The Dillard Doctrine

Urban Conservative Commentary on Politics & Life

Memo to the DNC (and other Democratic officials)

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Paine, “The Crisis”

Over the course of this week, the Democratic National Committee, in conjunction with just about every liberal-minded organization imaginable, has made an effort to label people who exercise their rights to question their elected officials as some sort of paid insurgent operation. According to them, we’re a “right wing extremist mob”…

I’m going to take off my campaign hat for a second to set a couple things straight.

First off, we’re not a mob. Yes, we’re loud…because our officials in Washington aren’t listening to our calls and emails. Yes, we’re upset…because there’s a few people there-okay, more than a few-that seem to think that just because they won an election, they have some sort of mandate to take over our industries and tell us that the government can perform certain tasks better than the private sector.

Yes, elections have consequences. But one of them isn’t the right to take an already bad situation and manipulate it to advance an agenda that will only make it worse. I’m sorry, but you don’t have that right. Change only means something if what’s to come is better than what’s been. Short of that, you’re not doing anything productive.

So some of us are gonna take advantage of the August recess to remind you of the things you’re supposed to be doing. Don’t run from us or hide events among your supporters; you represent those who disagree with you as well. In fact, you may well gather a begrudging respect if you take your message outside of your normal circles. Make your case, then hear ours. That’s your job. And at the end of the day, we can’t ask any more of you than that.

And, lest someone accuse me of being a corporate shrill or stooge…The Dillard Doctrine paid for and is responsible for the content of this post.

We’ll see you in the streets.




Written by Coby Dillard

August 6, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Posted in Rants

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  1. Well said.

    I’m truly offended by the DNC’s video campaign, on several levels. Straight-up Alinsky: ridicule and isolate anyone who disagrees with you. It’s not at all about discourse.

    I’m not even a Christian and the way they blatantly pan across a bright red Bible, as if to say people should definitely discount government health care opposition coming from Christians, makes me want to vomit.


    August 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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