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The Democrat Divide: Socialists are Effectively Purging Moderates from the Party

The Democrat Divide: Socialists are Effectively Purging Moderates from the Party

Ever since being shockingly trounced by Trump in the 2016 presidential election the DNC – be it party elites or their millions of registered voters – has been locked in an internal struggle over the future of the Democrat party.

On one side (using rather large strokes of course) lie the proponents of what one can most easily explain to be socialism; ‘democratic socialism’ to precisely quote the politicians pushing for it/attempting to avoid the stigma replete with the dirty ‘S’ word. This camp advocates for ‘big moves’ of the progressive variety; moves that most detractors consider radical like the much maligned ‘New Green Deal.’

In the other camp lie what one can equally broadly designate by their favored buzz word; the ‘pragmatists.’ These political elites and their supporters see the DNC embracing socialism as their rallying cry to be a fast track not only to reduced appeal amongst moderate America, but a guarantee for 4 more years of Donald Trump come 2020.

But when push comes to shove, and that 2020 election beckons the DNC to provide a single champion against the incumbent Trump from their current clown car of 20+ wannabees, one of said camps is destined to win; and at the moment it seems very likely to be the former.

It is indeed becoming increasingly apparent as the various DNC candidates refine and push their policy agendas to prospective voters that embracing socialist ideology is where the heart of the Democrat core lies. A Huffington Post piece sheds some light on the matter,

“Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was loudly booed Saturday when he told California Democrats that “socialism is not the answer.”

Hickenlooper made the unpopular comment at the Democratic Party State Convention in San Francisco.

“Let me be perfectly clear,” he told his not-very-receptive listeners, some of whom were holding signs backing the bid by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for the Democratic nomination. “If we want to beat (President) Donald Trump and achieve big, progressive goals, socialism is not the answer.”

As the booing from some 4,500 delegates and observers continued over his speech for several seconds, he warned: “You know, if we’re not careful, we’re going to end up helping to re-elect the worst president in American history.”

 

A Game of Radicals

That last quip right there of Hickenlooper’s perfectly epitomizes the current Democrat divide. A divide caustic enough that we have thousands of blue voters booing one of their own candidates.

Democrat voters have spent years watching Donald Trump – the President who should have never been as far as team blue is concerned – do little but make (or threaten to make) audacious moves holding little regard for the sentiments of detractors in either party. Whether it be immigration policy driving Democrats wild or trade wars against the warnings of fellow Republicans, Trump, in his fashion, more or less just does what he feels the need to do; often utilizing various executive powers to do so quickly.

In the wake of this blue voters want what they see as a necessary comeuppance in erasing the Trump administration’s legacies and implementing their own bevy of controversial, mainly redistributive, programs with the same callousness. Any Democrats left believing such a drastic policy shift to be bad political business are being figuratively crucified by left-leaning media outlets. Just take ~radical centrist~ (their words not mine) Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz; who was so utterly stymied for refusing to condemn the capitalist system that enabled his life’s success he’s been forced to go the Independent route in a desperate bid to provide America a moderate choice.

The patience of voters who desire the implementation of large impactful socialist policies with the ‘standard’ political process (and the politicians who stick to it) is clearly wearing thin. Consequentially the willingness to pragmatically engage with refining capitalism towards progressive ends as opposed to outright rejecting the entire system appears essentially gone if Hickenlooper’s experience has anything to tell us.

In many ways, this phenomenon is a reflection of the dissatisfaction within the Republican bloc years prior; the dissatisfaction that resulted in Trump’s ascendancy in the first place. But Trumpian populism and Sanders-Ocasio Cortez socialism are very distinct beasts apart from their grassroots appeal. At the end of the day only time will tell if leaning away from the center – instead of towards it – has been a good choice for Democrats, or merely a guarantee for 4 more years of the President they despise.

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12 Comments

  1. AlfromFl

    Any way you cut it, what the dems are saying and proposing leads me to think – The Venezuelan people were free to vote also. Look at how they’ve been rewarded. The celebration of D Day happens to remind us of the great price for freedom and what the 3rd reich was like. That too, was a socialist variety and their, now infamous, policies and tactics sound an awful lot like that of today’s democrat candidates and the anti-Trump democrat House.

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  2. Joe Gilbertson

    This is a bad sign for the democrats, they won’t be able to elect a socialist president any time soon. Even their congressional socialist (bernie, AOC) are considered nuts by most of America

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    • Earl Grandstaff

      These children are being treated in a mean manner. Their English lessons will soon be cut off. Also,all recreational activities. I would not my grandchildren treated this way

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  3. Karen

    The schools and universities have been “educating” and “brainwashing” students for several decades. Now many of them believe that they are “entitled” to whatever they want, no working for it, just give it to them. They are actually becoming “weak” instead of strong. They are intolerant and violent if they don’t get what they want . . . reminds me of a 2 year old that wants what he wants. They are degrading men, especially, straight white men, as if there’s something wrong with them, but gay and transgenders are the “norm” now. They think allowing boys/men to become women and playing as females against actual females is totally acceptable. They want to promote transgender and gay lifestyles in school, as if it’s just “the way of the world” and we have to get with it. Now instead of being taught about “life” in schools they want to teach them that it’s perfectly fine to have sex and if you get pregnant, no problem, just go “get rid of it, it’s not a baby really, just a bunch of cells and it’s just an easy process (and you won’t have any regrets when you get older) They believe if we just “keep” the flood doors open on our Southern border that we will become a strong, more vibrant nation when in fact they are making us more resentful and angry. If they get enough young, ignorant people,, not to mention “illegals” to vote, that they will win and complete the “fall” into Socialism and possibility Communism. I pray for our country, we will need it. Open your eyes people, young and old!!!! (Sorry, maybe some of what I said isn’t so much about “socialism” as it is about what the Democratic party stands for these days)

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    • David Barron

      As Khrushchev said in the late 50’s or early 60’s at the UN, they will bury us without firing a shot.

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  4. Richard A Carlton

    The Democratic party is NOT the Democratic party that we all knew before Socialists and George Soros managed to install Barak Obama in the Whitehouse. The Democratic party has become the enemy of the United States. I pray that in the 2020 election the voters see what is going on and put the Republicans in power of EVERYTHING. OUR FUTURE AND OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE DEPEND ON IT.

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  5. Dennis parker

    Of course they ARE nuts I third that AND A lot more!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Thomas j.Daley

    Demented Karl Marx and his equally demented boyfriend Engels have created squalor, disease, insanity, and genocide with their tribal vengeance philosophy against Christianity. ITS about time we put a stake in the heart of this evil inspired by satan and all of its followers

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  7. Thomas j Daley

    Communism is a mental disease in all of its invented manifestations, socialism, liberalism, progressivism,an anti-Christian vengeance tool of destruction! Western culture and law is derivative of New Testament teachings of Christ and has provided us with we strength,coherence, wealth Justice and civility which this satanic tribal cult of evil is dedicated to destroy! fore warned is fore armed!

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  8. T.j.Daley

    The worldwide calamity of Communism on humanity is obvious to the educated and observant China, India,Cuba,Venezuela,Russia, so. africa Have all been devastated and corrupted by this totalitarianism. You have eyes to see..see! You have ears to hear.:.hear! Save yourself, your family and your country, act in your own interests.

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