Marching Leftward

Marching Leftward

Photo credit Angela Rowlings of the Boston Herald

Drudge has a main headline this morning that thousands of Massachusetts Democrats are abandoning the Democrat Party and switching to Republican. The report from the Boston Herald says almost twenty thousand MA Dems are leaving the party and many are switching to Republican.

I’m not at all surprised.

For the last generation while Democrat voters were quietly living their lives and minding their own beeswax, their party abandoned them — marching ever Leftward toward socialism. The rank and file Democrats didn’t veer Left; their party did.

The truth is, both the Republican and Democrat parties have been marching Leftward. Though, where the Democrat Party has been on a double-time march, Republicans have been moving at more of a glacial pace.

One of the things that has acted as an anchor keeping the Republican Party from marching Leftward at the same clip as the Democrats has been the Conservative movement.

But, as so many of you love to remind me, Conservatives aren’t perfect. We may have been able to slow them down, but we haven’t been successful in stopping the Leftward movement completely.

Meanwhile, over on the Democrat side, voters, having been abandoned by their party’s crazy-fast march toward socialism, look to their right and what do they see?

Why, the Republican Party marching Leftward right toward them.

It doesn’t surprise me at all that these Democrats are joining the party that met up with them because it is no longer the Party of Reagan.

The modern-day Republican Party has become the Democrat Party of fifty years ago. Why else would we have a frontrunner who loves big government, wants government to take care of everybody, and has a strange affinity for the KKK? It’s like LBJ came back to life, only this time with a pompadour hairstyle and his own private jet.

Though this is discouraging, it is hardly surprising.

Almost sixty years ago, in his book The Naked Communist, W. Cleon Skousen outlined the 45 Goals of Communism in the United States. Goal number 15 is:

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

Now, a half century later, they have been wildly successful doing just that.

I don’t fault the conservative movement for failing to stop the Leftward march. The truth is, had we not been there, the Party of Reagan would have moved Left a hell of a lot faster than it has. As William F. Buckley said, a conservative is “someone who stands athwart history, yelling ‘Stop,’ at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.”

This is what we have been doing — trying to stop the Republican Party from marching Leftward.

But the march continued. Now, we’re being told, “Get on board or we’ll leave you behind.” Much like the Democrat voters were left behind by their party.

The Conservative Counterculture that began with the Tea Party movement did not seek top-down change, but rather change from the grassroots up. And there has been great success on the local and state level. But nationally? Not so much. That sort of organic change takes time. Sadly, as it turns out, it was time we did not have. The national Republican Party has abandoned us the same way the Democrat Party abandoned its voters.

And here we are. We conservative voters while living our lives and minding our own beeswax, have discovered that we are in the exact same situation Democrat voters found themselves in over the last ten years.

It’s a tad discouraging, I’ll admit. But it does confirm for me that the only way to restore this Republic has to come from the states. Mark Levin is right about that. Washington — both parties in Washington — have moved away from limited government, the Constitution and Individual Liberty.

The Article V Convention of States would be the perfect opportunity for the Conservative Counterculture to affect real change not only locally, but nationally as well. The good news is, because of the Tea Party movement, we have in place the infrastructure on the state level to do just that.

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7 thoughts on “Marching Leftward

  • March 1, 2016 at 11:24 am

    There is a saying in Emergency Management that “all disasters are local.” Mt St Helen’s erupted in May 1981 and while it may have tangentially affected national commerce, the mudslides and ash fall damaged local communities throughout southern and eastern Washington. What most people don’t know about the disaster is that it took more than 20 years after the stunning pictures of the eruption had faded from memory before the state’s Disaster Field Office finally closed — the last vestige of the recovery from the disaster. There were no more local legal claims to be settled, no more local loan supports or local insurance problems to solve, or any other local issues left to adjudicate — it was finally over.
    The process of reclaiming our Republic strikes me as much the same as disaster response/recovery — it remains fundamentally a local issue. School board elections, city/county council elections, sheriffs, mayors, port commissioners, local representatives to the state legislatures, etc., are more vital now than ever. I completely agree with you, Dianny, on the abandonment of the TP by the GOP — my suspicious nature believes the TP was hijacked away from the grassroots and put on a national course where the GOP leadership knew it would whither from lack of a national organization. I only hope that we can restart our efforts locally so that we have stronger, more principled communities, counties, and states. Get involved in school boards (work from within to change the liberal tack they take), elect city/county council members who are conservatively principled, etc. The stronger we make our local communities and states (conservatively grounded in our Constitution), the better our ability to withstand the buffeting of Hurricane Liberal, Volcano Democrat, or any other potential leftist disaster hurled our way. With constitutionally conservative states, an Article V convention, if still needed, would be successful.

    • March 2, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Wasn’t that made into a movie? I am pretty sure I saw the film version if this is what I am thinking of.

  • March 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I don’t know about a movie, but the documentary is about 1.5 hrs and very detailed. The organizational charts at the end were difficult to read, they linked the whole bag of snakes to the current figurehead of the Demoncrap party, ie. El pResidente Barack Insane Obama. There was also a book available on line associated w/ the dvds and posters: The Naked Truth: The Naked Communist Revisited, by James C. Bowers, ScD. Copyright 2011

    • March 2, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Movie. Documentary. Yeah. That’s what I meant. Documentary. I did see that when they were offering to let people watch it for free. But I also bought a DVD for my parents.

      • March 3, 2016 at 10:04 am

        Yep, I bought several videos and passed them around before the 2012 election. I think some folks got the msg, while others were freaked out about it, most just didn’t want to believe it. Even now with all of the other things El pResidente, and his demonic brood have done to destroy our Nation they still don’t want to face the reality of a bloodless coup. Like cancer, termites, and cheap underwear it creeps up on you. It may be too late. IMHO this election will definately be the deciding factor. Thanks for the SHOT OF TRUTH, another great post, Dianny

  • March 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

    It would make a GREAT MOVIE even/especially today. Dinesh DiSousa tried explaining it but didn’t go far enough in the great books, and two Political Documentaries he has produced.

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