Democrats looking for an easy win in 2020 against President Trump must remember some of the hard facts about their own party. As Pat Buchanan explains at The American Conservative, it’s no longer the party of JFK. Pat lists some of the more outrageous ambitions of the Party’s younger generation, and details the hypocrisy of older Democrats like Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi. He writes (abridged):
Ocasio-Cortez is backing a hike in the top federal income tax rate to 70 percent. Castro has suggested taking a look at a top rate of 90 percent. How will this sit with the big Democratic donors?
Joe Biden, like Pelosi, was raised Catholic in a Church that taught that homosexuality was immoral and abortion was the killing of the innocent unborn for which the sanction was automatic excommunication.
Today, the Democratic Party celebrates same-sex marriage as social progress and regards abortion as a cherished constitutional right.
A floor battle erupted at its 2012 Charlotte, North Carolina, convention over whether God should even be mentioned in the party platform.
Yet Nancy Pelosi did last week denounce as “immoral” the idea of building a security wall along America’s border with Mexico.
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