This is not your father’s Democratic Party. The party has been radical left since the 1960s, but until the last decade or so they hid this from the public by acting like they still cared about a Constitutional republic. Now they openly argue against Constitutional principles, and demonize anyone who mentions the rule of law.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb did an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and slammed his own party.
Webb accused the party of moving “very far to the left” over the last few years, which has alienated more moderate Democrats, a very important segment of the party.
“You’ve lost white working people,” he said. “You’ve lost flyover land, and you saw in this election what happens when people get frustrated enough that they say, ‘I’m not going to take this.’”
He also claims that the Democrats have worked so hard to engage in identity politics that they have completely lost the working-class Democrats.
“Something different has happened to the Democratic Party. The people who believe that regardless of any of these identity segments, you need to have a voice in a quarters of power for those that have no voice. And we’ve lost that.”
It should be noted that Webb did not endorse Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, instead choosing to keep his vote private. This might have something to do with his concern regarding “aristocratic” rule in the United States, as he discussed on Sunday.
“There is an aristocracy now that pervades American politics. It’s got to be broken somehow in both parties, and I think that’s what the Trump message was that echoed so strongly in these flyover communities.”
His solution? A deep look within to see what can be changed, and how they could get back to being the working man’s party.
“There is an aristocracy now that pervades American politics,” Webb argued Sunday. “It’s got to be broken somehow in both parties, and I think that’s what the Trump message was that echoed so strongly in these flyover communities.”
Thank goodness there are still some common-sense Democrats in the United States. His own party may not listen to him, but he makes some really good points.
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