At American Thinker Rocco DiPippo describes how the Democratic party came to be the party not of liberals as we used to know them, but of the Far Left that’s OK with Rev. Wright’s racism and anti-Americanism so long as it doesn’t cost Sen. Barack Obama votes.
Charles Krauthammer has said, the party’s now invested in our defeat in Iraq.
The Dems invoke the names of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy but they’re really now the party of Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan and the MoveOn.org millions who mock the man they call General Betray Us.
Here's how DiPippo begins his lucid, detailed and persuasive accounting of how the Dems became what they are today: the party of the far Left - - -
There was a pre-Lewinsky time, before moral relativism blurred America's vision, when associating with people like Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers would have automatically excluded someone from attaining the highest office in the land.
Back then, anyone with well known connections to such America-averse personalities would have been rejected by a super-majority of the electorate during primary season and almost certainly blocked by the Democratic Party before they could have gotten to within a mile of the White House.
But those days -- when patriotic, true liberals like Joe Lieberman were considered typical Democratic Party politicians -- are gone. Now politicians like Lieberman are banished to the Party's periphery and leftists, not liberals, like Denis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders, Jim McDermott, John Kerry, (who served in Vietnam), Jim McGovern, Patrick Leahy, Richard Durbin, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have replaced them.
Until recently in our history, a President Barack Obama would have been an impossibility. But given the political and ideological climate that exists today in America, the ascension of a leftist like Barack Obama into presidential politics makes perfect sense.
Beliefs like domestic terrorist William Ayers's and racist, anti-US preacher Jeremiah Wright's are no longer met with utter scorn or a trip to behind the woodshed, but are embraced, promoted and defended by many Americans.
Think MoveOn, International ANSWER, think hordes of young neo-communists and their indoctrinating, puppet-master Marx-spouting professors.
Think Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, Noam Chomsky, Ward Churchill and his acolytes. Think NYU, Columbia, The New School and Harvard.
Most importantly, ponder the makeup and direction of the Democratic Party leadership. Like Barack Obama and his radical friends, it is appallingly far Left.
DiPippo's entire essay's here.
I hope you read the essay. It's a "long haul" but DePippo keeps putting the facts out there.
At the end of just about eveery paragraph I was saying something like: "He keeps making these strong statements but he keeps supporting them with facts."
I need to finish a post on Sen. Obama's connections to Minister Farrahkan.
Then I need to post further on the N&O's tanking for Tim Tyson.
But once those are done and I've put a few other posts up, I'll be posting in support of what DiPippo is saying.