The biggest fear of Republicans following the 2008 election was that President Obama and his party’s control of the House and Senate would mean socialism was going to quickly manifest into laws. We were given Obamacare as the major Democratic “victory” during their two years of control, and at the time it seemed horrible.
Compared to the direction the Democratic Party is heading now as we prepare for the 2020 election season, Obamacare now seems mild compared to the radical progressive ideas being floated by candidates. They don’t just want to propel us into socialism. They have their sights set even further to the left.
So 2020 dem platform is
-no private healthcare.
-kill fully formed 2 seconds from birth babies
-70% marginal tax rates on people they hate
-ban nearly every gun
-also you're racist
This is basically a right wing parody of a dem platform and it's real.
— John Willow (@JohnathonWillow) January 31, 2019
If conservatives just a few months ago were asked to create a parody of the Democratic platform, it wouldn’t look much different from the actual platform the Democrats are creating.
Let’s be clear. Words matter, as the left is wont to say. Their own words are striking such dangerous chords, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which they could possibly walk them back. It’s standard operating procedure for candidates, particularly presidential candidates, to push to the extremes as they try to win their party’s nomination, then to dial it back towards the center when they’re in the general election. But the extremes Democratic candidates like Senators Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren are pushing are so far to the left, even “dialing it back” would only bring them into the far-left zone of socialism. They’ve gone so far to the left with their proposals that anything resembling a moderate proposal will seem alien to their followers.
In other words, they’ve pushed well beyond the limits of pragmatic leftism and entered the fantasy world of hyper-leftism.
I have plenty of complaints about the GOP as they creep left-of-center on many issues, but it's getting harder to criticize them when Democrats get sucked deeper into #HyperLeftism. Some of their proposals would be too extreme for actual socialist nations. It's insane.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 1, 2019
It isn’t just the candidates. Lesser politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are leading the charge to convince Democratic voters their place in a near-future America is one that unites the nation in suffering. They’re pitching their ideas as essentially forcing successful people to share the wealth, but the actual results of their policies, if ever implemented, would be dragging every American into a collective state of servitude. Only the elite leftists who clothe themselves in a protective coating of their sheep-like followers will go unscathed by these destructive policies.
I don’t want to go into specifics about Medicare-for-All, 90% tax rates, gun confiscations, late-term abortions, open borders, or any of the other ludicrous concepts the hyper-leftists are pushing because I want you to put on the lens of discernment regarding all of their policies. Conservatives will fight the individual policy proposals that are clearly reprehensible, but it’s important that more Americans make themselves aware of the other end of the Democrats’ platform spectrum. The obviously insane proposals should worry us, but it’s the subtle planting of hyper-leftist seeds that concern me even more.
For example, it’s easy to overlook the dangers of the Democrats’ proposed beefing up of border security by improving technology and increasing personnel numbers at ports of entry. They’re even recommending adding more ports of entry to make them more accessible to those traveling across the border legally. On the surface, these may seem like good ideas and at worst, they’re simply attempts by Democrats to pretend they’re tough on border security while denying us a border wall. But if we dig a little deeper, we’ll see that these proposals have multiple dangers most Americans will overlook.
I’ll use a football analogy to illustrate this point. Imagine if a head coach announces the week before a game that his defensive gameplan is to shut down the opposing team’s best receiving by triple-covering him. He’s going to put his two best cornerbacks and the free safety on this receiver at all times. What will the opposing team do? They’ll prepare to throw to other open receivers knowing there’s no way to triple-cover one receiver without leaving others wide open.
The Democrats’ border security plan is similar. They’re saying we should put all of our border security money and efforts into protecting the ports of entry. They’re also declaring they will not allow for a border wall or other improvements of security open areas because they’re stacking the ports of entry with as much security as they can. The opposing team, in this case represented by illegal immigrants, drug smugglers, criminals, and possibly even terrorists, will read what the Democrats are proposing as a prompt to establish more routes in the vast unprotected areas along the border.
Most conservatives are so focused on Democrats blocking the wall, they’re missing the dangers of their actual border security proposals.
We need to apply this same lens of discernment to all policies coming from the left. This wasn’t always the case. In fact, this is a relatively new development, considering most Democrats favored real border security efforts just a decade ago.
It’s time to not only rail against the obvious injections of hyper-leftism into the Democratic Party but to also recognizing the more subtle attempts to subvert our rights, destroy our sovereignty, and fundamentally transform this nation into a globalist hub of misery to be shared with the rest of the world.
Conservatives once feared what Democrats would do in the future, but those fears are being realized in dramatic fashion today. This new breed of Democrats make the Obamas and the Clintons seem quite moderate. This new breed of Democrats are an existential threat to the nation itself.