There is a saying that goes
“Give a man a fish and he’ll eat today. Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat tomorrow.”
It’s been long recognized that Democrats have no interest in teaching anyone how to fish. They want to keep people hooked and on the line for as long as possible.
They pander to the lowest common denominator.
They pander to illegal aliens as future voters.
Democrats have done nothing but make society worse and more dependent.
The great achievement of the Democratic Party in the 20th century was to create vast government bureaucracies that use taxpayers’ monies to do for the people what they are not permitted to do for themselves.
For Al Gore, “fighting for the working class” means keeping its members dependent on federal handouts. It is a new form of slavery whereby government tax and regulatory policies interfere with a person’s ability to achieve his potential and, thereby, throw him back into dependency on government handouts.
This is the essence of Democratic Party politics. It is supplemented with pandering to “victims groups” — homosexuals, feminists, abortionists and blacks — that are compensated for their victimhood with the award of various preferments and special legal privileges.
And now they target children and they are developing a particular technique for fostering dependency.
Last week three van loads of students were taken from the Hughes High School in Cincinnati during school hours and brought to the Downtown Board of Elections. The kids were given sample ballots with which to practice voting.
The ballots included only Democrat candidates.
The Cincinnati Public School system (CPS) denied any wrongdoing. They maintained that there was no violation since the ballots were not handed out by a school employee.
They were handed out by a former school employee. A former CPS Principal.
So there. That’s much better.
A local attorney filed a lawsuit challenging this activity, alleging that the adults accompanying the kids were either campaign workers or supporters of Steve Driehaus (D-West Price Hill), who is running for re-election in ths district.
Then after voting for the only candidate on the ballot, the Democrat (this reminds of the old Soviet Union), the children were then treated to ice cream.
There was no word on who paid for the ice cream.
I bet I know.
And all I could think was that this is the perfect metaphor for the Democrat party.
Vote for me and I’ll give you ice cream.