Why Democrats Lost
That's how many John Kerry supporters explained their defeat in the 2004 election.
Democrats appear to be genuinely astounded that they didn't win. Many blame their loss on the Republican party's ability to present itself as representing people of moral values. Clearly that astounds them. "How could we be perceived as the party without values" they ask.
As one who embraced many Democratic principles as recently as the election of 2000, allow me to answer.
Laura Bush has personified elegance and class as America's First Lady for four years.
The Democratic party countered with a vulgar, foulmouthed, brazen billionaire with the grace of a drunken hooker. Teresa Heinz-Kerry insulted every mother in America when she snidely stated in an interview that "I doubt Laura Bush has ever held a real job." I can't envision a more ill-suited candidate to represent our country as First Lady.
To most Americans Ted Kennedy is a philandering, has-been alcoholic whose money and influence allowed him to get away with murder. To the Democratic party, Kennedy is their esteemed elder statesman.
The Democratic party's most vocal spokesperson is Michael Moore, an arrogant ass who holds America, and Americans, in utter contempt. He delights in telling the French and Germans how stupid we are. He mocks our military. He insults our president. His "Joe Average" persona is as bogus as the "facts" in his slanted books and movies. Most Americans despise him as a traitor and a slob. Yet, at the Democratic National Convention Moore was afforded the most honored seat in the house - right alongside former president Jimmy Carter.
Most Americans view gay men and women as simply fellow citizens who should be afforded the same respect as any other citizen. The Democratic party views gay men and women as a minority whose perceived "rights" should supersede the established tenets that have governed society since the beginning of time.
The majority of America understands that we must take a stand against terrorism, that terrorists are the essence of pure evil, that terrorists will always hate America and Americans, no matter what we do. The Democratic party seems to believe that if we just turn the other cheek they will go away. Their mantra of "wrong war, wrong place, wrong time" smacks of pacifism.
Most Americans would find an adult male who wears makeup, high heels, a wig and women's clothing to his workplace as not just creepy, but deeply disturbing. The Democratically controlled California legislature passed a law providing fines up to $150,000 for any employer who fires a man for showing up to work dressed as a woman. Every Democrat cast a 'yes' vote.
To most of America the entertainment industry is comprised primarily of dull-witted, self-absorbed twits who, under the guise of "artistic expression," fill our living rooms and our children's brains with an endless parade of depraved garbage. The vociferous Tinseltown endorsement of John Kerry merely confirmed what most of America already knows - the Democratic party reflects Hollywood's moral values, not America's.
The consensus by Republicans, and a surprising number of Democrats, is near unanimous - the Democratic party is in ruins because they have chosen to align themselves with all that is wrong in America.
They mock people of faith.
They endorse special-interest agendas that tear apart the fabric of our Constitution.
They embrace race-baiting opportunists like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
They support wacko organizations such as the ACLU. And, worst of all, they offer America as heroes - as people to emulate, as role-models for our children - shameless charlatans like Ted Kennedy, Michael Moore and Bill Clinton.
The answer to the question is very simple: The Democratic party is perceived as the party without moral values because they are a party without moral values.
And, as shown on November 2nd, the majority of America is finally realizing it.