Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are considered by most Republicans to be far-leftists. In many ways, they definitely are, especially when we consider where the party stood in the not-so-distant past, but both have been relatively pragmatic in their approaches to promoting their progressive agenda. Compared to the newest batch of Democratic lawmakers and the ones that are waiting for their opportunity to hit Capitol Hill, both Pelosi and Schumer are pretty close to being moderates.
It’s not that the old guard of the Democratic Party have grown more conservative over the years. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. They’ve followed the sentiment of their party as best they can by promoting the far-left’s agenda. But it’s still not enough for people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She and those like her represent the new Democratic Party, one that completely abandons any form of common sense that doesn’t align with their radical socialist and Marxist agendas.
Those who’ve been paying attention over the years have seen both parties lurch to the left. For Republicans, it’s been an abandonment of fiscal responsibility because they believe making necessary cuts to spending will doom them on election day. They’ve also abandoned other issues important to conservatives, such as healthcare. It’s conspicuous they were able to pass a clear Obamacare repeal in 2015. It was symbolic, nothing more. They never really wanted to get DC out of the healthcare business because, let’s face it, it’s too lucrative. They passed the clean repeal because they knew it would get vetoed by President Obama. If they really wanted to repeal it, they would have done it when President Trump took office. Just throw the same exact legislation on his desk and he would have signed it. But they didn’t.
I could go on and on about the GOP’s newfound leftist tendencies, but it’s the massive shift to the farthest stretches of progressive imagination by the Democrats that scare me the most. The GOP might be doing some moderate to left-leaning activities that are hurting the country, but the Democrats are on a course to embrace ideas that will threaten the very existence of the nation. From the “Green New Deal” to abolishing ICE to “Medicare-for-All,” the fringe wing of the party is growing in both popularity and clout. They may not be making the decisions for the party or the nation today, but the political landscape changes way too quickly in modern America. It’s very conceivable that we could see these existential threats become a reality within the next two or three years if something’s not done about it now.
This new far-left cult may have been born from the insane philosophies of Bernie Sanders, but even his leftism is being overshadowed by the extreme elements rising among his disciples. Lawmakers like Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Eric Swalwell are competing to make themselves appeal to the far left as best they can. It isn’t because they believe half of what they’re saying, but they see the writing on the wall. The powerbrokers might still be mainstream Democrats, but that is changing faster than anyone could have anticipated a couple of years ago. The rapid rise of socialist principles among this new breed of Democrats is infecting the entire party. Soon, it will be hard to differentiate between their ideas based solely on how horrific they are.
I didn’t fear President Obama as much as most conservatives did. He was certainly a leftist, but he’s still closer to Bill Clinton’s version of progressivism than to Bernie’s. The damage he did to our nation economically, culturally, and on foreign fronts should not be understated, but this new breed of leftists have far more dangerous ideas. They truly hate America. They hate everything we stand for as a country. They hate our history. They believe capitalism is purely greed, military might is imperialism, and sovereignty is just a roadblock to the open borders they want to embrace as part of their globalist agenda.
The biggest mistake conservatives can make is to assume their ideas could never become the law of the land. It can. In fact, if we don’t stop it now in its infancy, it almost certainly will. Why? Because many Americans are gullible. I don’t mean to offend anyone this pertains to, but most Americans are sheep that think whatever their dear leaders want them to think. Just imagine that there are millions of Americans today who don’t see a problem with a $32 trillion dollar price tag on Medicare-for-All. What happens when that becomes tens of millions of people? How about over a hundred million? If you don’t believe Americans are that gullible, it’s time to pay more attention.
We must fight this with everything we’ve got. We need to educate our fellow Americans about the dangers of socialism, Marxism, and radical progressivism. If you’re one who now understands the danger this new generation of Democrats poses to our very existence, then please share the truth now and keep sharing it with as many people as you can reach. This must be stopped immediately because soon it will be too late. Why? Because if we don’t make a stand now and expose this radical element for what they truly are, then this so-called far-left fringe will eventually become the mainstream.