Tulsi Gabbard's Not the First to Leave the Democrats, and They'd Do Well to Listen to Why

As RedState reported earlier, Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard is no longer a Hawaii Democrat, but a Hawaii (party unaffiliated).

It wasn’t as if this was hard to see coming. Gabbard has been appearing on various conservative news outlets with increasing frequency and saying things that would be considered blasphemous to Democrat loyalist ears such as “we should adhere to the Constitution.”

(READ: Tulsi Gabbard Announces She’s Leaving the Democratic Party, Torches ‘Cowardly, Woke’ Leaders Along the Way)

Gabbard’s message was relatively short and simple:

“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that’s under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers who are driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoking anti-white racism, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution, who are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, who demonize the police but protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, who believe in open borders, who weaponize the national security state to go after their political opponents, and above all, who are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.

Now, I believe in a government that’s of the people, by the people, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government that is of, by, and for the powerful elite. I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic party. If you can no longer stomach the direction that the so-called woke Democratic party idealogues are taking our country, then I invite you to join me.”

In short, the Democrat Party has become anti-American, and not just anti-American but anti-American citizen. Gabbard is right. The Democrats enact policies that one would vote for if they hated the people they were governing. They favor those who do harm to society over those who live peacefully in it. They attempt to accuse innocents of social crimes they didn’t commit simply because of their skin color and then utilize what law enforcement they have under their power to punish those who speak out or pose a threat.

For all intents and purposes, the Democrat Party is useless to America, or perhaps worse, a hindrance and a danger.

Gabbard’s journey away from the party was inevitable, but it’s an inevitability that won’t stop with her. She was certainly not the first and she won’t be the last. Back in June, I reported that over one million people had shifted from Democrat to Republican over the course of two years.

The writing was on the wall as Democrats continued to lose ground in various parts of the country from gubernatorial offices to school boards.

(READ: Democrats Created a Political Party Far More Dangerous Than the Republicans)

The people could hardly be blamed for this. As Ronald Reagan once said of the Democrat Party, he didn’t leave it, it left him. He was right. Today, the Democrat Party has become so radicalized to the left that if it didn’t sport recognizable logos and bore the name of an ancient American Party then it would be recognized as an enemy of the state.

Democrats may not have the same values as Republicans but many Democrat voters are hardly anti-American. Their beliefs and values overlap with their countrymen on the right here and there, and they’re being told that they’re just as evil for these nuanced beliefs.

Why did Democrats ever think this would fly?

Gabbard spelled it out plainly. This is why she left. It’s why Joe Rogan left. It’s why Elon Musk left. It’s why Tim Pool left.

This is a list that will continue to grow as the Democrats continue to lurch leftward. This party will destroy itself with its hubris and when it looks around for friends to help support it it will find few left. It continued to tell people how much they despised them through their actions and they shouldn’t be surprised when they find themselves abandoned and with little more than their weakening foundations to support them.


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