Does anyone recognize the Democrat Party anymore?
It is not the party of John F. Kennedy any longer. In fact, it has become a platform for extremist voices to amplify their message of far-left ideology that was once considered taboo even to the most liberal activist within their party.
Sadly, today, these same misguided and dangerous voices have hijacked the Democrat Party and given carte blanche in the halls of Congress. They are relentless and persuasive in their pursuit of “transforming” America. So convincing, that lawmakers in New York are celebrating the passage of its newly enacted late-term abortion bill.
If this isn’t alarming enough, look no further than “Old Dominion”. The Commonwealth of Virginia, led by its tumultuous Governor Northam, who actually advocated for legislation allowing termination of a child’s life up until the point of birth. Ludicrous.
For some reason, the Democrats have convinced themselves that their policies of barbarism, extremism and socialism are mainstream. They don’t hide their true feelings anymore. They flaunt them on national television, as if they believe everyone agrees with them. But we don’t. American’s know better.
It is this type of tone deafness that will keep them overreaching. And, it is this type of miscalculation that will cost them dearly at the ballot box with many voters.
Yes, the party of JFK has been commandeered by the radical left. They have traded common sense for irrational ideology lobbying for open borders, “free” healthcare and tuition for all and a full embrace of socialism. They are ignoring the voice of reason and have turned their backs on moderate Democrats and Independents alike.
After last week’s late-term barbaric abortion bill, the Democrats moved from “safe, legal and rare” to defending infanticide and media voices on the left have failed to realize one thing— come the 2020 elections, this dangerous and morally repugnant trajectory Andrew Cuomo dubbed a “historic victory” will translate into big problems for their party.
Why, you say?
Look no further than the United States Supreme Court.
Nothing gets Republicans motivated more than the court. Nothing.
The constitutionality of this abortion law surely will be challenged. And, with the length of time it takes to make it to Supreme Court justice, paired with the age (85) and ailing health of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this next election will, once again, be a referendum on the makeup of the highest court in the land.
That gives Republicans an advantage.
Do you believe Republicans are going to leave an eventual late-term abortion ruling up to chance? Never.
Moreover, Cuomo’s “Reproductive Health Act” will also serve as an insulator against the billionaire Howard Schultz.
Will the Republican base leave Trump and the Supreme Court to vote for “Macchiato Man”? Don’t bet on it.
You think moderate and conservative Democrats in swing states, who think that their party is too extreme, will leave their nominee and vote for the CEO of their favorite “Pike’s Place” purveyor. Absolutely.
And to make matters worse for Democrats, let’s imagine someone like Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for President. Remember how she treated Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing?
Republicans surely will.
However, as usual, the Presidential election will come down to a handful of states, swing states that is. States that have many moderate Democrat and Independent voters, who will undoubtedly reject the extremism of their Party and find a home in Schultz. And states, in which Republicans rely on turning out the base, will effectively have the Kavanaugh fiasco and Ginsburg’s replacement fresh on their minds.
To put it simply, while Democrats struggle to regain control from the radical left of their own party and Republicans capitalize on every mistake, the numbers become increasingly clear.
Add it all up and it points to the reelection of President Donald J. Trump come November 2020.
Rep. Blaise Ingoglia is a Republican Strategist and former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. This column first was published in townhall.com.