The long-awaited revolt has finally begun, and ironically not from the anticipated Trump supporting quarters, but rather from exasperated liberals who’ve grown weary of the constant hypocrisy from their fellow progressives, who’ve morphed even further to the left by embracing “socialism” as their new Democratic Platform.
On Tuesday liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz took aim at far-left radicals like self-proclaimed socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, proclaiming that they will not steal the spirit of the Democratic Party and doubled-down on his attack on fellow liberals who “shunned” him for displaying common sense values and principles.
The dust-up began when Professor Dershowitz a frequent contributing guest speaker on Fox News spoke honestly and objectively regarding the Trump Presidency, which apparently angered many of his colleagues and friends on the far left. In fact, he claims they no longer speak to him, or invite him to their parties on Martha’s Vineyard.
“I won’t let the Democrats steal my party from me. I want to regain the center,” Dershowitz told WABC Radio’s “Curtis and Cosby” show, noting that he will remain a Democrat as “as long as there’s some chance the Democratic Party can return to normalcy.”
Adding, “I want to make sure that the radical left, the woman who got elected in the Bronx and Queens to Congress on the Democratic ticket, that she, Sanders and others don’t represent the Democratic Party.”
The reference, of course, was the recent victory of self-described socialist Ocasio-Cortez, who pulled off perhaps the biggest upset since the November 8th victory of Donald Trump.
Dershowitz continued unloading on his former colleagues and friends lamenting, “The idea that some of these people aren’t talking to me is not a punishment, it’s a great reward. I am so pleased,” he said during the interview. “It’s a red badge of courage for me that there are some people who prefer to shut down debate and not talk to me.”
“These are people who have asked me for help over the years, who have asked me for support when their kid gets busted on a marijuana charge, or on possession of alcohol, I’m the first one they call,” he added. “But as soon as I defend the rights of Donald Trump or anybody else they disagree with, I’m a pariah.”
However the good professor wasn’t content with merely airing his grievances on Fox News or WABC Radio for a few minutes, rather a full op-ed article on the Hill specifically detailing the current state of the unraveling Democratic Party and those individuals responsible for it.
Namely characters like Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the unhinged California lawmaker who’s slogan is “IMPEACH 45” has recently called for her supporters to physically confront members of the President’s team shouting; “They’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store. The people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them.”
Dershowitz likens what’s taking place to liberals who stand up in support of President Trump to the infamous blacklist of the 50’s stating; “I never thought I would see McCarthyism come to Martha’s Vineyard, but I have. I wonder if the professor who refuses to listen to anything I have to say also treats his students similarly,” he continued. “Would he listen to a student who actively supported Trump? What about one who simply supported his civil liberties?”
However Dershowitz isn’t alone, lifelong liberals like New Yorker Brandon Straka, a gay hairdresser, has also spoken out in a compelling video titled #WalkAway, which has garnered over 5-million views on Facebook and YouTube, detailing why he’s no longer a liberal within today’s hostile environment.