Wikipedia says this about the birth of the Democratic Party… “(it) evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party organized by (Thomas) Jefferson and (James) Madison. The party favored republicanism; a weak federal government; states' rights; agrarian interests, strict adherence to the Constitution; and it opposed a national bank, close ties to Great Britain and business and banking interests.”
Does this remotely sound like the platform of today’s Democratic party? Actually, it sounds more like the basis for the what most of us thought the Republican party represented up till a few years ago, before the GOP donned sheep costumes.
Eventually, the Democratic party made a sharp left turn with Franklin Roosevelt, which surely caused Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to roll over in their collective graves. Despite the best efforts of Harry Truman and John Kennedy to right the ship, LBJ, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama managed to bring the “Titanic” back to its fateful route with bad policy and/or amoral leadership. Our ancestors will be paying dearly for the election of those four men for a long time. I didn’t mention Carter as, although a seemingly decent man, he had no idea where he had been, where he was, or where he was going. Much like the Dem leadership of today led by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, with their porn actress mascot, Stormy Daniels.
This past week, the DNC hit the proverbial iceberg when it actually filed a lawsuit because they didn’t win the past presidential election. Anybody smell Hillary in this? This has to be the epitome of childish, sour grapes behavior and should be laughed out of court. Filed in the southern district of New York (Schumer and Clinton territory), which I imagine has the most Obama appointees, they claim that Trump campaign managers conspired with Russia and Wikileaks to damage Hillary by hacking the DNC servers. Having bled their base dry of campaign money, this suit seeks millions of dollars.
A few images form in my mind about this:
I wonder if, in their quest for more money, they considered the fact they will have to give up those DNC servers, the same servers they refused to turn over to the FBI earlier? (By the way, who else gets to “refuse” the FBI?) Or, like Hillary, will they be allowed to “Bleach-bit” and smack the servers around with a baseball bat?
Secondly, form a mental picture of Russian president Putin being served papers and consider the odds of him showing up for court. Or of Julian Assange of Wikileaks leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
In the face of all that Trump has accomplished, the DNC is still throwing a tantrum about his election. They are throwing down any roadblock they can to try and trip him up. How is that good for the country? What has he done, since becoming president, that has not been in our best national interest? I keep asking that question and have yet to receive an answer. If any of you know, I’m all ears.
I know a lot of good people who happen to be Democrats. I understand (and agree) with their disdain for people like Mitch McConnell, Richard Nixon, Tom DeLay, or Karl Rove. I appreciate the fact that, on its face, the Democratic party might seem more compassionate toward the struggles of the common man and the youthful mind being attracted to that ideology…if only it were true.
I don’t comprehend though, how those same good people, having matured past the age of childish exuberance, can identify with the likes of the people that have taken over their party and are seemingly attempting to rip this country from its Republic roots to, evidently something that resembles socialism. Why would those smart folks align themselves with people the likes of “I’ll say anything” Hillary and Schumer; dingbats Pelosi and Maxine Waters; alleged tax cheat Al Sharpton; the nefarious Jessie Jackson; the “Cowardly Lion” (Lyin’) Ted Kennedy, the embarrassment that is Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the socialist Bernie Sanders, “Moonbeam” Brown of California, or even more locally, the iron-fisted Michael Madigan reducing the once-great state of Illinois to the brink of bankruptcy, if only it were able.
My grandfather, who lived through the Great Depression, and understandably believed in Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson, was a staunch Democrat. He was a precinct committeeman in the southern Kankakee district for many years, back when the vote was taken in the old Chebanse fire department. He believed so passionately in the Democratic party, the inscription “A Democrat” was etched for eternity into his tombstone.
I often wonder if he were alive today, would he be uncomfortable with that epitaph?