The year was 1994 and the Republicans under Newt Gingrich took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. The Democrats in the Congress were taking the Congress too far left. As I remember the two main issues that gave the Republicans the House back then was the two key issues that First Lady Hillary Clinton was pushing and that was her disastrous health care issue and gun control. I have tried to figure out through the years which did more damage between these two issues plus the public did not like the idea of a non-elected person in Hillary Clinton being so involved in the affairs of Congress. But the gun control issue of good old Hillary I believe did so much damage to the Democratic Party that Hillary herself never learning the lesson of never tamper with the rights of Americans to exercise their rights to carry guns has made it one of her signature issues ever since through the years and has cost the Democrats votes ever since. Hillary has not learned the meaning of the word “stupid.”
In the meantime there was Dick Morris, who as much as he dislikes the Clinton’s now at that time he was President Clinton’s campaign manager who advised Clinton that if he did not move to the center and get away from the left leaning politics of his party he was sure to lose the upcoming presidential election. Clinton who I must say was blessed with common sense that most of his Democrat friends did not have followed the advise of Dick Morris and moved to the center by implementing in 1995 a balanced budget, welfare reform, a crime bill that called for providing 100,000 new police officers and a step-by-step approach to broadening health care without Hillary’s catastrophic plan of turning the health care system upside down. This move that Clinton made of moving to the center saved his rear end. I remember in those days I was telling my political friends that this guy is running as a Republican. Clinton knew the meaning of the word “stupid.”
The following was posted by Mark Penn and Andrew Stein, published by The New York Times: “But the last few years of the Obama administration and the 2016 primary season once again created a rush to the left. Identity politics, class warfare and big government all made comebacks. Candidates inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and a host of well-funded groups have embraced sharply leftist ideas. But the results at the voting booth have been anything but positive: Democrats lost over 1,000 legislative seats across the country and control of both houses of Congress during the Obama years. And in special elections for Congress this year, they failed to take back any seats held by Republicans.”
“Central to the Democrats’ diminishment has been their loss of support among working-class voters, who feel abandoned by the party’s shift away from moderate positions on trade and immigration, from backing police and tough anti-crime measures, from trying to restore manufacturing jobs. They saw the party being mired too often in political correctness, transgender bathroom issues and policies offering more help to undocumented immigrants than to the heartland.”
“Bigger government handouts won’t win working-class voters back. This is the fallacy of the left, believing that voters just need to be shown how much they are getting in government benefits. In reality, these voters see themselves as being penalized for maintaining the basic values of hard work, religion and family. It’s also not all about guns and abortion. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both won working-class voters despite relatively progressive views on those issues. Today, identity politics and disdain for religion are creating a new social divide that the Democrats need to bridge by embracing free speech on college campuses and respect for Catholics and people of other faiths who feel marginalized within the party.”
Today’s Democratic Party have learned nothing from all the history I have given above. They are out on a self-inflicted destruction. President Trump has taken away all their past issues and has made them his own and the main ones being the working-class worker, trade, increasing our military strength and bringing morals back into our culture by preaching freedom of religion as he has. The Democratic Party continue to elect far left radicals as their leaders even though only a little more of a quarter of the American people consider themselves liberal and the balance consider themselves moderates and conservatives. What does that tell you! The Democratic Party still haven’t figured out the meaning of the word “stupid.”
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Remember: You can’t fix, “Stupid”.