One of the two major political parties in the United States has become hijacked by its lunatic, extremist fringe. They are so in the grip of a small minority of extremists that they have left the mainstream of America behind, and force many observers to ask why the party is so beholden to small, but vocal groups of fringe extremists.
I am talking, of course, about the Democrat Party.
Exhibit A is the Democrat Party official position, explained by DNC Chairhead Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, that the party fully supports the infanticide of babies up to the moment of exit from the birth canal. Fully 80% of the American public opposes the Democrats’ position, but the Democrat Party is controlled by the lunatic fringe whackjobs at Planned Parenthood and NARAL who demand “abortion anywhere, anytime, for any reason, paid for by others.” In fact, Democrats are so beholden to the pro-abortion extremist fringe that they are blocking a bill to protect women and girls from being sold into prostitution because NARAL told them to.
Exhibit B is the Democrat Party’s environmental policy, which is dictated by extreme environmentalists whose goal is to dismantle the global free market system (while keeping their private jets) and systematically reduce human population to pre-industrial levels. Hence, we can’t have the Keystone XL Pipeline not because there is any real environmental impact, but because it would offend Gaia the Earth Goddess, and She would punish us. Meanwhile, the mainstream belief in the United States is that Global Warming Alarmism is overblown.
Exhibit C is that in a world where the terror threat is growing, where ISIS is on the march, where Russia and China are threatening American allies, and where relations with those allies have been frayed to the breaking point… the number one priority of our State Department is LGBT Diversity. Because that is the demand of a part of the Democrat coalition that represents no more than 2% of the American population.
And then there’s gun control, which is a Democrat priority, but opposed by solid mainstream majorities.
So, how does a party manage to win elections when their positions are so far out of the mainstream. It’s very helpful to the Democrats that the country’s news, media, academic, and entertainment complexes are run by people who are also fringe extremist whackjobs, or, in many cases, cynical exploiters of whackjob sentiment. They do an excellent job of hiding the extremism from the voters, or presenting it in a favorable light. It also helps that Democrat base voters are, on the whole, incredibly ignorant.