Monday, February 11, 2019

Democrats for Trump

Just when you thought that Democrats had it in the bag, along comes a new generation of braindead Democrats to make Republicans look good again.

President Trump’s approval numbers remain anemic, but Democrats are doing everything in their power to make it appear that they do not offer an alternative.

Case in point, the Green New Deal promoted by new superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. When asked to comment on it, no less than William Shakespeare pronounced it: “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” The bard always had a way with words.

Unfortunately, as numerous commentators have noted, the Green New Deal reads like a high school paper proposed by a not-very-bright student. Niall Ferguson dubs it  a Green Leap Forward, the better to evoke one of the world’s greatest socialist catastrophes, Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward… a policy agenda that produced mass starvation at a level no one had ever seen before. Thanks to the Great Leap Forward some 35 million Chinese starved to death.

Anyway, the Green New Deal would effectively shut down and destroy the American and the world economies. Don’t say that AOC does not think big? And don’t say that her branch of the Democratic Party is far more concerned with destroying than building? After all, they were spoon fed deconstruction in college and deconstruction, by definition, does not involve building.

This is what happens when you mistake you fantasies for reality. Ferguson outlines the Green New Deal:

The measures proposed in the Green New Deal to “achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” are breathtaking. More nuclear power stations? Er, no. Comrades, we’re talking about a “10-year national mobilisation” on the scale of the Great Patriotic War . . . sorry, I meant the Second World War. By the end of the Green Leap Forward, 100% of US power demand will be met from “clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources”, which means geothermal, hydro, solar and wind. Nukes are out, according to the FAQ sheet on the “10-Year Plan” released by AOC’s office.

As noted, this would simply shut down the world economy and return us all to the state of nature. Which is, one supposes, the point. That the state of nature comported its own dangers seems not to have crossed the mind of AOC.

“All existing buildings in the United States” are going to be upgraded “to achieve maximum energy efficiency”. And there is going to be investment in high-speed rail “at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”. All this is going to be financed “the same way we paid for the original New Deal, World War II, the bank bailouts, tax cuts for the rich and decades of war — with public money appropriated by Congress”.

We are all in favor of better rail travel, yet California’s efforts to build a high speed railroad from San Francisco to Los Angeles—it make it easier, one supposes, for illegal migrants and other homeless people to move between encampments—are a massive boondoggle, largely over budget and unlikely ever to be finished.

And also, Ferguson continues, the Green New Deal promises to do everything possible and imaginable for everyone. And no one is required to work for it. You can have it all. They will give you everything you want and it won’t cost you a cent. Does it get any dumber?

While they are at it, the people’s commissars are also going to “guarantee a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security to all people of the United States”, not to mention “(i) high-quality healthcare; (ii) affordable, safe and adequate housing; (iii) economic security; and (iv) access to clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food and nature”.

The highlight of AOC’s FAQ sheet was the pledge of “economic security” for people “unable or unwilling to work”.

And, of course, one cannot but point out that AOC is the perfect imbecile, designed to make Republicans look like the party of genius:

This is what you get when you recruit your legislators more or less directly from college. For this is the language of countless student union resolutions, freighted with the pious verbiage of today’s “intersectionality”, oblivious to the echoes of the totalitarian regimes of the past. And yet this document has been endorsed by (thus far) five of the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

Don’t say that Democrats have not accomplished anything yet.

The Democrat will to self-deconstruct does not stop with the Green New Deal. Recently, we have been regaled with the spectacle of the three most important Democratic officials in Virginia being called out for racism and for sexual assault. You can’t make this stuff up. Since everyone has been happy to note that those who live by identity politics die by identity politics, I will repeat it.

So, the Democratic governor placed a racist picture on his medical school yearbook page. The Democratic lieutenant governor has been accused of sexual assault twice already. And the Democratic attorney general has his own blackface controversy.

Last week all three men were battling for political survival after a) the publication of a photograph from Northam’s medical school yearbook showing two students, one in blackface and the other in a Ku Klux Klan hood (it’s not clear which is Northam); b) the allegation, strongly denied by Fairfax, that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2004; and c) the admission by Herring that he, too, wore blackface in college.

Obviously, this has given media pundits a formidable challenge. How do you go about defending your holier-than-thou calls for the crucifixion of Brett Kavanaugh while turning a blind eye to worse dereliction in the Democratic party. Are they up to the challenge?

You almost think that these Democratic socialists are part of a vast conspiracy designed to give Donald Trump a second term as America’s president:

There are a great many reasons why Trump ought to be a one-term president. Yet the further the Democratic Party lurches to the left under the influence of AOC and her fellow social justice warriors, the higher the probability of his re-election. In American politics, unlike in Europe, those who live by the s-word die by the s-word.


Dean Barry said...

Attentionhoria Occluded Cortex is severely psychotic if she truly believes the crap she preaches.

sestamibi said...

Do not underestimate the radicalism of America today. The Overton Window has shifted decisively to the left, to the extent that there's no idea too looney to be embraced by the public in an effort to be "enlightened", superior to all those "deplorable" types, and feel good about themselves.

Jim Sweeney said...

It would be salutary to have you list your reasons why Trump should be a one term president.

Please do so.

UbuMaccabee said...

The Great Leap Backward. It'll be like the Renaissance Faire--except with cannibalism.

UbuMaccabee said...

Cannibalism is the last stage of socialism.

Sam L. said...

"So, the Democratic governor placed a racist picture on his medical school yearbook page." OR, was it two pictures? Which is how I remember it.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

One picture with two figures. And btw, I didn't say that I thought Trump should be a one term president.

Anonymous said...

I will make a prediction. A year or two after AOC (Evita Peron wannabe) gets her way we will be attacked and will quickly lose. Since we will have given up air supremacy, lost the ability to get people and material where it is needed to defend ourselves. We will have large numbers of people who will not work, et al that will give up at the earliest possible moment. I could write pages and pages of the reasons why we will cease to exist.
Welcome to slavery if you survive such stupidity brought to you by the democrat party.

UbuMaccabee said...

Oh, Anonymous, there you go looking to the past to confirm what happens to every fat, weak, defenseless city/nation/people throughout all recorded history. Not fair judging people like that.

If I had a choice between joining the ChiComs or defending San Francisco...I'm ordering Rosetta Stone, post haste.

Sam L. said...

Stuart wrote, "And btw, I didn't say that I thought Trump should be a one term president." I don't know to whom you are replying, but it shouldn't be me.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Let’s get it on. Socialism has worked in so many other countries.

I will never physically defend (nor advocate the defense of) a sanctuary city or state. They’ve chosen their lot. They are not Americans... they’re Globalist/UN lackeys. They buy us time. Draw the (military) invader into a long war, in a vast land...

Trump Derangement Syndrome at work. In all its glory.

UbuMaccabee said...

IAC wrote:

"I will never physically defend (nor advocate the defense of) a sanctuary city or state. They’ve chosen their lot. They are not Americans... they’re Globalist/UN lackeys. They buy us time. Draw the (military) invader into a long war, in a vast land..."

Agreed. The North saved the Union the first time, the South will save it the second. Universal platforms fellows, 5.56mm.

Anonymous said...


Unfortunately, I am beginning to come to the same conclusion. Given that one side appears to be stoking the fires of hatred for over 50 percent of the population this cannot end well. Sooner or later "turning the other cheek" becomes impossible to maintain.
I keep looking for people of good will on both sides to come to their senses, but we may have past that point. 7.62

Anonymous said...

Your site is interesting and entertaining. I probably agree with you more often than not, though not always. But a throw-away line about all the reasons DT should not be reelected needs context. Why not? In the eyes of most people here in Midlandia, he has historical achievements when his first term is only half-way through and this facing what nearly everyone now admits is a coup, helped along by 90% negative press, including some of the most vile, insinuating "hate speech" remarks ever made about any public figure.

Also, he's a fighter at a time when we need a fighter. You've written about NYC schools (I've taught in the same type), about university admissions bias, and about the denigration of the culture -- you know we need someone who's fearless right now -- and that doesn't mean someone like Comey or McCabe, who are fearless in the wrong direction. This is a fight-to-the-death (perhaps) for the soul of America against globalists who couldn't care less who makes up the population or if the whole country looks like San Francisco. I can tell from your columns you don't want that.

So why the coy throw-away line at a time when the president needs the backing of traditionalists who hate to see the country being thrown away? Why jump on the train by stating carelessly (forget the exact phrasing, but it was like, oh there are too many reasons to count) that someone else should become president in 2020?

Who do you think would be better? Who do you think could have accomplished what he has in two years, under an attempted coup? Explain?