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Why It Sucks to be a Democrat in 2020

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No one should feel sorry for the Democratic Party because they are reaping what they’ve sown.

From elected officials like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) calling for the dismantling of America’s “oppressive” economic and political systems -- to the violent third world-like cities they run -- the Democratic Party is in a death spiral of its own making.


We should be thankful.

Democrats have had plenty of time to get it right. The Democratic Party is the oldest voter-based political party globally and the longest existing one in the United States. You’d think wisdom would come with time. 

Instead, look at them. All you see is negativity. They think America is evil because they filter everything through the prism of lies, hate, doom and despair. There once was a difference between Marxists and Democrats. No longer. That’s what they get for sleeping with the enemy.

Now they hate America the same way tyrannical governments do. 

They say America is evil. Tell that to the desperate protesters in Hong Kong. (They have a window to America’s future if Democrats gain control.) Leftists ignore that Hong Kong protesters are not demanding the regime gets woke; they want freedom. They aren’t waving BLM and rainbow flags; they’re waving the American flag. Too bad we can’t trade out five leftists for every Hong Kong protester.

Democrats destroy everything they touch.

Consider their accomplishments: They banned school prayer, legalized abortion and support infanticide. They’ve secularized society, replaced God with government and personal charity with social justice. They’ve substituted religion for reason, blurred the lines between males and females and destroyed the nuclear family. They’ve lorded over the destruction of America’s youth, brainwashing kids to the point they hate America, their parents and themselves.


Look at their cities: Democrats’ cities burn as the stench of human feces fills the air. During the pandemic, pot shops thrive while businesses and churches stay closed. Lawlessness prevails as mobs mete out a perverted form of justice where good people get punished and criminals get rewarded. Black-on-black murders rise. Babies get shot without a whisper, while anarchists decimate whole city blocks because of the murder of one man.

Their world is dark, dangerous and violent. They scream about the very things their policies created. Things like racism, victimization, oppression, injustice and discrimination--as if yelling about them somehow deflects blame.

They can’t help themselves, something Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. described in his book, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” 

Rossiter says a leftist’s mind sees the world through the prism of “pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice.” They view people as “poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised and exploited.”

Forget personal responsibility. They blame everything on capitalism, global warming, white people, police officers, Christians, America’s founders, guns and conservatives, to name a few. And Trump. Trump is to blame for everything under the sun.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is the poster child for the “Hate America” crowd. During her last Christmas in the White House, Michelle said she was feeling hopeless. Hopeless, after eight years and all the extraordinary opportunities she had as America’s first lady. Undoubtedly, all the designer gown-wearing, Hollywood hobnobbing, $100-per-serving wagyu steak-indulging and taxpayer-funded globetrotting didn’t fix the hopelessness which ailed her.


It goes to show you that leftism is like a disease that won’t be satisfied until it devours all of you. It’s hard to be hope-filled when you’re eaten up with bitterness and resentment over “evil” America.

During an interview, Michelle told Oprah Winfrey, “We are feeling what not having hope feels like”—although her husband, Mr. Hope-and-Change himself, had eight years to propagate hope had he not been so preoccupied with change.

With “hope” like that, no wonder Americans voted for change.

Democrats will never be happy until everyone feels as miserable as they do—and they won’t rest until you take a knee and hate America too.

Until the Chinese coronavirus pandemic hit, America was on the rise and returning to its former greatness --despite Democrats’ Russia conspiracy theories, failed impeachment schemes and attempts to overthrow the 2016 election.

Nonetheless, those of us who voted for Trump in 2016 still believe. 

We believe in God…loving our families…caring for the weak…protecting the unborn. We believe in the U.S. Constitution…holding dear to truth…clinging to our guns…embracing our freedoms. We believe in law and order… backing the blue…loving our military.  We believe in equal rights and equal opportunity …embracing personal responsibility…encouraging hard work. 

And despite current circumstances, we still believe this extraordinarily exceptional country is the world’s last great hope. We believe America’s best days are before us. And more than ever, we believe leftism must be defeated.


If that, my friends, is Democrats’ definition of oppression and hopelessness, it sucks to be them.

©2020 Susan Stamper Brown. Susan lives in Alaska and feels safer around the grizzlies that roam her property than the leftists that roam worldwide. She has written for scores of newspapers and media publications across the U.S., including USA Today, Townhall, The Christian Post, GOPUSA, BizPac Review, and Jewish World Review. Susan is listed as America's 50 Best conservative columnists for 2015 and 2016, and America's 40 Best Conservative columnists for 2017. Contact Susan at writestamper@protonmail.com. 

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