A major rift in America is developing between those who rule and those who are ruled themselves. It all started in the 1980s, when East Coast Liberals began taking the Democratic Party in a direction that the Deep South refused to go. It was a movement that was pro-choice, pro-gay, anti-gun, and anti-Bible. You see, since the American Civil War of 1861-1865 the South was run by the Democratic Party. The Democrats had fought to keep their slaves while the Republicans had fought to free them and for 150 years after the Civil War ended few Republicans were elected to office in the racist South, a fact that kept Democrats happy (and in power) since the end of World War II. Conservative Democrats ran states like Texas and Kentucky but when the Democratic Party veered hard-left in the 1980s, these southern conservatives balked. Take a look at the map below. In the 1970s the South was almost entirely blue (Democrat) but by the 1980s it was becoming far more red (Republican).
So what happened? Did nearly 70 million people int he South suddenly change their minds and vote for "those damn Yankees" for no good reason? The real reason was the radical lurch to the left by the East Coast Liberals, a move that any God-fearing and gun-owning straight person could not stomach. When promoting their new agenda of group-think, the radical left-wing liberals threw anyone who wasn't of their own ilk out of their party, paving the way for the large Republican majorities of the 1980s through 2006. The savage attack of left-wing liberals against Joe Lieberman is a prime example of what I am talking about. Apparently there is no room in the Democratic Party for a conservative liberal like Lieberman, but the people of his state wisely saw through the radical agenda and elected him anyways as an Independent. The ultra-left blackmail bloggers that are now taking over the Democratic Party will most likely spell the death kneel for the liberals. The average person on the street cannot understand the "Hate America" crowd that is now controlling the Democrats and they are seeing through the smoke and mirrors already.
Another example of this radicalism in the Democratic Party is when I was being driven around by a female taxidriver in 2002. This 20 year old woman shocked me by saying every time she saw a pro-Bush bumper sticker she had to control the urge to drive them off the road! And this was before the invasion of Iraq! When I was growing up it was seen as a civil duty and honor to vote, even if the person was voting for the opposite party you were voting for. They were never seen as the enemy. This kind of weird thinking has totally pervaded the entire liberal movement, turning them into radical hate mongering Borgs who all think alike and spew Democratic Talking Points in the most mindless way that it couldn't possibly help but annoy anyone who has to listen to their drivel.
The Democrats are hoping that the tens of millions of immigrants coming to the United States illegally will vote Democratic and put them back in power but they are totally out of touch with their own political base since huge majorities of Americans do not want any form of illegal immigration to continue.
More importantly, the radical left is driving major wedges between the entire population of the United States, and on purpose. Unlike the Big Tent Philosophy of the Republican Party (where everyone is welcome) the Democrats now vet everyone around them with group-think philosophy; if you don't think like they do you are the enemy who must be destroyed. Acting similarly to the Star-Bellied Sneetches of Dr. Suess, these radicals have gone farther and actually want to see you DEAD if you don't agree with them. It's a shocking and sad trend to see in a major political party like the Democrats. for example, President George Bush is actually a fairly moderate Republican; he hasn't banned abortion, endorsed book burning or any other Nazi-like tactics yet the radical left cannot stand even a moderate like Bush in office. Their savage attack against Lieberman showed me that. Overall, the United States in serious political trouble and hopefully someone like Rudy Giuliani (who is a liberal Republican) can bring the two directions of this country back together again, but with radical "stop-anything-Republican" Democrats in power in the Congress I am not holding my breath.