Bear with me if this becomes a flight of ideas but I think I’m onto something – or I’m schizophrenic. You be the judge.
The 2 party system that we have has splintered off in major ways and it’s a more dangerous way for the democrats, specifically. The democrats risk being labeled and lumped with the progressives, who are way off the democrat/left side of the charts and are really Marxists with a more palatable moniker. I mean seriously, can you imagine Hillary standing up in a debate and admitting to being a marxist?
Of course not. She answers the question with elaborate subterfuge as she frames her marxist ideology with early 20th century Americanism.
Now, by Hillary’s definition, being a marxist progressive doesn’t sound so UnAmerican, does it?
The democrats are grappling with a pushy, bossy, crude, rude and loud far left faction. These are the folks like Al Franken and Nancy Pelosi who are both saying “damn the torpedoes, full health care down your throats! We don’t care what the people of Massachusetts said!”
On the normal, almost sane side of what has been known historically as THE democrat party are politicians like Evan Bayh. These guys are cautioning their far left comrades to stop, back up, and take a look at the landscape:
“There’s going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this [the Massachusetts election],” Bayh told ABC News, but “if you lose Massachusetts and that’s not a wake-up call, there’s no hope of waking up.”
As I said, I think the personality break in the democrat party is much more dangerous than that in the republican party. The progressives want to REMAKE America, throw out the Constitution and write a second (read that- new and different) bill of rights. Their counter parts, the tea partiers, want to RETURN America to it’s original founding and the original contract with America, the Constitution.
The tea partiers have become a major force in the republican party and their impact on the Massachusetts race can’t be underscored enough. Like the democrat’s progressives, the tea partiers are loud and bossy but nothing close to as crude or rude as their counter parts. As a rule they don’t participate in the kinds of dirty tricks that the progressives have. One need look no further than the treatment of Sarah Palin and the whisper campaigns/lies about her and her family to see the level that the progressives will go to further their agenda.
To be clear, the tea partiers are not a faction of the republican party. There a large number of independents, some democrats and many republicans in their ranks. They are conservatives of many kinds, fiscal, social, etc. and the so-called angry mob who believe their country is being stolen from them by the marxists progressives.
What we have is a schizophrenic battle. The American psyche has disassociated into multiple personalities and at least one or 2 of them are fighting for ultimate supremacy.
But historically, in America, it doesn’t work that way. No one party can or should ever control every thing. It’s a recipe for tyranny and having done it now for over a year, the lesson has been learned, I pray. We have seen what happens when one party is shut out and not allowed a voice at any legislative table. A nation that prides itself on the premise of fair play, won’t stand for this kind of one-sidedness for long. And in less than 10 months, they will rectify this.
As Evan Bayh said, “Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Dem party attempting to impose their will on the rest of the country — that’s not going to work too well.”
No Senator, it hasn’t worked too well and Virginia, New Jersey and now, Massachusetts have proven that. Let’s hope that your words aren’t falling on marxist progressive deaf ears.
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