[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A real American running for office as a Democrat? You mean there’s a Democrat presidential candidate who isn’t necessarily an America-hating
progressive Communist, someone who served in and loves our military and isn’t for handing Middle East terrorists the keys to the country?[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]On Thursday, former Virginia Senator and decorated veteran Jim Webb, 69, jumped into the race for president, becoming the fifth Democrat to declare their candidacy, joining the likes of corrupt, scandal-riddled Communists Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who is so-far left he had to leave the Democrat Party, the Communist Party USA’s party of choice.
Webb, who established an exploratory committee last year, was Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan administration, but quit in protest over budget cuts that would affect the Navy, was a U.S. Marine Corps platoon and company commander in Vietnam, where he earned a Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts for his actions in combat.
Yes, you read that correctly. Webb was against cutting the military. When is the last time you heard of a major Democrat who was in favor of a strong national defense?
Webb took a thinly-veiled shot at Hillary Clinton, whose owner supporters can’t name one accomplishment without attaching a scandal to it, touting his “actual accomplishments” on his Facebook announcement:
“We need a President who understands leadership, who has a proven record of actual accomplishments, who can bring about bipartisan solutions…”
Webb, an author of ten books, including Fields of Fire and Born Fighting, as well as the screenplay Rules of Engagement, which became a popular movie, recently struck a much more level-headed and unifying cord in responding to the newly invented Confederate flag controversy, writing on Facebook:
“The Confederate Battle Flag has wrongly been used for racist and other purposes in recent decades. It should not be used in any way as a political symbol that divides us.
But we should also remember that honorable Americans fought on both sides in the Civil War, including slave holders in the Union Army from states such as Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware, and that many non-slave holders fought for the South.”
Amazingly, Webb says that he would never support raising the federal income tax rate on ordinary income and even hints that the FairTax, a flat consumption tax, would be better method of taxation. Webb writes on his new campaign page:
“I would agree that we cannot tax ourselves into prosperity. But we do need to reconfigure the tax code so that our taxes fall in a fair way. It is possible to simplify the tax code, including reducing the corporate tax rate in exchange for eliminating numerous loopholes, and to examine shifting our tax policies away from income and more toward consumption.
We did not even have a federal income tax in this country until 1913. The loopholes and exceptions that have evolved have made a mockery out of true economic fairness. I would never support raising taxes on ordinary earned income, whether it goes to a school teacher or a nurse or a doctor or a film star. But we need to find a better way.”
More of a JFK Democrat, Webb’s campaign slogan is a slam against Hillary Clinton, who has been hammered by polls showing her being viewed as “untrustworthy.” “Leadership You Can Trust,” was cleverly chosen as the phrase that best represents his campaign to be America’s next president, and is boldly highlighted on his campaign site.
“I mean what I say, that if I make a promise I will keep it, and that outside my faith and my family, my greatest love will always be for this amazing country,” Webb said in a note to supporters.
Most of the past several presidential elections, principled constitutional conservatives have been left out to dry, forced to pick between the “lessor of two evils,” a far-left Democrat and a the furthest left, big government Republican (RINO) in the race.
With the exception of George W. Bush, who campaigned as a fiscal conservative, but then spent money like a drunken Democrat, conservatives have had the false choice of picking RINOs like Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney, who were crammed down our throats by the Republican establishment and the leftstream media as the “most electable.”
Republican leadership and the media lied to conservatives, telling them that only a “moderate,” i.e., a squish, could be elected in a national election (which flies in the face of reality considering conservative Ronald Reagan’s outright landslide wins). Either that, or GOP leadership naively has believed the lies of the media and their Democrat counterparts, two groups not known for giving constructive, heartfelt, honest advice to Republicans.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]But while Republicans seem to almost always allow others to pick their presidential nominees, for Democrats, it’s never the case. Never has a media person asked a Democrat candidate, ‘Do you think your anti-American, Marxist views are too far left for the overwhelming number of Americans?’ or ‘Are you too liberal to win the presidency?’
And while we can never count on leftstream media to be honest, now is the time to support the most
conservative “moderate” DEMOCRAT candidate in the race, Jim Webb, which will have the effect of knocking leftist whackjobs like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders back to the USSR where they belong. We cannot guarantee a Republican win, or even a conservative/libertarian small government Republican win (especially with 15 of them running), but we can cause havoc, while doing good in the Democrat Party for once, by disenfranching leftists into giving them no horse in the race.
All conservatives and libertarians should be promoting Jim Webb as the preferred Democrat candidate of choice during this primary season. Giving Webb support would move the nation to the right, through the Democrat Party, which has been completely taken over by dangerous lefist kooks who desire to destroy America, her strength and her freedom in the name of “social justice.”
It’s time for the right to start picking the left’s nominees, and start telling them, through conservative media, who is the “most electable.”
The one-term senator told FOX News’ Bret Baier in March that he voted with Republicans 18 times on health care reform, an example of his bipartisanship, and said that Obamacare needed a “major overhall.”
While he’s no Ted Cruz, at least Webb is a Democrat who doesn’t want to “fundamentally transform” America into something resembling North Korea. He’s still a Democrat, but an “old school” Democrat, not the drug-induced Communist hippies who presently dominate the Democrat Party.