Yes! It was classic Neil Kinnock, the left wing British Labor Party leader, who reluctantly lost to Margaret Thatcher back in 1983.
Don’t get sick. Don’t get old. Sound familiar? That line was echoed on the podium in the U. S. House of Representatives Sept. 29. The Democrats are struggling to pass the universal health care bill. The speech was delivered by Rep. Alan Grayson of the 8th District of Florida.
Kinnock was struggling to beat Thatcher when on June 7, 1983, he pinned the famous liberal speech. Here is the full text of the speech:
If Margaret Thatcher is re-elected as prime minister on Thursday, I warn you.
I warn you that you will have pain–when healing and relief depend upon payment.
I warn you that you will have ignorance–when talents are untended and wits are wasted, when learning is a privilege and not a right.
I warn you that you will have poverty–when pensions slip and benefits are whittled away by a government that won’t pay in an economy that can’t pay.
I warn you that you will be cold–when fuel charges are used as a tax system that the rich don’t notice and the poor can’t afford.
I warn you that you must not expect work–when many cannot spend, more will not be able to earn. When they don’t earn, they don’t spend. When they don’t spend, work dies.
I warn you not to go into the streets alone after dark or into the streets in large crowds of protest in the light.
I warn you that you will be quiet–when the curfew of fear and the gibbet of unemployment make you obedient.
I warn you that you will have defence of a sort–with a risk and at a price that passes all understanding.
I warn you that you will be home-bound–when fares and transport bills kill leisure and lock you up.
I warn you that you will borrow less–when credit, loans, mortgages and easy payments are refused to people on your melting income.
If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday–
– I warn you not to be ordinary
– I warn you not to be young
– I warn you not to fall ill
– I warn you not to get old.
The InkDemon warned in an earlier blog that this would happen. LINK
Now watch the Democratic party’s version of Classic Kinnock:
This speech shows that the Democrats have nothing new to offer the American people other than tax, spend, and pork.
This speech will be replicated in every house district in every state. It didn’t work for Kinnock. It won’t work for the Democrats.
Joe Biden knows Kinnock speeches well. He plagiarized Kinnock in a series of speeches back in 1987. LINK
Kinnock, according to the London Telegraph, said:
“Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because our predecessors were thick? Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what we had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Of course not. It was because there was no platform upon which they could stand”
JOE BIDEN IN Sept 1987 during his first presidential campaign:
“Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go a university? Why is it that my wife… is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? …Is it because they didn’t work hard? My ancestors who worked in the coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania and would come after 12 hours and play football for four hours? It’s because they didn’t have a platform on which to stand.”
The Democrats will stop at nothing to win. However, like Neil Kinnock, time is running out.