US elections have become affairs seemingly as much about who people will NOT vote for as much as who they actually do endorse.
In that spirit, with a crowded field of Democrats vying to become the next US president, let’s toss out the clearly unacceptable candidates, those who will tear this country apart – the extremists.
Both Republicans and Democrats have them, and the current nature of the primary season is unfortunately to cater to the radical base of the party. But it is a recipe for disaster and a continuation of the fracturing the great United States.
Three of the Democratic candidates for president are among the most extremist liberal fringe of the senate, as compiled by GovTracks, an independent monitoring group which tracks the voting records of all members of Congress.
Look at the five most extreme liberal voters in the US Senate for 2018:
Rank Score Senator
|#95||0.09||Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]|
|#96||0.05||Sen. Kamala Harris [D-CA]|
|#97||0.03||Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]|
|#98||0.01||Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]|
|#99||0.00||Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]|
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Three of the most extremist members of the US Senate are running for president. Voting for such people to the highest office is akin to trying to initiate a civil war in the country between the blue states and the red states, between the rural and the urban, between the religious and the secular.
Similarly, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is a far left-wing fringe politician and should be shunned on the national stage.
When Barack Obama was leaving the political stage, he warned his fellow Democrats not to let themselves be “characterized as coastal liberal latte-sipping politically-correct out-of-touch folks.” Well they’re not be characterized as such – they are the very epitome of the alt-left.
If Americans actually want to heal the divide, it is time to encourage the moderate voices from both parties to take leadership roles in the national debates, not the lunatic fringe embodied by Gillibrand and Sanders.
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