It is appalling to note that the Democrats assume they own the loyalty and the vote of any minority group carte blanche. For many years, they have duped Blacks and Hispanics into believing that fairness, equality, and compassion were qualities exclusive to the Democrat Party. Their platform more often than not consisted of handing out goodies—paid for by taxpayers—in exchange for votes. This was not construed as buying votes, however; that would be too crass. No, no. This was framed as compassionate, giving to the less fortunate.
But today, many Blacks and Hispanics are wising up to this ruse. As candidate Trump pointed out at a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, “Look at how much African American communities have suffered under Democrat control. To those hurting, I say: what do you have to lose by trying something new? America must reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton who sees communities of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future.” Trading government assistance for votes has done nothing but keep Blacks and Hispanics mired in poverty and dependent on the government. Call it what you want, but it sounds like slavery to me.
Unfortunately for them, the Democrat Party of today does not include the values typified by the “Southern Democrat.” As the New York Times noted in a December, 2014 article concerning Mary Landrieu’s loss to a Republican in Louisiana, “It seems hard to argue that the Democrats could have retained much support among rural, evangelical Southern voters as the party embraced liberalism on issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.” Today we could now expand those cultural issues to include gender identification and the undermining of religious freedom and free speech.
But it doesn’t end there. The Democrats have become a party obsessed with erasing America’s glorious history and depicting it and Americans as greedy, imperialists, and racists. Democrats like Barrack Obama insist that wealth is inherently evil, especially if that wealth is not shared. As he pompously (and now somewhat infamously said), "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that.” So, in the Democrats’ and Obama’s mind, the successful man owes the collective, and what better way to control him and his wealth than by taxation and redistribution? Therefore, in every rally, in every campaign, there is the never-ending screed about the wealthy not paying their “fair” share, although when pressed, no-one seems able to say just exactly what that would be.
Conservatives are going to have to toughen up and grow a spine, otherwise, the focused and determined Democrats will run roughshod over them and never look back on their journey to socialism. Between the Republicans who live to get re-elected and cast their votes accordingly, and the RINOs who might as well be Democrats since they are unlikely to vote against the status quo, the Republican Party is badly divided and unable to achieve anything. Democrats always circle the wagon, but not Republicans. We certainly see this with their efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The Democrats would have done this by now. Oh wait. They did! Back in 2014, they successfully Karl Marxed our healthcare with a backroom creation only they could support: ObamaCare.
Right now, the standard bearers of the Democrat Party are Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and other radical progressives like loopy Elizabeth Warren. And who can forget the “Democrat Socialist,” Bernie Sanders? There doesn’t seem to be any room at the table for those who don’t adhere to the socialist and excessively progressive cultural party line. I suspect, however, that if you start losing a demographic that once was reliably yours (the Blacks and Hispanics) largely because you spend your energy not on understanding your loss and creating a vision for the future but on trying to destroy the sitting president, you are not done losing. And that’s okay with me, even if they are loath to acknowledge it. Unfortunately, the only fix for the short term is to flood the country with immigrants (both legal and illegal) and repackage their con job about America being a land of endless opportunity—and it is, as long as the Democrats get someone else to pay for it.
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