Restoring the real Democratic Party

Many Republicans rejoice in the repeated election disasters that, over the past six years, have reduced the Democratic Party to its present anorexic version of its formerly robust self.  The Democrats have sold out themselves, their followers, and their nation through adherence to socialism, along with its companion philosophies of social permissiveness, war through weakness (as opposed to peace through strength), and ruinous spending toward bankruptcy, among the other moral failings of the present-day Democratic Party.

How this came to be is a matter for future historians to analyze.  What concerns us now is the matter of reversing the leftward death spiral, not only of a partisan organization, but of the many thousands of its adherents who have been successfully propagandized.

It has often been said that were John F. Kennedy alive today, he would be a Republican.  Kennedy was a war veteran.  He was a fiscal conservative.  He understood the danger that Communism posed, while at the same time, he successfully guided us through the Cuban missile crisis along a middle path, a path that was neither timid nor reckless.

Presidents Carter and Obama would have failed in that regard.  They would either have capitulated to the presence of nearby Russian tactical missiles, virtually on our shores, or else blundered into a nuclear war.  Either outcome would have crippled American prospects for peace through strength.

The first task of the Democratic Party is to somehow unshackle itself from the extremists who now control it.  There is little hope that that will happen anytime soon.  Witness the re-election of Nancy Pelosi as Democrat House minority leader and the candidacy of anti-Semite Keith Ellison for the chairmanship of the entire party.

A moderate Democratic Party in the likeness of JFK would be a blessing, both for the nation and for the Republican Party, as well as for traditional liberals.  It would restore sanity to our political discourse and reduce the appeal of the insane and immoral arguments by which present-day Democrat leaders have propagandized a generation of American youth.  It would allow us the luxury of making the mistake of electing the wrong candidate without endangering the survival of the nation.  While serious disagreements would of course continue to exist, they would be disagreements about how to improve the nation rather than about whether America is a just and moral idea. 

Many Republicans rejoice in the repeated election disasters that, over the past six years, have reduced the Democratic Party to its present anorexic version of its formerly robust self.  The Democrats have sold out themselves, their followers, and their nation through adherence to socialism, along with its companion philosophies of social permissiveness, war through weakness (as opposed to peace through strength), and ruinous spending toward bankruptcy, among the other moral failings of the present-day Democratic Party.

How this came to be is a matter for future historians to analyze.  What concerns us now is the matter of reversing the leftward death spiral, not only of a partisan organization, but of the many thousands of its adherents who have been successfully propagandized.

It has often been said that were John F. Kennedy alive today, he would be a Republican.  Kennedy was a war veteran.  He was a fiscal conservative.  He understood the danger that Communism posed, while at the same time, he successfully guided us through the Cuban missile crisis along a middle path, a path that was neither timid nor reckless.

Presidents Carter and Obama would have failed in that regard.  They would either have capitulated to the presence of nearby Russian tactical missiles, virtually on our shores, or else blundered into a nuclear war.  Either outcome would have crippled American prospects for peace through strength.

The first task of the Democratic Party is to somehow unshackle itself from the extremists who now control it.  There is little hope that that will happen anytime soon.  Witness the re-election of Nancy Pelosi as Democrat House minority leader and the candidacy of anti-Semite Keith Ellison for the chairmanship of the entire party.

A moderate Democratic Party in the likeness of JFK would be a blessing, both for the nation and for the Republican Party, as well as for traditional liberals.  It would restore sanity to our political discourse and reduce the appeal of the insane and immoral arguments by which present-day Democrat leaders have propagandized a generation of American youth.  It would allow us the luxury of making the mistake of electing the wrong candidate without endangering the survival of the nation.  While serious disagreements would of course continue to exist, they would be disagreements about how to improve the nation rather than about whether America is a just and moral idea.