HUNTER: Here's Why This is Not Your Father's Democrat Party

Most curious is how there is literally no one on the left willing to be critical of it
By Derek Hunter

The Democrat Party is a group of insufferable children, spoiled and entitled, throwing a constant series of temper tantrums without interruption. They are the brat kid in your child’s class, constantly indulged with hugs and reassurances that they’re “special” and important, when what they really need is a butt-reddening series of spanks that make it difficult to sit for a week. That won’t happen because leftists don’t have any adults on their side. 

Well, maybe that’s overstating it a bit – they have adults, but they aren’t interested in acting like one. They are more interested in an agenda über alles approach to life, written in its original German because, well, that’s who they are. 
Along those lines, the Democrat Party has allowed their fringe to run wild and destroy lives.

Now they not only control the party, they are the party. 

Conventional wisdom in the media is, “The Republican Party has moved so far to the right…” This is never backed up with any facts, just stated as if it were true because it was said.

But if you think about it, the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan is pretty much the Republican Party of today in almost every way except tone. 

The attitude of the rhetoric has absolutely gotten more pointed; harsher.

For years, when Republicans were attacked by the fascistic left, they took an almost apologetic approach. Only Reagan could turn a friendly sounding rebuttal into a smiling stinger that left a mark, other Republicans just cowered, wanting to be liked by the people beating them.

Donald Trump changed that. Hit him and he’d hit back, sometimes with a brutal observation or takedown everyone knew to be true to no Republican had the guts to say, other times with the equivalent of “You’re fat and ugly.” One is less productive than the other, but both leave a mark. 

Democrats have been doing this forever. They got away with it because who was going to call them on it? Journalists? Television comedians? They weren’t about to be critical of their own team, especially when they were engaging in the tactics they, themselves, pioneered. 

As the left has gotten more radical, they’ve gotten more insistent that it is the right who’ve changed. The party of Reagan was pro-life, pro-border security, pro-growth, pro-America, pro-marriage and traditional family and anti-communist. Democrats used to have a fairly large contingent of members who were a couple of those things too, now they have none. 

It’s like sitting next to someone on a long bench, then sliding all the way down to the other end of the bench and complaining that the other person has gone so far away from you. Yes, there is a chasm between the two of you, but they’ve barely moved. It’s about perspective and who frames it more than the reality. 
Just a few years ago, no Democrat would allow their cities to burn, the neighborhoods they govern to be destroyed by a band of anti-American goons; they would have shut it down the second anything destructive started to happen. Now, they fundraise for bail money for people who throw firebombs at police and burn local, black owned businesses. 

Most curious is how there is literally no one on the left willing to be critical of it.

There has been no Democrat willing to tell this violent mob, or the entitled brats on college campuses, or arrogant and ignorant Members of Congress that this country is not the horrific, racist, sexist, homophobic root of all evil in the world they chant it is. 

Not one Democrat stands up for the country against this destructive mob, they embrace it.

This is not the party of JFK – someone who served this country, who was anti-communist. He wasn’t perfect, but he wasn’t anything near what that party is now. Their 1960 nominee would not even be allowed a daytime speaking slot at their convention today. 
As you hear Joe Biden whine about how the Republican Party has changed, as him how?

Look up everything he’s spent his career advocating and ask if any of what he said he supported in his first presidential run in 1988 is something he supports today.

His only legislative “accomplishment” in four decades in the Senate was the 1994 crime bill, which he had to denounce because Democrats no longer support the idea of imprisoning criminals. 

So, ask your liberal friends one simple question: Which party changed again?

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!) and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the massesFollow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.

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