The Democrats are becoming increasingly liberal. Discuss (45) (Trump =…
The Democrats are becoming increasingly liberal. Discuss (45)
What Do I Think?
Trump and extreme right wing Republicans are radicalising the Democrat Party by forcing them to solidly oppose Trump's policies
Nomination of Hillary Clinton
Denounced her husbands more conservative bills :check:
BUT she did not lead the way!
Rejected 2016 Trans-Pacific Partnership - BUT left wing activists essentially forced her to adopt this approach
Supported gay marriage in 2013, already had public support
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, an enormous $30bn (£21bn) package, largest at the time - decimated communities of colour and accelerated mass incarceration
2016 campaign: Promises to end mass incarceration, to make the Fair Sentencing Act retroactive and to reduce nonviolent drug crime mandatory sentences
Hillary, as First Lady, supported the bill!
three strikes" mandatory life sentence for repeat offenders, money to hire 100,000 new police officers, $9.7bn in funding for prisons, and an expansion of death penalty-eligible offences. It also dedicated $6.1bn to prevention programmes
Success of Sanders :check:
Sanders is a self claimed socialist - not common in America, nation built on capitalism
16.9 million vs. 13.2 million - fairly close considering Hillary had backing of several party big whigs and Sanders was originally an independent and an 'outsider' candidate
2017 Government Shutdown :red_cross:
BUT was for a liberal cause :check:
Trump Jan 2018, tweet: "Democrats care more about Illegal Immigrants than Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border"
Lots of similarities to 2013 shutdown
Trump = Pushes Democrats Left :check:
Democrats becoming more like Republicans due to polarisation!
Rise of Radical Republican Factions
Democrats disagree with all things Trump
2016 Election: PEW Research - Before election, 2015, 50% Democrats believe that racial discrimination is the reason African Americans can't get ahead, after election (including racial dog whistle politics), rises to 64% Democrats