“Democrats are racist.” “I’ll never vote Democrat again.” “I didn’t vote for Trump the first time but I sure as hell am voting for him this time.”
And on and on the comments go as hundreds of thousands of now-former Democrats (soon to be millions?) are turning away from a Democrat Party that has lied to them (Trump-Russia collusion) ignored the facts (The Mueller Report that offered no evidence of wrongdoing by the president or his campaign) worked overtime to divide Americans against each other, and are now replacing the lie of “Russia! Russia! Russia!” with “Recession! Recession! Recession!” and “Racist! Racist! Racist!”
These former Democrats are sick and tired of being sick and tired of a political party that has lost its mind and devolved into a damn mess.
Via Courier Journal:
No one votes to be despised. Democrats’ message may swing my ballot to Trump
If the alternative to him in next year’s election is open borders and the Green New Deal, I may become a Trump voter. It’s a distinction without an electoral difference, but hear me out.
In their response to the El Paso, Texas, shooting. Democrats fell over themselves to implicate the president’s rhetoric and policies. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pronounced Trump “directly responsible” for the massacre.
Imagine. Having never met the gunman, the freshman congresswoman looked into his heart and determined that he wouldn’t have killed if not for Trump.
You can guess how many Democrats acknowledged parallels between their own rhetoric, some of which was echoed by the Dayton shooter, and the rhetoric they blamed for 22 deaths in El Paso.
Its current trajectory gives the Democratic Party two problems in 2020. First, the agenda: a spending spree like no country has ever attempted, supposedly financed by a handful of wealthy taxpayers. What could go wrong?
Second, the message to voters. For decades progressives have denounced America as hopelessly retrograde and racist. Naturally, they’re talking about everyone except themselves.
The insult-them-until-they-join-our-side strategy has gained devotees since the mass shootings. While no fewer than five presidential candidates have called Trump a white supremacist, their fellow progressives are shedding their reluctance to say the same of his supporters.
The contempt descended into incoherence even before the shootings. Andrew Yang stood on a debate stage and matter-of-factly predicted the disappearance of millions of low-skill jobs. Yet he and his party argue for importing millions of low-skill workers.
If you work in an industry likely to absorb some of that labor, you might wonder if this is how the Democrats plan to revive their brand as champion of the little guy. Are you the little guy they have in mind, or have you slipped a bit on their list?
Today’s party answers: You only ask because you don’t like brown skin.
Partisans who can’t imagine anything worse than losing history’s quintessential hold-your-nose election should picture coming to the rematch with a perfectly pleasant candidate, finding the opponent as nasty as ever, and losing again anyway.
Which could happen. The swing voters who will decide the next election won’t care whether Democrats rate Donald Trump a racist or a white nationalist or a white supremacist. With the left’s favorite epithet flying around the political sphere more freely than ever and the definition of racism facing possible expansion, they’ll want to know what Democrats think of them.
No one deliberately votes to be despised.