As the Democratic Party continues its leftward tilt, its ideology has evolved into a mixed belief system that includes socialism, communism, hypocrisy and intolerance. Party leaders, promoting their agendas, seem willing to cloud truth with fiction where truth fails to support them. This all is nurtured by a political climate mandating zero accountability. The result is a plethora of loony liberal lamentations lacking legitimacy:
- In supporting her socialist agenda, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez (AOC) suffered another case of foot-in-mouth disease, deciding to go after Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos. AOC promotes a $15/hour minimum wage for all employees. After suggesting Bezos' wealth "is predicated on paying people starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access healthcare," Amazon responded by pointing out AOC was dead wrong. It explained, "Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage."
- In March, a young female activist unexpectedly won a runoff election for a city council seat in Denver's District 9. Candi CdeBaca's victory was an upset not because of little name recognition but because she is an avowed communist. In fact, she has called for a communist revolution "by any means necessary." She states, "I don't believe our current economic system actually works. Um, capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that's land, labor or resources." Whether AOC's socialism or CdeBaca's communism, both reflect a desire to rule, creating but two classes of people: "the haves" – a small elite class of rulers – and "the have nots" – a much larger class of the ruled abused for the benefit of the former. Whether AOC and CdeBaca are ignorant of world history or just choosing to ignore it, communism and socialism combined to generate over a hundred million deaths during the 20th century.
- We have seen Democratic presidential candidates, seeking to stop Donald Trump's presidential powers and spur on their own candidacy, try using impeachment as kryptonite against him. Perceiving that continuing cries of impeachment are like beating a dead horse, candidates have expanded the kryptonite search. Sen. Kamala Harris recently sought to do this by returning to the 2017 Charlottesville incident to disparage Trump, falsely claiming he called neo-Nazis involved in it "very fine people." The fact Trump made clear his reference was only to legitimate, non-violent protesters matters not to Harris. Nor does it bother her that Democratic fellow presidential hopeful Joe Biden, in announcing his candidacy, referenced antifa – an anarchist/communist movement that uses violence and intimidation to impose its own extremist views – as "courageous Americans."
- Despite Democrats supposedly being a party of tolerance, bad news for the unborn spews from the lips of presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand. She outrageously condemns Americans holding pro-life views as being akin to "racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic" judges. She believes some issues "have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable." (Someone else undoubtedly aligning with Gillibrand's "take-no-prisoners-when-it-comes-to-opposing opinions" is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.)
- AOC rates a second mention on this list as she argues she and her fellow members of Congress rate a pay increase of $4,500. The average pay of those in Congress today is only $174,000. She makes an absolutely absurd argument for justifying the pay raise, claiming it would reduce the likelihood of corruption. This ignores an important aspect of human nature that those with corrupt tendencies are highly unlikely to be swayed by a measly $4,500 increase.
- Two high-profile anti-Trump Democrats have, in recent weeks, voiced opinions that should make voters truly wonder about their loyalties: Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. As Trump threatened Mexico with a 5 percent tariff if it failed to stem illegal immigration into the U.S., Waters publicly and outrageously advised Mexico he was bluffing. When Mexico then agreed to stem the flow, Trump rationally withdrew the threat. But Waters – to save face – unbelievably suggested he had caved in. Meanwhile, as tensions with Iran increase and it is imperative the mullahs believe all U.S. options are on the table, Pelosi once again acts contrary to American interests, advising the mullahs we have "no appetite" for war with Tehran. Unlike Obama, whom the mullahs knew to be malleable and, therefore, predictable, they are unable to get a handle on Trump and what he will do. That works to our advantage in negotiations – an advantage Pelosi seeks to nullify with her foolish comment. Both Waters and Pelosi appear to be rooting for the other side.
- Democrats seem to be engaged in a desire to totally undermine Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign. Unfortunately, they promote instead a campaign that America is not. Former Attorney General Eric Holder irresponsibly lamented America was "never" great. But perhaps the greatest affront to us was delivered by Obama during a recent visit to Brazil when he disgraced our country and Constitution. Not only did he trash the latter, he misquoted it in doing so. He told his audience our country was born on inequality contrary to what the Constitution says. He then incorrectly attributed a line to it actually found in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal." Obama continues to be an embarrassment that keeps on giving.
- Anxious to push his anti-gun agenda in the aftermath of the May 31 Virginia Beach mass shooting, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker claimed there have been 150 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2019. It is not the first time Booker has made a ludicrous and inaccurate claim. In March, he pontificated, "We have in America, in the aggregate, a mass shooting every day." (He would have been more accurate perhaps to claim every day another Democrat is jumping into the presidential race!)
- The Democratic Party's voice at CNN, Sam Vinograd, lamented that Trump is not tough enough on North Korea. Keep in mind Vinograd had no complaints with Obama's eight-year "strategic patience" (aka "do nothing") policy approach to Pyongyang, that allowed its nuclear arms program to substantially progress.
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A direct correlation exists between accountability and liberal lunacy: The less accountability demanded the more outlandish are the political claims made. The former allows politicians to get away with the latter. A good place to start implementing accountability would be with the upcoming Democratic Party presidential debates.