The Democrats have their apologias in order for the coming political season. In Why I am a Democrat, editor Susan Mulcahy asked several prominent writers from Frank McCourt to Nora Ephron to answer the question. While some are terrible cliches others are rather funny and very true.
Vanity Fair’s Dominick Dunne writes that he used to be a Republican: “I voted for Goldwater and worked for him. My wife and I were on a team with Hedda Hopper, the Hollywood gossip columnist who wore big hats and was so right-wing. I cringe to write this. My life changed when I became a failure. Being poor and being a failure was the best thing that could have happened to me. I didn’t have to be talked into becoming a Democrat.”
Yes the Donks thrive on failure and envy on the march to happy times, higher taxes and bigger government. But they remind us how the Republican brand has always been damaged in some form.
Take Mulcahy’s wise reminder by way of the libertarian-leaning curmudgeon H.L. Mencken.
“In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”
Why are the barbarians at the gate so gleeful. Is that they just have to show up this November for the spoils?
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