Progressives in America have been given much help from unexpected sources. For example, George Will urged voters to oust Republicans, helping the Democratic Party take control of the House, explains American Greatness’ Julie Kelly.
Will Not Alone in Helping Democrats
George Will had fellow bandwagon commentators:
- Tom Nichols, losing presidential candidate
- Evan McMullin, and Will’s Post colleague
- Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin
- Michael Gerson, former George W. Bush aide argued that a Democratic House was needed because “American politics is in the midst of an emergency”
- National Review’s David French announced right before the 2018 election that he no longer was a Republican and would consider voting for third-party candidates
Fear and Intimidation Trample Persuasion and Dialogue
The incivility, immorality, and bullying tactics that NeverTrumpers insist are the reasons why they reject Donald Trump have escalated to a level unseen in American political history. The Democrats are unleashing a Scorched Earth approach that is intentionally raw and shows no attempt to camouflage their destructive pursuits. Fear and intimidation have replaced persuasion and dialogue.
Victor Davis Hanson: Democrats Prepared for Existential War:
Vice President Mike Pence cannot be said to be a “decent guy.” Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is old and in the way. America is not much above “garbage.” Immigrants arrive crushed that the “propaganda” did not match the reality of a pathological America. Yesterday’s condemnations from Jeremiah Wright’s pulpit sound mild today. In such a race to the bottom, expect in the next 22 months that each current slur and smear will be seen as counterrevolutionary within 24 hours. Yet most Americans do not appreciate their country being trashed by those who apparently know little about it.
Far Left Orthodoxy Now Mainstream
The insanity isn’t limited to the freshman class of the 116th Congress, Julie. Kelly continues.
Democratic elders and presidential candidates en masse have embraced the dangerous far-left orthodoxy now mainstreamed by telegenic newcomers such as Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
Trump a “Mother F***er”?
And it’s not just the typical progressive promises about 70 percent income tax rates or free college tuition that sets this particular Democratic caucus apart from its predecessors. It’s not just their economic ignorance or their unjustified arrogance that makes their unhinged behavior so alarming. It’s how they are threatening and harassing their way into power.
Anyone who dares to challenge their authority is smeared and berated; even a Republican colleague who barely survived an assassination attempt isn’t spared their vile accusations. Shortly after being sworn-in, one new lawmaker referred to the president as a “mother f***er.”
Dem’s Toothless Resolution on Anti-Semitism
The anti-Semitism that many NeverTrumpers bizarrely tried to pin on President Trump has not just been excused when exhibited by members of the Democratic Party, it now has been normalized. Omar’s repeated and hateful comments at Jewish-Americans remain unpunished as the House on Thursday passed a toothless resolution filled with general commendations about anti-Semitism without mentioning Omar by name.
A Trumpified Republican Party?
Without the spectacle we now are witnessing, Americans wouldn’t have a realistic grasp on the menace that the modern-day Democratic Party poses to our country. Further, those tempted to imagine that a Democrat in the Oval Office in 2021 might be a much-needed respite from the topsy-turvy news cycle accompanying Trump have been treated to an eye-opener over the past 60 days.
To that extent, we owe George Will and his outliers a debt of gratitude. Their bitterness might have hastened a reckoning with the Left that only a Trumpified Republican Party is equipped to confront.
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