Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Are extremists giving the Democratic party a bad name?

Antifa at Berkley, California

The Democratic party of 40 years ago has metastasized into something unrecognizable to most conservative Americans. There is no middle ground between the partys. Moderate Democrats are thrown in with extreme Leftists, as it appears that is who is steering the boat. Its like one guy commented to me in the 70's: "The only bad thing about smoking pot is the kind of people you end up associating with".

Birds of a feather flock together and if you embrace the Democratic ticket, you are supporting everything the extremists want. Take abortion for instance. The left wants to be able to get a legal abortion. The far left wants your 15 year old daughter to get one on demand without her parents permission or knowledge. Heck, why not lower the age too?

Let's try violence to force our point. Antifa now represents the attitude of the party to many conservatives.

"The Antifa movement is a conglomeration of left wing autonomous, self-styled anti-fascist militant groups in the United States. The principal feature of antifa groups is their use of direct action, harassing those whom they deem to be fascists, racists and right wing extremists." Wikipedia

Middle of the road Democrats are for a more relaxed stance on immigration; extremists want open borders period. Moderates want stricter gun laws to keep guns out of children's hands. Extremists want all guns confiscated. Unfortunately, all Democrats are viewed by the Right, the same way many identify all Muslims as terrorists.

Conclusion? If you vote Democrat, you must be for all the extreme programs the far left wants to turn into law. Abortion, open borders, more taxes, bigger government, smaller military (or 100% reserves), extreme regulation, extreme climate control, more, more, more...

I'll be honest and say on some issues I lean slightly to the left, but isn't that the way its supposed to work? Aren't we obligated to educate ourselves on the issues and vote accordingly? The problem is there is so much information and smoke blocking our view and understanding. We don't know what news source to trust. Our political news is literally explained to us by either a panel of giggling big-toothed stooges, or an angry commentator slandering someone. Both sides openly claim the other side is lying and what do we have? Confusion. Or ignorance.
Watching the youtube videos of college students commenting on the accomplishments of people like Beto O'Rourke, I realize they are blindly following the puppeteer's hands. They support this Socialist with no concept what he is preaching and absolutely no idea of his past accomplishments. How destructive and dangerous!

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