Stand Proud, Liberal Democrats
The right-wingers continue to make the false claim that they are America, and that the rest of America isn't. In fact America owes more to the liberal Democrats than it does to the Tea Party.
The Democrats form the bulk of American science, which is at the root of everything that business sells.
The Democrats form the bulk of American computer industry, which was the true source of 1980s and 1990s prosperity; which is based on a personal computer designed by a hippie; and which is based in vastly Democratic Bay Area, Washington State, and Democratic-voting areas of Virginia.
The Democrats, as the bulk of America's teachers, make people employable; as the bulk of America's filmmakers produce work that reaches the rest of the world; as journalists inform people and fight corruption; and as civil rights activists fight for people's rights.
The liberal Democrats have created the best parts of America - parts that are prosperous, culturally and academically rich, and possessing of noble social covenants in which women have equality with men. Places such as Seattle and San Francisco: Some of the most beautiful, most accomplished, most wonderful places in the world.
The government projects of the Interstate and the Internet vastly increase prosperity, and without them American economy would be much less than it is now.
Meanwhile the right-wing entities are for the most part parasitical. One is the solid-right oil industry that consumes $30 billion in taxpayer subsidies a year, and that has for decades lied to the people and lobbied the government to suppress progress in the energy sector.
The other is the solid-right government-subsidized beef industry, which takes land that could be used to feed 2 billion people and uses most of it to raise cattle feed, so that it feeds the fraction of that number - and instead of reaping vast economic benefit from selling the food abroad and vast political benefit from giving it away in time of famine, America reaps diabetes, obesity and debt.
The third is the industry of conmanship and deception that is the Christian Right and the right-wing talk radio - an industry that has been peddling such absurdities as "AIDS is God's way of controlling the homosexual population," "9-11 happened because God removed his protective umbrella over America," "nothing that people do can affect the environment," "global warming is a UN hoax" and "a Satanic New World Order conspiracy is running the world."
These are the people who claim that they are America, and that you are not America. And it is time that the liberal Democrats stand proud against this vast usurpation of power. When someone from another country thinks of America, he thinks of liberal New York or Los Angeles; watches movies made in liberal Hollywood; uses software developed in liberal California or Washington State; drives cars made in liberal Michigan; and uses technology that was made possible by scientists in liberal Massachussets or California.
Stand proud, liberal Democrats. You are responsible for the bulk of America's accomplishments, you have created the best parts of America, and you represent most fully America's promise.
And America owes to you far more than it does to the Tea Party or anyone else on the far Right.