April 24, 2010

On "The Party of No"

Democrats have repeatedly labeled the GOP as the "Party of No". They call us obstructionists with no input, no reasonable solutions, no willingness to compromise, and no answer to their proposals except "No". I gather that they are implying by this that being the "Party of No" is a terrible, terrible thing to be. Okay, I'll play along. Time for a little history lesson.


Yes, we were and still are the Party of NO. The Republican Party was founded in NO. We said NO to all sorts of things.


We said NO to the inhumane institution of slavery.
We said NO to the Southern secession.
We said NO to the ineffectual New Deal.
We said NO to Big Labor.
We said NO to Hitler and the Axis.
We said NO to institutional segregation.
We said NO to racism.
We said NO to Communism.

We've been saying NO to the welfare state.
We've been saying NO to crippling taxes.
We've been saying NO to radical Islamic terrorism.
We've been saying NO to infant abortion.
We've been saying NO to bans on guns.
We've been saying NO to the authoritarian Fairness Doctrine.
We've been saying NO to big government.
We've been saying NO to European-style neosocialism.

Now, we're saying NO to the Democratic agenda and NO to the monstrous law they have finally passed through the Congress.


"Party of NO"? Hardly.

"Party of HELL NO"? Damn right.

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