5 Reasons to Support Democrats

Although facts are evidenced-based truths, much of the media and news that’s currently consumed is little more than manipulated text to suit personal narratives and outrageous agendas.   

While I have my own opinions on many things, highlighted, as follows, are actual accomplishments by the Democratic Administration of 2008-2016 that have been misappropriated by the current administration.  I’ve also noted other policy errors. 

  1. While the economy is doing well, it is nothing more than an extension of what was happening in the last 4 years of the Obama Administration. In fact, more jobs were created per month during those years than have been created in the first three years of Trump.
  2. Most of the 1.5 billion in the tax reform has gone to wealthy citizens and almost all of it has added to the deficit. Under Trump, deficits don’t seem to matter. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the deficit in 2019 ballooned to $960 billion and will average $1.2 trillion in 2020 and beyond.
  3. Withdrawal from the Iraq Nuclear Agreement and the Paris Climate Accord were both terrible decisions, in my view, and has left our allies with a clear message that they can’t count on us to honor any future pact in which we may engage.
  4. Trump and Republican Congressional actions have undermined Obamacare, and their efforts have directly led to substantial increases in health insurance premiums. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has led a lawsuit to declare Obamacare unconstitutional. If this happens, more than 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance. There is no replacement plan at this time.
  5. Trump’s action to remove our troops from strategic areas in Syria, against the advice of his military advisors, has led to the death of many Kurds (allies) and left a void there that Putin has been happy to fill.

While Both Democrats and Republicans have diverse views within their parties, twisting facts to suit an agenda is nothing more than propaganda.  Don’t take it from me, do your homework, seek the truth.  

Keep Moving Forward in 2020 and Beyond

Like my papi says, “Todo Cambia” – everything changes. 

This is truly reflective of our party and who we are as Democrats.  As the oldest voter-based political party in the world and oldest existing party here in the United States, we can trace our party’s roots back to the late 18th Century. We are the party of the “common man” – and yes, woman. And although our party’s longevity is one we can truly be proud of, it has not come without controversy, tormented segues and serious disagreements.  

Yet, here we are; a Democratic party that now stands for egalitarianism and social equality, and which supports voting rights and minority rights, including LGBTQ+ rights, multiculturalism, and religious secularism.  And we’ve been able to get to this point because we care about ourselves and others and what happens in the many tomorrows we nurture for our and our children’s future. We are the culmination – and the emissaries – of a collective goal: to leave this world in better shape than when we arrived.

While we may not always agree as to how we’re going to get there, in everything we aspire to accomplish —no matter the “ask”, the complexity, or how uncomfortable it may be at times – one thing remains constant, people do the work. People devise innovations, they resolve issues, and they inspire each other every day to meet challenges, among many other important things.  

2020 is a turning point and the year we’ll make a big difference in our county, state and across the country.  We built impetus in 2018, but we’ve got a lot to do to get out the vote (GOTV) and elect more Democrats. We’ve been doing that since 1790. 

Join us, and let’s keep moving forward in 2020 and beyond.

Gloria Meehan, Chair

Comal County Democratic Party