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OPINION: Untold Truths – What Democrats Know, But Won’t Say

democrats democrat flag democrats communists nation partyIn the wake of Super Tuesday, five important truths ring clear.  Democrats and the media will not discuss them, but here they are.

First, “young” and “new” voters are not turning out for these Democrat primaries and caucuses.  Unlike both Obama elections, young Americans are uninspired by Democrat choices.  Sanders – who touts a “young” following – flopped, falling behind in delegates.  Biden, more interested in race than age, lost the young too.

On the numbers, young turnout (ages 18 to 29) was down 16 percent from 2016, for example, in New Hampshire – which was less than 2012 and 2008.  The number is emblematic.  Three inferences follow:  Perhaps the Socialist manifesto of Sanders and Warren (who just dropped) is not so exciting.  Or maybe young voters are not pumped to elect a 78-year-old Sanders or a 77-year-old Biden, who forgets where he is half the time, and the other half, forgets what to say.

Or maybe, just maybe, low turnout among young Democrats reveals something else.  Maybe they see a better, more promising and diverse job market – read: brighter future – under the Trump-led economy.  Free stuff is great, but not as satisfying as a good, solid, well-paying job.  Older Americans already vote more conservative; maybe younger ones will too.

Second, the best Democratic candidates never ran.  The Democrat Party today offers no Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Sam Nunn, or reasonable, competent, seasoned, smart, respectful and centrist candidate.  They did not run. Those possibilities got sidelined by an angry mob.

The Democratic Party, after Trump’s 2016 victory, chose the low road – seeking to delegitimize an elected president, in part because so many expected jobs in a Clinton Administration.  Losing is bad enough; losing when you expected a job is worse.  Even the defunct candidate cannot keep quiet.  She rips into the Democratic field with strange, misplaced glee.  Her time is over, and she does not know it.

The Angry Bird Party then reshaped to become unapologetically partisan, less about America – our history, exceptionalism, positive and optimistic temperament – than about “getting” Trump.  That strategic choice, made four years ago November, was an error.  Many know it now but won’t say so.

An anger-riven, radicalized Democratic Party became a misguided missile, taking forays into a spurious “Russia collusion probe” – that came up empty; then launching a partisan impeachment, which revealed Democrat disdain for due process; finally embracing Socialism – an agnostic “Hail Mary” pass thrown backwards, toward the old Soviet Union.  These stratagems were abject failures.

What the Democratic Party cannot admit, but would be well to, is that these choices were poor – and devastating to the party.  They rested on negative motivation – toppling an elected president mid-term, creating a contrast so sharp, stark and indefensible that most Americans cannot give it a second look.  Low Democratic primary turnout reflects disinterest in candidates, exhaustion with anger.  It also foreshadows low Democratic voter turnout – young and older – in November.

Third, while national media play the horserace between leftist Sanders and doddering Biden, something profound is happening.  The Democratic Party is splitting, creating an ideological fissure within the ranks that is unlikely to heal by November.

Sanders supporters sense they are again being sideswiped by Democratic insiders.  Debate rules were altered to permit rich-man-moderate Mike Bloomberg on stage, before he dropped.  Old Biden surrogates are appearing to coyly suggest Sanders is a nut, Biden cogent enough to lead.

The effect of this sudden bidding-up of Biden is having an effect.  Maine offers an example.  Biden pulled off an uncelebrated upset in that primary, turning a 20-point deficit into a curious if shallow primary victory.  The Anyone-But-Sanders crowd turned out to beat the Anyone-But-Biden crowd.  Not great motivation for a unified November turnout.

What many Democrats know is that Sanders voters will not support Biden, nor Biden voters rollover and support Socialist Sanders.  Chances are better for nailing Jell-O to a wall.  Neither camp has any love for the other, and both have portions more inclined to vote Trump – as many Sanders voters did in 2016 – than salute smartly for a flailing candidate they disdain.

Fourth, the outpouring of love for Biden this week reveals a certain cynicism in Washington.  What it says – without expressly saying so – is:  We all know Old Joe is only half with us, but if he wins, we get gifts.  We get rid of Trump, jobs in a Biden Administration, reinstatement of establishment liberals, end the Sanders Socialist schtick, and get a younger candidate in 2024.  The bond is weak, but that’s the motivation in a nutshell.

Finally, this week – amid sloshing between giddy Socialists and Biden boosters – we know another fact.  Beyond low voter turnout, especially among the young; beyond having no reasoned, seasoned candidate; beyond deep ideological party fissures; and beyond the pivot to Biden, there is one additional reality.

Every time an attack on Trump is launched, lands and fails, Trump’s prospects in November get stronger.  The more times false information is lofted, and rejected, the more people turn to what they know – for sure.  What is that?  The US economy is flying high, 401(k)s, 529s, prospects for job growth, investment and retirement income, low inflation and projected returns.  The border is more secure, national security stronger, Supreme Court and federal bench less activist.  In the end, as dust settles, the real winner this week may have been Donald Trump.

Robert Charles is a former assistant secretary of state for President George W. Bush, former naval intelligence officer and litigator. He served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses, as congressional counsel for five years, and wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003) and “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), the latter on WWII vets in a Maine town.

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Martie Ferguson
1 year ago

right on point!

Phillip Scharf
1 year ago

I am an AMAC member and of course a Trump supporter. I have noticed something here in Fla. strange in the Dims adds leading up to the primary here. Both Bernie and Biden are running TV adds with Obama touting his support for them. As the are directly competing against each other, why would Obama support both against each other? Is he confused or am I confused? Your thoughts on this. I haven’t seen any feedback on this anywhere.

Evalyn
1 year ago
Reply to  Phillip Scharf

I’d like the answer to that also.
Or maybe Obama has switched parties but doesn’t want to say that outloud.

Bob De Line
1 year ago

What they are not saying is just as, if not more than, what they do say. Obama was willing to surrender our sovereignty; we can expect a big push by either Democratic candidate to follow through on this should the Democrats win the White House. The media knows this, too, and is keeping mum about it.

Robert Knapp
1 year ago

This is why I am a member of AMAC. Articles that are factual and to the point without any crap. Today the Washington Post main story was TRUMP insults the governor of Washington. Big deal he has been a thorn in Trump’s side since he took office. No one is saying anything about Chuck Schumer and his threats on the Supreme Court. He thinks he is God or something.

Richard
1 year ago

The best Democrat is Tulsi Gabbard but she has no chance. And mayorminimike got ripped off by countless professional nonaligned operatives subcontracted to work in his behalf who collected compensation but were no show on the job and even working against him for others.

Robert Knapp
1 year ago
Reply to  Richard

Tulsi Gabbard would be a shining star and a breath of fresh air for the sociocrats, but the DNC is so blind they are kicking her out. Stupidity reigns from Pelosi to Omar.

Scenic Promise
1 year ago

It’s actually great to read comments that are not only insightful, but occasionally even provide some additional data that’s downright pertinent. Thanks AMAC, for providing these kind of folks with the forum to do such a thing!

Don Richardson
1 year ago

This article downplays the chances of Democrats in the November election. However, it ignores the elephant in the room; various political, legal and technical changes have made the potential for voter fraud greater than it has been for many years. Governments giving out ID for non-citizens, mail-in ballots and various other opportunities for voter fraud mean that Trump and GOP candidates may need millions more votes to win the election. Unless you support the anti-Americans, get out and vote in November and convince your friends, co-workers and neighbors to do the same.

Ben
1 year ago

Many Americans might start to realize that when they say Trump wins America wins

OCMSRZR
1 year ago

Losers all vote democrat. The biggest losers vote socialist. The democrats and democrat socialists are totally worthless losers with absolutely nothing to offer America except Venezuelan style Marxist garbage.

Doug
1 year ago

It should also be pointed out that it was former President Obama that was making phone calls to get candidates out of the Democrat’s primary to help ensure Biden gets the bid and Obama keeps control of the NDP.

Mike Lantz
1 year ago

Also the voter counts was significantly higher in uncontested Republican primaries. For instance President Trump got more primary votes in Texas than all the democrats combined. That does not bide well fir whoever the dems put up against Trump.

Lawrence Greenberg
1 year ago

“Untold Truths – What Democrats Know, But Won’t Say”

The Democrats won’t speak of, or even admit to themselves, one very profound truth: there is no more Democrat Party. Over the last three or four decades, the Democrat Party, never any friend to this nation or its citizens, has morphed into The New Communist Party of the USA. They have been doing everything possible to hide this and remain in denial, and that is why they are so deathly afraid that Bernie will win the nomination, because if that happens, they know that their lies and denials will no longer work and the truth will then be clear for all to see: the Democrats are, indeed, The New Communist Party of the USA.

Thomas Dickinson
1 year ago

AMEN. The Communist Party U.S.A. in the late 1940’s and thereafter put out lists of goals which they felt needed to be accomplished for them to take control of the U.S. If you read those lists you will see that most of their goals have been accomplished and are now supported by Democrats.

Laura Johnson
1 year ago

Looks like you aren’t able to understand what a communist is, much less a Democrat. Maybe you might want to do some research on oligarchy…because that is where we are now…ruled by a few major corporations and their lackeys in Congress…

Vectordr
1 year ago

Finally someone gets it right. It’s’The Democrat Party”. There is nothing democratic About any of them.

Bill
1 year ago

The Democratic Party relies upon the so called poor or uneducated voter for their support. The good economy, inclusive of both Blacks and Latinos, has taken away the steam, if not the base, of their Party. Today, anybody can get a job, if they want it. That includes the self-imposed homeless that prefer to camp out on the streets of San Francisco and other major cities. I used to feel sorry for the “homeless” man who sat at a stoplight with a sign looking for handouts. No more, as 99% of them I feel are capable of getting a job.

Evalyn
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

Thank you for stating the truth. There should be NO homeless or anyone without a job today.

Gilbert Lenchus
1 year ago

IN TOTAL AGREEMENT!!!!!!!!!!! My only request, I’d like to see a poll as to which is America’s greatest President, Lincoln, or Trump.

Darlene Dennison
1 year ago

Well written and easy to follow. Thank you

VMCM
1 year ago

An independent filmmaker should produce a spy thriller about the sleepers created and currently being used in the USA by relics of the old USSR Communist faction. It might open the eyes of our youth, who hav e no need forhistory.

Thomas Dickinson
1 year ago
Reply to  VMCM

Most of our schools, kindergarten through post-grad, now teach teach no history, little math and English and mostly focus on political correctness. In that mix they teach that history has no value, today is all that matters. Thus, the value of wisdom is denigrated and their ignorance leaves them open to making mistakes of the past again. They are not taught that the most powerful socialist nations of the last century slaughtered over a hundred million of their own citizens for political reasons. If we don’t change our schools we may see that disaster come to our country.

Laura Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  VMCM

You mean those sleepers working to keep Trump in the White House?

el Dorko
1 year ago

They don’t know all that much and they hate a lot.

Barbara
1 year ago

I totally agree with what you say, BUT, we cannot for one moment relax and assume a Trump victory is a done deal. Every person in this country who truly cares MUST get out and vote and encourage others to do the same.
I don’t trust the democrats, and I know there will be dirty dealings from now until November. We must be vigilant and fight back.

Lisa
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

I agree. Don’t trust the Democrats. They lie, cheat, and steal to win elections.

Louis Marquez
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

Agree fully

alanby
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

I agree with Barbara.. The biggest mistake republicans can make now is to get complacent and get the notion that we have nothing to fear from the dems. or the apparent movement away from them. Now is the time to be more diligent and strong in our resolve to support President Trump and what he has been able to accomplish. It is not over until it is over. We have to keep on keeping on!! We are in our 80’s and have seen a lot and are very concerned that too many people today are not as involved as they should be, especially the current generation.

Thomas Dickinson
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

We have seen big tech working against conservatives, Facebook shadow banning conservatives so they can’t get their message out, Google prioritizing the search results to put results positive for Democrats first and anything positive for conservatives ten pages down, etc. This sort of stuff may seem minor to some folks but a lot of people get their news on the internet and psychological studies show that big tech has the potential to change millions of opinions. That could quite possibly change millions of votes. Even our schools support the lefties. They teach that Hitler and the NAZI’s were evil but DON’T teach that Hitler was the leader of the German socialist party and that NAZI is short for the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. The majority of our schools from kindergarten through post-grad teach that socialism is the best form of government and that capitalism is evil and based on greed. They don’t mention that the socialist U.S.S.R., which was the second most powerful nation on the planet for many years, had to build walls and fences around their country and staff them with armed guards to keep their citizens from escaping. Thus our schools create a couple million new socialists annually and unless our schools are seriously changed it is inevitable that eventually those anti-capitalist ideas will prevail.

Fred Loe
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

You are right Democrats are dishonest and seek “power” PERIOD. They have made many tactical errors but we cannot be “resting on our haunches”. We need to win back the house, maintain or increase the Senate and get out the independents to keep our ship headed in the Right direction!

Lee
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

You are so very right. My grandfather ran for a position in Hawaii many years ago. He didn’t win. Many came up to him and told him they didn’t vote because they were sure he’d win. Every single vote counts!

Alida Tompkins
1 year ago

Very well spoken and clearly to the point!

Diane O
1 year ago

Interesting article and to the point. My only concern with the Democrats is who will be chosen for Biden’s running mate. The young voters may become “inspired” to get more involved by a younger popular running mate (even if not really qualified for such a position). I’m not sure who they could pull out of the woodwork tho……. Michelle? ….then the Obamas are back….( but it looks like they’re enjoying their Hollywood friends too much to get back in the thick of it)…..or who else??
Otherwise, TRUMP 2020. Hopefully, the anticipated House and Senate changes will make it easier on him this time around. He accomplished so much despite the adversity, imagine what working with “Adults” could do!

Peter K
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane O

Your final phrase is where OUR country needs to be. Two divergent groups of ADULTS negotiating policies that best serve the American people.

ELC
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane O

I was just thinking the same thing. Downright scary given the low turnout of younger voters and Biden’s adoption of Beto

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