Despite Senator Clinton’s politically crude revelation that she is relying on unforeseen events– like an assassination –to win the Democrat Party nomination,it’s a strategy that long-shot Democrat candidates have successfully used before.
In July 1896, another a long-shot candidate– William Jennings Bryan– addressed the Democrat National Convention in Chicago. The 36-year-old Congressman delivered a speech among the most notorious in American political history. Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech was a defining one; it set Democrats on the path to embrace class envy and high taxes.
Back then, the implementation of the income tax– which many regarded as unconstitutional– was a raging issue. In a spirited defense of the tax, Jennings Bryan declared: “The income tax is a just law. It simply intends to put the burdens of government justly upon the backs of the people. When I find a man who is not willing to pay his share of the burden of the government which protects him, I find a man who is unworthy to enjoy the blessings of a government like ours.”
Bryan’s speech so wowed Democratsthat the long-shot candidate won the presidential nomination. The rest, as they say, is history. Thanks to Democrats, the burden of a
So you see, relying on the unforeseen can be good for Democrat candidates– even if it means the rest of us… get screwed. (Politically, of course.)
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