There have been rumblings and people talking in quiet in every corner of the Nation about the horrid state of the Democratic Party. Now, recent events like those in Mississippi may be hinting about the possible end of the political party.
No, this wasn’t on a national level, but it was for the state of Mississippi, on a state-wide level. And what it was, can only be described as something akin to a political cry of “abandon ship!”
This wasn’t a case of one Democratic official switching party affiliation to join the GOP, as a couple of Republicans hopped on board the Democratic ship. Nope, this was more like a crew falling just short of mutiny and jumping ship.
Of course in that imagined scenario, we doubt those Republicans would have hopped onto a ship that was sinking. And for those Democrats, well, there is no captain or leadership at the helm of the Dems ship. So who would that aforementioned mutiny-minded crew have to overthrow?
Before looking at the story reporting on those recent events, however, it is worth considering the message that this sends – to everyone.
Imagine for a moment, if the Senator you voted for changed their party affiliation during the middle of their term? Go ahead, ponder the ramifications on your perception of that candidate – we’ll wait.
How did that feel? More importantly, doesn’t that force us to question why? Now, if you dare, imagine if this scenario wasn’t about one Senator, but two? And in this hypothetical, let’s say there were also a couple of State Representatives of the same party that switched affiliation.
Wait, we aren’t done. Along with them, go ahead and pretend that your state’s Governor and Attorney General also changed their party allegiance. If that sounds crazy, you may not be wrong, but this entire scenario is only an exaggeration of what actually happened recently in Mississippi.
According to our story reporting on these events, “…the Mississippi Republican Party welcomed eight new members into their fold last week, six of whom had been Democrats and two, Independents.”
Not one, not two, eight elected officials!
It is important to be clear that this wasn’t elected officials of the Congress or Senate levels, but it is also important to note that these weren’t elected officials of the Village of Podunk either. These are Judges, District Attorneys and high ranking elected state officials that have changed their party affiliations.
One of those to abandon the sinking Democratic ship was Matt Sullivan, the District Attorney for Mississippi’s 13th Circuit Court District. Sullivan said, “There are conservative Democrats all across the state of Mississippi… and I believe the Republican party is growing and there’s a place in the Republican party for people like me.”
Many of us know and many of us have been taught that some Christians are Catholics and some are Presbyterians. It doesn’t make either of them any less Christian, just people who have different beliefs.
So it stands to reason that some politicians are Republicans and some are Democrats… They both want to do good for America (that could be another conversation), but they have different ideas on how to accomplish that.
Unfortunately, for the Democrats who want what is best for the country, they are watching their party being led by Socialist-driven leadership. From Warren to Buttigieg, and no one more so that the Dems front runner Bernie Sanders, these candidates have been promoting those Socialist-leaning ideas.
That doesn’t make them bad per se it only makes them wrong. It also makes them potentially dangerous too, and as those Democrats that have abandoned ship have come to realize.
No, this wasn’t people jumping ship or near-mutiny actions on the highest levels of government, but it did happen at high levels of Mississippi’s State leadership. Ideas, when empowered, can become powerful. These ideas from the Left and Socialist-thinking Dems aren’t harmless.
When one or two candidates switch their party affiliation, it may or may not say much about their party. When a half dozen elected officials from the same party change their allegiance, when do we start asking what is wrong with their party?
Yes, ideas are powerful, and we may be watching them destroy what was once America’s most powerful political party. Is the Democratic party dying? Well, for at least six more Democratic officials, it appears it has already died.