At The American Spectator, Scott McKay slays a number of the ideas Democrats, judging by their debate performances, hold dear. Fist he takes aim at political-correctness, and then hammers the idea that socialism is a workable plan. He writes (abridged):
We just concluded one of the strangest, and most illuminating, weeks in the history of American politics — a week in which the Democrat Party, through its majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives, exposed itself as not just driven by out-of-the-mainstream anti-American and anti-civilization ideologues but by radicals lacking the political skill to carry a message even with the aid of a slavish mainstream media.
That was the takeaway from the Robert Mueller hearing on Wednesday, in which the Democrats’ anti-Trump cleanup hitter was summoned to Capitol Hill ostensibly to set the stage for the long-fantasized impeachment of the president.
But the Mueller testimony bombed completely.
If you don’t like seeing young men with pants hanging below their derrières and underwear showing, you are clearly a racist. If you think Ilhan Omar is an unmitigated, hateful disaster, you’re racist through and through. If you don’t think politicians seeking to represent the entire country should be breaking bread with Louis Farrakhan, you might as well join the Ku Klux Klan. Similarly, you’re a racist if you believe Al Sharpton should pay his federal taxes, that the city of Baltimore has greatly declined under Democrat leadership, a state of affairs that happens to manifest itself with black people in positions of power (that decline, however, was present when Martin O’Malley, who is white as a sheet, was mayor) or that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hank Johnson, Mazie Hirono, or Rashida Tlaib are among the lesser examples of American leadership one might produce for inspection.
The race and gender terror Democrats are imposing on the rest of us carries a common thread that appears in some of their other abuses — namely, an all-out war on standards. You can’t ask People of Color, who we’re meant to believe have fallen behind in this country, to embrace behavior more likely to produce success in America any more than you can ask people to follow the quite obvious and not-so-difficult imperatives of their basic nature. To do that is to be a bigot, according to the Left.
Another trope that ought to have been put to bed by now is the idea that socialism is a workable plan that simply has not been implemented properly. How many times must we hear this amid the horrors of the USSR, China, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Cuba, and Venezuela, among others.
Two things about that one are certainly true. First, diversity in and of itself is neither a strength nor a weakness. Yes, having people from many different cultures, ethnicities, and skill sets offers the possibility of getting the best of everything. But no, if those differing people cannot come together around a single moral tradition or at least a unified set of behavioral standards, then diversity will not produce the desired results.
One thing we should be grateful to Trump for, despite what often looks like a series of unnecessary political risks coming out of his Twitter, is that he’s willing to expend political capital in fighting these stupidities.
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