First, never nominate for President another New England Yankee. Not just another New England Yankee like John Kerry, but no other New England Yankee, period. For some bizarre reason these creeps cannot mind their own business, and seem to think the American people want such interference.
Instead, nominate someone from the Midwest, like Reagan, who was from Illinois. What we really need is another Charles Lindbergh, who was from the Upper Midwest. Contra the Bizarro World fantasies of dope-addled ooze-meister Philip Roth in The Plot Against America, Lindbergh was about as close to a true American hero as was produced in the 20th Century.
The East and West Coasts are irrelevant. What matters is everything in between. You know, Flyover Land. Hollywood is a sewer, and no one in his right mind cares what any actor or actress thinks about anything. Team America got it exactly right about the invincible ignorance of these people.
Stop denigrating people's religion and take it seriously. This is overwhelmingly a Christian country, and a good thing, too, because I don't remember liberty and capitalism coming out of any other religion.
It doesn't help in the slightest when people sneer at the states that voted for Bush as "Jesusland." Portraying all those people in Jesusland as an undifferentiated mass of knuckle-dragging inbred hillbillies is sure going to get votes, now isn't it?
The mass of people do not want socialized health care, contrary to the hallucinations of Hillary "I'll Get You, and Your Little Doggy, Too" Clinton. Socialized health care would be just like putting a huge bowl of candy on your front porch for Halloween, with a sign reading, "Take what you want." If there is no "cost" (although there is, because all pay for it), then demand skyrockets. That's one of the basic economic laws, understood by children seeking candy, not so understood by adults.
People do not want laws promoting "gay" marriage. Homosexuality has gone, as the joke goes, from the "love that dares not say its name" to "the love that won't shut up." If I could describe the best society available in one sentence, I'd say, "Mind your own business." When people try to use the State to benefit themselves, it turns other people against them. Politics always means war. So, "minding your own business" means avoiding getting involved in the State, because to do so means there will always be fights.
People don't want the Third World imported into America. Indeed, they want them deported. Perhaps immigration policy should be returned to the individual states. After all, it does take a massive federal government to have such massive immigration, even if contrary to the wishes of the people.
Apropos that, perhaps abortion should also be returned to the states, since the 40 million or so abortions since the early '70s appears to be the reason why the "government" wants to import the Third World, so they can pay the retirement benefits of the coming retirees, since we've aborted several dozen current and future generations.
Massive tax cuts would be nice. Go ahead, Democrats, keep calling for tax increases, and keep losing elections. The reason that moron Howard Dean didn't get the nomination is because he called for a tax increase. That showed his understanding of economics was minimal.
Cut taxes and the deficit will go up? They're not even related. The deficit is caused by the government spending more than comes in. Cut spending, and the deficit will go down, then go away. Cut taxes, and the economy will always improve. It's not hard. Actually, it's really quite easy.
Pulling back the American empire would be a good thing, too. Some 750 military bases in three-quarters of the world is not an American value. Is it any wonder so many people in the world hate the American government? If we had foreigners over here invading and conquering us, murdering us by the hundreds of thousands, overthrowing own government, and meddling for decades, wouldn't we hate them? Who's been in charge of the US for the last 60 years? An evil Homer Simpson?
In a sentence, the Democrats should start supporting the traditional values of this country: low taxes, low regulation, a small federal government. They should quit with their hallucinations of "getting their message out." They've got their message out, and voters didn't like it. That's why they lost the elections.
they will not listen. As a result, the Democratic
Party will continue to lose elections. They should remember what Reagan
said when he switched from being a Democrat to a Republican: "I didn't
leave the Democratic Party. . . it left me."
Lew Rockwell See Bob's archives there.