Has the Term 'A Reasonable Democrat' Become an Oxymoron?
Is it possible to find common ground for rational discussion?
By Ric Wasley
August 13, 2018
Has the “Blame America First” party become so violently unhinged that it is now impossible to find common ground for any sort of rational discussion?
The short (and sad) answer is – ‘Yes.’
A few painful moments spent listening to Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, or Elizabeth Warren will leave you with not just a headache but a clear picture of just how much contempt the DNC and the vitriolic Left have for the country. This country, prior to their rise to power, had been the freest and best hope for all wanting to live in and positively contribute to, a place that provided unlimited opportunity for its citizens.
Today’s Democrats have a problem with that. A big problem.
They don’t believe in equality and opportunity for all Americans. They only believe in equality and opportunity for some Americans, specifically those of their choosing. This choosing by the way is not based on merit or hard work but rather on arbitrary social aggrievement status determined by the leaders of academia and the DNC. This status is also not uncoincidentally based politically on their likelihood to vote Democrat, hence the rush to register illegal aliens as voters.
What the continually hapless and perpetually blindsided Republicans keep failing to realize is that they are no longer dealing with the Democrats of FDR or even the Clinton era - when there were still some left-over Dixiecrats and working-class guys who were moderately conservative.
Today's Democrat is a power-hungry demagogue who is motivated only by gain and willing to do anything to appease the socialist/communist mob of rabid anti-Americans who make up the violent splinter groups of the Democrat party.
Those leaders never will want to have any reasonable discussion with Republicans on anything.
Just look at how Nancy Pelosi was shouted down a while back by those leftists who felt she wasn’t doing enough to further the DACA cause. Nancy and her cronies know that any deviation from shrill adherence to the Leftist bible will bring swift and unpleasant retribution from the party's bands of street thugs.
Thus, the more they scream and rant in blind opposition to anything the Republicans say or do, the more credit they get from the unhinged Left.
In fact, it has come to the point that if the Republicans rose one mild and sunny day and sponsored a resolution to say “Days like this are Beautiful for America,” the Democrats would rise in outrage to say, “You want to kill women and children by having them go outside because the sun causes cancer!”
Before you chuckle at that, consider: Could you imagine Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters saying exactly that? Although to be fair, Maxine would probably add that since Republicans enjoyed beautiful days, beautiful days were also racist.
We could go on and on with literally thousands of examples of the blatant absurdity fostered by Democrats to maintain their power or recruit the angry, aggrieved, and anti-Americans from storm-troopers from around the world. At the end of the day, however, there is only one inescapable conclusion that must be drawn by Republicans in Congress and Conservatives everywhere.
There is no reasoning or possibility of compromise with the Democrat party as it exists today.
They want to see us totally destroyed and under their heel.
The only way to prevent that and maintain the country that has been the beacon of freedom for the entire world is to not play their game of identity politics and incrementalism that they have perfected over the last decade.
Instead, we must stick to our guns, our belief in America and the rights of the individual, and keep defeating them at the ballot box!
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.