The Democratic Party is Dying a Slow Painful Death of Dementia!
The party needs young blood to course correct its path. Get rid of these senile old bats and close down their nursing home, please.
Tuesday night, I had the wonderful privilege of being among a group of fellow citizens who attended a County Commission Meeting in Lake Butler, Florida. We carpooled for the 45 minute drive to voice our support to extend a moratorium against the egregious practices of a nefarious public company: Mosaic Mine. This transnational multibillion dollar company had a longstanding history of polluting Florida’s extensive rivers and aquifers with phosphate mining.
Our diverse group of talented citizens reflected both the economic and political cross-section of the rural communities in North Central Florida. Different speakers addressed their fellow citizens and the Union County Commissioners with an immense amount of respect. Each speaker eliciting facts/figures that showed how dangerous Mosaic Mine had become to the collective welfare of 30 million Floridians. Not once was I ever aware of any arbitrary divide between the pro-Trump and anti-Trump supporters. We acted in unison just the way our founding forefathers had envisioned.
Unfortunately, when I got back home, I turned on the news [internet]. What did I see?
- Congressman [D] John Lewis accused our newly elected POTUS of being ‘illegitimate’.
- Congresswoman [D] Maxine Waters reaffirmed what Lewis had just stated.
- Senator Tim Kaine [D Va.] HRC’s VP, was interrogating the unprepared prospective candidate for the Sec. of Education, Betsy De Vos, on relevant issues concerning K-12 public school education.
I was witnessing was the complete antithesis of what I had just experienced—a vibrant electorate ready to fight for public issues concerning everyone. Instead, Lewis kept perseverating around a moment in time when he had been a hero within Dr. Martin Luther’s civil rights movement in the 1960’s [sixty years ago]. Similarly Waters, another ineffectual representative from a predominantly black district also iterated the inane notion that “she does not respect Trump”.
What I concluded from both personal experiences is that the Democratic Party should begin to concern itself with the selection of individuals who are not simply elected because they may have accomplished something once– some sixty years ago—and turn out to become useless. The notion that a black female deserves to be a representative simply because of her gender and race is outdated.Tim Kaine, a highly dedicated corrupt politician from Va., has no more relevance to present day issues than the other aforementioned black democrats.
The key word for the present day Democratic Party is ‘irrelevant’. The Dems have become so irrelevant to current issues that they warrant a complete heart/soul transplant. When Sen. Bernie Sanders ran against HRC, he did represent a legitimate voice of discontent arising from those individuals, primarily millennials. These young voters correctly saw a complete void for their prospective futures under either a Democratic or Republican administration. Bernie articulated that concern with both words and emotions which resonated even with die-hard Republicans like myself. We understood, as did Trump, that the real Democratic Candidate to run against Donald was Bernie and not HRC. Alas, he took the beach-house and backed off.
Now that I espy the wandering senility of the Democratic Party’s senior leadership, I despair for a party that once had eliminated smoking and made tobacco a medicine [thanks to a young California Congressman Henry Waxman]. I reiterate that the following three Democratic leaders: Nancy Pelosi, Ben Cardin, Steny Hoyer—collectively are as old as our beloved country, America [over 220 years]. Democrats by disposition tend to be more boisterous and active than the once staunch Rhinos before Trump. Now the Dems are facing an inevitable demise with the departure of their hand maiden: POTUS Obama. Obama nursed their inflated ambitions and false hopes to such a point that they are now on a respirator, awaiting imminent demise. Color, gender, ethnicity have all become a pendant that can no longer garner any real form of loyalty. HRC proved that without any real accomplishments; no candidate will be viable on either side of the political aisle.
Trump’s uncontested election proves one simple point that all the Dems refuse to understand. Americans wanted change. We wanted to veer away from categorized politics where ‘isms’ of all kinds dominated a futile discussion.
The fact that Trump and family were /are involved in major business ventures was/is the paramount issue for those of us who continue to fight for clean air, pure water, and a healthful environment.The real danger looming over the horizon is that our national and state governments are no match for the behemoth transnational companies which are anchored in the dustbin of greed and corruption.
The famous American wit, Will Rogers, was prescient when he wrote the following:
“I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat!”
Let’s get rid of the old farts and bring some fresh troops into the Democratic party!