Admit It: Decent Folks No Longer Have a Place in the Democratic Party

Written by Steve Pauwels on February 12, 2014

The most recent edition of my favorite political journal, National Review, features this blurb in its wrap-up of the week’s happenings:

The war on poverty has been conducted partly in earnest and partly self-servingly … Head Start today is a money-laundering program under which federal expenditures are transmitted to Democratic candidates … The main beneficiaries of the war on poverty have not been and will not be the poor – the beneficiaries are the alleged poverty warriors themselves. The result: a large and expensive welfare state that provides relatively little welfare, a destructive and ruinous war on poverty that has not done much to reduce poverty. It gives the poor some material succor, but leaves the root causes alone – at best.

Fortunately, I was reading this in a public place — because the excerpt made me want to throw my coffee cup against the wall. Righteous indignation? Well, I hope so. But fear not, self-control won out – the only place the java went was down my gullet. 

With so much to choose from in the political/cultural Left’s fetid trove of ludicrosities and obscenities, I’m not sure why this particular outcropping of obnoxiousness set me off so sharply– but it did. And reminded me of a harsh truth that simply must be acknowledged once and for all: these are bad people– the Democrats, I mean.

I know, the frontliners in the GOP too frequently are prodigies of gutlessness. Boehner and company? An embarrassment of don’t-create-a-ruckus, go-along-to-get-along accomodationalism, for sure.

But Democrats? They’ve nakedly, ineluctably morphed into the party of evil. As I said, harsh; but undeniably true. 

Along with leading the charge in bankrupting America fiscally, Dems have gone whole hog in ransacking the soul of her citizens, as well. These towering disgraces have nailed their colors — Pink? Lavender? Red? Mortuary Gray? — to the mast of legalized baby-killing, perversion of sex and genuine marriage, institutionalized envy and victimhood. Defecating on our military and law enforcement is a party-wide pastime for these wretches — cloyingly using cops or troops as political props when convenient, otherwise icily cutting their legs out from under them at virtually every juncture. This braying Donkey caucus thrives on distorting facts and debauching history — that is, lying — and turning American against American: black or Latino versus white, woman versus man, young versus old, taker versus producer. Since God specifically clues us in that He “hates” those last two bits of odiousness (Proverbs 6:19), are we allowed to call their proponents what they are: wicked? 

Admittedly, I’m fingering most directly Democratic leadership — national and state politicians, party chairmen and hackish muckety-mucks. I must say, though, the “little people” who heedlessly keep returning these jamokes to power are on the hook, as well, bearing a dilating measure of blame for the catastrophe the party of FDR and LBJ and Clinton and Obama are wreaking upon this decreasingly praiseworthy nation. Sorry, but “I was born into a Democratic family” or “My Daddy was a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, so I am, too” or “I belong to a union, so I always vote Democrat” flatly doesn’t cut it any longer as justification for re-installing these America-smothering scoundrels into office year after year. The sentimental and selfish obliviousness of these, my fellow Americans, is despoiling my country. 

At one time, I suppose, one could insist there remained redoubtable outposts of psuedo-sanity within this Liberal/Leftist claque — the odd public official, the local or state branch which bore the title “Democrat” but still came down on the right side of things, at least intermittently. That hoary possibility, however, is currently, virtually non-existent as those adhering to the big-government-adoring, morality-eschewing faction march lockstep toward a utopia they envision, but which sensible, decent and sentient people dread. 

You read my implication correctly: “sensible, decent, sentient” people are no longer Democrats. 

If you’re a God-and-Country loving habitué of the United States, a patriot who believes the State shouldn’t perpetually pay people NOT to work, that our Republic was founded, in some meaningful regard, on reverence for the Creator and respect for the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, that unborn human beings and that highest of human institutions — marriage — deserve some official protections, that Christianity is NOT the problem in this land but part of the solution, that skin-color or ethnic ancestry are not the traits to trump all others — if you are that kind of individual and still are clinging convulsively to any smidgen of devotion to the Democratic party? Time to wake up and make the break. 

Whether by blinkered ignorance or ugly stupidity or sheer malevolence — and I’d contend it’s very often a blending of all the above — Barack Obama’s party is pushing policies and philosophies which are evincing themselves the undoing of America. He — Obama — is the incarnation of this misguided gang. He’s essentially wrong about everything because his political fellow-travelers are similarly situated: wrong, wrong, wrong; everywhere one looks Team Democrat is wrong. Patronize “wrongness” long enough? There’s always a price to pay, one our nation is paying right now — and will continue, punishingly, to pay far into the murky distance; unless America summarily dumps this bunch.

Dunces among the Republicans? Idiots turning up at Tea Party rallies? Cringe-worthy Libertarians or conservatives? Self-evidently, they exist. Any sufficiently numerous cohort of humanity is going to generate, at minimum, the occasional nit-wit or knave. Democrats, however, make foolishness and villainy their national charter, actively peddling it to the gullible and running the country into the ground in the mix. 

Ronald Reagan memorably announced, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party; the party left me.” That was fifty-one years ago – but today Old Dutch isn’t alone. He’ s joined by other self-professedly honorable people, many of whom have yet to acknowledge the obvious: the party of evil has afforded them no other option but a decisive parting of the ways.

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Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH and host of Striker Radio with Steve Pauwels on the Red State Talk Radio Network. He's also husband to the lovely Maureen and proud father of three fine sons: Mike, Sam and Jake.