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

Friday, January 04, 2019

Four Things

Now that the Democrats are in control of the House of Representatives, their trained hamsters in the media can barely control their glee. Nancy Pelosi is being characterized as the nation's defender of morality and justice, fighting the simmering evil of Donald Trump. The newly elected socialist wing of the Democratic Party are being characterized as social justice champions.

But .. four things:

1. Jeryl Bier reports on the close relationship between rabid anti-Semite and black nationalist Louis Farrakkan and prominent Dems (e.g., James Clyburne, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters):
“The difference between Farrakhan and some members of the alt-reich whose heinous bigotry has received a lot of attention this past year,” CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted last February, is that “Farrakhan has a much larger following and elected officials meet with him openly.” Another difference is that with a few exceptions such as Mr. Tapper, the media don’t seem to care.
Couple that with the overt anti-Semitism of a few newly elected hard-Left House members, and you'd think the media would being asking questions. You'd be wrong.

2. Nancy Pelosi tells us that Trump's border wall is "immoral and ineffective." But if that's the case, why aren't she and her Democrat colleagues demanding that the entire collection of barriers, walls, and fences erected along our Southern border be torn down immediately. After all, if Trump's proposed wall is "immoral and ineffective," it's a little hard to understand why existing barriers are moral and effective. Of course, the Dems' trained hamsters in the media never ask Pelosi to explain her illogic.

3. The young socialists who have captured the imagination of progressives everywhere by suggesting Venezuelan socialist policies are touted as "uncompromising" and "fervent" in their desire to demonize "profit" and create government control over every aspect of our lives. But they have an edge. For example, in a speech after being sworn in, newly minted congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), is reported to have quoted her son on Donald Trump, saying: “Look mama you won. Bullies don’t win.” To which she replied, “You’re right, they don’t. And we’re gonna go in and impeach the motherfucker.” And the Dems talk in somber tones about "civility."

4. Following a roadmap they created during the Kavanaugh hearings, the Dems will launch "investigations" that are intended to destroy reputations and cripple or remove the sitting president. It is almost a certainty that driven by Trump Derangement Syndrome, the Dems will overplay their hand. We'll see.

The next time you see a media type talking about the latest Dem initiative to battle the evil Donald Trump, ask yourself this. Could leading Republicans get away with the association noted in Thing #1? Could a GOP House Speaker get away with the logical disconntect noted in Thing #2? Would a young GOP House member be given a pass if he or she said what Rashida Tlaib said, but about Barack Obama noted in Thing #3.? Would the GOP be given a pass to conduct hearings whose sole purpose is the politics of personal destruction discussed in Thing #4? I think not.