Skip to comments.Democrats must confront hard truths
Posted on 07/24/2016 3:25:01 PM PDT by MtnClimber
As the party prepares to convene in the birthplace of democracy, it faces dangers from within and without that threaten to destroy its chances to govern at a time of uncertainty, upheaval and unpredictability.
The nations attention has just been focused on four days of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, capped by a speech in which Donald Trump told us we were unsafe and could only be saved by a strong leader unbound by political correctness, unafraid to confront the world.
Democrats have already begun focusing on the excesses of that convention but they risk missing the very important point: People are angry. People are fearful. There is a stifling political correctness in the country. Those feelings are real, and so are their causes. And the party that will win is the party that will best address them.
Trump repeated his longtime contention that the American system is rigged, that special interests run the nations policy for their benefit, ignoring the concerns of everyday people to enrich the elites. (And, Trump added, only he an elite by any definition could save America.)
But Democrats knew this already, having been told by Bernie Sanders, whose supporters are headed to Philadelphia with deep reservations about Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee. Ted Cruz dominated an entire days headlines in Cleveland with a non-endorsement speech that suggested Trump was unsuited to the mantle of conservative Republican leadership. Sanders has done the opposite and endorsed his former rival.
But Sanders liberal supporters are more skeptical of Clintons status as an establishment insider than Cruzs ever were about Trumps lack of true conservatism, and theyre even more likely to rebel when told its time to rally round the nominee because the alternative is so much worse.
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The democrats will not deal with reality. They live in untruths and lies.
Liberals don’t confront any truth. It’s almost definitive of the breed.
DNC offered job to super delegate's friend for vote? "I'll make you a deal."
The “Republican Party” is a goner.
The “Democrat Party” is a goner.
According to the offal of the “Uni Party”.
Best Election Ever!
Becoming a socialist party is un-American. There is great risk in doing that.
Hard truth #1: Any editor worth his salt would have rejected publishing this article by the end of the first sentence.
Athens, not Philadelphia, is the birthplace of democracy; and what was born in Philadelphia was a republic.
First off, Philly is the birthplace of The Republic, the American Constitutional Republic. Democracy was born in Greece, and that didn’t work out so well for them.
It sounded like the author was a democRAT supporter so I did not expect him to be educated or intelligent.
CNN and MSNBC are running full-time, wall to wall damage control and you can tell their hearts are not in it.
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