Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Left and the Cultural War

I have on many occasions thought about doing a post on why I will not vote for a Democrat for national office (though I can and do vote for them in local elections). This is not to say that GWB has been a stellar president or that the GOP is perfect, both have serious flaws but that is the price of being human. What is important is the core principles of each party.

Up until the late 1960s the Democratic Party was a party of populists, both liberal and conservative, who believed in freedom and the American dream led by truly great men such as John F. Kennedy and Harry S. Truman. As far as I can see the change began during the 1968 Democratic convention when left-wing extremists disrupted the convention and began their move to take over the Party. Now it appears that the national Democratic Party is controlled by a socialistic group of elitists who believe in absolute power for themselves so they can create a utopian paradise here on earth where they richly reward themselves for doing so.

During the '76 election Jimmy Carter ran as a conservative, populist Democrat and won the election on that claim. Once he was in office he started governing as a liberal elitist and started driving Christians out of the Democratic Party (which had been our politcal home for many years). During the 1984 Presidential election candidate Jesse Jackson said that part of his aim was to drive the "boll weevils" (conservate Democrats) out of office and replace them with liberals.

The eloquent and thoughtful people at The American Thinker have more to say on this and as usual, it is truly worth reading.


Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Great post! Totally agree with you on this.

I was just reading a book about JFK to my kids yesterday and was saying some of the very same things.

My parents voted for Jimmy Carter but by the time Reagan was in office they became Republicans and have never turned back. In Missouri we still have a lot of older people who consider themselves Truman democrats and they don't realize that Truman wouldn't recognize his party anymore. It has been hijacked by socialists just like you said.

4:01 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

A great synopsis.

8:16 AM  

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