Sunday 10 February 2019

The future for the American Democrats could be Trumpian

I used to support the Democrats despite their enthusiasm for abortion until 1993. This article makes an American Hindu woman Democrat called Tulsi Gabbard sound a good thing, apart from her strong support for abortion, which will lose her working class votes. 

How lucky America is to have so many devoutly religious voters, through devout Christians are becoming fewer even there and America recently ceased to be a majority Protestant country.

Pressed to denounce Assad she refused. 

"Assad is not the enemy of the United States because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States." 
She also dislikes NAFTA. In other words she is Trumpian - and Donald Trump in many ways campaigned a traditional Democrat programme.
"Democrats routinely question the fitness of devout Catholics – the folks who buoyed their electoral fortunes for the better part of a century – to hold public office. Gabbard won’t stand for it. ‘The party that worked so hard to convince people that Catholics and Knights of Columbus like Al Smith and John F. Kennedy could be both good Catholics and good public servants shows an alarming disregard of its own history in making such attacks today,’ she wrote in an op-ed for The Hill. ‘We must call this out for what it is – religious bigotry.’"

1 comment:

  1. She has ties to cults and a history of singling out gay people for lurid accusations of perversion (most Americans would rather just ignore the issue) until abruptly and opportunistically changing her tune. She is a fringe figure who will never be president.