All the chatter has already shifted to the 2020 campaign. That didn’t take long. A Rolodex of names are being floated out of Dems just dreaming to be president. It would be easier to say who is not running. About every Democrat is running.
But before the 2020 race is a thing, could we at least get one thing straight? Pundits and media mention names like Biden, Sherod Brown and some others as “moderates.”
Moderate what? Moderate socialists? Now socialism is an endearing term to Dems .
Quit playing games. Can we all agree there is no such thing as moderate Democrats anymore? Democrats are all progressives now and there are no moderate progressives. Maybe Dems will try to invent them – for the sake of a ruse to confuse some people.
Moderate Dems on the national stage have been extinct since at least 2000. Even before that there were only a few. And those few lived out a dormant existence.
There is no such thing as moderates in the pool of progressives. There may be various levels of progressives at a given time but moderate is not one of them. Can we finally stop pretending they exist? Dems know it and so should we. It is exemplified in pro-life.
Look no further than abortion to see how far they’ve come in a short period. To show this contrast just look at the issue of life. Or in DFLA, Democrats For Life of America.
In 2003 “John Zogby found that 43% of Democrats “agreed with the statement that abortion ‘destroys a human life and is manslaughter.”” Now they have a litmus test that you cannot thrive and survive in the Democrat Party by being pro-life.
That is one of the best indicators of the state of Democats. But you could go issue after issue, to the latest Democrat primaries, only to find that on issue after issue they are progressives with a strong socialistic bent. It is the Marxist consolidation of America. There are many reasons for this homogenized statist affection, with organizing being one of the chief facilitators. Commie organizers are us, now led by Obama.
And in the last decade it has gotten worse. Remember the pro-life guy who pushed for changes in the Affordable Care Act? Bart Stupak is not even a footnote in most places.
(Vice News)“The Democratic Party has never been very welcoming to pro-life Democrats,” said former Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, the Democrat who led the charge against the Affordable Care Act over abortion restrictions in 2009. “They’re even less warm now, and the relationship has gone south.”
South? Even Stupak understates the real dichotomy. There is no room for pro-life Democrats at the Party table the way there was no room for Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the Inn. We need to stop entertaining all these fantastical hallucinations otherwise.
People must stop pretending there are moderates among national Democrats. The DNC must be laughing their asses off at that whopper. Christians should quit facilitating the notion, too. (but then that’s another big problem) I don’t like the pretend game.
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