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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Paying a Price

Imagine for just a moment if the GOP members in Congress voted to block a resolution supporting the Democratic protesters in Hong Kong and warning/comdemning China for acts against dissenters and religious minorities within their country. The Dems and their trained hamsters in the media would go wild, suggesting that the GOP supported the Chinese regime and that it was all Donald Trump's fault.

This week, the media was silent when the Democrats in the House voted against a resolution condemning the mad mullahs of Iran for the shoot-down of a Ukrainian airline, the murder of hundred of protesters over the past few months, and the suppression of dissent that is on-going. Henry Rodgers comments:
Democrats in the House of Representatives blocked a vote Tuesday to support the protesters in Iran who are demonstrating against the regime.

Consideration and a vote on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s resolution was blocked because Democrats advanced the previous question, by a vote of 226-191. The resolution would have condemned the Government of Iran for killing 1,500 Iranian citizens who were protesting their government, as well as condemned the Government of Iran for shooting down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, killing 176 people.

In addition, the resolution; “(3) condemns the Government of Iran for repeatedly lying to its people and to the world about its responsibility for the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752; (4) calls on the Government of Iran to— (A) refrain from the use of violence; and (B) protect the rights of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly; and (5) supports the protestors in Iran, their demands for accountability, and their desire for the Government of Iran to respect freedom and human rights.”
It's all anti-Trump politics, of course, but it's still despicable. Trump, by all objective accounts, did NOT lead us into a war with Iran, despite what the Dems breathlessly predicted. The Iranian response was timid, at best, despite the wailings of armageddon by the Dems' trained hamsters. And after serial unanswered provocations, the Mullahs have been sent a stern message that was long, long overdue. Furthermore, the conditions precipitated by severe economic sanctions might just lead to regime change (one can hope). That's all bad news for the Democrats, so I suppose the last thing they need to do is show support for that eventuality.

Trump Derangement Syndrome has forced the Dems to defend some very bad people over the past 3 years—recall the MS-13 kerfuffle; their outright refusal to condemn documented Antifa violence; the muted condemnation (if any) of Venezuelan socialist leadership; the not-so-subtle suggestion that General Qassem Soleimani was unjustifiably killed, and now, incredibly, implicit support for the dictatorial mad mullahs of Iran.

It's quite remarkable how hatred of Trump can warp the Dem's judgement and decision making. They'll pay a price for this ... they just don't know it yet.