Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm surprised they didn't run into a stained blue dress in there.

Apparently, the Republicans have been digging around in the Clinton closets for collectivist campaign themes.

"Country First." -- No, John. INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES first!

"Service Before Self." -- No, John. The government exists to serve the people, not the other way around.

"Serving A Cause Greater Than Self." -- Ayn Rand would vomit.

A snarky little college rag (with a brilliant staff, I might add) at then-Southwest Missouri State University once commented that the Clintons' vision of communitarianism struck them as communism with a few extraneous letters thrown in. That is as valid an observation now as it was then.

1 comment:

Tom Hanna said...

Applied to a public servant all three of those are appropriate. Obama is the one that wants to apply those themes to the citizens, starting with mandatory community service for middle school students. Tricky Dick got rid of the draft for 18 year olds and The Messiah wants to bring it back for 12 year olds.

Country first is also more offensive the less the country is true to American ideals. I'd pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor, such as they are, to this country if it meant a return to hte principles of the document I stole the phrase from. I wouldn't pledge my left pinkie toe for Obama's America.

Now, back to the Kool Aid Plus Brewery...