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Democrats– A Party of Lawyers. Obama is another and so is his wife!

This was sent to me by another blogger, I do not know where is comes from but it makes complete sense.


The Democrat Party has become the Lawyers’ Party. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are lawyers. John Edwards, the other former Democrat candidate for president, is a lawyer, and so is his wife, Elizabeth. Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate). Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school. Look at the Democrat Party in Congress: the Majority Leader in each house is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different. President Bush and Vice President Cheney were not lawyers, but businessmen. The leaders of the Republican Revolution were not lawyers. Newt Gingrich was a history professor; Tom Delay was an exterminator; and, Dick Armey was an economist. House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer, not a lawyer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976. The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work. The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.

The Lawyers’ Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America. And, so we have seen the proc ession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers’ Party, grow. Against whom does Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.

This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.

Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation. When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other A m ericans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become “adverse parties” of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.

Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big. When lawyers use criminal prosecution as a continuation of politics by other means, as happened in the lynching of Scooter Li bby and Tom Delay, then the power of lawyers in America is too great. When House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing.

What about the recent Supreme Court decision that gives constitutional rights now to terrorists, who are not U.S. citizens living here under the rule of our Constitution, but who are murderous thugs, enemies during a time of war who are trying to destroy our country, our people and the Constitution!!!

We CANNOT expect the Lawyers’ Party to provide real change, real reform, or real hope in America. Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.

Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by the lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

And you know what they say, “If you shake hands with a lawyer, count your fingers”!



July 22, 2008 - Posted by | 2008 Election, Blogroll, Democrat, Liberal Democrat, Obama, Political, POLITICS, President, Presidential Candidate, Senator | , , , ,


  1. […] Jim Oliphant wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptBarack Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are lawyers. John Edwards, the other former Democrat candidate for president, is a lawyer, and so is his wife, Elizabeth. Every Democrat nominee since 1984 … Read the rest of this great post here […]

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  2. A Law Degree and BA in Political Science are all prerequisites for a political career

    Comment by strider333 | July 22, 2008 | Reply

  3. The bogger has it right on who Obama is! We had better all work together to keep him out of the White House. He has backed himself into a hole and has to fight a great man! The fight has just begun. http://xrl.us/nxzjd

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | July 22, 2008 | Reply

  4. BA:

    I have to add that an open mind is also important and a bit of being humble and certainly not being arrogant! Obama has no foriegn relains or military experience and he already screwed up with P.M. Maliki in Iraq by saying he had his endorsement for President when Maliki said he did not give it.

    I agree that a law degree (although je barely used it) and a BA in Pol.Sci are good but as a base start not as the resume!


    Thanx for your comment

    Comment by rightwingdog | July 23, 2008 | Reply

  5. My youngest son has 4 degrees, BA,BS/MS in Microbiology, and a JD in law. He is also an Army officer. He has far more experience that Barack. He ran for the Senate in 2004. He is in no way qualified to be President.

    A fifty years career in law would not qualify any one to be President.

    A little research and you find that most of the lawyers in Congress never really practiced law

    Good articile.

    Comment by Watch Dog | July 26, 2008 | Reply

  6. I’d rather my president have a law degree rather than a BA in journalism any day! (Especially if that person took 6 years and 6 colleges to get the journalism degree.)


    Comment by baktwae | September 23, 2008 | Reply

  7. Good for you!

    Did you ever here the saying, “when you shake hands with a lawyer, count your fingers as you pull your hand back”?

    I have dealth with lawyers for my entire working life and I will tell you that 99.99% are not worth a damn, they are not any smarter than you or I (unless you are a lawyer) and most are just plain lazy.

    No thanx, I will take a “normal” person any day!


    Comment by rightwingdog | September 26, 2008 | Reply

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