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Democratic Party Now the Plutocratic Party

AMAC Exclusive – By Barry Casselman

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Five years ago, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, I wrote that a national political identity switch had begun, and subsequently I have written that this process was relentlessly continuing.

The Democratic Party now has even more explicitly turned its back on its founders, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, and has become more rigidly the party of political correctness and intolerance of free speech. It is turning away from its traditional base of ethnic and working class voters, and turning instead to extremely wealthy Americans, big business, newly affluent classes, and academic elites. The Republican Party, on the other hand, is now appealing to working class voters, religious and ethnic groups, and those who own and operate small businesses.

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would easily recognize the transformation of U.S. politics as very analogous to what happened in his own day, when his new political party opposed slavery while their Democratic opponents either supported it or tolerated it.

Today the liberal party in the United States has exhausted decades of labeling the conservative party as the party of the rich, and in fact now openly courts the support of big money, big tech, big business, and the academic establishment as it attempts further to expand big government.

The rapid expansion of the central government in the U.S. actually began after World War I and was set off starting with the response to the Great Flood of 1927, a devastating flood of the Mississippi River that covered some 27,000 square miles of land in up to 30 feet of water. President Calvin Coolidge appointed Herbert Hoover, who had fed post-war Europe in 1919, to be in charge. Through the Army Corps of Engineers, Hoover asserted federal jurisdiction and power in several flood-ravaged southern and midwestern states. The crisis passed, but the precedent had been set for much greater federal power. Only a few years later when a great economic depression hit the nation, new Democratic president Franklin Roosevelt established his New Deal policies and programs in an effort to revive the national economy and relieve the widespread economic suffering and unemployment, massively expanding on the precedent set by Coolidge and Hoover.

After World War II, New Deal programs and ideas were institutionalized to meet the interests of millions of veterans returning from Europe and the Pacific. Even the first Republican president in 20 years, Dwight Eisenhower, and eight years later, Richard Nixon, brought little change to New Deal policies. Between Eisenhower and Nixon, Democrat Lyndon Johnson upped the New Deal ante with his Great Society government social welfare programs.

After the disastrous first and only term of Democrat Jimmy Carter, the liberal party’s political base began to drift away as many blue collar workers voted for conservative Ronald Reagan.

Yet the Democrats’ core base remained intact, enabling the election of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and in 2020, Joe Biden.

Donald Trump made gains in both 2016 and 2020 with traditional Democratic voters, and since the Biden administration adopted and advocated the views of the far-left,  Hispanics in particular, as well as blacks, Jews, and Asian-Americans have begun switching parties in even greater numbers.

Recent polling and early primary results indicate that the 2022 midterm elections will display this widespread party voter identity switch. As in 2016, 2018, and 2020, Democrats are receiving the lion’s share of their funding from the richest Americans, big business, big tech, and the largest labor unions — even as they accuse the GOP of being the party beholden to the plutocratic class.

Pluto was the Roman deity of the underworld, and today the term “plutocrat” is a negative word used to describe the rich and powerful. As in Lincoln’s day, however, Democrats have abandoned the values of their founders and embraced the values and support of those they used to say they opposed.

If he were alive today, and campaigning for his Republican Party candidates in 2022, Mr. Lincoln, echoing his views of 1859, might say that the Democratic Party is now the Plutocratic Party.


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Barb304
4 months ago

This is the worst administration I have EVER seen and I’ve seen a LOT! They are downright dangerous to our country!!!

Michael J
4 months ago

Between Barry and oh no Joe the democrat party has and continues to bankrupt the American people. The only hope is to change out the dirty diapers once and for all.

BEA
4 months ago

The democratic party is truly the party of intolerance. They will not discuss and compare anything. Just total ignorance. Unbelievable!

tika
4 months ago

so now we know where they’re from warm up a Spacex load them up and send them to pluto

Roland
4 months ago

Everything the Democrats have accused the Republicans of since the sixties they have ebodied today They once accused Republicans of being antisemitic but today they side with radical Islam against Israel.

Where once they fought for racial integration and racial harmony they now advocate separatism and racial confict and they constantly accuse Republican of begin racists, it is they who are obsessed with race.

And wher once they were supposedly the party of the working class, they now hold the working class in the utmost contempt and are now the party of the elite.

Liberals, that is Classical liberals, were born out of the capitalism of the industrial revolution which freed the peasants from the yoke of the monarchy, but today as Comminists want to destroy capitalism and put the workers of the world back on the road to serfdom serving under a new form of the political monarchy of an all powerful ruling elite

Bao
4 months ago

I agree with the article that this shift is occurring, but the elected Republicans have yet to really shift their politics to recognizing this new reality. They still think the policies that were appropriate for the 80s and 90s are appropriate for now.

Forget about cutting budget deficits. Forget about tax cuts for the wealthy. Forget about the now-woke military. We need a true populist, culturally conservative party that helps families put food on the table, stops the trans insanity, and ends mass immigration. That is what will win the day in the 2020s.

Denny K
4 months ago

I have often thought that the Democrat Party is following in the steps of the old Whig Party. I thought it would be a gradual dissolution (ala the Whigs), but I’m beginning to believe that this November will produce an E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) for the Democrats. It may not be as slow as I thought it would be.

Joe p
4 months ago

Democrats are disgusting and evil and dirty leftists.

Robert Collins
4 months ago

Sleepy Joe has definitely changed the climate. A whole bunch of blue states are turning red!

Garye
4 months ago

The garbage marxist democrat party is the enemy of America!
They are globalist who care ONLY about themselves are USING and EXPLOITING the supporters who MISTAKENLY think they care!
WAKE UP you’re being played and taken advantage of.
Try looking at actual facts and statistics honestly and you’ll discover the marxist democrat party is EXPLOITING YOU.

Judy K.
4 months ago
Reply to  Garye

Their base are like the ‘Greatful Dead’ heads in the 60’s and 70’s. They’re either stoned, drunk or pimping themselves out. The people propagating all the Progressive pervert and LGBTQXYZ garbage are the College and University professors. I’m sure they’re all under the direction of the Deep State headed by George Soros and the Clinton’s. The computer world attracted our youth as they knew it would and soon video games became the rage. They knew after the 60’s hippie revolution and Woodstock, the biggest sex and drug party allowed to go on, was their foot in the door to get the young activists of that era rallied for every cause they could think of. Simply telling those drug induced, sex crazed kids they believed in them and that they could serve a real purpose and be appreciated….until they didn’t need them anymore, and dropped them like a hot potato. They were too stupid to see it. They really believed the causes they were fighting for were their own.
Ignorance and keeping our youth uneducated so they’ll never feel they’ll amount to much, is how these globalists want our kids. It’s up to the adults in the room to take charge of what our kids are exposed to. God help us….pray for Israel.

Grace
4 months ago

There is a reason for the undercover spread of a million illegals into every state with the aid of midnight flights. Instant amnesty and voting rights before the 2024 election will cancel the new Spanish Republican vote in every state. It’s immoral and illegal but unfortunate. It will be legitimized, just as the 2020 was by sheer numbers of Liberal Socialist Democrats and their control of all law enforcement, the military, the media and the refusal, again, of the supreme court to intervene.To understand what is happening you have to ask’why’ it’s happening. .

Garye
4 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Grace – the reason is the marxist democrat party is lying to Citizens and attempting to hide their misdeeds!
That are truly evil and anti America!

Dr. Zorro
4 months ago

The Democrat party is America’s answer to the National socialist party of Germany.

Sally Mae
4 months ago

For Democrats it’s no longer war on poverty it’s war on the poor.

Garye
4 months ago
Reply to  Sally Mae

The marxist democrat party is after destroying America and its Citizens!

Peter
4 months ago

As a person who has experienced homelessness you can even see it there. Democrats have gone from “War on Poverty” to “War on the Poor”. Don’t let those programs they peddle disguising help for the poor and don’t wonder why so many homeless run from these workers. They’re recruiters and make you feel you’re selling your soul to Satan. Workers need names and social security numbers to get paid and take all the credit for any work they do in “,getting straight”.

Lauren MacArthur
4 months ago

The traits of the Democrat party described in this article are true. However, it is not a change. It has always been that same party. The difference now is…it doesn’t bother to hide it anymore.

breachplug
4 months ago

How true everything that was written, except one minor adjective. The title “Democratic Party Now the Plutocratic Party” should read “Democratic Party Now the Communist Party”. A socialist party whether they are Nazi’s socialists or USSR socialists are still communists, just from a different branch for the tree of lack of knowledge. VOTE REPUBLICAN IN NOVEMBER and end this traitorous treason forever!

Xtech
4 months ago
Reply to  breachplug

It’s not just the Marxist Democrats we have to contend with. The problem is that the money flowing from Deep State corporations like Blackrock, Vanguard, State Street are controlling things behind the scenes, D & Rs. It will take elected representatives with tremendous strength of character to resist the influence of all this $$$. Trump tried, but greatly underestimated the depth of the problem.

jocko
4 months ago

they ARE THE PARTY OF ANTI-AMERICAN, CANCEROUS, ;LYING AND CHEATING; THE ENEMY OF OUR NATION

Bob L.
4 months ago

No, the democratic party has not become the plutocratic party. Yes, there are billionaires in the party, but the positions of power are today held by radical socialists/globalists who work out in the open while the big money stays somewhat in the background. The agenda and goals are international, not just focused on turning America into a socialist hellhole. The goal is to bring down our Constitutional Republic, banish the Constitution and Bill of Rights altogether and merge America into the global oligarchy. The oligarchy envisioned by and blueprinted by The Fabian Society more than a hundred years ago.

grrlrocks
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob L.

The “plutocrats” (Globalists, Corporatists, etc.) are USING the Leftists to help them in their NWO plans… The Leftists have now become the “useful idiots” (term coined by Lenin)!!! The irony is difficult to enjoy, though, seeing as the destruction of our nation is happening so quickly. But, irony it is.

Xtech
4 months ago
Reply to  grrlrocks

Absolutely! Just look at the IDIOTS so prominent in the Marxist Democrat Party; Piglosi, Shift, Mad Max, Schummer, AOC & The Squid, etc. ALL of them are IDIOTS!

Lawrence R. Birkhofer
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob L.

I believe you are 100% correct!

Philip Hammersley
4 months ago

DIMMs are the handout party. They give our tax money to millionaires and billionaires for crazy “green” projects or to recruit union members (NEA/AFT, etc). Then they also try to buy off poor urban dwellers with welfare which keeps the people addicted to government cash and in slums with substandard schools. Our cities are shooting galleries! They are (supposedly) upset over 7 people being killed in a Chicago suburb. There are that many killed EVERY WEEKEND in metropolitan Chicago and they don’t give a d***.

Hdrydr
4 months ago

You misspelled, COMMUNIST. There, I fixed it for ya…

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