Blinded, by hatred for who an individual is,
and prepared to ignore what they themselves are doing.
That is the definition of the democratic party, and before you shout it down, consider the Republican Caucus; Trump Won by 97%. And guess why… By making it about Trump, the rest of the Republican Party is not as much in the spotlight as it should be. While the media focuses on the US President, they shift attention away from some that could be dancing in his shadow. And let’s be honest, Trump has been through such a media circus, it’s nearly been as popular as Game of Thrones. Republicans in Iowa are proof of that.
It still hasn’t dawned on so many that the reality is that the Democrats did this. An ungraceful defeat that infected the democratic party since Hilary Clinton losing the 2016 election has dragged on to the point where the party appears to be desperate to do anything to remove Donald Trump from the oval office.
Let’s be clear, it’s not the party they want out, its just Trump. Whether it was the starting with the Russian Collusion allegations that escalated to the Mueller Report that cost $32 million US dollars funded by the taxpayer that concluded that Trump had not colluded.
The result only continued to show the lengths that the Democrats were willing to go with a frightfully wrong approach.
Iowa’s results for Democrats took their time, and the favourites are Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders while the expected favourite Joe Biden flopped out. Now the wild card here is Mayor Pete Buttigieg because Bernie is a socialist, which would undoubtedly make Trump the capitalist and that makes it very clear which way a country that was built on capitalism will vote if it came down to just them.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, on the other hand, is the kind of political outsider that many people originally wanted before Trump became involved. Someone not from the political chess game of Washington but a middle-class Mayor. Someone who has an understanding of what it is to be in politics and be in charge, now he just plans to upscale his game a little if he won. If he won, he would also be the first openly gay president of the United States which should have a much more positive effect on society in its treatment of the LGBTQ community. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surprised many in his rise to popularity while at the same time not surprised others. Let’s be honest, even as a first impression, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a positive guy… let’s keep being honest, Bernie seems exhausted…just by standing there.
The shared message that both Pete and Bernie have is that their campaign is there to defeat Donald Trump. Pete talks about galvanizing the public in what they are voting for when they vote for their future. A message of increasing wages and putting an end to war and all the usual promises.
Bernie described Trump as “the most dangerous (US) President in American History”. Describing health care as a human right, and making promises of making universities tuition-free and cancelling student debt. Bernie suggested the forming of a coalition of nations that include Russia and China to reduce their nuclear programme and together focus on climate change, just to name a few.
But it’s their supporters that need to change their approach, there can’t be another Charlottesville.
Very often we can find videos on youtube from both sides of the spectrum that show themselves or their friends being harassed. It is not very difficult to say that the majority of the violence is being committed by groups such as Antifa or even individuals. While their actions only solidify the position of those that disagree with them, that aside, they are also pushing away those who are floaters.
But the whispers have started on what is to come,
….PETE VS TRUMP?
It needs to be understood that in the same way that an individual has the right to think progressively because they feel that it is the ideal course; so does someone have the right to think conservatively. Labelling people with the word NAZI, because someone doesn’t agree with you is wrong. I’m not talking about those in power, I mean the guy to your left, the woman at a bus stop, the old couple at the shop. If you see someone wear something that supports a politician you don’t like, you don’t have to comment, you don’t have to say or gesture anything. That individual is exercising a right,
…a right which you cannot infringe upon.