Well, well! The rats are jumping ship…
The ‘progressive’ Democrats, too, are facing a sea-change of voter fury:
Editors Eric Dondero and Cliff Thies have been documenting the shift away from ‘progressive’ statism and it’s effects on Party fortunes. Where the Republicans are facing a small-government Tea revolution from the grass-roots, the Democrats have no such ideological popular base upon which to grow.
Having allowed themselves to become Branded as the Party of Big Government, intrusive regulation, high taxes and economic malaise, defected Demos flock to Independent Limbo. It is becoming more and more obvious that Democratic Party fortunes are merely a symptom of America’s renaissance.
By what do we mean the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the Revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The Revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington. The records of thirteen legislatures, the pamphleteers, newspapers in all the colonies, ought to be consulted during that period to ascertain the steps by which the public opinion was enlightened and informed concerning the authority of Parliament over the colonies. – John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 1815
… pamphleteers in pajamas, no less.
America is witnessing, simultaneously, open demands for violent socialist revolution from the likes of the Left’s Frances Fox Piven while, for the first time, newly elected members of the federal Congress are discussing “roll-back”, ending the Fed, reversing existing legislation, reducing spending, cutting administrative departments and entire Agencies, sunsetting entitlements and beyond. Interesting times, yes?