believes $500 billion will be cut from costs is living in La-La land.

Another famous quote by one of their own, former President John F. Kennedy, is “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Somewhere between Kennedy and present-day Democrats, that quote has been turned around. Perhaps they could all suffer from dyslexia and are simply reading it backwards, but it is for sure they have abandoned the challenge in favor of government entitlements from before cradle to grave.

I’m not being critical of Rep. Sewell for attempting the same old tactics, it has worked before.

She clearly won the election and said all along she would support the Obama agenda if elected. This is clearly a democratic district that will probably stay that way for at least the next 100 years.

James G. Smith


  • bama22

    Everyone of them should be taken outside and horse whipped. We the American people are stupid for letting those idiot’s get away with their lies. Now I know why other countries that don’t like us. I’m beginning not like us either!!!CROOKS…….


    Einstein once said that he didn’t know what world war III would be fought with,but world war IV would be fought with rocks.

  • D-Man

    Professor Alexander Tyler is often quoted as stating:

    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasure, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.”

    usually this is followed by ” from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependency back to bondage.”

    Question: if the Nixon watergate scandle would came about in today’s age, would the public put pressure on him to resign like they did then? No… we’re in the complacency stage and working on the “dependence” stage… politician’s pretty much do what they want…

    • Maggie Davies

      Well said D-Man, well said.

      • D-Man

        It makes sense doesn’t it Maggie?

        If people can’t see past their nose, then how can they see the best bubble (politician) to black in on a ballot sheet?

    • POPDUKES12

      I believe this is why the founding fathers made us a republic with democratic principles. Keeping your quote in mind, I watched with great interest as Obama was suggesting the idea of doing away with the electorial college that would have put this nation into the grips of your progression of events. popdukes12

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