WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY?
September 6, 2012
Here is a hard known fact: The Democratic Party of Harry Truman and JFK is not the Democratic Party of today! In fact, it is not the same as it was fifteen years ago when Bill Clinton was its leader.
In 1985 the Democratic Leadership Council was formed by centrists like Bruce Babbitt of Arizona, Chuck Robb of Virginia, Sam Nunn of Georgia, Lawton Chiles of Florida and then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. This coalition of Southern Moderates, Midwestern centrists and Northern non-hard left liberals kept the Democratic Party in a center-left alignment, and very pragmatic.
Today, there is no pragmatism, no centrist or moderate influence within its ranks. In fact, with the exception of a lowly 22 members of Congress, the center-left and the soft-left are gone. Today's Democrats are by and large far-left. The vast majority of its membership is a conglomeration of socialists, secularists, atheists, anti-traditionalists, anti-constitutionalists, Neo-Marxists, feminists, LGBT-special interests, and anti-colonialists.
Former President Bill Clinton’s Democratic convention speech Wednesday was remarkable in places, especially when he gave this line: “The most important question is, what kind of country do you want to live in?”
That is a great question!
It’s hard for me to believe that the majority of Americans want to live in a country where there is no God except the State, homosexual marriage is just like heterosexual marriage, abortion is a form of birth control, and Islam is on an equal footing with America’s Christian heritage, or on a higher plain, and Judaism is not a religion, but a race.
That last point is worth noticing. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Committee Chairperson is Jewish, but, by her admission, hasn't attended shul (synagogue) and "has a hard time believing traditional Jewish values, especially those contained in the Old Testament." To her, Judaism is a race - no need to believe in Jehovah God. Race blends into "nationhood" which leads me to Israel.
The Democratic Platform left out the key ingredient to Jewish (not to mention Israel's) belief, viz. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel! This didn't offend Wasserman-Schultz, because she is basically an agnostic (a second-cousin to an atheist).
The majority of Americans believe in God, and yet the Democrats removed any mention of Him from their platform. It’s not that it was an oversight; it was a conscious effort since “God-given potential” was in the 2008 platform. When an attempt was made by Ted Strickland (D-OH) to reintroduce God, all hell broke loose. He was booed:
Democrats have changed their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The move came after criticism from Republicans. Many in the audience booed after the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ruled that the amendments had been approved despite the fact that a large group of delegates objected.
Notice that the criticism didn’t come from the Democrats.
The Democrat leadership ramrodded the new language over vociferous opposition. Keep in mind that a number of speakers mentioned God. This only goes to show that the Democrat convention is more theater than reality. The convention is designed to play to the ignorance of the voting population. They say one thing in public to get votes but do something else legislatively. Their voting public doesn’t care as long as the checks, condoms, and birth control pills keep coming.
Since every state that has voted on homosexual marriage defeated the measure — 31 states as of this writing – it’s a wonder that the Democrats see homosexual marriage as a winning issue. More than 8 percent of the delegates at the convention are homosexuals (more than 500 out and proud sexually incongruous delegates) — eight times the homosexual population in America.
And while God was put out of the Democrat party platform, homosexual marriage was put in. The Democrats became the first major U.S. political party to endorse gay marriage, and this happened in a state where voters approved a state constitutional referendum limiting marriage to heterosexuals.
The Democrats have always been the Abortion Party. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Democrats change their party identification to “Abortionists” in the future. It’s all they can talk about. Of course, if the Democrats keep supporting pre-born child killing, there won’t be an opposition party in the future.
What’s really evil about Democrat support for abortion is how it’s affecting the black community. While 95 percent of blacks vote for Democrats, a higher percentage of blacks get abortions. It’s been described as “black genocide.” One wonders if the Jim Crow, lynch mob mentality of the 40s and 50s Democratic Party just got smart and changed their ways from a rope to an abortion clinic.
What’s not getting a lot of attention is the number of Muslim delegates at the Democrat National Convention. There are more than 100, “up from 43 Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the 2008 Democratic convention, and 25 at the 2004 convention.”
“‘The more than doubling of Muslim delegates at this year’s Democratic National Convention is a direct result of their hard work and grassroots organizing within the Democratic Party,’ said CAIR Government Affairs Coordinator Robert McCaw. ‘It is also a sign of the American Muslim community’s growing civic engagement and acceptance in the Democratic Party.’”
I’m not sure what kind of Muslims these are considering the Democrat Party platform’s non-support of God and the support of homosexual marriage and abortion on demand. The only thing I can think of is that the Muslims are biding their time. One day, either they or secularists and atheists will be running the Democrat Party. The irony will be if both were to coalesce, if only to finish the radicalization of the party. Then, we all know who will eventually come out on top.
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