(National Sentinel) Self-Destruct: Many Democratic candidates for the House and Senate during the midterms campaigned as political “moderates” who were willing to ‘work with’ Republicans to get things done for the American people.
But now that voters have given Democrats control of the House again after eight years of Republican majorities, those who supported them are going to see anything but political “moderation.”
Instead, we’re going to see a Democratic Party that no longer resembles the party of FDR, Harry Truman, and JFK. We’re going to see a party that has much more in common with governments in Venezuela, China, Cuba, and the former Soviet Union.
We’re going to see much more “socialism” than we will see ‘democratic’ governance because that is the direction the party is heading, even if the over-70 crowd of elected Democrats currently ‘running things’ don’t think so.
In essence, voters who put Democrats back in charge cast ballots against their own country. They voted for candidates who espouse a political ideology — Marxist/socialist — that is 180 degrees opposite of our founding principles of individual freedom, liberty, and constitutionalism.
Newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is a perfect example. She ran as a “Democratic Socialist” — and she won, handily. She backs full-on government-run healthcare, “free” college, “free” housing, universal basic incomes, and other taxpayer-supported entitlements.
So does Tallahassee (Florida) Mayor Andrew Gillum. He lost his bid to become the Sunshine State’s new governor, but the fact that the race was as close as it was is an indication Americans’ attitudes about his political ideology are shifting, and in a big way. A socialist-sounding candidate could not have won a primary election just 10-15 years ago (Bernie Sanders of Vermont is an enigma and an exception), but today they’re running neck-and-neck with Republican candidates espousing law and order, constitutionalism, free markets, low taxes, pro-growth policies and individual responsibility, all attributes that made America the greatest country in the world.
Other Democratic candidates espoused the same hard-Left ideology. Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, D-Texas, did not unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Ted Cruz but again, he came much closer in red Texas than expected.
In Missouri, another bright red state, voters rejected a 10-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax that would have been phased in over several years in favor of a medical marijuana proposition, another that calls for a Democrat-inspired congressional redistricting, and a measure raising the state minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. No matter what you personally think about medical marijuana, remember Missouri is a red state and they traditionally have opposed such measures. The same is true for mandated minimum wages.
Leftist Democrats managed to persuade enough voters to put them in charge of the House on promises that they will “protect healthcare” (that they destroyed with Obamacare) by implementing socialized medicine. Never mind that there is no way we can afford the $32-plus trillion price tag — and that’s just over a period of 10 years. Even Bernie’s state had to scrap its plan because officials couldn’t find any way to pay for it without tanking the Vermont economy.
Free college sounds good until you run out of other people’s money to pay for it. So does free housing, free food, free child care, and free money (universal basic incomes). Nothing is ‘free.’ The money has to come from somewhere. Governments don’t make money they take money from hardworking people and businesses to finance its operations. But you can only go back to the taxpayer so many times before that becomes an economy killer too. Just ask Connecticut.
Democrats in the House won’t get much past the expanded GOP majority in the Senate or POTUS Trump’s veto pen. But make no mistake: The party is transforming into a political entity our founders would have resisted, and it’s drawing a lot of support from swooning voters who have no idea they’re destroying their own futures.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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