The Democrat Party has been lurching left for years now, but since the end of the Clinton era they’ve been shifting left at speeds which defy the laws of physics.
One only has to observe who Democrat voters ALMOST nominated to be their candidate for President – self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Years ago, Sanders was considered a fringe political animal, but today… he’s a mainstream Democrat (even though he still pretends to be an independent). In fact, to some Democrats Bernie is “too mainstream.” He’s recently been criticized for not being far enough to the left on speech, guns, and various other sundry issues.
Then when another socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a mainstream leadership Democrat, the entire Democrat world (except for others in establishment leadership) cheered. The media, the Democrat’s base, the punditry… it was as if the victory of a socialist in a primary had energized them all somehow.
As if this isn’t bad enough, now the Democrats have a real opportunity to win back the House and possibly (though not likely) the Senate. So you would think that the Democrats would be circling the wagons and helping to defend every Senate seat they could… but you’d be wrong.
Instead, the Democrats seem to prefer the idea of losing this election and clearing out as many moderate Democrats from the party as possible.
Retiring Democrat (and accused Louis Farrakhan friend) Keith Ellison (D-MN) argues that EVERY Democrat should be forced to defend/endorse single-payer healthcare. Which is exactly the kind of position that would kill Joe Donnelly’s (D-IN) chances at winning reelection in Indiana.
“If you not ready to take the heat, you shouldn’t be in the kitchen.”
Apparently, in today’s Democrat Party you have to believe that full-on socialist healthcare is the only way to do healthcare… otherwise you’re not really a Democrat. (Which would mean that to be a Democrat today, Keith Ellison believes you’d also have to be a socialist… wouldn’t it?)
But it’s not just Ellison.
Democrat leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants every Red State Democrat to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court… or else!
Schumer is reportedly putting the screws on his flight-risk caucus members, warning them that they may not get help in tight Congressional races if they abandon the party to confirm a Trump pick.
And now, a Democrat Super-PAC called Demand Justice has announced that they’ll be pouring $5 Million into a campaign to “stop” Judge Kavanaugh from being confirmed and they’ll be using it against… Red State Democrats.
A progressive group working to sink President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is launching its first round of advertising Friday in three key states to pressure Democratic senators to vote against Brett Kavanaugh.
Demand Justice is spending a portion of its $5 million budget on the ads aimed at Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and urging them to oppose Kavanaugh by warning that the nominee could rule to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions.
The ads, obtained by NBC News, are complimentary of the Democratic senators’ efforts to preserve the Affordable Care Act but caution that those actions could be nullified by the next high court justice.
The Republican Party will already have a major spending advantage in the upcoming midterms, but getting a Democrat organization to add another $5 Million will be a huge plus!
Even more amazing? Even if every Democrat votes against Judge Kavanaugh, it won’t matter as long as every Republican votes to confirm him. The Democrats are simply shooting themselves in the foot with this demand for ideological puritanism.
You can see the left’s hatred for centrism in images like this that they’ve created to undermine Democrat centrists:
The party’s leftwing base has an opportunity to strip President Trump of his tools to create change, but they’d rather kill their party’s center.
Because today’s Democrat Party leaders no longer care about America in general, they only care about pleasing their rabid, leftwing base.
The Clinton-era policy of “triangulation” is over as today’s Democrat Party cares more about power, extremism, and ideological purity than anything else.
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