My Dad saw salvation in Franklin Roosevelt. That was Roosevelt's persona, of course. He sold himself as the savior of the working man, and my Dad, along with millions of Americans, bought into it. It would not be until much later in his life that I would be able to convince him that Roosevelt had done more harm to America than good.
When I first moved to the South (Arkansas) in 1976, I was amused, if not appalled, by the people. It wasn't the fact that they drove around in pickup trucks with loaded gun racks in the rear window, but the fact that such obvious gun lovers voted Democrat. "Don't you realize," I'd ask them, "that Birch Bayh is Ted Kennedy's puppet, and that Teddy's life long goal is to take your guns away?"
In almost all other respects, Southerners of that generation, were – as my Dad had been – conservative to the core. Yet they continued to vote Democrat. I call such people – who talk and live by conservative principles yet vote Democrat – DINOs: Democrats In Name Only.
DINOs are mostly working class people who really don't have time to get personally involved in politics. They get their information word-of-mouth and their opinions pre-packaged from CNN. They are the useful idiots the Democrat Party depends on to stay in power, and while at their core they are Constitutional conservatives, it nerver occurs to them that they are voting against their own best interests.
While the RINOs who abuse the seats of power are the weak link in the Republican arsenal, the DINOs – the raw-boned conservatives who vote Democrat because their Daddy did – are the Democrat's weak link. And that link is starting to give.
The former "solid South" is now solidly Republican. The Democrats' fulcrum of power has shifted to the big cities, where so-called "labor" unions and sycophantic media continue to misinform the public.
But that fortress is crumbling as well. Detroit is only the harbinger of the inevitable. Chicago and Baltimore are on the brink of tumbling into an inextricable morass of crime and poverty. Saint Louis and Los Angeles are not far behind. As more and more major American cities succumb to the inexorable financial distress resultant from years of Democrat mis-management, and more and more wealth creators flee those cities to escape high taxes and crime, we will see more and more Detroits.
And as those cities crumble into wastelands of abandoned houses, stores, and office buildings, the DINOs who are left behind must ultimately come to the realization that they did it to themselves.
Barack Husein Obama is a phenomenon. He is the first Mulatto President, and to that distinction he owes the overwhelming majority of his support. But the fact that he is deliberately destroying America cannot be long denied – or ignored.
Barack Husein Obama may well have the distinction of being the last Democrat President.