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A telling difference

June 15, 2008

TigerHawk points out a key difference between blue New Orleans and Red Iowa:

The flooding in eastern Iowa has reached the point of catastrophe.” But there’s a difference. “In Iowa there is a 500 year flood, but the people are not paralyzed, whining, or looting. There will be no massive relief effort from around the world, and nobody will step up to help Iowans except for other Iowans. Yet years from now, there will be no Iowans still in FEMA camps.

The Cassandra Page has a good list of differences

* No one is trapped in a convention center or other public building.

* Evacuations were not delayed by incompetent local officials.

* Instead of looting, the citizens are volunteering to provide sandbags and protect their homes and cities.

* We see no corrupt politicians on TV crying about invented stories.

* We don’t see corrupt politicians trying to blame the President.

* We don’t yet see MSM/DNC outlets coaching guests to be angry (give that one some time – the crisis is still young).

* We have not seen parking lots full of buses that could have been used to evacuate the victims.

* We don’t hear cries of racism or conspiracy theories.

* We have not yet seen celebrities making a big show of doing nothing.

* We have not yet seen Senators making a big show of doing nothing.

* We have not yet seen reporters making a big show of doing nothing.

* We have not seen local officials more concerned with the racial make-up of their city than solving the problem.

Go read the whole thing.

A key difference…

March 26, 2008

Bruce Walker makes this on target observation:

The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers’ Party. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are lawyers. John Edwards, the other former Democrat candidate for president, is a lawyer and so is his wife Elizabeth. Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate.) Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Benson, went to law school. Look at the Democrat Party in Congress: the Majority Leader in each house is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different. President Bush and Vice President Cheney were not lawyers, but businessmen. The leaders of the Republican Revolution were not lawyers. Newt Gingrich was a history professor; Tom Delay was an exterminator; and Dick Armey was an economist. House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer, not a lawyer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work. The Democratic Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history like Gingrich.

We cannot expect the Lawyers’ Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America. Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.

Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.