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What is Happening to the Democrat Party?

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The Democrat party seems troubled.  When negotiating a curve at high speed, too tight a turn can shake up passengers, test the integrity of the carrying vehicle, and deliver everything into the pucker brush.  Arguably, this is where the national Democratic Party is headed, if they don’t slow down, start thinking about where their public positions are leading, and reorient.

Take top issues – and unpack them.  They do not align with seniors or average Americans. The question behind the question:  What are national Democrats thinking?  Why break-neck speed into 2020’s turn?

  • Two Democrat Governors (New York and Virginia) have advocated late-term and at-birth abortion (in Virginia, outright killing of a child after birth, so long as the infant is “made comfortable”).  The bill became law in New York and remains under serious discussion in Virginia.  How can there be no national Democrat opposition to such a horrifying, unconscionable, and immoral act? 

Across American history, in most countries of the world, in the conscience of most Americans, this is murder.  Yet the liberal media buried the issue – diverting to other unseemly acts.  Where is the American media on this?  The notion that we would, as a nation, condone this is chilling.

  • Congressional Democrats proposed a “Green New Deal,” that swiftly ends reliance on fossil fuels (of which the United States is the world’s top producer), seeks federal control of America’s energy sector (since they have done so well with health care), mandates to retrofit all buildings, ends modern agriculture, transportation, security, and capitalist norms such as pay for work (i.e. paying those “unwilling to work”), terminates air travel, and proposes other unworkable, nonsensical federal dictates.  Where are national Democrat leaders?  Where is the media?

While led by New York Democrat member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has given herself the nom de guerre “AOC,” ala “FDR, JFK, MLK, in her personal war with traditional American values, she was oddly joined by a flood of Democrats.  Really?

On closer examination, the bill looks like rewarmed Soviet doctrine, a bold socialist agenda that tips toward totalitarian control over production, forced redistribution of wealth, centralized decision-making, the antithesis of limited government, individual rights, state sovereignty, and private property control.  The text gives a shiver.  Where are Democrat voices of reason?

  • Democrats in Congress push openly “Medicare for All” to end private and employer-covered health insurance for 150 million Americans – ala Bernie Sanders.  Like the Green Deal, no price tag – or source of funding. The unmasked plan is simple:  Usurp the private sector, states and individual rights and transfer control to the federal government.  Soaking an invisible class of taxpayers (read: middle class) for unaccountable, unmanageable, and highly wasteful single -payer-system.  Breathtaking is one word for this audacity.  Ignorance – of history and economics – is another.
  • Next, a raft of Democrat presidential nominees are diving to the left, each trying to out-radical their next-up-radical Democrat competitor, with one advancing legalizing marijuana nationally to “spread joy” (despite skyrocketing addiction and treatment costs, drugged driving and crime), another seeking to stop “white privilege” (while a colleague rescinds her “Native American” status), another wanting to take over the banking sector (despite a flying US economy), all advancing “open borders,” opposing border walls, arguing for “sanctuary cities,” ending ICE and DEA, none offering anything on the economy except higher taxes, more regulation and greater federal spending.  Quiets one to silence. 
  • Last, one is stunned by the pivot away from these issues in the media, except to offer gloss – toward distraction of scandals.  But even here, the Democratic Party seems to be stumbling.  When the US Senate revealed this week that they have found no evidence of Trump Campaign collusion with Russia, media and Democrats argued the point. 

Then, in Virginia, a sitting Democrat Governor is found to have been active in multiple “blackface” events confirmed by a graduate “yearbook,” side by side wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.  To be clear, the KKK killed people; they are not a joke.  Yet media ignored that and turned to the “blackface,” not the clansman.  On both, the Democrat governor gets a pass?  Why? 

Then add the Virginia Lieutenant Governor, credibly accused by two separate women of recent sexual assaults, rape and forced sodomy.  The Democrat party allows the man to keep his job? Add a third high-ranking Democrat, the sitting Virginia Attorney General – a man commissioned by the people to enforce anti-discrimination laws – and he also confesses to wearing racial costumes that parody black Americans.  Still the majority of Democrats are silent. 

So, what is happening?  The answer is simple:  A national party is stumbling, moving far too fast to the radical left, losing any sense of self-awareness, alignment with seniors, average Americans, taxpayers and history – in a frantic, frenetic and ultimately self-destructive spasm of personal ambition, every member for themselves, no matter how absurd that posture looks to most of America. 

They have convinced themselves that, despite the best economy in 50 years, lowest unemployment, strongest trade position and dollar, emphasis by President Trump on what Americans care about, from federal accountability and national security to rebalanced trade and the drug crisis, from individual liberty and free speech to free exercise of religion,  they will win because they hate President Trump.  Only they are again off track.  Fully 76 percent of Americans liked President Trump’s State of the Union message, and the objective indicators are all favorable. 

Maybe Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Schumer, radical pro-infanticide Democrats, pro-socialist voices, anti-liberty and failed accountability big spenders and limitless regulators should sit down and think about the future.  They should think about what most Americans want, instead of careening around the corner into 2020 bullhorns blazing. 

Most Americans appreciate “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” – not the opposite.  That would be a fresh message, echoes from our past.  The Democrat Party seems troubled.  The question should be – as President Kennedy noted: What can you do for the country, not what can the country do for you. Simple, and time to remember. 

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PaulE

What we must all realize and that this author continues to ignore, is that the Democrat Party reflects the views of a large and growing segment of the American public (Millennials and Gen-Z’ers) that elected all these pro-infanticide, pro-socialist, pro-authoritarian people to office. The Democrat Party is NOT troubled, as the author suggests. The Democrat Party merely accurately reflects the views and values of a segment of the public that has been successfully conditioned, by the progressively-dominated public education system over decades, to view all these positions in a positive light. The author states “Most Americans appreciate “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” – not the opposite.”. That may be what members of our generation value, but I can assure you that is NOT what most of the voting base of the Democrat Party is demanding from their representatives in office. Gone is any sense of being personally responsible… Read more »

Brian

If we had a legitimate media in this country, these socialists would get laughed out of this country. Democratic ideas will bankrupt this county morally and financially.

Bill Nevins

I have read everyone’s comments and all have merit, thank you. I believe that once we took God out of the schools we can document the decline of patriotism, God, knowledge of our history and the growth of political correctness. At 71 I cannot believe what I am seeing taking place in our society. Late term abortion, Governments lying to the citizens, politicians NOT living up the their Oaths. I do recognize that we do have a strong movement fighting back and pray we will prevail. I am thankful for AMAC, The Christian Coalition, Faith and Freedom and other groups that are fighting forGod our country.

Ole Bill

Please, please don’t try to persuade this clueless bunch of commies they’re heading down the wrong track – encourage them to continue their second blind attempt to ‘fundamentally transform America’. This time around, their failure will be complete and devolve their party to ‘the dustbins of history’. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people…

AmericanIcon

There IS no more ‘Democrat’ party – now former ‘democrats’ make up the leadership (such as it is) of the so-called ‘Republican’ party. What’s called the ‘Democrat’ party is a cover name for the American Communist Party.

TomB

Criticize yes, but stop the advice … Let the democrats be democrats, the sooner they implode, the better for all.

BajaRon

I think it is good that the lines are being so clearly drawn. If American’s truly want to destroy this nation forever, they certainly have their champions clearly defined. On the other hand. If you want more of what has already worked to Make America Great Again, you also have a very clear choice as to who is, and who will continue to work towards that end.

Gail Coury

Most people today realize that the Democrats want to turn America into a socialist/communist nation. For those of you who are older remember the words “ we will bury you from within”

drcarol6

In my community we have a neighborhood chat online and recently the discussion was about a scheduled meeting by a physician and another person, both promoting a single payer health care system. My overriding impressions were the following: 1) people truly do not understand the risks of socialism 2) nor do they see universal health care as a marker for socialism 3) they seem only concerned with the number of dollars coming out of their pockets and 4) they seem easily swayed by those of a liberal bent. These are good, decent folks who care about others; that’s the scary part. We conservatives had better find a way to reach these people. I tried to explain the slippery slope concept and cautioned them to think twice before giving up their choice and their freedoms. Maybe it helped a little! We must do a better job!

Dennis Schilling

The problem is assuming that these Democrats have anyone else’s interests at heart but their own power and prestige interests. And even that selfish interest is a self delusion. They will take themselves down with us. It is a spiritual battle revealed in the Bible. Our only way out is repentance and surrender to Jesus Christ. And it won’t be for this age, it is headed for destruction. It will be for our resurrection and the age to come.

Mary

This democratic madness started with Obama when he said we will TRANSFORM America. Uninformed people bought that blindly. America didn’t need to be transformed. America has the constitution which had kept her to success.

Martha Beimer

So my question is… How is this made public ķnowledge when they are the only ones being newsworthy? If anyone speaks against them they are turned on as prey to ravenous dogs. Where is the truth told that it may be shared?

Terry O'Neel

Democrats have proven themselves once again as traitors to this great nation. These latest exploits just tops a long list since the parties conception.

James

When the democratic party took God out of their party, it became Satanic and demonic possessed. Jesus said, “That Satan came to kill, steal, and destroy.” and Jesus said, “That Satan is a liar from the beginning and the father of ALL lies.” so you have no doubt who the democratic party belongs too. Satan has a lot of useful idiot children.

Darrel Nash

To label one as the communist party would not garner more votes, in fact fewer. Therefore, the democrat party has been taken over by the communist/socialists via people like George Soros and those followers of Saul Aliknsky.

Stephen Russell

Implosion, No Vision (save More taxes, Govt, regulations, etc) all due to Pres Trump.
Glad to see it, Make the division complete.
Now U can Vote better (save RINOs aiding Dems).
Now is the time for GOP to rally & Lead.

Thomas

Those who walk in darkness will surely stumble and fall. Those things done in secret will be shouted from the house top ( the house called White). The Democratic Party is on its last leg. When the special council report, the FISA documents, uranium 1 as well as the human and drug trafficking findings come to light the last leg will be cut off. We will have our Republic back..

Glenn Lego

If they are moving at all to the radical left, it’s too fast.

Thomas H

Again… the (d)s control the media. The media wins elections. If in doubt, refer self to recent midterm results.

David King

Do you really think that if Pelosi, Schumer and the likes of Warren and AOC started campaigning on life liberty and the pursuit of happiness that anyone would believe them?