In the past, when someone described the “worker’s party,” they really meant the communist proletarian class: Marxist “workers of the world unite” and such. For capitalists and free-marketers, this carried with it a negative connotation.
But no longer. No longer should the worker’s party be decried as undesirable – for the worker’s party has a new home, and it is in the Republican Party.
It used to be said the left side of the political spectrum was there to look out for the little guy – the common man (and woman) – the vaunted middle class. But no more. Oh sure, the left still lends lip service to this ideal, but they no longer represent this constituent group.
In 2016, just days after Trump won the presidential election, the leftist Guardian wrote: “The Democratic party once represented the working class. But over the last three decades the party has been taken over by Washington-based fundraisers, bundlers, analysts, and pollsters who have focused instead on raising campaign money from corporate and Wall Street executives. …”
For all the years democrats controlled the presidency and both Houses of Congress, “they failed to reverse the decline in working-class wages and economic security.”
It is the right, the Republican Party, which is more representative of the working class; the proletariat, if you will.
Over the past several decades, the left has transformed itself from the party of the blue-collar worker – the Union guy, the middle class – to a two-tiered assemblage of elitist “haves” and the lowest “have-nots.” There is very little in between. They no longer represent the middle. And evidently, they no longer care if they alienate the entire middle class.
And speaking of alienating the middle class, take for example single payer government run healthcare , or more commonly known as Medicare-for-All.
Just this past summer, “Some 70 House Democrats endorsed a plan to outlaw private health insurance and force all Americans into a government-run system.”
Currently there are approximately 74 million people enrolled in Medicaid. Over half of those signed up don’t work even a single hour per week. If Medicare-for-All becomes law, everyone – including the 74 million – will be required to enroll. This means that the middle class – blue collar, white collar, Union members, everyone – will be forced out of their preferred company health plans and into Medicare-for-All.
Many in the middle class regularly take jobs which pay less in order to reap the benefit of superior health coverage. Democrats would see to it this option no longer exists.
Hard-working Americans who break their backs to be able to afford the best insurance possible will no longer have that option. Everyone’s plan will be the same. Union members who pay dues for the privilege of negotiating a great health plan will end up with the same coverage as the able-bodied layabouts who can (but don’t) work.
But that’s what the new Democrat progressive party is all about – not equality of opportunity, but equality of outcome. In order to achieve this, they must strip away any individuality, strip away the very essence of Americanism to strive to better oneself and instead spread the misery equally.
And this, they tell America, is true equality. However, true equality is a myth, which is why socialism is a myth. No person is equal to another in a free society. Liberal elites claim this to be the very problem – freedom. Free men (and women) are, by definition, not only free to succeed, but free to fail, free to make wrong decisions, free to imperil themselves.
This is unacceptable to the elites. Rather they, with their Ivy League pedigrees (or cattle brands, as Victor Davis Hanson describes) should decide for us what is proper and prudent, thus shielding the ignorant and less educated from impending disaster. They have been properly schooled, trained to lead the rest of us. Only they know what’s best for us.
The Democrats have strategically abandoned the middle class for the ultra-rich and permanent underclass. They’ve left you twisting in the wind, looking for a new home.
Well, the new home for the middle class has always been here, welcoming you without judgment as to your ethnicity, gender, religious orientation or station. The Republican Party will not belittle you for working to better yourself just because others choose not to.
The Republican Party is the home of America’s working class.