America witnessed two parties tonight — one dying and one struggling for life and reason. The first was represented by the former Governor of Kentucky. The latter by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Keith Ellison.
Steve Beshear, the former Kentucky Governor, objectively gave the best response to any President’s address in years. I personally cannot recall a more effective one since Christie Todd Whitman’s speech inside the New Jersey Capitol building during the Clinton Administration.
But Beshear speaks for a Democratic Party that no longer exists. It died when Democrats, to advance their leftwing agenda, threw the congressional Blue Dogs under the bus. Ben Chandler in Kentucky, Larry Kissell in North Carolina, Bob Etheridge in North Carolina, Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona, Charlie Wilson in Ohio, etc. all lost in a period from 2010-2012 as the Democrats moved left. The eradication of the Blue Dogs continued into 2014 to the extent now that there are more moderate Republicans in Congress than moderate Democrats and nationwide there are more pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage Republicans than there are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage Democrats.
Even in Kentucky, the state finally threw off the last vestiges of the Democratic Party. Steve Beshear’s Democrats no longer exist.
What does exist is the party of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Keith Ellison.