The Radical 2020 Democratic Agenda Might Help Trump Win
We as Americans are currently in an era of incivility, condemnation, propaganda, and falsehood. Just look at the near twenty Democrats running for president so far and their policy proposals for the country. Medicare-for-all, open borders, sanctuary cities, and reparations— reparations— are all in the Democratic mainstream platform. But will these radical and outlandish proposals backfire?
Senator Bernie Sanders wants felons to be able to vote from prison. Potential Democratic contender and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called her state's abortion heartbeat bill— which bans abortion when a fetus’s heartbeat is detected— “evil”. South Bend Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is calling out Vice President Pence on the legitimacy of his Christian beliefs due to the mayor’s marital relationship.
Let’s not forget about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’, the near $100 trillion climate change proposal wants to ban airplanes, gasoline cars, and flatulating cows. Moreover, the bill wants the government to force every inch of this country to only operate on renewable energy. Sure, let’s throw out one of the biggest chunks of the American economy and put it in a blender. Because money grows on trees, obviously.
It is only going to get significantly worse before it gets better. Turn on the news and ad hominem attacks are the new norm. Turn on Twitter, and the lack of self control from the media and general citizens from all sides are rampant. This is the easiest era to lose sight and forget about the social fabric which binds us together and makes our country great.
Oh wait— the Democrats and the mainstream media power machine behind them don’t see our country as great. That’s the problem right there. Don’t believe me?
Just look at the idea of reparations, for example. It is no longer about remembering a deeply troublesome and evil institution and realizing that we have moved on for the better. It is about identity politics and lying to an entire race of people that they are still being oppressed, and guilting the other race that they are the oppressors— when neither side had anything to do with an institution which is long gone in this country.
It’s blatantly obvious that reparations is about gaining the bribed vote of an entire demographic and lying to them about their perceived oppression— just for political gain.
Look at the desperation the Democratic party is showing to try and get open borders and illegal immigrants to freeload and come into our country. Have they no faith that their policies can win the votes of American citizens first? Let me elaborate: anyone who truly takes time to think about the illegal immigration issue can see that it’s a blatant manipulation tactic on behalf of the Democratic party.
If Democrats allow illegal immigrants to pour in without proper vetting, they are 1) belittling our sovereignty, 2) disrespecting those who are waiting in line to come in legally and 3) setting Republicans up for this mischaracterization of conservatives: “See the evil Republicans? They did not want you to be in this country. Our party, the Democratic party did. This is why you should pledge loyalty to us, as we are the only ones who truly care about you”.
It’s a manipulation tactic to try and get loyalty and potential votes— assuming the party takes the route of allowing illegal immigrants to vote, which would not be surprising.
What’s the main point in all of this? These radical policies simply aren’t appealing to the average American citizen. This mob mentality that is rampant on social media doesn’t sit well with everyday Americans who simply want less government interference in their lives— and for a sense of normalcy to return.
This is where President Trump comes in. No, he is not perfect and his rhetoric can be toned down. But when compared to what the far left has to offer this country— his policies, and the successes of his administration since January 2017 are largely appealing.
This will not be an easy campaign for anyone, but we as average American citizens must realize that all of the pettiness, attacks, and incivility that seems to have infected the oxygen we breathe— is insignificant and irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. People are remembered in life for the good they do for others, not the ad hominem attacks they dish out to score cheap political points.
Rise above the flames— and hopefully one day, we can return to normalcy.
The views expressed in this article are solely the author's.
Keyden Smith-Herold is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Analytical. Contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org