I am tired of the “classical liberal” nuance that is supposed to apply largely to the 60’s era Democrat Party activists, there was not a nickels worth of difference between them and the scumbags who wear their shoes today.
I am also tired of the Kennedy comparison being used to claim that Kennedy’s views were a reflection of the Democrat Party at the time; JFK was as foreign to Democrat Party ideals in his day as Reagan was to GOP ideals in his day or Trump is to Republican Party ideals in our age.
Presidential politics are such that this can happen in political parties but the Representatives that are chosen at the State and local levels are the personification of the party rank and file; that is where you look to define a political party.
The good verse evil is a juvenile scale, every human save one is evil and therefore evil exists in every human institution; the difference is whether those institutions aspire to minimize the reality of evil or to celebrate it.
Nancy Pelosi is certainly an extremist liberal from San Francisco, but she is the Speaker of the House and 3rd in line to the Presidency because the elected democrats from all over the United States chose her to represent and lead their Party.
Democrats from all over the United States chose a racist communist as their nominee for President and elected him TWICE (Obama)
McCarthy, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, Clinton part 2 and Biden are the list that the Democrat Party has chosen to represent their national collective ideology since the Kennedy nomination in 1960; using JFK as the proof that they have not been extremist Leftists for the last 50 years at least is just ridiculous.
Need more proof? Check out the list of their CHOSEN Senate minority or majority leaders during the same time, then look at their House Speakers or minority leader choices during the same time.
The idea that there is some appreciable amount of “good liberals” in the Democrat Party or that the ideology that we see on display today is recent and/or shocking to Democrats is laughable.
Those “in the middle” or as I call them “uninformed idiots” are the only ones “shocked” by what the Democrat Party is revealing about themselves in a very public way today, but it is only the fighting spirit of Trump that has forced these liberals to show their hand; that will cost democrats this election but if the GOP returns to its former cowardice after Trumps 2nd term those “middle” voters will once again support whatever Propaganda message is the loudest.
All men are evil, some men repent of their evil and some men defend their evil; the Liberals who now claim that their Party has left them in recent times are simply people who refuse to repent for the evil they have long celebrated. They don’t need and won’t profit from being encouraged in their lie that is designed to avoid taking responsibility for their own actions.