Democrats Are Against Trump, But, What Are They Actually For?

Night two of the Democratic National Convention was about as boring as night one, though it did explain why Unhinged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was only given 60 seconds

(Fox News) Firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called out “racial injustice, colonization, misogyny” as she helped nominate progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT., to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.

While former Vice President Joe Biden was assured to win the nomination vote, Sanders did earn delegates during the primary and was formally nominated during the Democratic National Convention proceedings.

That’s right, she nominated Comrade Bernie. She didn’t really talk about polices, just grievances, which is strange, since they were things the Democrats started and still do in Democratic Party run cities.

Democrats are against Trump — but what are they for?: Goodwin

Watching the long slog of the second night of the Democrat’s convention, a famous Winston Churchill line came to mind: “Take this pudding away—it has no theme!”

Old and young, progressive and super progressive, left and far left, black, white, Asian, Latino, Native American — they all had something to say. But if there was a theme running through the night, I couldn’t find it.

Oh, yes, Donald Trump bad, got that. Really, really bad. Ok, got that, too.

Then what? What do Democrats stand for and, more to the point, what are they promising voters if they gain the White House? I honestly don’t know.

I do know that, once again, they failed to address the violence erupting across the country, as if it isn’t happening. Or maybe they are afraid to criticize it because it will somehow come off as pro-police, which would infuriate the Black Lives Matter movement the party is embracing.

For whatever reason, Dems are ceding a huge issue to Trump, one that resonates across income, race and geographic boundaries. Public safety is a civil right and it matters to everyone.

That’s just one of many areas where it sometimes feels as if the Dems are keeping their plans secret and will spring them on us after the election. More likely, they haven’t yet made up their minds and the agenda, to put it kindly, is still a work in progress as they sort out their ideological differences.

Michael Goodwin has more, worth the read, but, it all comes down to “what is their agenda? What’s the platform?” If they think they can get away with ignoring it, they’re forgetting who is the GOP nominee, and that the GOP convention will feature Trump and the rest talking about why people should vote Republican, and contrast that with what the Democrats really want to do. Sure, slamming your opponent is Politics 101, but, at some point, you have to say what you want to do differently. Knowing the Democrats platform, it’s always amazed me that people buy in, because they never seem to realize that it will damage their own lives, freedom, cost of living, earnings, choice, and liberty.

Doug Schoen: Democratic Convention– What worked and what didn’t on second night

In terms of what worked on Tuesday night, the Democrats in many ways succeeded in reminding many Americans why they had happily voted for the Democratic ticket and supported Democratic policies in the past.

Indeed, the Democratic Party and policies that were on display Tuesday night—for instance, those of Clinton—are of a different period which, in large measure, succeeded in taking the country in a mostly positive and successful direction.

However, in terms of what did not work, with Ocasio-Cortez’s speech, the Democrats did not succeed in convincing those Americans that they can trust this new Democratic Party to pursue policies and interests that will bring the country together and move us forward in a moderate and inclusive direction.

The policies of Clinton were a far, far different era. Bill may have been a scummy politician (then, most are scummy, they’re just better at hiding it), but, things mostly went pretty well for the country, especially since he had his Third Way and worked with the GOP House to make things better. I doubt a president Gore or Kerry would have been all that much different (though Kerry would have been horrible for foreign policy). Things took a pretty hard left turn when Bush 43 won re-election in 2004, and even worse with Obama in 2008, when the Progressives/Marxists/Modern Socialists felt emboldened to push their agenda of authoritarianism/Statism.

But, trotting out Bill Clinton in the era of #MeToo? Oh, that’s right, they’ll dispose of it for political convenience. And you know who was missing? Hillary. No mentions or sightings. Maybe she’ll be featured tonight? Heck, maybe someone will actually talk policy.

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5 Responses to “Democrats Are Against Trump, But, What Are They Actually For?”

  1. Kye says:

    Their policy is hate America white people, hate men, hate Christians, hate Jews, hate straight people, hate our heritage hate the family and hate God. So, hate is their stated policy.

    You can throw in lying about everything, trying to overthrow the government for the last four years, deliberately killing and unemploying Americans with a plague and having their Brownshirt’s burn down businesses and homes in American cities run by Democrats.

    So their policy is the hate for and destruction of the United States.

    Trump 2020 Stop the Democommie carnage.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    First, Democrats are for making the hateful trump a one-term president.

    After that, it’s standard Democratic pledges to make life better for all Americans, not just the wealthy. Universal healthcare, public higher education, reduce income/wealth inequality, etc.

    • Dana says:

      Except, of course, while they are promising “to make life better for all Americans,” that isn’t what their policies have wrought, is it? In the 15 presidential terms since 1961, Democrats have held seven of them, yet the left are still combitching that our society is rife with “systemic racism.”

      We’ve had the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and Affirmative Action, yet the left are combitching that black Americans are living in a Hellhole, and that all of society must be changed.

      In foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, a liberal Democrat, was elected mayor in 2015, the zillionth Democratic mayor in a row. In 2017, the George Soros backed chaos candidate, Larry Krasner, was elected District Attorney, on his promises to end ‘mass incarceration,’ end cash bail, stop prosecuting minor offenses, and basically install a social justice type of system. Well, the City of Brotherly Love has seen 282 murders so far this year, up 33% from the same day last year, and 2019 saw the most murders since 2007. If the current homicide rate if 1.22 per day continues, Philly will see 446 murders this year, the most since 1991 and the fifth highest total in city history.

      In the meantime, open air drug markets, with junkies shooting up in public, on the city streets, is rampant, and no one is doing [insert slang term for feces here] about it. Mr Krasner promised to treat addiction like a health problem, not a crime, but no one is doing anything in that regard, either.

      That’s a junkie shooting up heroin or fentanyl on East Allegheny Avenue, in the Kensington section. The photo is from The Philadelphia Inquirer, on Monday.

      That’s what Democratic policies have wrought. Democratic Party policies were put into governing power, in our major cities for decades, and in Washington for eight years under Bill Clinton and eight years under Barack Hussein Obama, and they have failed!

      The Democrats can make any promises they want, and maybe people will be stupid enough to believe them, but all they have brought is death, disease and misery.

      • formwiz says:

        Thought I recognized that scene. The old Market-Frankford I used to ride to get to work.

        Really gone downhill. That’s Democrats and their high taxes for ya.

    • formwiz says:

      First gets you nowhere.

      Second is the old lie that welfare is good for you.

      Universal healthcare, public higher education, reduce income/wealth inequality, etc.

      They tried that for 8 years. Notice how well it worked?

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