I have been an enthusiastic supporter of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul for years now. They have both proven themselves to be principled conservatives rather than tools of the Party establishment. I started off this election season as a fierce Cruz supporter and dreamed of a Cruz/Paul victory ticket in November. But then Donald Trump showed us that a populist could break the accepted rules and knock the presumed nominee out of the race. He electrified the race in ways that we hadn’t seen on the Republican side in decades.
As we all enjoy the spectacle of the Donald Trump candidacy, the other big story of the election season is being discounted by the media and the power brokers of the Democratic Party. That story is the unprecedented rise of an unabashed socialist as a legitimate contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency. As I write this, Senator Bernie Sanders is leading in the polls in the early primary states. In Iowa, Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton by 22 points in a YouGov/CBS News Poll. The Real Clear Politics average of polls has him dominating Hillary in New Hampshire 42.3% to 34.7%. And the new CNN/ORC poll has Sanders trailing Hillary nationally by only 10 points. If Sanders is consistently on the rise, and Hillary is steadily on the decline, why is there a movement by the Party and the media to find another candidate?
This week Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Martin O’Malley were both booed off the stage by members of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. O’Malley made the mistake of saying: “I know, I know… Let me talk a little bit… Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.” For members of the professionally aggrieved class of agitating Lefties, that is a big no-no. It doesn’t matter if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Socialist, or a Liberal member of the Democratic party in good standing. When the new agitators show up and start chanting “Black Lives Matter!” You’re not allowed to agree that ALL lives matter. That’s just considered a micro-aggression. You’re not allowed (by their measurements) to minimize what they’re saying by expressing empathy towards everyone. It’s insufficient to imply that you’ll be striving to treat everyone the same, if elected. You’re supposed to show sympathy and support to their race exclusively, and their cause explicitly, or you’re just part of the racist system that’s keeping them down. Continue reading The Left is Feeding on Itself