Writing in The American Conservative, Paul Gottfried details the hysteria taking hold of the House of Representatives, and leaves readers with a dire prediction for more of the same in the future. He writes:
The appearance of such splenetic politicians on the national scene as Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from Southwest Detroit and her equally radical counterpart Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from the Bronx is no coincidence.
The House of Representatives is now full of ranting Trump haters, like Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, and others who engage in hysterical hyperbole like comparing the president to Hitler. As a result, the party regulars will have to work hard to keep these noisemakers in line. Columnist Michael Goodwin gives sound advice when he tells Democratic congressional leaders: “Caving into the demands of the fanatical resistance movement, Schumer and Pelosi painted their party—and the nation—into a corner. Unless they inject sanity into the chaos, the shutdown will be a mere taste of the trouble ahead.”
A Pew Research Center study published in 2017 shows that since 1994, both national parties have moved decisively to the left on social questions. Although the Democrats have done so more dramatically, the shift has affected Republicans too.
In a possible alliance, the GOP, as the ideologically and electorally weaker side, will readily cooperate with establishment Democrats. They will undoubtedly find such shared concerns as confronting Putin “the thug” and supporting the Likud Party in Israel. They should have no trouble reaching an agreement on giving amnesty to all non-criminal illegal immigrants once Trump is no longer on the scene.
There is no reason to think that this political shift won’t continue. We are looking at a process that’s been brought about by college educators, the culture industry, the mass media, and mass immigration, and the momentum may be extremely hard to reverse or even to stop.
What I am suggesting is that I’m seeing less and less political support on the right.
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