Newt Gingrich explains the big picture that’s not good news for the Democrats:
If you put all the pieces of the Left’s efforts to crush dissent together, the picture is disturbing – and more than a little frightening.
One of the key principles of playing go, or wei qi as the Chinese and Japanese call their favorite board game, is to look at the entire board before every move. To win, you must always have a sense of all the possibilities and your opponent’s situation before you make a move.
If you look up from the gossip and noise of Washington and look at the entire board of American politics, the emerging picture is the greatest threat to a free society in our lifetime—maybe since the Civil War.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher taught conservatives that “first you win the argument, then you win the vote.”
Beginning with President Reagan, conservatives have gotten better and better at winning the argument.
The Democrats, on the other hand, have been going further and further toward the extreme left and away from the American people. They are rapidly becoming the 15-20 percent party.
Consider just a few of their recent radical positions:
Killing babies after they are born (adopted in New York and Virginia by Democrats) is an incredibly radical, isolating issue. Only 13 percent of Americans support abortions in the third trimester, according to Gallup.
Allowing violent criminals to vote from jail is a 19 percent issue.
The economy is rapidly becoming a strength for Trump, and the Democrat efforts to dispute his success sound more and more hollow.
Border security is a growing issue to the Democrats’ disadvantage. Open borders is a 16 percent issue with 83 percent of Americans favoring more secure borders.
Only 10 percent of Americans have a positive view of socialism, and only 29 percent think it is compatible with American values, according to a recent Monmouth poll.
Read more: Newsweek
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