The past two days have been quite revealing. I mean a lot of us knew this concerning the Democratic Party’s philosophical trajectory, but the whole country now knows we have a full-blown socialist party. They want open borders, they want to destroy private health insurance, they want to confiscate firearms, raise taxes, and provide not just taxpayer-funded abortion, but allow abortions virtually up to the moment of birth. They bash law enforcement and think all of this is going to be the winning recipe for getting some of the Rust Belt voters to come back into the fold.
That was the issue Bernie Sanders supporters tossed around in 2016. Hillary Clinton lost because she wasn’t liberal enough. Clinton was plenty liberal. She was too liberal. And Lord helps us if she were elected president. What progressives want is for every Democrat to go off the cliff of insanity. There is a sensible center in politics. The problem is all of their people decide that can’t stand the partisan noise created by us. They’re weak. Evan Bayh, Olympia Snowe, and company—all decided that the best way to serve the interests of moderate voters was to leave Capitol Hill entirely. Still, these people vote. And if moderate Democrats think this party is too left wing, then, by all means, sit out in 2020.
The Washington Post’s Rachael Bade noted this from the audience in Part II of the Democrats’ first debates this week.
The 30,000 ft view from the last two nights https://t.co/XLPkzlYq5v— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) June 28, 2019
Overheard while watching the debate just now: “I’m not sure I’m a Democrat anymore.” -Democrat next to me complaining abt how far left the party has moved— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) June 28, 2019
“I’m not sure I’m a Democrat anymore,” this person said, which I’m sure was met with rolling eyes from the Leninist faction of the party that is growing in power and representation. They’re also seen as extremists.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) in Wednesday’s debate is actually a sensible Democrat, speaking about the rural communities that have been abandoned by an ever-increasing urban-based elite within the party, who hate anyone and everything outside of liberal America. Rural Americans, to them, are cancers. These voters are expendable trash that is keeping them from turning the country into a Venezuelan socialist hellhole. It will never cease to amaze me that a group of over-educated, snobby city dwellers thinks that farmers are the problem when it comes to issues like climate change.
And at the end of all of this, how will Democrats pay for all of this. We’re circling back to the question that has slapped the Left down for decades: cost. I can tell you that it will soar into the trillions and defending the subsidization of health care for illegals, who shouldn’t be here, and abortion, which is baby killing, isn’t the best course of action.
Oh, and let's not forget Democratic calls for bipartisanship and civility that have shockingly bad shelf lives once battles, like the ones over Supreme Court nominations, come about. Yeah, looking at you, Mr. Booker.
'I want to work with everyone and reach all communities' they say, but then slap us with this 'if you support Justice Kavanaugh, you're complicit in evil' bit. We're tired of your crap. If Democrats have swung so far Left that their supporters are feeling abandoned, I'm feeling even better about 2020 because you know for sure it's not just this one audience member.