1972: The Last Time Democrats Ran a Blatant Liberal, It Got Quite Ugly

At last count, there are quite a few Democrats who’ve declared their presidential candidacy for 2020.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Ex-HUD chief Julián Castro, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Former Rep. John Delaney, Andrew Yang, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Marianne Williamson, author and activist, and Miramar, Fla. Mayor Wayne Messam: all of these men and women are unabashed liberal Democrats and their defiance in running as “moderates” to hide their extremism is throwing up some early red flags.

Democrats in 2020: Unelectable Nonentities
It is uproariously entertaining to see the scurryings of the innumerable host of Democratic presidential candidates in what is already more of a lottery than a quest for the nomination of a great party to the world’s greatest office.

The Gadarene stampede to (and over) the edge of the abyss of all who advocate open borders, 70 percent income taxes, the green terror, socialized medicine, legalized infanticide, reparations to native and African-Americans, packing the Supreme Court, and vacation of the Electoral College, has finally elicited, in a Churchillian expression, a tiny mouse of dissent. The charge to oblivion reminds me of 1972.
Conrad Black, 4/3/19

Let’s not forget hands-up-don’t-shoot, Russian collusion, anything “cisgender” and/or sexuality, Antifa, cultural appropriation, anti semitic, safe space, “angry white male” and anything else antithetical to American common sense and decorum.

No millennial was alive then so as a public service to those who assume nothing relevant happened before they were aware, we present to you an edited recap of Election ’72: the last time a true, publicly-announced liberal ran against a popular Republican incumbent.

To call it ugly would be a massive understatement.

While honesty is preferred, we all know very few Democrats reveal their true agenda to the public while a candidate. They run as a digestible “moderate” and later serve as arrogant leftists, much to the detriment of general public who ends up paying a heavy price for the deception. In 2020, mostly driven by hatred of everything Donald Trump, liberals running for president are letting us know just who they are and what they want to do.

Honest disclosure hasn’t been good for Democrats in the past and 2020 may be a case of history repeated.


Now, add all of the George Floyd-inspired rioting, looting, and vandalism in the streets by the #woke Antfia youth, “defund the police” demands by the #BlackLivesMatter the far left, unreasonable #CancelCulture social media white millennials, tyrannical Coronavirus mandates from Democrat governors, mayors, and partisan unelected officials, millions of Americans forced to lose businesses and jobs, and you have the perfect storm (despite dubious polls to the contrary) for a historic Democrat presidential ass-whuppin’.

The ramifications for down-ballot Democrats could be profound.