The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Thursday, April 25, 2019


Donald Trump's administration has had an array of significant accomplishments. On the domestic front, he had been far more successful than his predecessor. The U.S. economy is roaring, and the middle class and people of color are doing significantly better today than five years ago, jobless claims are at a 50 year low, wages are up, and public sentiment on the future is solid. On the foreign policy front, Trump has also accomplished far more than the elites who ran our policy for the past few decades. But Trump's bombastic and combative style could negate his accomplishments with voters. Many people view him as "unpresidential."

Noting this dichotomy, Glen Reynold of Instapundit thinks that the Dems might have a good chance of defeating Trump in the 2020. "All they have to do," writes Reynolds, "is not act crazy. And they can't even do that."

It seems that the current crop of over 20 Democrat presidential contenders are trying to out-woke one another. Someone makes an extreme proposal, one that will cost trillions, be impossible to implement, and could never become legislation anyway. Rather than calling it crazy, another contender will double down, offering an even more extreme proposal. "Free" (e.g., college, healthcare) seems to be an operative word within the Dem primary field. That, and demonizing businesses, profit, capitalism, and any other concept that doesn't fit into the socialist world view.

A case in point occurred just a few days ago when Bernie Sanders, the socialist icon who wants to be president, argued in a Democratic town hall on CNN, that he believes convicted felons who are in prison should have the right to vote. Another candidate, Kamala Harris, when asked what she thought, suggested that we should have a "conversation" about it. I'm sure some candidates will come to their senses and reject this truly crazy notion, but so far, with the exception of Pete Buttigieg, they have been silent on the matter.

Because the socialist, hard-core progressive wing of the Democratic party operates on magical thinking, there's really no point in presenting logical arguments that might occur in an actual "conversation." After all, the goal of almost all socialists and more than a few progressives is to take positions, regardless of their grounding in reality (or sanity), that allow them to demonstrate their superior virtue. Hence, with Sanders' voting proposal, all prisoners — terrorists, murderers, drug lords, rapists, white supremacists, pedophiles, Ponzi scheme operators, crooked politicians, ... — deserve the right to make their voices heard because in the fantasy world of the Dems, all of these prisoners have been unfairly incarcerated..

Uhhhh ... No. They. Don't.

And the suggestion that they do, that they should be allowed to vote is ... crazy.

I could go on, and talk about "collusion," "obstruction" "You MUST believe the woman," "fake hate crimes," open borders, the collective inability of most Dems to use the adjective "Islamic" with the noun "Terror" when mass murder occurs.


To repeat: "All the Dems have to do is not act crazy. And they can't even do that."


Every day, the crazy continues. Today, it's Dem presidential contender, Cory Booker, who in pandering to the hard-left Democrat base made a few comments on noted anti-Semite, Ilhan Omar (D-MN). But more on this in a moment.

Ryan Saavedra summarizes Omar's sordid history of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-American comments [links to all claims are contained in the original]:
Omar was condemned for promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories used by Nazi Germany; for stating that she did not understand why her anti-Semitism was offensive to American Jews; for supporting the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement; for suggesting that Israel should not be allowed to exist as a Jewish state; for comparing Israel to the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism; for embracing anti-Semites the moment she was sworn into office; for promoting the anti-Semitic conspiracy that pro-Israel groups were paying U.S. politicians to be loyal to Israel; for accusing Jewish members of Congress of conspiring against her to silence her; for accusing Jewish members of expecting her to have dual loyalties to Israel; and for trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something."
When asked what he thought of Omar (a darling of the left-wing on the Democratic party), Booker said:
"Thank you for your question. The criticisms of Congresswoman Omar, what Donald Trump has been saying about her is reprehensible, it is trafficking in Islamophobia, and it should be condemned by everyone ... This kind of selective condemnation should be a chorus of people condemning it."
Yep ... anyone who criticizes Omar's comment's is an "Islamaphobe." Anyone who questions her specious claims is "reprehensible." Anyone who has the temerity to utter a negative word about her is to be "condemned." Omar is bullet proof, immune from criticism, because ... "victim."

To repeat yet again: "All the Dems have to do is not act crazy. And they can't even do that."