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by Bill Bennett,

from FoxNews,

Democrats have made a sharp left turn – Here’s what’s behind it?

It’s been two years since the end of the Obama presidency and in that span, the mainstream Democratic Party has made an extreme shift to the far left. In 2019 the Democrats have put their weight behind increased taxes, universal health care, open borders, and third-trimester abortions.

How do we account for this radical trend?

A journalist friend of mine reports that his generally liberal college son was somewhat somnolent and indifferent during the Obama years, lulled into quiescence by liberal policies and moderate talk. Then came Trump. A huge splash of cold water hit his face and he and his cohorts were galvanized into angry action.

Flannery O’Connor wrote that sometimes you have to, “push back against the age as hard as it pushes against you.” Trump pushed hard, and the liberals have become the left, pushing back even harder.

The problem is that their blind indignation for President Trump is clouding their judgment and pushing them to the brink. They’re punching back at their magnified perception of Trump, not his actual policies.

Trump’s policies are conservative, but mostly traditionally so with a good dash of moderation and compromise.

This isn’t a Newtonian ‘equal and opposite reaction’ by the Democrats. It’s unequal and opposite and may cost them dearly.

Let’s examine the issues.

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