We have all heard this term for a while now. The term meaning, Democrats who lean conservative when it comes to socialissues and vote for Republicans. But, they still hold Socialist views. Maybe this is the reason why the modern day Republican Party has turned into a bunch of Big Government lovers. Or, as King Moron himself John Podhoretz states, “Liberals who were mugged by Reality”. Psst, you’re still liberals.
When the Democratic primary ended in early June, the media spent a great deal of time and effort discussing Barack Obama’s attempts to ‘bring home’ the Hillary Clinton primary voters. At the time, the natural inclination was that, in time, most of these voters would return to the DNC fold and vote for the junior Senator from Illinois. After all, the thinking went, these voters in these times of economic uncertainly would certainly vote Democratic and not for the Republican Party, again. How could they, the question was asked? Of course they won’t, the answer followed.
Now if we go back and see all the coverage from the “Conservative” media towards Hillary Rotten Clinton, you would have seen , quite a few of them, not disagreeing with her on a whole lot. And frankly some were seeing her to be more “Conservative” than Sen. Juan McAmnesty. (I didn’t, this is just my view on it)
Back to the “column”…The media, of course, has missed it again, by focusing more on their own desires, and less on who those Clinton voters are, the so-called Reagan Democrats.These are those white, blue-collar, beer-drinking, socially conservative voters that aren’t simply looking for ‘change’ for the sake of a nice campaign slogan. Rather, they are looking for a candidate that – wait for it – looks a lot like them, or perhaps more specifically, doesn’t look down at them.
Yes thoughts “white/blue collar beer drinking, socially conservative” voters, are the reason why I, and a lot of others look at the Republican Party as Democrat Lite. So to be cheering these folks on to vote for the “Republican” team, is to say, “Hey, we Love Government just as much as You do”.
These Reagan Democrats voted for Hillary Clinton this past spring not so much because they liked the New York Senator, but because they absolutely disliked Barack Obama, and his latte-totting message and international look.
Obviously the writer hasn’t driven through Annapolis MD, and seen all the “Hillary in 08” stickers on the SUV’s and Volvo’s of Latte Drinking Soccer Moms. This guy needs to get out more.
This whole column, represents why I don’t want anything to do with the modern day Republican Party. When these so-called “Reagan Democrats” came over, they brought with them their Big Government ideals. These are the folks who believe in what El Presidente Bush calls “Compassioniate Conservatism”. Or when El Presidente Bush said “When Someone Hurts, Government Must Move”. Very Un-Reagan.
One thing this writer tends to forget, is that most of the original “Reagan Democrats” were Evangelicals. You know the ones, they put Jimmy Carter in as President. With their calls for “Social Justice” and how Government could cure all evils, these are the orginal Neoconservatives. This is why the Republican Party isn’t so much Republican anymore.
So to all of the so-called “Reagan Democrats”, let me be the first to say, Please Leave the Party of Limited Government, and Personal Freedom. You are Not Wanted.