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Friday, August 21, 2020


Last night, a cognitively impaired presidential candidate for the Democratic party told the nation that if elected, he would lead the country out of a "season of darkness." That's an interesting characterization of the past four years. It's hard to see how "darkness" pervaded a society in which the middle class and the working poor along with people of color saw significant gains in both employment and wages, or a nation that that had destroyed an Islamist enemy (ISIS) and was working hard to extract itself from wars gone on for far too long, or a government that had a coherent foreign policy that rewarded our allies and punished our adversaries, or an administration that reduced taxes for everyone and eliminated regulation that strangled businesses.

But on the other hand, there was darkness. The cognitively impaired candidate's political party would not accept the outcome of an election and as a consequence, worked to destroy a duly elected president. Darkness pervaded their worldview.They created a true hoax that characterized the elected president as a traitor and roiled the nation in a failed attempt to destroy his presidency. Racial strife was amplified by the Democratic party in a cynical attempt to gain political advantage. Congressional hearings were conducted with the sole intent of destroying people's reputations and lives. A impeachment was conducted and failed because there was no cause. And now, desperate because they failed to destroy their opponent, the Democrats have concocted ye another hoax, this one involving the USPS, so ridiculous, it would be laughable if it weren't part of a broad pattern of dishonesty.

So, yeah, there was darkness, but the irony is that Joe Biden's party insisted on leading us into it.

If the leftist base of the Democratic party can get  Biden elected, they will take over the party permanently and "transform" our country and its policies. Biden will be nothing more than a cognitively-impaired figurehead. The real power will be in the hands of leftist politicians and unelected hard-left supporters who believe that our country is grievously broken, and only they can fix it. The problem is that their "fix" will lead not to the utopia they and Biden promise, but toward: 

  • a failed economy in which individuals and businesses are crushed with higher taxes; 
  • increased regulation that will suffocate innovation; 
  • a government-run healthcare system that will be both ineffective and massively expensive at the same time;
  • federal bail-outs of blue cities and states that have become more and more dystopian as the years pass;
  • an elevation of political correctness and cancel culture that will stifle free speech; 
  • an academic, media and entertainment complex that will spew even more propaganda than it already does, and 
  • a foreign policy that emphasizes appeasement.
Yeah, I know, that's pretty dark. And yeah, I know that the Dems are promising us that they'll be "moderate" and all that. They won't.

After years of lies going back to the Obama era (e.g., the weaponization of the federal government agencies against their opponents) and forward into Trump's term (the Russian collusion hoax and the now proven 'soft coup'), the Dems believe they're bullet proof. Their media hamsters won't question a thing they propose or do (after all, the hamsters agree with all of it), and the result will be hardly moderate. Their platform provides a first glance at the reality of the new Democratic party and that reality is ... dark.

Historian Victor Davis Hansen sees as equally dark future, should the Left gain control:
What should we expect then if Biden wins and either steps down or more or less is left as a diminished figurehead controlled by the hard Left?

First, there is one theme that unites “the Squad,” Black Lives Matter, the globalist technocracy, and the international Left: unapologetic anti-Semitism. We will see overt anti-Semitism in a way this country has not seen since the early 20th century, all couched in ideological and politically correct attacks on “Zionists” and “the rich” and “Wall Street”—and why Israel has no business being a “Jewish state.”

It has already begun with an NFL player voicing Hitlerian tropes and praising Louis Farrakhan, and then being seconded by an array of rappers, woke Black Lives Matter activists and “Free Palestine” demonstrations. To smear “the Jews” no longer is grounds for an immediate and expected apology, but more “So what are you going to do about it?” Anti-Semitism is deeply embedded within the DNA of the BLM movement—and professional sports as well, as we saw recently from the warnings of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Charles Barkley.

“Eat the rich” sloganeering and plans for a wealth tax, and jacking up capital gains and income tax rates, all seem like they are aimed at the super-rich. But don’t think weaponizing the tax code, the government bureaucracies, and the culture itself will do much to the immense wealth of Jeff Bezos, the heirs to Steve Jobs, the Google zillionaires, George Soros, the Walmart fortunes, the lesser tech billionaires, the Facebook clan, or Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet. None of them will be touched. 
I'm well aware that Democrats suggested a different dark future when they considered a Trump win in 2016, none of which came to pass despite their hysterical protestations that a "facist, racist dictatorship" was upon us.  Instead, we saw an significant successes despite a Tsunami of hate coming from the Dems and their trained hamsters in the media.

Could the same thing happen in reverse? Could a Biden presidency be a golden era in which things truly do get better? Sadly ... no. The left is too authoritarian, too hubristic, and too certain of its moral superiority to moderate its positions. Hansen is correct, should Biden win, dark times will follow. 


Talk about "darkness." Throughout their convention, the Dems tried to convince Americans that Donald Trump is responsible for COVID-19 and for the deaths it has caused. Kim Strassel comments:
Is it reasonable to blame a single politician for the spread of a highly infectious virus, especially in a free country with 50 states and 330 million people? Joe Biden is lucky that wasn’t the standard a decade ago.

If the Democratic convention produced one theme it’s that Donald Trump is personally at fault for every coronavirus death. The message is that crazy, that blunt. Kamala Harris: “Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives.” Barack Obama: “Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe: 170,000 Americans dead.”

Democrats even claim Mr. Biden saved lives in 2014. Michelle Obama: “Our leaders had worked hand in hand with scientists to help prevent an Ebola outbreak from becoming a global pandemic.” Ms. Harris last week: “Remember that pandemic? Barack Obama and Joe Biden did their job. Only two people died in the United States.”

Ebola is a terrifying disease, but outbreaks tend to happen only in very poor nations, and if caught early the virus is difficult to transmit outside hospitals. Anthony Fauci said in 2014 that a U.S. outbreak was “very, very, very unlikely.” Mr. Obama told Americans to chill out: “Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu.”

The Ebola example is designed to divert attention from a more relevant comparison: the H1N1 swine-flu outbreak of 2009-10. Democrats don’t like to talk about H1N1, because it didn’t go well. If it had been as deadly as Covid-19, the toll would have been catastrophic. The history is a powerful reminder that governments can’t stop a virus—although they can make epidemics worse.

In a devastating reconstruction of the Obama-Biden response to H1N1, Strassel points out the Dems' utter hypocrisy and cynical political posturing with regard to COVID-19. Read the whole thing.

Ironically, at least the Obama-Biden do-nothing strategy for H1N1 didn't create the economic devastation that the COVID-19 shutdown strategy—championed by the Democrats and their media hamsters—caused in 2020. But then again, the Dems needed a wedge issue and the shutdown gave them one, destroying a robust economy and creating fear, uncertainty and doubt among the citizenry. BTW ... H1N1 was far more virulent that COVID-19 among children and under Obama's watch, it killed 528 of them. Funny that not a single Republican accused Obama of killing them.