I can’t believe I am about to write this, but for once, I agree with Rahm Emanuel.
(Maybe y’all should go ahead and schedule some counseling sessions for the editor ... he may be losin’ it ... hehehe!)
Seriously, Rahm-bo — the foul-mouthed, strong-armed former Democratic operative who paved the way for Obama’s victory in 2006 — is onto something. In an op/ed piece, Rahm-bo said this week that his beloved Democratic Party is in such a downward, left-wing, spiral that if it doesn’t ‘right’ itself (my pun!), the Dems are going to hand Donald Trump a re-election victory on a silver platter.
He’s right. If the current assortment of liberals, socialists and demagogues who have declared their intent to seek the nation’s highest office and derail the Trump agenda at any cost are any indication, DJT will win re-election ... in a landslide.
Rahm-bo is stepping down as the two-term mayor of Chicago, where he has made a general mess of things, but you have to give the man credit ... he knows how to win elections.
Since Trump was elected, the Democratic Party at the national level has become a frenzied, delusional, directionless mess ... from the night the votes were counted and presumed Queen-apparent Hillary lost to The Donald, to the failed, ongoing, mega-expensive and ridiculous attempt to tie Trump to “Russian collusion”, the party is in full-blown denial and self-destruct mode.
At last count, how many Democrats are considering tossing their hats into that crowded presidential field?
Ten? Twenty? Thirty?
Whooweee! And we thought the GOP field was a crowded mess in 2016. Just wait until that bunch of wannabees start to turn on each other!
I know personally several Democrats inside the DC Beltway and I can tell you, the more moderate, middle-of-the-road members of that party (who actually make sense when they speak) are being trampled and shoved aside by the ultra-left, bigger-government-is-better, tax-and-spend, loud-mouthed socialistic nuts such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, etc.
Take a look at what they stand for and what they want to ram down the throats of “we, the people” (taxpayers):
• ‘Free’ healthcare for all ... at an estimated cost of $9 TRILLION per year (that works out to $30,000 per year for every man, woman and child, and doesn’t sound ‘free’ to me);
• Free college tuition for all (anybody figured out yet who’s gonna pay for all of this ‘free’ stuff?);
• Infanticide on demand for human babies that are born alive as a result of botched abortions, or the “right” to kill a baby up to the point that he/she is born (a deplorable practice that used to be called premeditated first-degree murder);
• $100 billion+ in reparations to atone for America’s sinful, slavery past, even though not one soul alive today or since the 1860’s has owned a slave or been a slave;
• Open borders, to allow thugs, drug smugglers, rapists, murderers, deadbeats and other undocumented illegals to pour into the country, unrestricted;
• AOC’s ridiculous, economically unsustainable New Green Deal that would bankrupt the country to save the planet from gaseous emissions caused by fossil-fuel powered vehicles and beef cattle’s toots (you can’t make this stuff up, folks!);
• A 70%+ tax on persons who are in the highest income brackets;
• A ban on commercial air traffic;
• Allow illegal aliens who have no business being here in the first place to VOTE in elections;
• Dismantle large corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook ...
Should I continue, or are you sick enough already??
Last week, the Democrat-led House flatly refused to condemn by name Congresswoman Ilhan Omar — a Muslim — who has made hateful, anti-Semitic comments about Israel (Jews) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
You add all of these stinky, rotten ingredients together in a big, bubbling, cauldron and what you have is a convoluted pot of crap soup, the stench of which could result in the end of the Democratic Party as it exists today.
And that’s not just my opinion, that’s coming from some pretty high-ranking Democrats … including more than just Rahm-bo.
Which might not be a bad thing overall ... a good house-cleaning and restructuring on both sides of that scum-infested DC swamp might force ALL PARTIES to get their acts together and return to the common-sense principles that heretofore guided this great land for more than 200 years.
”Earth to Democrats: Republicans are telling you something when they gleefully schedule votes on proposals like the Green New Deal, Medicare for all, and a 70 percent marginal tax rate. When they’re more eager to vote on the Democratic agenda than we are, we should take a step back and ask ourselves whether we’re inadvertently letting the political battle play out on their turf rather than our own …” Rahm-bo said in his op-ed piece.
He nailed it ... the party’s current far-left, socialist agenda is playing right into Trump’s hands, but they are so blinded by their lust for absolute power that the leadership isn’t willing to reign in its rebellious children who refuse to embrace the moderate, centrist views that more accurately reflect the values of mainstream, working-class Americans.
Democrats and Republicans alike have fundamental differences on a number of issues, and that’s OK, to a point ... healthy, honest debate is good ... but the Democratic Party of today is far from the “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” party of JFK, as are Republicans who have strayed light-years from Ronald Reagan’s vision of a Shining City on a Hill.
The really sad thing about that is, I’m not sure there’s more than a handful of good, honest, decent people on either side of the political aisle anymore who really give a rat’s toenail about doing what is RIGHT for the people they were sent there to serve.
Thinking back, my dad and grandparents were die-hard Democrats back in the day, but they would never, ever have voted for the socialistic mess that their party today embraces with open arms.
What we are seeing unfold as the 2020 campaign takes shape is a Democratic Party at the national level that will do and say anything to pander to the ultra-left wing of the party in an attempt to regain control of the Senate and White House. This scenario should literally scare the pants off of any American with common sense, decency, and those who don’t wish to see the United States become yet another failed socialist, third-world Banana Republic where “The State” dominates every aspect of our lives.
But, as I said, I have just as much of a problem with RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) as I do with Democrats, so don’t label me as “pro-Republican” or “anti-Democrat”.
Label me, first and foremost, A CHRISTIAN, A PROUD AMERICAN, and a CONSERVATIVE who will continue to speak out and vote my conscience about those values that I believe are still important.
That’s my view.
What say you?