Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Democrat's inner child

Commenting on President Obama's recent failures, Maureen Dowd concludes (hat tip: Glenn Reynolds/Instapundit and Jennifer Rubin):
He’s so sure of himself and his actions that he fails to see that he misses the moment to be president — to be the strong father who protects the home from invaders, who reassures and instructs the public at traumatic moments.

He’s more like the aloof father who’s turned the Situation Room into a Seminar Room. [Emph. added]
By thinking of the president as their father, as they often do, Democrats turn our system of government upside-down. In a traditional family, the father is the breadwinner and, to the extent that the mother permits, he is in charge of the family. In a democracy, by contrast, we the people are the breadwinners and we the people select our president: we delegate power to him. He works for us, not us for him.

Democrats seem to take comfort in thinking of themselves as infants who will be cared for by their parent, the government. This is why they are so willing to turn their personal health care decisions over to their "father," the government. It also explains why they they suffered from BDS: they couldn't stand to see Pres. Bush as their father.

PREVIOUSLY, on liberal attempts to use inappropriate family analogies:
CNN: Thinking of states like they are the federal Gov.'s children
Soldier objects to liberal infantilization: we are not your "sons and daughters"
Seeing the US president as your father
US Government as "parent"
Economic policy by analogy to "standing up" to a bully
Thinking of an industry as an overindulged "child"
Dr. Helen Smith on Democrats and their lack of good father figures

1 comment:

Guy Average said...

You nailed it. The power to govern rests in the hands of the people, or at least that is what our Constitution mandates.

Under the US Constitution, We The People are The God Given Authority, and we delegate that authority to our elected representatives for the purpose of the representation of us. End of story.

Nice post. Thanks!

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