Over the last several months the mainstream media has been on fire over the differences within the Republican Party. Rinos are pointing fingers at the tea partiers, conservatives and libertarians accusing them of destroying the party with their actions.
Democrats have called the tea partiers anarchists (Harry Reid), incendiaries, racists and even Confederates (Charles Rangel). The media has mostly joined this Greek chorus of vituperation, piling on with vicious accusations.
The left and their accomplices in the media believe that the Republicans should go along to get along in budget talks. After all, why would the conservative Republicans want the Federal government to watch its spending while the Obama administration has skyrocketed the national debt by almost 70%?
Meanwhile, its strangely quiet in the Democrat Party, particularly in the Congress. Everyone quietly goes along with the party line and supports most anything that the Obama administration puts forward, with minor exceptions.
Why is that? Well, if you recall the Democrat Party had a rather strong and active “Blue Dog” wing that included many conservative Democrats. These were members who believed in a strong national defense and fiscal conservatism.
But today there are only a few “Blue Dogs” residing in the Congress. They were swept away over the last two election cycles. They were elected from districts that did not support Barack Obama and eventually the voters preferred Republicans to Republicans-light.
When the Democrats jammed through the money-wasting stimulus package and ObamaCare without a single Republican vote, the “Blue Dogs” voted for them along with the rest of the Democrats.
Well, actions have consequences and the conservative Democrats were voted out and into the dustbin of history. The Congressional Democrats are now basically a liberal/progressive party, except at election time.
The once-diverse Democrat Party, the party of John F. Kennedy and Henry “Scoop” Jackson, no longer exists. It now belongs to George Soros, Moveon.org and the far-left environmentalists.
Nancy Pelosi, their House majority leader, represents the most liberal district in the United States and that pretty much says it all. There is no counterbalance to their extremist policies.
Obama’s War on Coal, they’re all in. Obama’s cut-and-run, lead-from-the rear strategies in the Middle East and North Africa, the Democrats are marching in lockstep with him. The Keystone pipeline, don’t build it and let the Chinese buy that oil. In fact, make it difficult to drill anywhere in the United States.
In order to have an internal civil war in a political party you need to have differences of opinion that promote discussion. The Democrats have none of that. They’re like the faceless automatons from George Orwell’s 1984.
Talking points are distributed and everyone reads along. Watch them on television. Each says that exact same thing. Take the ObamaCare website fiasco.
Every Democrat says that the website that took 3 1/2 years to build will have complete functionality by the end of November. I doubt that any of them know a thing about web design. They just believe everything on that sheet of talking points. After all it came from Barack Obama, their fount of all wisdom.
Of course, around election time the Democrats who are from red districts or states try to morph into “Blue Dogs” taking about national defense, lower taxes and reining in the government. But it’s only talk. Actions speak louder than words and almost all of them still vote as their leaders instruct them. Don’t be fooled next year.