Kent147 Wrote:
Oct 23, 2012 8:10 AM
I believe a key legacy, though maybe one he did not intend, was to move the Democrat Party from a mainstream Party, with a social agenda, to one dominated by hardcore leftists, that denied any need for national security. The McGovern campaign was dominated by young 60s leftists, who later came to control the Party apparatus. The Party that once had Hubert Humphrey, a staunch anti-abortion liberal and Henry Scoop Jackson, a staunch military defender, would after McGovern expel any anti-abortion candidates as well as anyone who actually supported the military. Now as opposed to before McGovern, the Party enforces a strict liberal/socialist orthodoxy that forbids any cooperation with Republcians, except when it advances socialist agenda.