It’s hard to imagine Democrats winning the Senate considering tonight’s massive victories for Republicans, but the razor-thin margin in some of the races tells us one thing for certain: Their handling of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation BEFORE the sexual assault accusations prevented them from taking control.
The Democrats’ antics lost them Heidi Heitkamp’s, Claire McCaskill’s, and Joe Donnelly’s seat. It kept Beto O’Rourke from pulling a huge upset in Texas. At the time of this article, Rick Scott and Martha McSally were looking strong in races that could have swung to Democrats if they didn’t do what they did to Kavanaugh.
We are all familiar with what happened. Now, imagine a different scenario. Imagine a completely different beginning to the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Senator Chuck Schumer comes out following President Trump’s announcement that he’d nominated Kavanaugh. Instead of instantly saying he’d fight confirmation within minutes of the announcement, imaging if Schumer came out and said, “Now the vetting process begins. We will wait to see the results of his background checks and questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine if he is suitable for confirmation.”
Imagine if, instead of sending a ridiculous number of questions (Kavanaugh was sent more questions than every other Supreme Court Justice nominee COMBINED), the Democrats treated him with the same respect every previous nominee had received.
Imagine if they didn’t start the hearings with disruptions and childish antics. Imagine if Senators Kamala Harris and Cory “Spartacus” Booker used the Senate confirmation hearings as Senate confirmation hearings instead of platforms for them to launch their 2020 Presidential campaigns. Imagine if they were firm but fair in their questioning instead of instantly adversarial.
Now, imagine that they’re going through the process acting like civil Senators with all things seeming normal when BAM, the sexual assault allegations dropped. These allegations would have been brought to the attention of the entire Senate Judiciary Committee, at which point chairman Chuck Grassley would have been forced to launch a quiet but thorough investigation, likely calling on the FBI to find the accuser and gather whatever facts they could find about her story.
Once the accusations were made public (and yes, in this scenario, I think it’s very likely Christine Blasey Ford would have still come forward), the game is suddenly changed. Democratic Senators who had previously been cordial and professional could now go after Kavanaugh because of the credibility they’d built up in the beginning of the confirmation process.
Republicans still would have cried foul. They would have gone after Ford and any other accusers who stepped forward. But the real difference would be that they couldn’t point at the Democrats as trying to obstruct the process from the start. Instead, the Democrats could say, “Hey, we were giving him a chance and I’m sure he would have been confirmed but these allegations change the calculus. We must proceed cautiously.”
In this hypothetical set of scenarios, the Democrats would have looked like the good guys just doing their jobs instead of the bad guys that they proved themselves to be from beginning to end.
The lesson, which will not be learned by the Democrats, is that if they’d played fair, remained professional, and did their jobs, Schumer may have become the Senate Majority Leader. Instead, Democrats were just doing what Democrats do.
Biden to announce next week
Former Vice President Joe Biden is going to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President next week according to multiple reports. This comes as no surprise to most who have been paying attention as his elevated presence in the media and at speaking events led many to believe he was going to announce soon.
Biden has run for President twice before, bowing out in 1988 and 2008 but eventually landing on the latter ticket with President Barack Obama.
Some thought a report of inappropriate touching that came out last month may thwart his efforts once again, but the controversy has died down and the memes are getting old.
Now, it seems like the announcement is imminent.
Looks like Joe Biden will run. Recent @MULawPoll of Democratic presidential candidates shows Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are top choices among WI Democrats or independents. Sanders at 32% and Biden at 29%. https://t.co/rROIfhm6ob
— Charles Benson (@CharlesBenson4) April 19, 2019
The far-left wing of the Democratic Party doesn’t want to see Biden run. They’ve been able to pull every other major candidate to accept and appreciate socialism to one degree or another and they fear Biden might be too moderate.
This is true in some ways, but don’t be fooled by Biden’s centrist history. He’s not going to allow himself to be painted as a moderate. He will proudly point to his progressive record and tell the people he’s the champion on the far-left they need.
It may be enough to win him the nomination.
“My intention from the beginning was if I were to run would be the last person to announce. We’ll find out whether I can win in a primary.” – Joe Biden
It’s hard to tell which rich old white guy the President would rather face, Biden or Sanders. Personally, I’d like to see Joe win the nomination as his gaffes will make for a fun general election show.
Dear Democrats, bring on the impeachment!
There is no doubting how accurate a previous column by our own EIC, JD Rucker, was. Its very title captured the reactions before the report was public. But perhaps the Mueller Report enhancing the public’s preconceived biases was low hanging fruit. However, I daresay the intensity of the Democrats’ reactions were underestimated, and I further argue that we should escalate their emotions for the sake of political expediency. So please Democrats, go fourth with impeachment proceedings. It would be like their Battle of Crécy.
If you are a Trump-hating leftist or NeverTrump former-Republican, the report will give you days, perhaps weeks of ammunition you can hurl at your Trump-supporting friends and across your social media profiles. Your wildest dreams will be confirmed by whatever mainstream media outlets you love the most, and you will feel both vindicated for thinking the President has always been a lawbreaking bad guy who stole the election and deserves to be impeached before checking into jail.
#ImpeachTrump was all the rage on Twitter, with prominent fresh faces in Congress latching on to the movement of their social media base. The brightest minds of the Left at The Atlantic and The Intercept claim to have a roadmap to impeachment. Rep. Rashida Tlaib has begun the impeachment resolution and their brightest star AOC, has signed on.
Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President.
It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019
Battle of Crécy
The French are famous for executing some of the worst military blunders in history. Among them is their repeated charges during the Battle of Crécy. King Edward III during his campaign across the channel found himself pursued by the French army of King Phillip VI and his auxiliaries. King Edward mounted a defense outside the town of Crécy on high ground. The French first engaged with crossbowmen who were at an inferior position compared to the English longbowmen. The French knights pummeled their own crossbowmen in a show of elitism as they charged to win the battle. But the charge failed. So, they charged again and again and again and again. It is said the French knights charged at least fifteen times, until it became too dark. During the earlier charges the French followed the blind King John of Bohemia.
It’s not enough to be wrong once. They have doubled, tripled and quadrupled down on what was an outlandish conspiracy from the beginning that only had an investigation because people in the FBI abused FISA warrants and the opposition media peddled these lies. No, Trump’s subsequent interview after firing James Comey did not warrant a special counsel. So if the Democrats want to charge yet again, this time believing they have reasonable findings of high crimes or misdemeanors then by all means charge once more. Following AOC is like following King John of Bohemia, if her Green New Deal debacle is any indicator. Meanwhile Don Jr. earned his spurs.
Conservatives are poised to win and each wave of attacks will only create mounting losses. This is a battle Conservatives might as well have. It would not simply be a political victory, it would be demoralizing. If Rachel Maddow cried upon hearing “no collusion,” can’t wait for the leftist tears after this impeachment assault fails. So go ahead Democrats, use King Phillip VI as inspiration for political strategy. Republicans will look like adults, on their high ground outside of Crécy, while the Democrats increasingly become infantile.
Why does the national socialist-left overreact to the proper labeling of the Nazis as being far-left?
A recitation of basic historical facts will bring forth all manner of vitriol and condemnation from the left. Why is this the case?
Properly labeling the Nazis as a far-left National Socialist German Workers’ Party will bring forth a stunning overreaction from the nation’s socialist-left. Why do they overreact denying their past? Why is this one of the worst aspects of the cultural civil war being waged by the left?
Overreacting to history
The past few years have seen the Left become increasingly detached from reality with logical arguments verging further and further from their grasp, seeing them having to compensate for their abilities and lack of practical solutions with ad hominem attacks or childish invective. The worst examples being of the genre of the ‘debunking’ article or video of the statement of the facts of the Nazi party, with most beginning with vitriol unworthy of a 5-year-old. In many cases their circular logic has devolved down to there is no reason to debate those of us on the pro-liberty right because we are essentially wrong.
A debate on the biggest historical lies in modern history does bring forth a question in why the left overreacts to the discussion. Why do they care about the base ideology of a group of socialists that were only around for a mercifully short time, over 70 years ago? Are they terribly worried that the Nazis will be correctly identified as part of an ideology that has oppressed and deliberately murdered millions of people, thus tarring their reputation?
Leftists never directly explain why certain groups are ‘right-wing’
While they will often assert that fascism is some manifestation of extremism of the political right, they fail to explain why this is the case. They simply assert the presumption and quickly ‘move-on’ to issue further insults against the pro-liberty right. The best they can offer is that ‘fascist states practiced business-friendly economic policies’ or that certain people voted for them. Or it’s the shop-worn ‘rivalry’ talking point often trotted out by the left. The problem for the left is that none of those items even come close to proving the case no matter how many times they repeat them.
This is after all, the biggest lie in modern history and a complete reversal of the meaning of common words. Those kinds of extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, but leftists never even get up to the starting block. Leftists begin with the presumption that the Nazis were ‘right-wing’ and they simply repeat the charge ad nauseam, despite not having any to proof this is the case. It could just be a coincidence that historic falsehood just happens to absolve their side of the political spectrum of the worst horrors of WWII.
Leftists presume the Nazis were ‘right-wing’ since they were ‘right-wing’, simply because they were ‘right-wing’. With the magic of circular logic, anyone can be ‘right-wing’ because they are said to be ‘right-wing’. Start off with a one-line editorial and simply build on the presumption, never mind proving the case with facts.
Why does the Left tar their opposition as ‘right-wing’ no matter how it defies basic logic?
Stalin was the originator of casting his political opponents as fascists and supposedly ‘right-wing’ despite a dearth of evidence. So it’s not without the least bit of historic irony that one of the ‘reactionary’ articles on the issue makes the stunning revelation that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under good old Uncle Jo was in fact a ‘right-wing terroristic totalitarian regime’. Yes indeed, in an article on the admittedly leftist site ‘Wrath-Bearing Tree’ in a piece entitled: No, Nazis were Not Leftists: Or, How to Debunk Right-Wing Propaganda. The author makes this stunning revelation – without evidence –overreacting to an article on the subject in The Federalist.
For those who shout “What about Stalin?!”, the answer is that the Soviet Union, especially under Stalin, was also a right-wing terroristic totalitarian regime, despite the supposed “leftism” of Communist ideology that could be traced back to said Enlightenment values. The Soviet Union was never really Communist in anything but name, but from the beginning governed as just another kleptocratic oligarachy much more authoritarian than any Tsar ever dreamed of. Vladimir Nabokov, in his memoirs, calls the Bolsheviks (who assassinated his father, by the way) “fascists.” So the answer is that the Nazis weren’t “leftist,” but that the Soviet Union was actually “rightist.”
It would seem that the nation’s socialist-left doesn’t tire of going to the well in trying to foster the ‘that wasn’t really socialism’ lie. A lie, they insist on maintaining with the socialist nation of Venezuela.
Who knew that Bernie Sanders was ‘Right-wing’?
Lest anyone consider those previous revelations to top the heap of the illogic of the Socialist-Left, we present this piece from World Socialist Web Site entitled: Bernie Sanders silent on Assange, vocal in promoting nationalism at Michigan, asserting that socialist Bernie Sanders is really ‘Right-wing’:
Seeking to attack Trump from the right and outdo the president’s appeal to chauvinism and xenophobia, the Vermont senator declared: “The NAFTA treaty that Trump renegotiated with Mexico will still allow companies like General Motors to send our jobs to Mexico.
Sanders’ silent support for the persecution of Assange and his promotion of nationalism arise from his pro-capitalist, pro-imperialist political orientation. These right-wing positions demonstrate that his real aim is not, as he claims, to lead a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class,” but to misdirect, disorient and suppress opposition among workers and young people by channeling it behind the corporate-controlled, pro-war Democratic Party.
Leftists will brand anyone they consider to be the opposition as ‘right-wing’ at the drop of a hat, just as they will overreact to any challenge to their ‘That wasn’t really socialism’ mythology. They maintain these tactics and outright lies for two closely related reasons. This is to protect their base ideology, and to balance out the butcher’s bill.
Protecting the ideology of socialism
An ideology based on ancient ideas enslaves, oppresses and has deliberately murdered over 100 million people with a track record of 400 years of failure somehow tends to get a bad reputation. So it only follows that its current votaries in trying to foist it on a new generation would seek to make it sound like something other than what has brought on the horrors of the past. It’s akin to a car dealership that at one was called Robert Francis O’Rourke’s used cars is now Beto’s better deals in trying to take in a new class of suckers.
Balancing out the butcher’s bill
Even worse than keeping their base ideology ‘pure’ by insisting that it’s never really been implemented correctly is their use of these lies to try to absolve its blood soaked history. The presumption being that even though various sundry Communists have killed millions, they can point to the Nazis in one of history’s more perverse forms of ‘whataboutism’.
It is for this reason that the national socialist left overreacts with such vehemence to the recitation of the truth. Given these facts from history, it is clear that the organized evil of the modern age redounds mostly to the left. They are the one with blood on their hands, even though they attempt to project it on others.
The Dangerous mystique of Nazism
There are two very dangerous effects of leftist attempts of constantly trying to rewrite history. One is that it provides a certain level of ‘mystique’ to the Nazis, Lending itself to those of a certain disaffected status to emulate this horrid ideology. This would be far less likely if the truth about this party wasn’t undergoing constant obscurement by the nation’s socialist-left.
Shedding some of the dark side of socialism
This leftist mythology also keeps the full horror of the record of socialism under wraps. Leftists will always insist on the ‘that wasn’t really socialism’ lie. But with the Nazis as part of their own, they can’t palm off some it horrors on the ‘right wing’. Thus new adherents aren’t repulsed by the horrific past of the left’s base ideology. There would be far fewer new minted socialists if they were apprised of the full truth of the collectivist ‘faith’.
There is a very good reason the national socialist-left overreacts to anyone daring to bring up certain historical facts. While it’s a part of the ‘that wasn’t really socialism’ lie, it also provides them with a convenient excuse for the deprivations of those nations that are at least for now acknowledged as leftist by the left. Soon enough they will try to work their magic in rewriting history to somehow term failed socialist nations to be somehow ‘right wing’. So at least in their minds, their base ideology will be left unsullied by oppression and deliberate mass murder.
For everyone else, the truth is becoming manifest, that the myriad variations in collectivism have all failed with horrific results for millions of people. We have reached the end of the age of experimentation in government. Those predicated on individual liberty and economic freedom are vastly superior to those based on collectivism and economic slavery. The truth of the matter will bare this out, leaving the socialist-left out in the cold as they deserve.
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