Democrats are trying desperately to have a gaffe-free conference, so how did this egregious soundbite make it into their opening video?:
Hey there, Obamacrats? I don’t know about you, but I don’t “belong” to the government. The government belongs to the people.
Or as America’s greatest living actor recently put it: “We own this country. “
I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we — we own this country.
We — we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.
And — so — they are just going to come around and beg for votes every few years. It is the same old deal. But I just think it is important that you realize , that you’re the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.
What a contrast. Never before has the difference in the two parties been so stark.
Jim Geraghty thanks Democrats for kicking off their national convention with a statement that will be featured in Republican ads for weeks to come and wonders…
A poorly-written bit of narration for some standard-issue filler convention video? Or a revealing moment of their core philosophy?
If it is merely a poorly-expressed comment, that creates a false impression, it is rather amazing how often these things happen to the Democrats: “You didn’t build that.” “The private sector is doing fine.” “Our plan worked.”
Paul Kengor in The American Thinker: Frank Marshall Davis and the Subversion of the Democratic Party:
Tellingly, Davis himself, in an eerily Obama-like sentiment, had emphasized the need for “fundamental change” in America — advocating exactly that in his kick-off column for the Chicago Staron July 6, 1946. Well, with the Democrats and with Barack Obama, he has gotten just that. Frank Marshall Davis’s presence will be there at the Democrats’ convention this week.