2018 Elections- Critical to Stopping Democrats’ Socialist Agenda
Not convinced the 2018 elections are vitally important? Think again. If you think the Republican party is dominated by RINOs, so there’s no point in voting, think again. If you think there is no difference between a Democrat and a RINO, think again.
There has always been a significant difference between the political philosophies of the Democrat and Republican parties. Currently, that difference is bigger than it has ever been in the past. And the difference is significant, even between the most left-leaning RINO and the most right leaning Democrat.
Consider- one point that has been, and continues to be largely ignored, is that every Democrat in the House and Senate fell in line behind Obama and supported virtually every action he took. That’s to be expected, because of party affiliation, BUT, Obama campaigned on a platform that included fundamentally changing America. In Obama’s own words, from a campaign speech at the University of Missouri, October, 2008, “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
Subverting the Constituion for political ends
That begs the question, “How do you fundamentally change a Constitutional Republic?” You don’t do it by honoring the Constitution that established that Republic, you do it by bastardizing that Constitution, or ignoring it in a quest to convert the Republic into a social democracy. Such transitions typically involve attempts to convince voters that they will benefit from expanded government controls, and to actually put those controls into action (think Obamacare). The end goal is to create a democratic welfare state that incorporates enough capitalism to generate the tax revenue necessary to fund socialist government programs.
In another October, 2008 speech, Obama doubled down on his socialist agenda. When “Joe the Plumber” asked if Obama’s tax plan was going to cost him more, Obama stated, “It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody … I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” How do you “spread the wealth around”? Adopt a socialist platform of increasing taxes on high earners and redistributing the money through government hand-out “entitlement” programs.
With the majority of current Democrats in the House and Senate aligned with that philosophy, moderate Democrats have virtually no choice but to toe the line, if they hope to get any support for their own initiatives, and any financial support from the Democratic National Committee. If you doubt that, just look at the number of recent House and Senate votes in which every Democrat voted for or against a piece of legislation.
Republicans aren’t immune to pressures exerted by party leaders, but as the votes on tax reform and repealing Obamacare demonstrated, many Republicans step on the party line, rather than toeing it. While that creates frustration with attempts to pass some legislation, it does create healthy debate and can potentially lead to better legislation than originally proposed. Unfortunately, it can also lead to gridlock.
As the 2018 elections approach, Democrats will be pulling out all the stops to regain the ground (and power) they lost during the Obama years. And if Republican and Independent voters don’t go to the polls, or they suddenly decide to vote Democrat to ‘teach Republicans a lesson,’ rest assured, we will see a resurgence of efforts to “fundamentally change” the nation. And the United States of America will take another step toward becoming the Socialist States of America.