A Recommendation the Democrats Won't Take
Peggy Noonan suggests
that the Democrats start taking on the anti-religious zealots.
It is this: Stop the war on religious expression in America. Have Terry McAuliffe come forward and announce that the Democratic Party knows that a small group of radicals continue to try to "scrub" such holidays as Christmas from the public square. They do this while citing the Constitution, but the Constitution does not say it is wrong or impolite to say "Merry Christmas" or illegal to have a crèche in the public square. The Constitution says we have freedom of religion, not from religion. Have Terry McAuliffe announce that from here on in the Democratic Party is on the side of those who want religion in the public square, and the Ten Commandments on the courthouse wall for that matter. Then he should put up a big sign that says "Merry Christmas" on the sidewalk in front of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters on South Capitol Street. The Democratic Party should put itself on the side of Christmas, and Hanukkah, and the fact of transcendent faith.
The good news is that there is not a chance that the "reality-based community" will accept this advice.
Read the whole article; I especially loved the bit about manipulating symbols. The Democrats are constantly searching for the secret code words that will get them elected despite being anti-relious and anti-American.
Update: Jim Geraghty has the same take
over at the Kerry Spot, but he phrases it better:
The Democratic party doesn’t have a reputation as the side hostile to religious faith because its messages have been misinterpreted, or because it has clumsy public relations, or because it can‘t keep up with the GOP “message machine.” It has that reputation because a large number of its members are hostile to religious faith.