The Democrat party used to be regarded as a champion for the struggling working man -- the "little guy" or "Joe Six-pack;" the perennial underdog. But over the past 15 years or so, that description has become grossly inaccurate.
Environmental extremists, trial lawyers, left wing consultancies, gay rights advocates, teachers' unions, Planned Parenthood...all of these groups have hijacked the Democrat Party and turned it into a kaleidoscope of often conflicting special interests.
At the same time, the party has come to rely greatly on campaign contributions from Wall Street banks and investment firms, while also catering to loony extremists of the entertainment industry. It's become cliche that whenever there is an awards ceremony -- Oscars, Grammys, Tony Awards, etc. -- many of the honorees as well as the master of ceremonies use their time in the spotlight to lash out petulantly at Republican presidents and Republicans in general.
And while millions of struggling Americans want a thriving economy, affordable health care and good jobs but instead find anemic GDP growth, stagnant wages and a plethora of part-time, low-wage jobs, the Democrat Party seems more concerned with other matters. You know, things like transgendered bathrooms, free condoms and birth control pills, solar and wind power and abusing the federal government to harass conservatives.
The fact is, the party of FDR, JFK and Harry Truman has become the party of Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Harry Reid, Alan Grayson and Dick Durbin. But incredibly, after losing an election they thought they had in the bag, largely because Madame Clinton didn't have a coherent or inspiring economic message and the party showed no empathy to the working class in the heartland, the Democrats are doubling down on extremism.
The Democrats plan to make extremist Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota their new chairman. Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Nation of Islam and racist Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan. He is obviously no friend to Jews or Israel.
The fact is, tens of millions of Americans don't want Muslims coming into this country who have no intent of assimilating, and who hold views that are contradictory to our nation's traditional pluralism. They correctly believe that it is nearly impossible to vet many Middle Eastern immigrants coming from corrupt, war-torn nations such as Syria, and thus a real possibility that some terrorists will slip through the cracks. To Ellison and his ilk, these Americans, whose beliefs are totally mainstream and reasonable, are xenophobic bigots -- members of Hillary's infamous "basket of deplorables." He's nuts, but to the Orwellian Democrats, up is down, down is up, black is white and white is black. They're nuts, too, you see.
Keith Ellison for DNC Chairman? You've got to be kidding. Truth is stranger than fiction, they say. This latest gambit must be going over real well with unemployed steelworkers in Pennsylvania, coal miners in West Virginia and laid off factory laborers in Michigan. The Democrats have a tendency to overreach to outrageous extremes. Quite simply, that's because progressivesm is like a cancer, and sadly, it has metastacized in the body public.
Heckuva Job, Democrats!