1.5 / 5 Stars
Ah, the Democratic Party. Since 1828, it granted us with great debate, policy change, and many presidents who went on to shape the world such as John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the first African-American president Barack Obama. Being named after the ideology of Democracy, one would think this party would comprised of common folk meant to serve the people. This, however, does not seem to be the case at all in 2018.
Since the victory Donald Trump managed to seize in the 2016 election, what we have seen from the liberal side of the political spectrum has been a combination of protests, restrictions of debate and free speech, and a rise of political correctness so high that you need to watch basically everything you say. The term “Snowflake” has been used from the right to name call liberals due to the overwhelming amount of appeal to emotion liberals use in their policy.
There is a clear lack of strength and personal responsibility within the members of the party. Democrats are often quick to look to government and media for solutions to problems (especially economic ones) rather than looking at themselves as solutions. It is not the government’s responsibility to provide a multitude of programs that only require more tax dollars, universal healthcare being one of them that Democrats support. By the way, you do not have the right to force physicians to offer you their services at whatever cost.
Aside from all of these problems, the politicians are the biggest problem this party faces. Corrupt politicians that have riddled the party throughout its existence. Most recently, Hillary Clinton has been involved in multiple scandals from Uranium One to the deleted email incident to the rigging of the DNC to ensure her spot against the Republican candidate. Bill Clinton had disgraceful sex scandal allegations pushed onto him. Diane Feinstein has voted for many pieces of controversial legislation aimed to take away Second Amendment rights in its entirety. The list goes on.
Now, it is important to note that this does not mean the Republican Party is perfect in any way. They have a lot of problems that are surprisingly similar to the Democratic Party, but that is for another review.