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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
David Horowitz:"Creepy Marxist Take-Over of the Democrat Party": The Far Left of the Democratic Party
Far Right Commentator David Horowitz is right about one thing about the Democratic Party. And how the Far Left Faction of the party came into being in the Democratic Party in the late 1960s. Over the Vietnam War, George McGovern as Leader of the Party when he won the Nomination for President in 1972. Reformed the party allowing more people to be active in the party, he wanted it to be a true Democratic Party. That wouldn't just appeal to Anglo and Jewish Voters but that could also appeal to African, Latin, Asian and other Americans as it does today. To the point that the Republican Party has to dominate or when a heavy percentage of the Caucasian Vote. In order to win National Elections in America, because Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Overwhelmingly vote democratic because the DP thanks to Sen. McGovern and others helped bring all of these new voters in to the party. Which is one reason why Jimmy Carter was elected President in 1976, Bill Clinton in 1992 and reelected in 1996. Both Electoral Landslides and Barack Obama in 2008 another Electoral Landslide and how Senate Democrats held the senate until 1981. Won it back in 1986, won it back again in 2001 and 2006 held the House until 1995 and won it back in 2006. Because with the Civil Rights Laws and the Great Society in the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson and others like George McGovern, understood that would cost the DP. The South and millions of voters, so they had to appeal to other voters, who didn't vote democratic before or didn't even bother to vote at all. Because of discrimination and other reasons.
The McGovern Reforms at the 1972 Democratic Convention brought in new millions of voters to the DP. Not fast enough to save the McGovern Campaign for President in 1972. Where the Senator only won 37% of the Popular Vote and lost 49 States including his own. But by 1974 because of these reforms and Watergate, House Democrats picked up something like 25 seats. And Senate Democrats picked up five seats both adding to their majorities. And in 1976 Congressional Democrats held their majorities and of course Jimmy Carter was elected President with huge majorities in Congress. Forcing the Republican Party to reform itself in the late 1970s. But these reforms are positive, the Democratic Party can speak and appeal to all Ethnic and Racial Groups in the country. And can even still win in the South but they've also paid a price for it. The Democratic Party basically went from being a Liberal Democratic Party, especially after Southern Democrats became Republicans. To a Liberal Democratic Party with a Progressive Socialist Faction in it, the Progressive Caucus. That politically is more inline with the Progressive Party or Democratic Socialist or Green Party then Democratic Party. But they stay democrats to have a voice in a major party instead of being part of a Third Party.
The Progressive Caucus thats now part of the Democratic Party instead of being part of one of these Third Progressive Parties. Is not big enough to run the Democratic Party. Liberal Democrats still run that party, just look at most of the Leadership except for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But they are big enough that if they don't vote with the Leadership, because Legislation isn't "Progressive Enough". They can kill Democratic Legislation on their own or when their voters don't bother to vote at all. They can cost the Democratic Party elections which is what happened in 2010.