Republicans are on the right and Democrats are on the left. That’s how it’s always been, right? That’s how it is today, yes? Actually, there has been a shift over the last decade or so that has pulled Democrats further to the left and Republicans closer to the middle. Of course, that all happened already. What we’re seeing in 2019 is much, much worse.
Democrats skipped a few steps to get to where they are today. In the 1990s and early 2000s, they were mostly comprised of left-leaning moderates. Sure, conservatives liked to say they were far-left radicals (we always have and always will) but in reality they supported border security, generally opposed gay marriage, some were pro-life, and weren’t ready to destroy the economy.
Fast forward through the Obama years and they shifted their positions culturally to be much more pro-abortion, all in favor of gay marriage, and much more sympathetic to illegal immigrants who were not committing crimes.
Today, they seem to have skipped a few steps. This isn’t something that has been slowly creeping up on us. All of sudden, Democrats are more protective of criminal illegal immigrants than of American citizens. They’re calling for all-out socialism. They’re asking us to embrace a worldview that essentially doesn’t include the United States in the long term.
But we can fight those notions. We have truth on our side. What concerns me the most, and what seems to concern Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY), is the leftward lean that seems to be coming from the Republican Party.
Side effect of House Democrats embracing full bore socialism, no borders, 3rd trimester abortions, gun bans, & fiscal insanity:
Some House Republicans now feel safer embracing partial socialism, porous borders, 2nd trimester abortions, gun control, & fiscal irresponsibility.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 11, 2019
If Republicans feel justified to pull towards the middle, they’re going to do just that. It’s a real concern because as they shift to the middle, the right is left with bad choice #1 versus worse choice #2. That’s not a way for America to push forward.