I am a Conservative (not to be confused with a Republican) person who is mostly happy with the fact Conservative values are starting to see some daylight in the last few years but I wanted to take a moment and consider what has become to our Liberal friends. Of course I am talking about actual Liberals, not Democrats.
It seems as if they are trapped. Trapped in a prison of their own making. I actually have great respect for true Liberals and their wonderful and needed involvement in American politics prior to the Clinton Democrat taking over. But today the modern Democrat has pushed Liberals into painting themselves into a corner. Corporate Democrats keep them in line the same way they kept Republicans off balance for so many years before Trump, name calling/shame tactics.
They have to vote for Hillary, the least Liberal professional politician in history, or they are against Women, or they are racists, or they are against climate change, etc. One shame tactic after another to keep actual Liberals in line. We could make a pretty good argument that Trump is actually more Liberal than Hillary Clinton but Liberals can't choose their leadership based on how closely they match their political beliefs anymore, they must toe-the-line or be labeled as racists, bigots, misogynists, traitors, etc.
After the massive beating Democrats took over the last 8 years, losing over 1,000 elections, the House, the Senate, and now the presidency you would think that the Democratic party would consider the only candidate they had this last cycle where people were excited to support him, Bernie, but no, after the trouncing they went to Washington as usual, establishment leaders to maintain the status quo. They kept Pelosi, replaced Reid with Schumer another old time establishment Democrat, and just elected Tom Perez as the heard of the DNC, another establishment "Clinton" Democrat.
What is a Liberal to do when there is zero representation in their party leadership and they are trapped to forever support the party?
For a short time I actually thought Liberals could choose to support the Green party but if they could not get 5% of the vote with Hillary Clinton as the Democrat nominee, I do not see them as ever being a viable alternative. So what will happen to Liberals?
Yes, I am Conservative, and I am fairly happy that Democrats have been beat pretty soundly, but I also believe we need a strong two (or more) party system to keep everyone honest. I was holding out hope that the beating Democrats took recently would force them to change and allow Liberals to come back to power in the Democratic party but instead of learning from their loss they have doubled down on the corporate Democrat model and charged ahead not learning a single thing from their defeats.
So I am asking you readers, what can Liberals do? Are they domed to obscurity? Is there a future for Liberals?