Prior to Super Tuesday, the Democratic Party was torn. Honestly, they looked like a group of people without any sense of direction. On one side, the radical left was leading them into the world of socialism. On the other, there was the claim of being moderate. After Super Tuesday, they still seem lost, but it looks like the voters have sent them a clear message.
The general consensus going into Super Tuesday was that Bernie Sanders was the man to beat. Many pundits were suggesting that Sanders could not be stopped. Sanders needed liberal scholar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to help him stay in the race after a heart condition. The squad’s endorsement helped cement Bernie with some rock star power that only these polarizing figures could provide. Two great performances had Bernie riding high, until he wasn’t.
Then there was the surge of Joe Biden. Biden, once thought to be the front runner gone astray, was thrust back into front runner status with a statement win in South Carolina and by strong performances across the south. It was a clear message from many moderate voters that they do not want socialism. It was more than just a rejection of socialism, but of these young stars in the party as well.
The party leaders had claimed that AOC and her squad mates were the way of the future. They were to lead the party to new heights. That was until Super Tuesday. AOC’s super PAC that she was financing was supposed to get Democratic Socialist leaders elected in key races across the country. But it didn’t. In fact, those key figures she was financing were clearly rejected in their attempts to win seats. AOC took to social media proud of their accomplishments, but can she really be proud of what they’ve done.
Exactly what have they done? If you want to say they have done something positive for our country, I will argue that point. AOC and her squad mates have notably been anti-American. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was recently ashamed to call herself an American. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said she was scared of Americans. They have alienated one of our strongest allies in Israel with their anti-Semitism. Again I ask, what have they done that has benefitted our country? A few asinine statements that we can all laugh about I guess.
The argument from AOC and her squad is that President Trump is disrespectful and a bully. They comment about his bigotry and hatred of the people of this country. Their divisive actions are no different. Perhaps the Democratic voters finally saw this. Perhaps those voters have had enough of the do-nothing Democrats and want someone that will work towards real issues in America.
Yes, I know that is a dream scenario and highly unlikely. What the Democrat voters did tell us on Tuesday is that they are not interested in this version of socialism. I will admit that the young voters are all interested in their “freedom.” Those free things that they can receive without having to work for them. The mature Democrats realize this will never work. They realize not everything can be free. The Democratic electorate rejected socialism and rejected AOC and her band of greedy Democratic Socialists.
What they also told us is that they do not want Joe Biden. How can you blame them though? By November, Biden will probably forget he is a Democrat and running for President. It is a telling situation when the Democrats are more interested in having someone in office that has obvious mental deficiencies. Yet, this is exactly what the Democrats are saying.
A lot of conservative writers will talk about the base consolidation behind Biden. I agree, there is some base consolidation here and certainly a move away from Sanders. Sanders played his cards with the squad. Unfortunately, they could not lead him to victory. The Democrats have no clear path before them. They do not want Bernie Sanders, but they also do not want Joe Biden. Where do those Democrats turn?
Mike Bloomberg thought it was him, but we all see how that went. Warren thought it would be her, but she moved too far left for the base. Will the Democratic Party really put all their faith and trust in a bartender from NY and her gang of communists? The base will never go for it. Even AOC’s constituents may not go for it. The Democrat party has lost their way and time will tell if they ever find it again.
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