Obsession With “Hate” Is Destroying the Democrat Party [OP-ED]

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Liberalism today is OBSESSED with “hate,” and it’s coming back to bite them.

Today’s Democrat Party spends an exorbitant amount of time preaching against “hate,” “the politics of hate,” etc. It’s seemingly become the central theme of all the party touches. What they don’t realize is that they have so perfected the repeating of “hate, hate, hate” that their own message is what has done them in.

As I wrote last week, since Barack Obama’s election in 2008 the Democrat Party has been absolutely obliterated. Democrats have lost the White House, Senate, and House. They now control just 13 state legislatures and Republicans now sleep in 33 governor’s mansions.

Yet even after the election of Donald Trump Democrats continue to dutifully stick to the playbook of calling everyone “filled with hate.” They are name-calling the very people they want to vote for them! How’s that a good strategy?

Hillary Clinton spent the majority of the past year speaking, running ads, giving campaign speeches about and focusing during debates on “Donald Trump and the Republicans’ hateful rhetoric.” What Hillary and the Democrats cannot seem to figure out is that they are insulting massive portions of the American electorate by confusing common sense with hate and a rejection of their own dogma.

The vast majority of Americans can differentiate between common sense and hate. Today’s liberals seemingly cannot.

Whom did Hillary Clinton choose to share the stage with at the 2016 Democrat National Convention? Not law enforcement but the mothers of people (criminals) killed by police, thus continuing the “guilty until proven innocent” narrative many libs have branded cops with.

This was not a populist move. This was Hillary pandering to a tiny, tiny fraction of the electorate — the cop-hate crowd — of whom there’s nowhere near enough to win an election. The rest of us? The common sense of most Americans causes us to believe that, with the exception of a few bad apples, our law enforcement officers are decent, hard-working men and women doing a difficult job with honor, integrity, and a sense of duty to public service.

Americans have seen the effects of massive refugee flow into the nations of Europe and the problems it’s causing there. Common sense tells us that bringing tens if not hundreds of thousands of these refugees into our nation without knowing exactly who they are carries with it some risks to national security.

To liberals this level of common sense means you have “Islamophobia,” that you are filled with hate toward Muslims!

Having a secure southern border is in our better national interests. We all know there are people entering our country, by just walking in, who are criminals, drug traffickers, gang-bangers, rapists, etc. It’s just common sense for a nation to have control over its own borders.

To liberals this level of common sense means you hate brown people!

Liberals believe most Americans are in favor of gay marriage but fail to recognize homosexual marriage is now the law of the land thanks to five people (Justices Kennedy, Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan), not hundreds of millions of people. To this day the majority of Americans believe marriage ought to be between one man and one woman.

But if you are such a person, in the eyes of liberals, it means you hate gay people!

Other examples abound.

The majority of Americans are white. Also, the overwhelming majority of Americans are not haters, bigots, racists, Islamaphobes, xenophobes, homophobes, or cop-haters. Telling them that they are does not endear you to them.

Libs don’t seem to understand that calling someone “a racist” or “a xenophobe” who is not a racist or a xenophobe doesn’t drive them toward you — it drives them away. Through their constant name-calling of the American people they have driven all but their hyper-loyal, hyper-left base — the Black Lives Matter members of the world — farther away.

Prior to the election, Hillary made headlines by insulting tens of millions of Americans by saying, “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables’. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”

She then managed to pour lemon juice in that cut by adding that not only are those voters “deplorable,” they’re “irredeemable ” and not a part of America. This is no way to win votes.

Following the comment a Washington Post-ABC News poll asked registered voters, “Do you think it’s fair or unfair to describe a large portion of Trump’s supporters as prejudiced against women and minorities? 47 percent of Democrats and even 45 percent of Clinton backers said the description was unfair. 84 percent of Republicans and 90 percent of Trump backers said the same.

Since Trump’s election the theme has rolled on. Nancy Pelosi has said Donald Trump has appointed a “white nationalist” to his staff. Harry Reid added, “White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear especially African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Muslim-Americans, LGBT-Americans and Asian-Americans.”

Wow, Senator, generalize much? Divide America much? Here’s a flash for ya: I am an African-American and I’m not fearful of anything other than your supporters who are out tearing our cities apart.

For all their talk about “ending hate,” an undivided America, peace, love, and granola — it’s liberals who are out looting, fighting, burning, shooting in the streets. The majority of Americans, regardless of party affiliation, don’t want to have anything to do with it, them…and increasingly you, Democrats.

YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF RACIST HOMOPHOBIC BIGOTS!! ….now please vote for us,” is not a winning strategy.

Democrats, you have done this to yourselves. You are both the purveyors and the victims of your own “politics of hate.”

This is an abridged version of an original Derrick Wilburn op-ed on American Thinker.