Have Democrats Become the Party of the Stupid?
By Jeff Charles | Jul 17, 2021 12:45 PM ET
One of the most common jokes on the right is that the Democrats are the party of the dangerous, and the Republicans are the party of the stupid. As with most jokes, there was always some truth to this maxim. However, it seems that lately, the Democrats have been veering into “stupid” territory when it comes to the plethora of unforced errors its members have been making.
This isn’t to say that there was nothing stupid about the Democratic Party prior to this new trend. On the contrary, most of their ideas have defied reason, logic, and common sense. But when it comes to messaging, the left has typically been on point. Indeed, conservatives have often lamented the reality that the Republican Party has consistently fallen short when it comes to messaging.
Nevertheless, over the past year, the Democrats and their close friends and allies in the activist media have demonstrated a remarkable and uncharacteristic lack of intelligence in their messaging strategy. Each position on various issues has become another brick in the wall of stupid that the Democrats seem intent on building.
For starters, let’s take police brutality, for example. So-called progressives who pretend to care about black people have decried the disproportionate use of excessive force against African Americans. They have rightly demanded accountability for officers who have abused their power. But then, they undermined their arguments by embracing the stupid. This can clearly be seen in the “Defund the Police” movement.