Oooh, what a delicious moment: a Democrat is doing what Democrats do best: screw up.
The latest case is New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. The supposed reformer, he was adored by my finance professor.
While I respected some of Eliot’s actions, I knew something was up. He didn’t “feel” right.
My suspicion is vindicated: Eliot is John #9 in a major prostitution bust. It’s doubly ironic because, as New York attorney general, he busted prostitution rings.
This is a good example for the record: Democrats are not reformers. Democrats’ fundamental belief in increasing government’s intervention in and control of the economy is an anathema to reform. Economic control is a tool of madmen, tyrants, communists, and socialists, not lovers of freedom, justice, and liberty.
And let’s talk about effectiveness: compare the 1993 Republican Contract with America to the Democrat promises for the current Congress. Many of the Contract With America’s reforms went through, repeatedly forcing Slick Willie’s hand (part of which his wife is disavowing to appease the Democrat radical left wing base). On the other hand, what happened with the latest Democrat salvo? They came in with a whine, they are leaving with a pout. They can’t even hold to promises of no earmarks! (Should the failure by tax and spend Democrats to control spending surprise anyone?)
Speaking of Democrats, look at their presidential choices: a senator with a personal and family legacy of corruption, rotten deals, narcissism, and regal demeanor of entitlement, or a radical leftist senator without substantive national experience, untested by the media.
It’s like having to choose between Satan and the Devil.
Compare to the prohibitive Republican nominee, a war hero who, despite his foibles, represents a mature, experienced alternative.
In one’s final voting booth decision, a mature, experienced alternative might look awfully appealing next to Satan or the Devil.