Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Party of Stupid and Malicious

To stupid, add malicious. Not only are today’s Congressional Democrats stupid. They have just cornered the market in malice. As the Wall Street Journal editorializes, Democrats have decided to hold the rescue legislation as political hostage:

What a spectacle. Much of America is quarantined at home, the public is so panicked there’s a run on toilet paper, the country desperately wants reassurance, and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decide to take a bipartisan rescue bill as a political hostage.
That’s the display of Democratic leadership in a crisis the nation received on Monday as Senate Democrats blocked a $1.8 trillion bill that has urgent money for workers, hospitals, small business and, yes, even larger companies threatened by the forcible shutdown of the U.S. economy. When America most needs bipartisan cooperation, Democrats add to the economic uncertainty by putting their partisan interests above the needs of the country.
Today’s Democrats, led by that pathetic imbecile Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has trashed the bill as a corporate handout. Among those who have ranted about this, Sen. Elizabeth Warren… another denizen of the radical left:
Enter the Democratic left, which trashed the bill as a handout to the wealthy. “Mitch McConnell & the GOP are pushing a crony capitalist slush fund for friends and donors,” tweeted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who everyone thinks will challenge Mr. Schumer in a 2022 primary. Mrs. Pelosi returned from recess to say the House will write its own bill, and Mr. Schumer then blocked the Senate from even debating the bill that his fellow Democrats co-wrote. Stand up guy, that Chuck.
Is it really the time to trot out the old socialist shibboleths about the evils of capitalism:
The “crony capitalist slush fund” line is false and dangerous. Government created this financial panic. Government told Americans to stay home and essentially ordered U.S. commerce to stop. Without revenue, companies can’t pay the bills. Without access to government loans, companies of every size will be forced to lay off employees by the millions.
And, of course, the Pelosi bill is nothing but a radical leftist wish list:
The Pelosi bill follows through by including an ideological wish list that has nothing to do with the coronavirus. There’s a Green New Deal mandate on airlines to offset their “carbon emissions” and publish CO2 emissions for each flight. There’s the House’s failed “election reform”—requiring states to allow early voting, mail-in voting, and same-day voter registration.
The Pelosi bill would require any loan recipient to provide permanent paid leave and a $15 minimum wage. Borrowers would not be allowed to pay a bonus to an executive or dividends to shareholders. Companies would have to provide statistics on the “gender, race, and ethnic identity” of their board members. Nothing like a deadly virus to get the country woke.
In the meantime, speaking from his bunker somewhere, Joe Biden is still slurring his speech and mumbling. As one notable leftist, by name of Nathan Robinson, pointed out: the Biden campaign had to show the nation that their candidate was still alive. 
If so, it’s just barely. One thing we know for certain. The presumptive candidate has not moderated the radical tendencies of his political party.


trigger warning said...

As with the Chinese Communists, if I were giving the Pelosi/Schumer/Biden Axis of Crass Imbecility an annual performance review, I'd tick the "meets expectations" box.

UbuMaccabee said...

The only goal of a leftist is power and only power. They will do anything to get it. Anything. This was true of Lenin as it was of Pol Pot or Castro. Pelosi is the same; she will do anything to get power. They have no thoughts about anything except getting power. If they get it, then it's all about keeping it. They are not human as we understand the term; they are dead inside.

Sam L. said...

In addition to the NYT and WaPoo, I also despise, detest, and distrust the Democrat Party. They're all in cahoots.

Doug said...

Sam, don't forget MSDNC "news" channel (and most others).

Doug said...

Stuart, love your blog!

n.n said...

There are clearly no solutions other than shared responsibility, and, of course, the fifth choice, Pro-Choice, the wicked solution.

That said, Revitalization. Rehabilitation. Reconciliation.

Sam L. said...

Doug, I don't know if the Dems are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the media, or the media are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dems, but as I said, they're all in cahoots.