Last month, the Democratic Party unveiled its new campaign slogan heading into the midterms. Their choice? “For the People.” Although the slogan deserved — and received — ridicule because of its communist overtones, the phrase doesn’t quite capture the true sentiment among Democrats seeking to take the House in November and the White House in 2020.
A far more truthful slogan would be “We hate America.”
We saw this most recently in the self-destructive observation that “America was never that great” made by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a speech last week, but Democrats’ loathing for the nation go further back that that. “I hate America” was certainly the message that carried Barack Obama to victory in 2008, when he promised (threatened?) to “fundamentally transform the United States of America,” then went on after winning the White House to go abroad and apologize for the nation’s “arrogance.”
Now the sentiment has emerged again in statements made by the party’s leading contenders for the presidential nomination in 2020. Let’s take a look.
Sen. Cory Booker slammed the current cultural climate in America during a speech to activists in New Orleans.
“I’m a big believer that if America, if this country hasn’t broken your heart, then you don’t love her enough,” the New Jersey Democrat announced. “Because there’s [sic] things that are savagely wrong in this country.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 4, 2018
During an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said the United States is currently “fundamentally immoral and wrong” for not embracing wealth redistribution, something that Obama also pursued, happily in vain, throughout his presidency.
“I think that there is an understanding there is something fundamentally immoral and wrong about a nation in which we have three people who own more wealth than the bottom half of the American people,” Sanders claimed. “That does not make sense.”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 15, 2018
Sen. Elizabeth Warren shredded the entire justice system in America as racist, from the police officers working the streets to the judges presiding in courtrooms. “The hard truth about our criminal justice system,” she said. “It’s racist … I mean front to back.”
A week later, and Elizabeth Warren is still receiving significant backlash from her shocking comments calling our law enforcement system “racist” from “front to back” …https://t.co/sULopHmRvr
— GOP (@GOP) August 13, 2018
Cross posted at the Mental Recession