Back in November, I predicted: “The yawning gap between Hope and reality will produce a bumper crop of ex-Democrats.” Yet the crop had already been sowed and, at The American Thinker, ex-Democrat “Robin” explains that her conversion began more than a year ago:
In February of 2008, I saw a new client, a bright and sensitive young woman who came in looking like she just escaped a war zone. In some ways she had; she had innocently shared with others at her job that she voted for Hillary rather than Obama. Immediately she was being targeted for abuse that put her in fear for not only her job, but her life.
We both suddenly became aware that something had grown really dark in the Democratic Party. I started hearing about many other incidents where loyal Democrats were being physically and emotionally threatened for supporting Hillary.
A projected federal deficit of $1.8 trillion, borrowing 46 cents for every dollar they spend. The Secretary of Heath and Human Services announces she’ll save $2 trillion in health care costs, but the numbers don’t add up. It’s mere “political theater,” as Megan McArdle says. The “Underpants Gnome” approach. There are only two things standing in the way of health care reform, says Cato’s Michael F. Cannon: Math and politics. Obama and the Democrats may have the political power, but they can’t overcome the math problem.
Three words: It Won’t Work. (And the fundamentals still suck.) The American people are not stupid, not even most Democrats, and that “yawning gap between Hope and reality” grows wider every day.
Once you begin to doubt, once you begin to question whether the Party you have loyally supported is genuinely committed to its oft-declared aims of “social justice” — and whether the Party’s actual policies could ever bring about such a hypothetical condition — you’ll be an ex-Democrat in no time.