“If you can’t say anything nice about someone, at least be sure that you have substantive facts to prove your assertions.” This advice I got from my mother is something that I have tried to adhere to through the course of my life. The irony in it comes from the fact that such an earnest way of looking at life was created by one of the greatest deception artists I would ever know. Both of my parents were this way from years of working at the carnival (where they eventually met). Reading a person, making sound judgments at a finger snaps notice, to putting together just the right combination of words to entice someone to part with their money in some game is truly an art. Combine this with the number of lies it takes to perpetuate a healthy alcohol/drug addiction for a couple of decades, and you get someone who can sniff out a good whopper a mile away. It’s also because of this that it really irritates me when lies are told with such blatant disrespect for their intended audience to the point of insulting their intelligence. That’s where we are today, the Democratic National Committee being able to have statistical intellectual superiority over their competition, yet setting up everything to always fall short.
Written By: Anton Sawyer
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The Democrats have always used the statistic that their base tends to be more academically advanced than their conservative counterparts. So from the top-down, they know that they have to put up a specific kind of appearance in order to save face with their constituents, along with the fact that the same group of people is going to scour over numbers and statistics. It’s these last two specific elements that they have been able to exploit for their favor. There are varying degrees to all of this. From some of the least egregious quotes that show simple ineptitude, to laws and legislation that have been a complete turn-about from what their stated goals are, I’m going to look at how the DNC has been successful in retaining power by preying on the gullibility of their own.
Over the past two weeks there have been two quotes by Democratic leadership that show not only fundamental misunderstanding but also helps to perpetuate the visual to the liberal base that they are indeed, the “good guys” … or at least not raging bullies.
The first comes from Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi when it came to the ruling of the Derek Chauvin trial. "Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice," Pelosi said at an event with the Congressional Black Caucus shortly after the verdict. "For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that," Pelosi said during the news conference. "And because of you ... your name will always be synonymous with justice." Though the reprimanding she’s been receiving over this tone-deaf quote by various media outlets, there’s something a bit more nefarious lurking underneath, but hold that thought.
The other quote comes from Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “The Biden administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had,” said Ms. Ocasio-Cortez during a virtual town hall meeting in April of 2021. And this is the one that ties it all together. The level of expectations being so low. Even when you look at the advancements of LGBTQ+ rights, health (Obama) care, and other laws that have been put on the books by the DNC, they all have one issue: in almost every case they fall short. The DNC says the right things when it comes to equality and fighting for the rights of the “little guy,” but when you look at the specifics, it’s never enough.
With the Pelosi quote for example. You have the legislative power in 2021 to end the filibuster (which the GOP has made “Going Nuclear” since the turn of the century their motto-in-practice), repeal the horrific crimes legislation from the 1990s, and enact some true systemic changes that could make people like George Floyd not have to die. But that’s the thing, they won’t. In a March 2021 interview with ABC News, Biden made it clear he will not scrap the filibuster. He says there should be reforms, but not elimination. And this is what the DNC has done for a VERY long time; they know what they can do (and in most cases what needs to be done), but stops just short of accomplishing the goal. For football fans, it’s the same situation as the Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Seahawks. If you aren’t a fan, it’s pretty simple. The Patriots were winning. In the last minutes of the game, the Seahawks drove the field and got to the one-yard line. A touchdown would win the game. So instead of giving to their star running back and pounding it in for a touchdown, they threw the ball, got an interception, ultimately losing the game.
With Obamacare, they could have beefed it up and rammed it through in the middle of the night but were so preoccupied with being bipartisan and keeping up appearances that the potential of the legislation suffered. And to be honest, if you look at history, it’s really the Democrats that caused our massive income inequality in America through inaction.
The New Deal by former President Roosevelt has always been an achievement that Dems have hung their hat on for decades. It’s been used by liberal leaders for many, many decades as the standard of equity between all classes. They knew that the two key components of the Deal were that taxes on the wealthy were used for government infrastructure programs, and that minimum wage MUST be increased along with inflation or it will cause a divide. It’s when you look at the fact that the DNC controlled both the House and the Senate from 1954 to 1994, and realize that they stopped increasing the minimum wage to equal inflation by the end of the 1970s, it’s no surprise that we’re here. We can argue about republicans' influence over economics all we want, but we expect them to kill minimum wage and lower taxes for the wealthy, that’s their modus operandi. But for the DNC to go all-in on a piece of legislation, and then knowingly do the opposite of its intentions, and then blame the other party for the outcome just reads so empty.
The recent collapse of raising the federal minimum wage is another recent example. They worked with the GOP and Senate leaders to ensure that their voices were heard, and I believe this was the concession. Regardless of whether there was a backroom deal struck or not, the outcome is the same; one of the key points to financial equity relies heavily on the minimum wage being raised and was not done. Same theory with Derek Chauvin. They could put through legislation that would actually have teeth and stymie some of the systemic issues that everyone talks about wanting to stop.
Ocasio-Cortez made another statement in the same interview mentioned above where she complained about a different piece of legislation, The American Jobs Plan. “I think the infrastructure bill is too small,” she said. “I have real concerns that the actual dollars and cents, and programmatic allocations of the bill, don’t meet the ambition of that vision, of what’s being sold.” She’s not wrong. Again, when comparing what was in the bills that rescued America from the Great Depression, these numbers aren’t where they need to be. It’s a good thing you have control of the Legislative and Executive branches because then the only thing stopping this will be yourselves … oh, wait.
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