The 2018 midterms are fast approaching, and Democrats are still crowing about the coming “blue wave.” If past is precedent, this is just media-fueled propaganda (remember Hillary Clinton’s 98 percent certainty of winning the presidency?).
There's recent news about how Democrats lead Republicans in voter registrations by a significant margin. But the larger question is not whether
Democratic voters will turn out, but what they are being asked to vote for
. What does the Democratic Party stand for these days?
A self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” (emphasis on “socialist”), the latest Democrat wunderkind,
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is explicitly anti-capitalism.
Then there’s the Democrats’ slobbering love affair with abortion giant Planned Parenthood, and their manufactured hysteria about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
On immigration as recently as 2009, Democrats at the highest levels proclaimed need for border enforcement. Now, the party’s platform is to “Abolish ICE” and embrace de facto
Once reliable supporters, Democrats now largely eschew First Amendment rights. (At least for conservatives.)
And in callous disregard for self defense, long since given up on the Second Amendment, they now call for its repeal.
Nearly 70 percent of Americans identify as Christian (another 7 percent expressly identify with another faith), but Democrats notoriously booed God (at least, reference in their party platform) not once, but three times, at their 2012 national convention.
And Democrats’ political hypocrisy is off the charts. Their latest Kabuki outrage is calling Trump a “traitor” for his statements following his Helsinki meeting with Putin. But they never blinked when President Obama sent $1.7 billion in cold hard cash to Iran -- one of the largest sponsors of terror on the planet.
Democrats hate Donald Trump. But that is not a platform. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders are all reportedly gearing up for a 2020 presidential run. She’ll “clean up the mess,” claims Warren
What mess is she referring to? Record low unemployment for blacks and Hispanics? Massive job creation? Reduced taxes for taxpayers (but record receipts for government)? Defeat of ISIS in the Middle East? (Defeating its ideology is admittedly another matter.)
Democratic politicians count on party loyalty from 3rd and 4th generation Democratic voters. But those voters - and others - are figuring out that the party left them a long time ago. The party, for its part, doesn’t seem to get this.
Voters expressed their discontent with Democrats in the 2010, 2014 & 2016 elections. In response, Democrats are doubling down on their worst impulses, and the Pravda
press is dutifully reporting that they’re really gonna clean up in November.
No wonder the #WalkAway movement is gaining such steam.