political parties today
It seems we have five parties today, but they are all within the major ones.
The Democrats have two.
The Progressive left trying to push them far left, led by Senator Sanders and The Squad.
The traditional Democratic Party that leans to the left.
The Republicans actually have three separate parties within it.
The Pro Trumpers, The Never Trumpers and their traditional base.
It will be fascinating to see how this plays out.
Right now President-Elect Biden has done a masterful job keeping the left happy and in support.
I think this honeymoon and marriage can last a year, but not much longer. “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Remember that?
The Republicans, on the other hand, are about to tear themselves apart and their 2022 and 2024 primaries will reflect this divide.
There is talk of a third party led by the pro Trump faction.
That would kill them and the traditional party. They are already the minority party, measured against the Democrats and a division will lock them out for a long time. They will add nothing while subtracting.
What is funny about all this is that every poll shows more people consider themselves conservative versus liberal. So how come it doesn’t reflect in their voting? Two reasons:
1. The Democratic party has a built in loyalty that extends beyond philosophy.
2. The media (and social media) are overwhelmingly left and their coverage drives vote that way.
Here’s a thought for the Republicans.
Try the Trump polices without the Trump tweeting, messages and division. You might have a winner.
as of this writing – awaiting declassified
The right is awaiting declassified documents from the 2016 election. It may come today, or as late as Monday.
I have doubts it will show anymore than we already know, or it would have been done before the election. We’ll see.
I also wonder whatever happened and why it has taken so long for Special Counsel, John Durham, to release any his report. Will we ever see it?
Social media Lockout
The continued lockout on social media on conservative views and apps like Parler continues.
If the left was as fair as it says it is wouldn’t they speak up and say this is unfair? How come we have not heard a single word from them about this?
If the Trump administration had allowed left apps to be taken down would the noise have been thundering?
Free speech is at risk. We are down a very dangerous path here.
Now I hear them say it’s a private company (Twitter, Apple Amazon etc.) Really? So a private company can restrict who they want?
How come the baker couldn’t say he wouldn’t bake the cake they wanted and you went crazy? He lost his business after a court fight.
You mean when private businesses said they wouldn’t serve some groups that was really okay?
The problem here is the “free press” and left decides what is wrong and sheep follow.
BTW, when world leaders like Angela Merkel criticized President Trump it was front page and headline news. When those same leaders like her say the restrictions by social media against Trump are dangerous and wrong you don’t see or hear coverage, do you?
do you believe your eyes or the ny da?
As the NYT headline said, “NY Attorney General Sues NYPD Over Their Handling of NY Protests,” referring to the riots last fall. Remember the video and pictures you saw? Were those police officers breaking the windows and doors to loot the stores? Were those the police officers you saw spitting at, throwing objects at and being attacked? It wasn’t what I saw, but the far left NY DA saw the police misbehaving.
New Yorkers, you get what you voted for, and she was clearly anti police and far left. I know you’re leaving in record numbers. I recommend you reconsider your voting manner in you’re new home.
WE FINISHED YESTERDAY WITH
We finished yesterday with a quote from President Reagan. Let’s do it again today and ask yourself if the last sentence is still true.
“I’m convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans wanted. A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority.”
It seems in some circles we have evolved to want more government control over our lives. President Kennedy said – “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Doesn’t it seem we have many doing and pushing the opposite today?
It was Americans doing for themselves that drove us, but we seem to losing that.