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

Thursday, November 14, 2019


A friend and life-long Democrat, knowing my distaste for the socialist wing of his party and my concern about the myriad socialist candidates that are vying for the presidential nomination, asked if I could support the more moderate possibilities. "What about Biden, or Buttigieg, or Bloomberg," he asked, "could you vote for one of them? "

Since his question was presented at a high level of abstraction, I decided not to get into the weeds of policy, but rather look at things from 10,000 feet up.

I responded that the "moderates" demonstrated considerably less craziness, and that in normal times, I might actually consider either Buttigieg or Bloomberg to replace the bombastic Trump, but these are not normal times. The Democrats as a party have in my opinion disqualified themselves from leading the country. Their absolute refusal to accept an election loss, their vicious and dishonest attacks on an elected president and his supporters, their despicable behavior during the Kavanaugh hearings, their 2-year effort to promote a collusion hoax, and now, their attempt to impeach a sitting president over a phone call (words!) that yielded no substantive results and even less foreign policv damage disqualifies them. Oh yeah, you can also add their singular focus on Trump hatred to the exclusion of the business of governing the country (think: their refusal to pass the new USMCA trade agreement or to address immigration reform).

Their deranged hatred of Trump has forced them to veer hard left, to take their masks off, revealing a desperate grasp for power that is as ugly as it is destructive. They do not deserve to lead.

Daniel Henninger considers the Dems' latest depredations that began with yesterday's impeachment circus:
Nancy Pelosi was right the first time. The Democrats shouldn’t have done this. They should not have tried to make the already overwhelmed American public believe that Donald Trump’s umpteenth “norms” violation was a constitutional crisis. But no, the party’s leftmost elements insisted, and the Beltway press insisted. Mr. Trump had to be impeached.

Once he had survived the Republican primaries in 2016 and then beaten Hillary Clinton by tapping into a slice of overlooked voters, most serious people got on with the business of coming to grips, if not terms, with this unconventional, pugnacious presidency.

But not these people. The political and media left convinced themselves it was somehow possible to make the Trump presidency end before its November 2020 sell-by date. So here we are, three long years later, with Adam Schiff ending his opening impeachment statement by quoting Benjamin Franklin about “a republic, if you can keep it.” That bad, huh?
According to Schiff, an inveterate liar, a phone call to a foreign leader threatens our republic to such as extent, that the president MUST be removed from office because of it. To quote Michael Goodwin, that's analogous to suggesting that a person convicted of jay-walking should be given the death penalty.

That level of hysteria and bad judgement tells us all we need to know about the current crop of Democrat leaders. Not one has said "Enough!". Not one has questioned whether this might be a bit much. It's because of that hive mind that the Dems should be kept away from the levers of power. Over these three years, they have demonstrated that they cannot be trusted to make rational, fact-based decisions, relying instead on a combination of magical thinking, emotion, and belief. That's dangerous.


Karen McQuilllan rephrases the concerns of many voters who have begun to #Walkway from the Dems—all in broader context of the upcoming election and the choices the voters will have:
It’s hard to think of a major Democrat issue and proposed solution that is not a fake. It’s an emergency. What’s the emergency? Everything. The planet, white privilege, transgender rights, Nazi policies on the border, killer cops. A health care crisis so dire the government must ban private insurance, private doctors, and private hospitals.

Most of all President Trump is a walking emergency. His voters are hate-filled bigots who love his authoritarian tendencies. They are a danger to our democracy.

Democrat fixes are a list of economic and physical impossibilities. Ban oil, gas, and coal; make health care and college “free”; hand out reparations for slavery. They promise they will raise all the money from billionaires’ spare change.

The Democrats running for president in 2020 don’t talk about normal issues—jobs and national security. They have nothing to say about opportunities for minorities. Instead, it is all fake investigations of fake scandals.
It's as if the Dems never heard the story of Chicken Little. When you become hysterical and tell people the sky is falling, but upon examination, people notice that it's right where it always is, you lose credibility—lots of credibility.