WARNING - If you're not careful, the raw appeal and captivating intellectual allure of the arguments advanced in this College Democrats promotional video may convert you to liberalism (via Breitbart TV):
Amidst the swamp of inane boilerplate, a handful of incisive one-liners shine through:
(1) "I'm a Democrat because of the PATRIOT Act."
Based on recent events, I can only assume this young man is a fervent supporter of the PATRIOT Act. Surely he's aware that Congress just reauthorized his favorite legislation at the behest of the Democratic administration, which was also backed by a nasty piece of hysterical demagoguery from the Democratic Senate Majority Leader.
(2) "I'm a Democrat because I'm a Christian, not in spite of it."
Approximately one minute later:
"...Because America is a democracy, not a theocracy."
(3) "I'm a Democrat because I believe the government should take care of its citizens." This particular quote serves as a convenient reminder of why many of us are not Democrats: Because we believe Americans should work hard and take care of themselves and their families, and that the government should help provide a compassionate, limited, Constitutional, and fiscally sustainable social safety net for those who need it most.
Alright, who's convinced?
UPDATE - The College Dems appear to have yanked the video off of YouTube. What? Too effective?
UPDATE II - The immortal clip lives on at vimeo.
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