Skip to comments.Do Average Democrats Know Far Left Loons Are Leading Them?
Posted on 06/21/2014 5:36:34 PM PDT by kingattax
I have a lot of friends who are Democrats. A lot. Having spent my entire adult life in the entertainment industry and much of it living in Los Angeles, that is just a fact of life.
Back in olden times (the 1990s), the Democrat politicians in Washington seemed to be much like the people who elected them. They also went about business in a way that was rather normal, if not to my particular ideological liking. This was all due to the fact that the extreme progressive hippies hadnt completed the takeover of the party that they had begun in the 1970s.
Patient lot, these hippies.
Now the fix is in and the Left-of-Castro wing of the Democratic party is fairly well in control and dystopia is upon us. The people who began their political lives by expressing an overwhelming hatred of all things government have done a 180 and now embrace the egregious use of the federal monster to the point it almost seems like a fetish. Its sort of like the no bigger smoking nag than an ex-smoker thing in reverse.
With a stealth progressive in the White House the fully armed and operational battle government has been deployed for purely political reasons in ways that should give any regular citizen pause.
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“With a stealth progressive in the White House”
Not a ‘stealth’ progressive. A white-washed Marxist.
“That’s a feature, not a bug.”
I find people to be uninformed now and uninformed 20 years ago.
We could elect hitler in 2016 and no one would know we did it.
And that goes for the left and right and center.
Have you seen the polls and voting trends of the last few years? The Average American IS a far left loon. THAT is the problem.
Our Republic is lurching Left at the speed of light.
Many wouldn’t know about the leftism of their party, but it wouldn’t concern them too much if they did know. After all, it’s “democracy” they seek.
Is this author serious?? "Regular" Democrats -- that is, those who still believe in American traditions and values -- have not existed for at least 25 years. And Democrats in power have not been "benevolent agents" since at least the 1930s. Combine these two myths and what do you have? Exactly what we see today: the entire "Democrat party" is nothing but a kinder, gentler name for Marxism/communism/despotism/tyranny.
I can answer that - NO!!!
At least with my parents. They are FDR Democrats, the same FDR that got us out of the Depression and won WW2. Then they gave us Kennedy. Nothing after that matters to them, the simply don’t see it. But damn, if they don’t DESPISE Republicans.
Thankfully, with the exception of my parents (LOL), these Democrats are going bye-bye relatively soon, hence the need to replace them with Amnesty.
“I have a lot of friends who are Democrats.”
There was your very first mistake, Mr. Kruiser! You have dim friends.
When I find out that someone I know is left-leaning I drop them like hot potatoes. I also tell them outright why I do not want them around me or mine.
“the same FDR that got us out of the Depression and won WW2.”
I disagree. WW2 got us out of the Depression, not FDR. Without WW2 the USA would have been experiencing the Depression as long as FDR was in office.
No, they do not. I know Dems who go ballistic over Affirmative Action, with no idea that their party couldn’t exist without it.
The average Democrat does not care what their leaders say and do as long as they get some gravy.
Yes, and approve of it.
You mean the FDR that EXTENDED the Depression and gave away the store after WWII?
>> The average Democrat does not care what their leaders say and do as long as they get some gravy.
Some are learning it. There are an awful lot run of the mill democrats than you may think. All you have to do is count the number of people on Prozac and Zanax and you’ll have half the democratic party.
Unfortunately yes, as long as it’s not “Republican”.
They don’t care.All that’s important to them is that their government paychecks and their government disability checks arrive on the first business day of every month.
FDR did NOT get us out of the Depression.
FDRs policies directly prolonged the Depression by over 13 years.
If Milton Friedman were alive he would state that the Great Depression ended with FDRs death.
If FDR followed the approach that Harding took (cut back government by 50%) it would have been over in less than three years.
My parents were quite different than yours.They,too,were FDR democrats.And having been Irish Catholics (from Boston,no less) they were *thrilled* with JFK.But once they got a look at McGovern,RFK and the swill dropping acid from coast to coast in the mid/late 60's they were solid for Nixon.And they never looked back.
Does the average Republican know how far left the GOP-e is leading them?
“But once they got a look at McGovern,RFK and the swill dropping acid from coast to coast in the mid/late 60’s they were solid for Nixon.And they never looked back.”
Good for them...they put the country first.
“FDR did NOT get us out of the Depression.”
Fair point, I should have added “in their minds”. I agree, the Depression went on a LOT LONGER than it had to, because of FDR.
My parents were Kennedy Democrats..very Prolife and very strong belief in God and very conservative. They changed party when Blue Dress Billy Bubba showed up. My mother said no and my parents loved Bush sr. From then on, no more voting democrat. They voted Republican until the Lord called them home. =)
Do Average Democrats Know Far Left Loons Are Leading Them?
The Democratic Party of today is not the same one your grandad was a member of. It’s been subverted by radical enemies who push their progressive / socialist strategies to destroy the U.S. from within while masking who they truly are often remaining hidden so that you think they are only minorities and the downtrodden.
“the same FDR that got us out of the Depression”
His interference prolonged the depression. Then WWII disguised the depression. Depression did not end until after the war.
Gravy; also, The Smug.
They don’t care what their Demonrat leaders do or say as long as The Smug can be acquired.
Last night was my husbands class of 64 reunion. A friend of ours back then was at the reunion. He was a radical SDS member from the 60’s and working on his doctorate at the time of the Kent State shootings, he was a campus agitator and questioned heavily in the aftermath. Drug use and radicalism has consumed most of his life. Through the years whenever we were all together we always exchanged political debate and he always has been a steadfast liberal. Last night when I walked in and we were sitting together, the first thing he said was, “I have been converted, I am a Rush Limbaugh ditto head, a conservative, and am looking for redemption and God.” His guilt is heavy over the pain he helped cause at KS. He has been drug free for seven years. He said what drove him away has been the lies, the exclusion of honest debate and the federal government takeover and taxes, precisely what his groups were against back then. He finds Pelosi and her kind in DC jokes and hopes he will still be around to see the last “Washington DC hippy” die. He was an insider at the time and now admits Communism was the goal. I am praying for him, his has been a rough road to travel.
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There are more than a zillion different types of autoimmune disorders. Some listed in the article. There is only one effective treatment.
From the Chambers to the chamber pot..
Void the bowels of Washington, D.C. 2014 - 2016
That should reverse the problem. Doc WoC
The title of the article is complete silliness. The average dim doesn’t know anything. And they vote in lockstep with their marxist leaders.
NO, the average Democrat is already a far left loon.
Political loyalty, left or right, generally means blindness to anything that challenges that loyalty.
And, both sides will easily do the exact things they accuse the other of doing and be blind to that as well.
Generally, it takes pain to break through that sort of self-induced blindness, a steady diet of disappointment, discouragement and disillusion, along a few serious jolts of loss and/or hardship before the mental wheels start to turn.
And that's exactly what is on the menu. Should be very educational.
No. The average Democrat is appallingly uninformed about current events that reflect negatively on the left. He lives entirely inside the liberal bubble. He gets his news from the Propaganda Corps, and from nowhere else.
How do I know Dems think this way? I have three lib sisters, two lib brothers, and friends and in-laws who earnestly believe that without Big Government looking out for them, the nasty Republicans are going to steal everything. To be an average Dem is to be an ignoramus.
Sounds like my parents. Both are now dead, but I kidded them one time that they thought FDR was still the president. They didn’t laugh. Both were religious and strong social conservatives. But they hated Republicans. Because Republicans were all greedy, and the Dems stood up for the little guy. You might as well have been trying to convince a newborn baby not to wail than convince my parents they might have been wrong about politics.
Exactly, and there’s a generation of them dying out. The replacements are not nearly as wedded to the Democrats as many of them were. They’re not into “the religion thing” as they see it, either. But prior to continuously sticking his foot in his mouth, Rand Paul actually OWNED them (the younger ones) due to his filibuster on drones and credibility on privacy rights. Those people knew he was Republican, but didn’t care - they heard what they wanted to hear and were ready to vote for him (and still may). It was a shame with Rand, because if he also tried to reach the Republican base, he would have waltzed right into the White House.
But the FDR Generation - FORGET IT. If it was a choice between Hitler and a Republican, Hitler wins hands-down. In a way, McCain learned that the hard way - by being the “perfect Republican”, always reaching across, trying to pull-in those people. They laughed at him on election day and voted for the extreme leftist instead.
Here in Texas I used to work with a local. Not the brightest bulb in the lot, but lots of fun to talk to. 100% (white) Texan, loved guns, likely went to church, conservative on all social issues - and voted 100% Democrat (middle-aged, not FDR generation). I made it a point to try to figure him out. First, like you said, Democrats are for the “little guy”. Second, Democrats would NEVER touch his guns (this is what he thought, and probably still thinks). No matter what I said, it didn’t matter. I kept digging - wound up his parents were union types. That’s what unions do to people.
>>> When I find out that someone I know is left-leaning I drop them like hot potatoes. I also tell them outright why I do not want them around me or mine.
Curious as to why this would be the case. I have many lib friends of all stripes, and I think it’s important to keep them in my life for at least three reasons.
1) You can’t persuade people if you shun them.
2) Life in an echo chamber is no fun. Even if you can’t persuade them - and, frankly, there are a few I know I’ll never reach - you can still have meaningful and interesting dialogue.
3) By refusing to associate with them, you play into their stereotype of hating. I find killing them with kindness far more satisfying.
Well, eventually some people, even me, grasp the truth. My parents are dead, but maybe I can talk sense into some of my siblings.
“Curious as to why this would be the case.”
To each his own.
My mental health has improved considerably by eliminating all LIBs and other assorted DIM wits from my life. I realize they exist but life is too short to waste with them for any reason.
A better question would be, “Do they care?”