The Democratic Party is working diligently during this convention to portray themselves as the party of unity, both as a party that IS united, and a party that believes in uniting the country. The theme for the first night of the convention was “United Together”. But as the last 7 1/2 years have proven time and time again, what the Democrats say is vastly different from reality.
The big news over this last weekend of course was the WikiLeaks scandal surrounding the leaked DNC emails, which make a clear case that the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the primary, something that most Bernie supporters were suspicious of already. This has caused a major rift in the party, and has also caused Debbie Wasserman-Shultz to step down as the committee Chairwoman. It also became very clear today that there is no unity in the Democratic party, no matter what they want to portray to the masses. There were protests outside the convention hall tonight in which Bernie supporters took on their own chant of “lock her up”, much to the entertainment of many of us on the right. There were also times early in the day where the crowd boo-ed every time Hillary’s name was mentioned… not exactly what they wanted for the first day of the convention where she is to formally receive the party’s nomination. Bernie Sanders himself was boo-ed today during a speech before the convention when he said that people needed to vote for Clinton/Kaine. Democratic voters are angry, and rightly so. These are people who put in time and effort and money to a campaign that never had a chance of winning, because this was not really a primary but a coronation of Hillary Clinton from the beginning. Last week the Democrats were enjoying themselves ridiculing the Republicans for being so divided, and the truth is, the Republican Party IS divided. There are many in the Republican Party who cannot stand Donald Trump, and are only planning on voting for him to stop Hillary. There are also some who plan to not vote at all. But the Democratic Party is also divided. They are divided between people who actually believe in Hillary Clinton, and those who ardently wanted Bernie Sanders and cannot stand Hillary, just as much as certain Republicans cannot stand Donald Trump. The Democrats are, in fact a party divided as well.
But they are not only a party divided. They are a divisive party. Listening to the speeches tonight of Michelle Obama, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, you would think this was a uniting party. You would think this was a party that wanted to include everyone, who wanted to work across the aisle with those they disagree with, who believe that this country is a wonderful place. It was kind of like President Obama’s speech after the Baton Rouge Police killings; that speech taken in a vacuum sounded great. But when put together with the president’s actions over the course of his presidency, you realized that the words did not match the actions. This is the same with the Democratic Party.
The reason our nation feels so divided today is not because of Donald Trump, who has only had a major national role for the last year or so. It is not because of the Republicans stopping everything Obama has wanted to do, as the Republicans have really not stopped very much on his agenda. It is because the Democratic Party has systematically been working to divide our country along every possible line there is.
The 2012 election was focused on the “war on women”. The Democratic Party created the fictitious war on women to distract from the failed policies of Obama’s first term. The narrative was that women are treated as second class citizens in America because we are forced to pay a co-pay for our birth control. Somehow, “binders full of women” became the most offensive thing that liberal women had ever heard. And as one acquaintance of mine wrote on her Facebook page the night Obama won re-election, “this is a great day for anyone with a uterus”. The democrats created a gender war in America.
Then, there is the class warfare. The rich not paying their “fair share”. The rich need to pay more so that we can give that money to the lower and middle classes in the forms of free healthcare, free college tuition, government cell phones, increase in food stamps and welfare recipients, cash for clunkers, etc. We now have an entire generation of college aged people who believe that they should get everything in life for free, paid for by the wealthy in this country. We have a generation who believes that socialism is a good thing. Class Warfare.
Then there are the racial divides. Americans feel that racial tensions in our country are the worst they have been for decades. And the Democrats have pushed that narrative hard. Every time a situation arises with a police officer and a black suspect, Barrack Obama decides to make a national address of it. We are told over and over that there is systematic racism in the police departments in America, including at memorials for slain police officers. It doesn’t matter that facts and evidence have often proven the president wrong, he and his minions continue to repeat the same rhetoric, which includes praising Black Lives Matter, a group whose members have been heard chanting calls for dead police officers.
But we are not done yet. We also have the religious divides. President Obama refuses to refer to Extremist Islamic Terrorism as what it is because he doesn’t want to offend anyone who is a Muslim. Yet he has no problem telling Christians to get off our high horses because of the Crusades (something that happened 700 years ago), or lecturing Christians to not be so intolerant of gays and transgender people by not wanting to participate in a gay wedding or not being ok with allowing men to use women’s shower facilities, locker rooms, and restrooms.
The thing is, the Democrats attack Republicans all the time, but when they are attacking Conservative values, they are attacking half of America.
Over the last 7 1/2 years, I have been called a bigot and a homophobe because I am a Christian. I have been called a sexist because I am pro-life. I have been called a racist because I believe that we should wait for facts and evidence before making determinations of a case, and because I support law enforcement. I have been called an Islamaphobe because I believe that there is a faction of the Muslim religion that is radicalized and is literally killing people. I have been called a xenophobe because I believe that we should secure our borders and follow the rule of immigration law in America. I have been blamed for every shooting death in America because I believe that an amendment in the constitution is actually a right guaranteed to citizens. I have been told that I cling bitterly to my bible and guns. And I have been told that anyone in America who disagrees with anything Barrack Obama has done as president is clearly only doing so because they cannot stand having a black man as president. Every time there is a national tragedy and the president comes out to speak, I can guarantee he is going to inject politics into his statement, regardless of the facts of the specific case or of any evidence or statistics that exist. When you have a president, or a political party, that has literally made talking about the weather potentially controversial, is it any wonder why America feels so divided?
So tonight, as I listen to the speeches by the primetime speakers, I think of the major disconnect between the words that liberals say and their actions. No, Donald Trump is not a unifying force on the Republican side. But for the Democrats to try to say they are the party of unity in any way, shape, or form, is just another instance of listen to what we say, and don’t look at what we do.