Democrats Are Just as Closed-Minded as Republicans

Eric Zuesse

A website that was started in reaction against George W. Bush’s selection in 2000 by five Republicans on the U.S. Supreme Court to be the President, has a debate among its readers, “Didn’t this site used to be for electing Democrats to office?” The debate was started by someone (“MissMarple”) who cannot tolerate articles that are posted to the site criticizing Hillary Clinton’s record. The only fact-based comment there is from the only anti-Hillary-Clinton person, “mewkitty”:

29 Jul 2016 – 00:01 39711


Joined: 05 Sep 2006 I cannot support Clinton, under any circumstances. Forget her pro-TPP, pro-fracking, pro-KXL, anti-single-payer, pro-corporate stances – even though those are more than enough reasons not to support her…. 

Hillary and her DNC minions blatantly cheated, defrauded, disenfranchised, switched electronic votes, dropped valid voters from the registry – made a mockery of the election process and pulled every dirty trick in the book to get her the nomination – just like the republicans did before her. 

We were livid when the republicans did it. Apparently, it’s okay when “our” side does it. 

I cannot in good conscience vote for the corrupt, cheater HRC. If I vote for her, I condone fraudulent elections. I cannot condone the death of our democracy that voting for the cheating party signifies. 

There is a person who could beat Trump by double-digits, but the DNC chose one of the most disliked politicians in the country to install. 

If Hillary loses, it’s strictly the fault of the DNC. They stole the nomination, for a losing proposition….

The charges there against Hillary and the Party are all true and are essentially ignored by all the other commenters. This fact (the ignoring of the ugly realities about Hillary Clinton and today’s Democratic Party) is yet another example showing that most Democrats are just as closed-minded to contrary facts as virtually all Republicans are. In other words: not only are Republicans conservative, the vast majority of Democrats also are — they just don’t know it, because they buy and spout their Party’s rhetoric and ignore that the rhetoric from their Party’s leadership consists of views that those politicians’ own actions as public officials prove they don’t really believe or care about. (They’re responsive only to their big donors.)


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • diogenes

    Excellent comment from mewkitty. I’m voting Green. I know my candidate won’t win but I won’t be encouraging treason either.

  • eupf

    as an ex-Dem, I say they’re WORSE, for the simple reason they are massive hypocrites on the most important of all issues in politics: war, trade, and the monetary system. They have near 100% congruence with modern Repubs on all three topics.

  • Joel W

    And for the next story, water is wet. No friggin kidding democrats are close minded, and much more so than republicans.

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    The only form of government is men with guns, badges and cages:
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  • wunsacon

    What proved to me that they’re just as close-minded was their re-election of Obambam in 2012.

    You can excuse people for making a mistake the first time: Dubya* in 2000 and Obambam in 2008. But, not after seeing what those a**holes did during their first four years.

  • Hope

    How about more closed minded?

    If you say something they don’t like, your personal safety is at risk!

    What happened to freedom of speech?