Since the election of President Donald Trump, the Democratic Party doesn’t know what to do with itself.
Long gone are the days of Andrew Jackson. Now, Democrats are in the middle of a screaming fit meltdown — the only thing they seem to agree on is that they’re all very, very angry.
Within D.C., factions are forming to point blame at one another for their decade-long decline. DNC Chairman Tom Perez ran afoul of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week, with each side claiming to defend what is “right” when it comes to the Democrats stance on pro-life.
As liberal as she is, Pelosi admits that pro-life voters have a point.
But Perez wants nothing to do with them.
According to a statement released by Perez, “every Democrat, like every American,” must be pro-choice. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state,” Perez said.
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Ironically, their nasty spat began as a result of comments Perez made during the so-called “Unity Tour.”
It doesn’t end there, either.
Some Democratic lawmakers, like Florida Rep. Val Demings, are pushing for more riots and violence against Trump supporters. Demings praised the anti-free speech riots at U.C. Berkeley in early February, calling them a “beautiful sight.” Former President Barack Obama has refused to condemn anti-Trump violence as well, and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has urged voters to “fight in the streets.”
But other, more moderate Democrats have called for peaceful, nonviolent protests and have condemned the violence.
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Meanwhile, Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders — the runner-up for the party’s presidential nomination — is desperately trying to get the party to focus on what it has lost.
“Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks. I don’t agree, because I’ve been there. Let me tell you something else some of you might not agree with, it wasn’t that Donald Trump won the election, it was that the Democratic Party lost the election,” Sanders said during a rally Apr. 1st.
We may not agree with Sanders on much, but he has a point here.
It’s time for Democrats to stop policing language, and start governing.
Or they won’t be along for long.
— The Horn editorial team