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Where’s the Damn Report Card?

posted at 9:28 am on January 29, 2011 by

You know how normal people get report cards in school to tell them how they’re doing?

And professionals receive performance reviews?

How about Democrats? Do Democrats ever look back? Ever do any introspection?

How’s FDR’s Social Security program doing? On solid ground after being sold to the American people as insurance, but defended in the Supreme Court as a tax?

What happened to all of those trillions of dollars paid in by retirees? Could it be that Social Security is bankrupt and headed to collapse in just a couple of decades?

Oh, and I’ve been out of town. How did LBJ’s “Great Society” work out? All of those housing projects and wealth transfers? Did that “War on Poverty” succeed?

And how’s ‘Chain Migration’ doing? Letting illegals stream over the border, give birth and claim citizenship? That working out well? All that Balkanization of large swaths of the United States? Going swimmingly?

And Medicare? You know, the medical program that is hemorrhaging $100 billion a year in fraud alone? How’s that Medicare ‘trust fund’ working out? Going well?

And the Democrats’ incessant push to lower eligibility for welfare payments, food stamps and tax credits? Is that cutting down on single-parent families and inner-city blight?

Oh — and how’s that Post Office thingy doing? Making lots of money? The paragon of efficiency?

What about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? How’d those ‘job shops for connected Democrats’ turn out? Those help the economy?

Anyone know what ever happened with the SEC? They still protecting investors from crooks like Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford? Keeping folks safe from AIG and Enron?

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Before they embark on brand new social engineering programs like Obamacare, couldn’t we grade the Democrats’ performance on their existing programs? Issue a report card before they nationalize even more sectors of the economy?

Couldn’t we evaluate what’s in place now? Before implementing a trillion-dollar “Stimulus” program, Cap-and-Trade, socialized medicine, a 2400-page “financial overhaul”, and “comprehensive immigration reform”?

No. Democrats never look back. Never learn from failure. Never educate themselves. Because their ideology trumps history, facts, logic and reason. Which is why we must defeat them in 2012. Before it’s too late.
 
 
Cross-posted at: Doug Ross @ Journal.

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We all know that an F- is really curved to an A+ if it’s a democrat’s report card. Otherwise, they would of been left behind in Pre-K.

/sarc

Tuari on January 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Don’t you know grades hurt progressives’ feelings?

Disturb the Universe on January 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

I forgot to mention that this post is best read using the voice of Stewie from Family Guy.

directorblue on January 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Great post, which enumerates what I have been asking for years.

You forgot about listing public schools, which were forced down the throats of parents implemented in spite of vigorous opposition by parents.

SOTU addresses should also be scored at the end of each fiscal year.

I don’t know how to do “trackbacks” so I linked it as its own post.

YTZGal on January 29, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Isn’t that Francis Fox Piven in the photograph w/ LBJ?

turfmann on January 29, 2011 at 6:16 PM

You forgot AMTRAK.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on January 30, 2011 at 3:47 AM

All this talk about “grades” does nothing for the self-esteem of the progressives who work tirelessly towards the goal government as the answer to every question on the test. If you can’t accept an “attaboy” trophy for responding “present”, and insist on assigning a grade, then at least give the government a B+ for effort, following the lead of our historic and unprecedented president.

tpitman on January 30, 2011 at 8:04 AM

No. Democrats never look back. Never learn from failure. Never educate themselves

Good article, but I respectfully disagree with you on this one. They do look back and educate themselves. The abject failure of all of these does exactly two things – make people more dependent on the government and more likely to keep the Democrats in power. Doesn’t matter to them if everything they touch turns to sh**, so long as they remain in power. Acquiring and holding on to power is all that these people care about. They want to rule a failed state like dictators and elites where they get to tell us everything – all the way down to what kind of health care we get, how we heat our homes, and what (and even if!) we can drive. The failure of their socialistic programs doesn’t matter, so long as they keep all the power in their iron grip.

crazy_legs on January 31, 2011 at 9:15 AM