by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
For years, we on the right have been searching for a term that adequately identifies the far left, or radical left. We see it every year; they lurch further toward the radical, and their political class must follow or get steamrolled.
So is there a term that is further left than the “far” left, or the “radical” left? If there isn’t currently, perhaps we should begin crafting one – and sooner than later. I say this because the current crop of leftists appear to be far afield from where they were and how they presented themselves just a decade ago or less.
In 2008, the Democratic Party campaign platform stated that, “we cannot continue to allow people to enter the United States undetected, undocumented and unchecked,” and that those who “enter our country’s borders illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law.”
Now, 10 years later, no Democrat with higher political aspirations would dare suggest such a thing. Rather, Kamala Harris says she will never vote for any wall funding, but rather will opt for Democratic voyeuristic border security, like more cameras and drones to monitor illegals crossing the border.
That’s great. We won’t stop them at the border, but we can watch them as they cross. It’ll be the next great reality show.
However, beyond the lurch left on border security and the newly discovered special civil rights for the LGBTQ community, the ideas of this new breed of leftists is neither more radical nor new. It’s as the old saying goes: There is nothing new under the sun.
All these ground-breaking initiatives being brought forth by this new crop of leftist Democrats is simply a rehashing of the old, lifted from turn-of-the-century (19th to 20th) progressives and from FDR’s Second Bill of Rights (SBoR).