In the wake of the first two nationally-televised Democratic presidential debates of 2019, it’s become absurdly obvious just how far from reality the progressive Left has drifted. This is great news for Trump who — despite what he might think about himself — remains one of the most historically unpopular presidents of all time thanks to the public’s previously cemented image of a narcissistic, corrupt, womanizing, immoral, immature, Twitter-obsessed, shady businessman. Correspondingly, over 55 percent of Americans now say they won’t vote to reelect him in 2020, including those who are in key swing states. This explains why Trump has largely abandoned voters in those areas and appears to be concentrating more on stirring up support among his adoring fans. To be fair, this is what he does best. The only problem with this approach is that some of those folks are leftover reluctant Trump voters and may indeed bail on him at the last minute in favor of a Democrat.
Nevertheless, the president could still win reelection so long as one thing remains in place: the ignorant detachedness of the Democratic candidates. If Wednesday evening’s debate was an indication of at least one thing, it’s just how incredibly out of touch this group is with America — how disconnected they are from reality and how divorced they are from any semblance of sanity. Here are just a few examples:
There may be no issue more polarizing and divisive, while simultaneously being the most critical and paramount of our time. And yet, for whatever reason, Democrats seem hellbent on taking ideological and political positions that are completely at odds with the vast majority of Americans’ wishes. Recent Gallup polls indicate that a stunning 77 percent of adults in the United States are opposed to third-trimester abortions, with 53 percent opposing first-trimester abortions in times when the mother “does not want the child.” For those of you who may be accustomed to Bernie Sanders-style math, that is indeed the majority in both instances.
But what did these bloodthirsty presidential enthusiasts do? They stood centerstage — literally — in front of the nation, and proudly announced their willingness to defend abortion-on-demand for every woman, at every stage of pregnancy, for any reason whatsoever, at absolutely no charge. “Kill your baby for free anytime you want, no questions asked. Huzzah! We’ll even saddle the taxpayers with the financial burden!” Moreover, they even seemed to be opposed to laws which would require doctors to care for babies who manage to miraculously survive abortion procedures. It was a grotesque display of emotionless barbarism and an utter disregard for the value of human life. The psychotic insanity of it all was capped by off by former Obama Secretary of Urban Housing and Development Julian Castro, who decided that these abortion rights should also extend to biological men.
For a group that is obviously fine with the murder of unborn children, it was ironic to hear them use the term “health care” or to attempt to show any feigned compassion toward Americans suffering from various ailments and physical diseases. They claim that private insurance is a disaster, which, in some ways, is true. Premiums have skyrocketed and co-pays are laughable. But, the answer certainly isn’t a government-run system. One look back at the train wreck of Obamacare should prove how catastrophic that would be.
I speak from personal experience. As a single adult male with a neurological condition, my monthly premium went from $155/month to $344/month for the exact same plan that I had all along. Same benefits. Same coverage. Same everything. Furthermore, the co-pay costs for my medication refills doubled. The latest polls indicate almost 55 percent of Americans are in favor of sticking with private insurance and not allowing the government to tamper with the blasted system anymore than it already has been. And, to be frank, it’s not hard to see why.
I caught myself laughing out loud when Governor Jay Inslee (Washington State) stood among his cohorts and spewed some nonsense about how he would spend $3 trillion in an effort to create “clean energy jobs.” I thought it was a good joke until I realized he was actually being serious. I guess the joke is on Inslee for failing to realize that most Americans won’t be onboard with this level of extreme government spending, particularly when countless federal programs are already drowning in debt. Sure, they might support the notion of cleaner air and water and a better environment, but radical proposals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal are viewed as silly and impractical. Create jobs? Yes. Leave more national debt to our children and grandchildren? No.
There’s almost no need to address the Party’s views on immigration (most favor loose laws or open borders) or free speech (most want it restricted, particularly online) or religious freedom (most would force a Christian baker to make a cake for a gay couple against his wishes.) This is the Democratic Party of 2019 and beyond. This is a Party overrun by tyrannical curmudgeons and progressive maniacs who lean so far Left that they are nearly indistinguishable from the socialists of old. Is it really any wonder, then, that they have no idea what Americans want? How could they? They’ve abandoned our nation’s founding principles, values, and morals. And there is indeed nothing American about that in the least.