Motto of the Democratic Party: “Ubi est mea?”

Longtime Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko used to gibe that the real motto of his hometown was: “Ubi est mea?” Translation: “Where’s mine?”

Perhaps, that is now the motto of the Democratic Party and its surrogates marching in the streets, booing at town hall meetings and breaking windows and setting fires and beating college professors.

Thanks to morning newspaper columnist Victor Joecks, we’ve now learned that in her speech to the state Legislature in Carson City nearly a week ago Congresswoman Dina Titus listed violent protest in her litany of reactions to the Trump administration.

Joecks quotes her as saying:

“Here at home we see people coming together in ways that we haven’t witnessed in a long time. There are rallies. There are protests. There are neighborhood events. We’ve had a women’s march, a tax march, there’s a science march.

“We’ve seen coverage of raucous town hall meetings and demonstrations on college campuses that have turned violent.

“It’s because people want to know what is going on. They want to know what’s going to happen to the programs that help those who are the most vulnerable, like Meals on Wheels for seniors.”

After a couple of phone calls the columnist finally managed to get a Titus spokesman to say, “She does not consider violent demonstrations to be equivalent (to the other forms of expression she listed).”

But as the video shows, there are a lot of things she wants to spend our money on.

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16 comments on “Motto of the Democratic Party: “Ubi est mea?”

  1. robertleebeers says:

    Never forget, Dina attempted to push a weight/distance tax on freight transportation while claiming it would not affect food prices. Hopefully, I should not have to explain why her claim was not only ignorant but outlandishly so.

  2. Rincon says:

    Thomas: Your words are reminiscent of those spoken by George Wallace in the 1960’s. While we both condemn the violence, it is entirely illogical to claim that a movement is illegitimate because some radicals turn violent.

  3. Bill says:

    Rincon. In 100 words or less, what precisely is the movement that you allude to? Just curious. Lately I have seen the so called Left acting like fascists. I find myself struggling to attach political labels or defnitions these days.

  4. robertleebeers says:

    Lately, nearly all of the violence and vandalism has been from the left-hand side of the political spectrum. Almost all of the intolerance has been there as well. There is literally no rationale to shout down a speaker simply because the ideas are not those you support. The only adult response is to offer a better idea. Unfortunately, this country has a dangerous lack of adults in its population these days.

  5. Rincon says:

    The left stimulated violence in the ’60’s and ’70’s, but the real violence was going on overseas and in our neighborhoods. I think the John Birch Society was saying much the same thing as you are now.

  6. Bill says:

    Rincon. I didn’t realize we were talking about the 60s and 70s. I thought it was about what is happening today. Surely, you recognize that we are undergoing a reversal to the point that the Fascists and Neo Nazis are on the left these days. Or do you?

  7. Steve says:

    Gotta give Rincon some leeway on this and other things, he lives in the heart of the media bubble and is subject to it’s slant on things.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/25/media-bubble-real-journalism-jobs-east-coast-215048

  8. deleted says:

    Orwellian. Right Winston?

    The days when the farthest of the far right wing, guys that supported the current tyrant in the White House, governing by executive fiat to a hitherto undreamed of extent, calling for enormous increases in military spending, scapegoating immigrants, demonizing the left, and the press, and furthering this country’s shift to corporatism, calling “the left” the facists.

    War is peace
    Hate is love
    Trump is president

  9. Rincon says:

    A word like fascist denotes an extreme viewpoint of the user. I suspect that any government regulation triggers that response. If true, then the Conservative is more of an anarchist. Which is worse?

    My wife is from Australia and considers the U.S. to be a fairly primitive society. She was used to a “fascist” (by your definition) government and still finds Australia to be superior after living here ten years.Our being #43 in longevity certainly puts us there by standards of health if nothing else (Australia is #13). https://www.infoplease.com/world/health-and-social-statistics/life-expectancy-countries-0 She cannot understand our dog eat dog economic and political systems. In the beginning, I justified our system, but as time went by, our nation continued to deteriorate and I have had to admit that she was right, at least to a point. Average Australians enjoy a better standard of living than us (along with having a longer life span). Their average income is similar, but when you add in health care costs, they lead us by several thousand dollars per year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_income They also manage to beat our income while working fewer hours. Their crime rate is far lower than ours https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp Suicide rates are almost 20% lower. https://data.oecd.org/healthstat/suicide-rates.htm They even have less pollution than us https://www.numbeo.com/pollution/rankings_by_country.jsp

    US News (A United States publication ) ranked us and Australia side by side, but we beat them on heritage, entrepreneurship and power, while they beat us in “open for business”, whatever that means, and quality of life. I consider both countries comparable and am happy to live in either, but talk of governmental policies of the Australian type being fascist just doesn’t pass the stink test. They seem to get good results

    If my wife was in a media bubble, it was in Australia. Do they have the same disease?

  10. Rincon says:

    Awaiting moderation? Am I missing something?

  11. If there are too many links in a post WordPress requires me to approve, but I had logged off by the time you posted.

  12. Bill says:

    Rincon, I particularly like Australia’s immigration policy. Would you recommend a duplication of their policy for the United States?

  13. Rincon says:

    Thanks, Thomas. I went on a little bender.

    Australia’s immigration policy isn’t so far from the mark. Countries should have a right to decide who gets to come in and who does not.

  14. Steve says:

    How about we do what New Zealand does?

  15. Rincon says:

    No objections here, unless I’m missing something.

  16. Steve says:

    No one allowed to immigrate unless they have a job waiting.

    Kinda keeps the idea of border crossing illegals at bay….

    It helps New Zealand’s an island.

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