Excellent reminder of political reality from Investor’s Business Daily out today that is well worth reading and sharing with others…
Every day in the run-up to the midterm elections, the mainstream news peddles the same message: Republicans are extremists. But look at the data, and you see that it’s Democrats who are increasingly well outside the mainstream.
…Trump’s agenda so far has been mainstream conservative — tax cuts, deregulation, strong defense, secure national borders. (President Clinton said similar things about illegal immigrants and border security when he was president.)
Where Trump has strayed from conservative orthodoxy, it’s tended to be toward the left — witness his efforts to force down drug prices and his rhetoric on trade.
But survey data show fairly conclusively that when it comes the ideology of each party, it’s Democrats who have been moving to the fringe.
…Prominent liberals routinely say the most incredibly extremist things, without anyone batting an eye.
Case in point is actor James Cromwell, who recently promised violence if Republicans retained control of Congress.
“If we don’t stop (President Trump) now, then we will have a revolution for real,” he said at an awards ceremony this week. “Then there will be blood in the streets.”
You’ll try in vain to find any Democrat who — after lecturing the public on the dangers of Trump’s word choices — has denounced Cromwell’s rhetoric.
Despite journalists’ endless efforts to portray Democrats as reasonable, mainstream moderates, the public is getting wise to their increasingly extremist views.
This summer, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that just 33% think Democrats are mainstream today, while 56% say they’re out of step. Just two years before, 48% said Dems were mainstream, and only 42% said they were out of step.
So please, enough about how extremism can only be found among Republicans.