Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Dems

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

What is our Tom, the spiritual founder of the Democratic Party, talking about! What is more self-evident than that all men are created anything but equal. Besides wielding the glory of his pen, Jefferson himself would have dwarfed a roomful of Nobel Laureates gathered in the White House, according to JFK.

The Republicans don’t bother with such obscure, metaphysical propositions. They take the money and run. The other day, their great leader told an adoring crowd of Iowa FARMERS that he put millionaires and billionaires, such as the one-time head of Goldman-Sachs, into positions of power because, well, they are powerful. What signifies power more than money! And the farmers roared their approval of the great Poobah.

Hierarchy, with a divine king or emperor or Mitsch McConnell at the top, is doing what comes naturally. In bright sunshine, without blinking, Republicans scheme to give the richest 400 families in the land a tax break of eight million dollars a year EACH! Henry the Eighth hanged 72,000 thieves. Republicans plan to pick the pockets of millions of the poor and reward themselves in gated glory.

And for the Dems, it’s all uphill. The ascent began in earnest in 1215 AD with the signing of the Magna Carta. It took nearly 600 years of hard thinking and harder struggle to finally hammer out the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Why the difficulty?


It’s a maddening problem. Polls show wide support for Affordable College Education, Planned Parenthood, a Woman’s Right to Choose, Universal Health Care, increasing the Minimum Wage, Infrastructure investment, Gun Control, expanded Medicaid. And support for a Progressive Tax structure! The list goes on and on. Notice that all the items reflect planarity, a two-dimensional political arena where the operative principle is the greatest good for the greatest number. And they are all packaged under the Democratic Party.

In these worst of times, Dems celebrate the fact we understand Jefferson who recognized all men are created equal. It’s a gift of sanity. By shocking contrast, The Grand Poobah sponsored a Mr.Toady Party last week. The Republicans in attendance were asked to extol the incomparable virtues of their leader.

I’m off to party with The Mad Hatter, far better company than Reince Priebus or Mike Pence.