The suggestion that recent polls indicate that more Americans think the Democratic Party is better equipped to deal with issues of morality than the Republican Party is funny.
Not “mildly-amusing”-type funny. I’m talking “fall-off-the-chair-roaring-with-laughter-and-rolling-around-on-the-floor” – type of funny.
Democrats are more moral than Republicans? Well, let’s just consider a week or so in the life of some of the most prominent Democrats in the country. Just the past few days alone offers a glimpse into the “morality” of the Democratic Party.
Let’s look at five prominent Americans who could quite accurately be described as bastions of the Democratic Party: John Kerry, Barbra Streisand, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and Ted Turner. These folks have had quite a week.
First, John Kerry sat down with Bill “the terrorists weren’t cowards” Maher to yuck it up on Maher’s HBO talk show. Maher, who was chased off the ABC-TV airwaves after making his reprehensible comments about the terrorists a couple of years ago, asked Sen. Kerry a pretty innocent question about where he took his wife for her birthday. When Kerry told Maher he took her to Vermont, Maher said, “You could have went (sic) to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone”, an obvious reference to rumors that Kerry wants to run for President again. Kerry didn’t miss a beat with his answer: “Or I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.”
Now I suppose it’s unlikely that Kerry, who is obviously still bitterly despondent over losing the election to George W. Bush, really wants to kill the President of the United States with a stone. But isn’t joking about doing the President harm a crime? What a morally upstanding “joke” by a Democrat, eh?
Moving on to “Babs” Streisand: My beautiful but occasionally misguided wife thought it would be a big surprise to take me to Madison Square Garden to see Streisand in concert, part of her umpteenth “farewell” tour. I’m happy to prove to the world that I love my wife very much and didn’t want to hurt her feelings. That’s how I found myself sitting in the Garden the other night, behind celebrities like Oprah, Tony Bennett, and even Geraldo.
Sure, I’ll admit that my late mother and father used to play Barbra Streisand albums around the house when I was a little boy. Of course I can concede that Streisand is an entertainment legend. But knowing her fierce Democratic activism, I sat in my overly-priced seat just waiting for a political lecture.