When I was a kid I remember Democrats as being conservative and fighting for the rights of the "average" guy. Watching the Democratic National Convention, it was shocking to see the freaks and perverts that only stand for Marxist government control, Islam, abortion and transsexual special interests. It is important to look back at the history of the Democratic Party for a better perspective.
Despite a longstanding reputation as a liberal political party, the Democratic Party has always had a conservative wing. Conservative Democrats were previously known by other names, including "boll weevil Democrats" during the 1980s, when a large number of conservative Democrats voted with President Reagan on fiscal and social policy.
The American South had a long tradition of electing conservative Democrats to office. From 1948 to the 1970s an even more conservative wing of the party, mostly from the South, was called "Dixiecrats." Did you know there is a pro-life caucus within the Democrats called Democrats for Life of America, a pro-Second Amendment caucus called Amendment II Democrats, which supports gun rights, and even a minority-held position within the environmentalist and organized labor movements opposed to unregulated immigration into the United States on environmental or job protection grounds? Although it should be noted that these voices have been all but shut out by the current leadership of those movements.
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Zell Miller is a conservative Democrat who wrote a book, "A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat," about his differences with the current party leadership.
A more recent book (published in October 2007) in the conservative-Democrat column is "Why the Democrats Are Blue" by Mark Stricherz, a conservative pro-life Catholic and a Democrat. He traces the Democratic Party's takeover in the 1968-1972 period by wealthy secularist liberals who pushed the party's old socially conservative working-class coalition of northern Catholics and southern Protestants out of the party leadership and made support for abortion, gun control and similar liberal positions the dominant views in the party. Science fiction novelist Orson Scott Card is a Democrat who advocates outlawing homosexuality and has written against Barack Hussein Obama's attempts to undermine American democracy.
But hey, the current crop of extreme leftists (the last four decades, at least) has no compunction whatsoever about rewriting or omitting "inconvenient truths." Sadly, the word Democrat has become synonymous with lies, corruption and perversion, in the same way oral sex has become known as "Lewinski."
The reasonable Democrats need to stand together against the unreasonable just as the Lincoln Democrats stood against the slave trade. Free your party's name to be used once again to mean "we are for the average person and their welfare," rather than the crappy filth of Occupy, LGBT, legalized drugs, redistribution of wealth and being the party that wants the destruction of our social and moral foundations.