Democrats in need of reality

A recent editorial headline in the Wilmington StarNews (print edition) caught my attention: Democrats in need of a new strategy. (Link below) The Editorial Board made some good points, but in my opinion they missed the main one. Democrats don’t need a new strategy they need a reality check. Their party no longer represents the majority of Americans or traditional American values. Certainly not in North Carolina.

Editors write, “We believe the state (North Carolina) functions better when there are at least two viable parties debating ideas on a level playing field and—in an ideal world—occasionally compromising with one another.”

Several problems with this: Democrats have shown they do not have a “viable” party (refer to my next to last sentence in the first paragraph); their representatives and supporters are incapable of “debating ideas” (they have no worthwhile ideas); there is no such thing as a “level playing field” in politics; we don’t live in an “ideal (Utopian) world”; and you can’t “compromise with irrational people who hate you.

The StarNews Editorial Board: “The Dems are in sad shape, statewide and nationally.” True. “They’re locked in an interminable debate over message.”

I think they have a “message” problem because most people are tired of hearing their worn-thin social justice messages: they speak only for tribal groups who they represent as victims; Republicans oppress minorities and want to take away their “rights” and government benefits–even illegal aliens; Republicans want to suppress voting – by you-know-who—with limiting early voting, requiring voter ID and drawing election maps.

Dems have an attitude and thinking problem. They look at opposition as enemies— and they are not common sense thinkers; they operate on emotion. Republicans bad; Dems good.

Most of our urban areas are controlled—I use that word loosely—by Democrats; areas where the greatest poverty and criminal activity occurs including frequent murders and riots. Democratic operating policies are destructive and unworkable. Worse, they are often immoral and hypocritically operating under the guise of Christianity.

The second website below illustrates how “social justice” groups in North Carolina work to attack Republicans in this State.

Dems do not accept the reality of the human condition. Nor do they understand or promote the vital virtues of self-discipline, responsibility, work, courage, perseverance, honesty, loyalty, and faith; much less the critical importance of traditional family relationships to a stable society. In short, Dems have no principles.

Rather than develop positive messages with honorable strategies, they wage war on the opposition party and most of the American people. For example, here in North Carolina the State Democrat Party’s tactical effort is called “Break the Majority.”

That tells us all we need to know about why the Dems need a reality check and why they are largely unfit to represent the majority of Americans.

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http://www.starnewsonline.com/opinion/20170722/editorial-july-22-democrats-should-focus-on-ballots-not-protests

http://christianactionleague.org/news/rev-barber-prayer-and-social-justice/

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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