The Far Left Swings for the Fences [OPINION]
Free Medicare for all.
Free college for all.
Socialism is the correct path.
American foreign policy is always wrong.
It's okay to hate Israel since it doesn't necessarily mean hating all Jews.
Ban all fossil fuel-based machines, including all transportation and furnaces for homes and commercial buildings.
Capitalism is racist and evil.
Stopping illegal immigration is racist.
Being a conservative Roman Catholic means you have concerning, dogmatic hatred.
I just read to you some of the real things that major Democratic elected officials are not only now saying, but in some of those cases are also fighting to make them a reality here in America.
Most liberal millennials supporting these things would be diametrically opposed to nearly everything their great-grandparents, grandparents and even parents believed in and fought for.
For decades, conservatives have been pleading with Democrats who are not on board with these very left-leaning movements to un-enroll and weaken the party to stop the radical changes they are looking to make.
Socialized healthcare has already slipped through. In 2009, the Affordable Care Act, was passed in a very inflammatory and controversial manner, without debate and without the legislators being able to view the bill before it became law. It was indeed shoved down our throats and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi led the Democratic lawmakers past the angry public on Capitol Hill to spike the football.
You ain't seen nothin' yet, though. The "new" Democrats are calling for nothing short of communism; they are controlling major social media platforms and are purging conservatives from the cyber-public square. The Soviet and Chi-Coms are creating social warriors and some are even violent activists right here on Main Street USA.
I think the Democrats are making lemonade out of lemons. They lost to Donald Trump for now and see very little likelihood that their voters will defect to the GOP with Trump at the helm. They are not afraid right now to show their true faces.
It may come back to hurt them as they have recklessly abandoned what has always worked for them: incrementalism. Slow, patient advancements which, over time, achieve their goals.
The gap between left and right has rarely been wider in our history and I have little faith that the young will be able to see the unbelievable bombardment of propaganda they have been given via the dominant liberal politics taught in our schools today.
Then again, I had concerns over how the young would handle the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and I was shown American exceptionalism and heroics of which their great-grandparents and grandparents who fought Nazis in World War II and then Communists in Korea and Vietnam, would be very proud.
I'm also seeing some cracks in the dam with black citizens who are increasingly indignant about the idea that Democrats feel entitled to their votes.
More and more are coming to realize that they would be most welcomed into the Republican Party.
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at ken.pittman@