God Bless America!

Democrats could use a little Kate Smith
(although she wasn’t that little)
and a lot less Al Sharpton!

I believe in America,” are the first words spoken in The Godfather, by the immigrant undertaker Bonasera to Vito Corleone.

“Morning in America” won Ronald Reagan the presidency. The smell of coffee brewing, the sound of bacon sizzling and roosters crowing! Reagan embodied sunny optimism and the promise of renewal.

• Democrats mocked Tommy Thompson as a cheerleader. They laughed when TGT predicted a Rose Bowl for the Badgers. Don Morton was coach back then. No political figure has ever loved Wisconsin more. His sourpuss opponent Chuck Chvala, Tommy would say, chewed lemons.

• “Happy Days are Here Again” serenaded FDR’s voters during the Great Depression.

Mandela Barnes could do well to cut a TV ad expressing his love of country and optimism — but he can’t redact his own recent history. If the Werkes seems fixated on the Lesser Mandela it is because Barnes is the cynosure of Woke, Blame-America-First identity politics. He is the 1619 Project’s candidate for U.S. Senate here in Wisconsin. Eager to wear the hair T-shirt of oppression if it promotes lawless borders and defunds law enforcement.

On the first day of 2015, Barnes applauded a Twitter post by the Iranian strongman Khamenei that slammed the U.S. government over slavery: “U.S. government oppression against blacks is a 100s year-old issue,” wrote Khamenei, adding the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

Just last year, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor scolded America’s founding, saying“things were bad. Things were terrible. The founding of this nation? Awful!”

According to a 2021 Gallup survey, only 34% of progressive activists say they are “proud to be American” compared to 62% of Asians, 70% of blacks, and 76% of Hispanics.’

The losing politics of resentment

“Progressives haven’t lost the argument on patriotism,” writes a progressive at the Tony Blair Institute for Change, “We have failed to make one.” Which is why the Left is losing minorities — hispanic immigrants, especially. We’ve quoted Ruy Teixeira before, he’s the guy trying to revive the Democrat(ic) party of JFK and Harry Truman: 

Let’s face it: today’s Democrats have a bit of a problem with patriotism. It’s kind of hard to strike up the band on patriotism when you’ve been endorsing the view that America was born in slavery, marinated in racism and remains a white supremacist society, shot through with multiple, intersecting levels of injustice that make everybody either oppressed or oppressor on a daily basis.

— Ruy Teixeira, “Democrats should embrace patriotism.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: The Washington Post observed the passing of, at age 90, one of the last children of an American slave. “We could never talk negatively about America in front of my father. He did not have much but he really, really loved America. Isn’t that funny?”

If a former slave can love America, why … ?

About David Blaska

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17 Responses to God Bless America!

  1. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Progressives will never say a positive word about America’s past or present, but they’ll babble endlessly about its glowing future–that is, the one they’ll control: no-fossil fuels, empty prisons, defunded and demoralized police, race and gender based education systems, oppressed and oppressor binary, reparations and endless apologies for racism, and a constitutional guarantee for unrestricted abortion. Over the past two years, we’ve had a taste–just a taste–of what they envision for America. Maybe they’ll even produce their own anthem, this one belted out by Lizzo (with lyrics by Jeremiah Wright).


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      “Progressives will never say a positive word about America’s past or present”

      Best not ask ’em about Eugenics, then…

      The Gotch


  2. MadTownGuy says:

    Ruy Teixeira has always been the guy cautioning Progressives against saying the quiet part out loud, while tacitly supporting their agenda.

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  3. As Jonah Goldberg wrote about, the left decries the hypocrisy of “All men are created equal,” and the fact of slavery. But they don’t seem to appreciate that there wasn’t a regime on Earth, at that time and, really to this day, who was willing to take that stance, even if they were falling short of the ideal. At least we have it in our founding document.


    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Progressives operate on the premise that since they are without fault always and in every circumstance, they are in a singular position to judge flawed human beings–Thomas Jefferson, for example, who declared that all men are created equal while owning slaves–immediately consigning them to the endless purgatory of their condemnation. After all, they and they alone are capable of perfection.


  4. richard lesiak says:

    Wrapping yourself in the flag is a sure sign of desperation.


  5. Bill Cleary says:

    On my way back from Weber Tires yesterday, and yes they do have great deals on tires at a fair price, I heard the following from our Miss Vicki. She said something to the effect that socialism is equal to slavery. I think she hit the nail square on the head with that comment.

    Whether you like it or not, whether you want it or not, whether you think it is morally bad or not, you will be forced to pay the government for some crazy idea that some government twit dreams up in order to buy votes in the next upcoming election. (Joe, Tony, Mandela, does that remind you of anyone?)

    The reason progressivism or socialism never works is that it ultimately becomes another form of slavery that keeps it’s citizens enslaved to the government and the twits who run it.

    Those twits do so at the behest of the heads of global corporations like Blackstone, KKR, CVC, The Carlyle Group and others who really run the world.


  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Being what Lefty hates most (old, white, uneducated/feeble-minded Y-Chromosomal Unit) yet licking their Birkenstocks is a SURE SIGN of desperation!

    The Gotch


  7. richard lesiak says:

    The Packers did what????


  8. Balboa says:

    They did 13 time nfl championships, 4 time superbowl wins, more hof players than the minstrels of the midway. I thank papa bear Halas for saving the packers. He must have saw Greatness, something libt_rds like you have never even come ose to accomplishing. Now go get your effing shinebox.

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  10. AdamC says:

    They are too busy lobbing fake claims of racism at places like the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Vilas Zoo — yes, fake claims . The final report by a judge authorized to conduct a full investigation found ZERO RACISM at the Vilas Zoo.

    Read it and weep, fake racism claimers.



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