Those who follow politics and the news will remember the government shutdowns of the Obama Administration. You’ll also recall that during the 2013 shutdown Barack Obama – as he was often wont to do – took the advice of his first Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that….it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
In order to maximize the pain felt by Americans so that he could then blame it on the Republicans, Obama politically-weaponized our publicly-owned lands and war memorials – including the WWII Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery – closing them in order to deny veterans access to the very monuments built in their honor as well as the resting places of their fallen brothers.
The Democrats – Barack Obama in particular – make EVERYTHING political. Obama actually had park officials work overtime to install barricades and stand guard to deny access 24/7. He did this despite being fully aware that groups of elderly WWII veterans were planning once in a lifetime visits to the memorial erected in their honor. Men who spent their youth saving the world were now reduced to political pawns in order to push Barack Obama’s and the Democrats’ narrative.
We all remember the images of elderly veterans in wheelchairs sitting just beyond the barricades. The pictures were eerily reminiscent of the now-famous lone protestor known as “tank man” who stood in defiance of the Chinese government at the June 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. These men who once climbed the cliffs of Normandy Beach and who defeated Tojo and Hitler made easy work of Barack Obama and tore down his barricades.
It’s now 2020 and Americans are facing perhaps the biggest enemy they’ve encountered since World War II in the form of the Chinese Coronavirus. Once again, the Democrats have turned to the advice of Rahm Emanuel: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that….it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
The Democrats raison d’etre is to create problems and crises, politicize them, weaponize them, maximize the pain, then blame the Republicans so that they can then run on fixing the very problems and crises they themselves created. The Democrats’ playbook is thin, to say the least. They have only several plays and they use them over and over and over again. We’re seeing the same old same old vis a vis the Chinese Coronavirus that we have seen from the Democrats since time immemorial.
From the day this crisis began, the Democrats and the media have conspired to go negative, to go low, to attack the President 24/7 no matter what he says or does, to foment fear, hatred, dissent, division and panic across the nation and the world in order to drive down financial markets, to destroy 401ks, to destroy businesses, to destroy jobs, to destroy what was the most-robust economy in world history just three weeks ago, to destroy lives.
In other words, to INFLICT MAXIMUM PAIN.
As if Americans weren’t already suffering enough at the hands of the Democrats and the media, the Democrats are now blocking a vote on a stimulus package that would prop up the American economy and help Americans to weather the tsunami.
In other words, they are once again trying to INFLICT AND EXTEND MAXIMUM PAIN and they are – once again – blaming Donald Trump and the Republicans for the delay, amid predictions of a 30% unemployment rate and a depression, if not a serious recession.
The Democrat Party is the Party of Dependency. The more 401ks they can destroy, the more businesses they can destroy, the more jobs they can destroy, the more lives they can destroy, the deeper and more-protracted a recession they can create, the better………because all of these things create more government-dependency and more people who will vote Democrat in order to get the “free stuff” the Party of Dependency promises.
You’ll recall that Obama’s wasted “shovel-ready” stimulus package and other economic policies led to the weakest, slowest recovery since the Great Depression. That was by design, meant to create more dependency. What we saw was record-high unemployment, record-high welfare and food stamps, record-low home ownership and a record-low labor-participation rate, among other moribund economic indicators.
The late Charles Krauthammer said, “The Democrats create subsidy to create dependency to create constituency.” We are seeing this process play out before our very eyes, just in time for the most-crucial election in our lifetimes, if not in the history of the nation.
The Democrats are hopeful that they can attach the current crisis – which they created – to Donald Trump and convince Americans that HE is to blame for their pain. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are leading the charge, despite the fact that Donald Trump has been in office less than four years while they’ve been in Washington DC for decades…….yet, have done NOTHING to prepare this country for a worldwide pandemic.
As I write this blog, Joe Biden is about to begin a series of regular Chinese Coronavirus Briefings aimed merely at garnering him free TV time, free advertising and political relevance at a time when this crisis has further elevated the omnipresence of Donald Trump while reducing Biden and Bernie Sanders to less than a blip on the political radar screen.
In his briefings, Biden will tell us that everything President Trump is doing is wrong while regaling us with tales of everything that he would do as president that would be right. The same Joe Biden who recently told us that Donald Trump left this country “woefully-unprepared” is the very same Joe Biden who sat at the highest-echelons of power in this country for nearly a half century………and who for 8 years was literally a single heartbeat away from the presidency. Yet, in HIS words, we are “woefully unprepared.” What the hell has he been doing for 50 years? Likewise, Bernie Sanders, who has been a US Senator in Washington DC for thirty years as well as so many septuagenarian and octogenarian Congress members who should be calling Visiting Angels rather than calling the shots in this country.
Why does the greatest, most-advanced nation in the history of the world not have a stockpile of masks, gloves, ventilators and other medical equipment necessary in the face of a worldwide pandemic? Why do decades-long Democrat denizens of the DC swamp blame President Trump – who has been in town for less than four years – for their failures? Why? Because they can. Because the Democrat Party’s propaganda arm, the mainstream media, has got their back.
Malcom X once said: “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
Meanwhile, the Democrats are masters at the art of projection. If you want to know what the Democrats are up to, listen to those things of which they accuse Donald Trump and the Republicans. It is precisely those things of which they are guilty themselves.
Lavrentiy Beria, Chief of Josef Stalin’s “Secret Police” famously said: “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” We’ve seen this play out every day, in every way, since Donald Trump stepped off that escalator at Trump Tower to announce for president…….from Russian collusion to quid pro quo, bribery, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, lack of candor, etc, etc, etc, all of the things of which Biden, Clinton, Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Strzok, et al were guilty themselves.
Pair the Democrats’ mastery of projection with Malcom X’s complicit media and their joint collaboration to take up the mantle of Lavrentiy Beria…….and you have the perfect storm. The same people who are admonishing the rest of us to work together, to unite, to remove politics from this crisis are the very same people who never pass on an opportunity to accuse, demagogue, lambaste President Trump no matter what he says nor does.
They will not stop because they can’t stop now. They’ve come too far. They have now – finally – seized upon the one thing they believe will take down Donald Trump in November, the economy. This is NOT an economic crisis. This is a medical crisis. The Democrats and their propagandists in the mainstream media are doing precisely what Barack Obama did with the government shutdown. They are politicizing it and weaponizing it for their own political ends. They don’t care how many Americans suffer, nor how deeply, nor how long they suffer. In fact, as I’ve demonstrated here, the more suffering they can create, the longer they can make it last, the better position in which the Democrats believe they will find themselves, come November. They need this pain to last until the election. It’s the only chance they’ve got and they know it. They will do their damnedest to keep it going. Hence the delay on the stimulus bill.
In order for the Democrats to survive as a Party, they need as many suffering people as possible who will then have nowhere else to turn but to the government. Donald Trump was a threat to their very existence as a Party because his policies created millions of thriving, self-sustaining Americans who had no need to turn to the government for help. As such, the Democrats found themselves without a significant-enough dependent constituency to win them the White House in November.
Just three weeks ago, Americans – those who wanted to make some effort – were enjoying the most-robust economy the world has ever known. Meanwhile, having tried everything else to bring down a duly-elected president and satiate their lust for power, the Democrats found themselves without a crisis of a large-enough scale to bring about the level of fear, hopelessness and desperation needed to change the equation and to get the job done. So, with the help of the Chinese and the mainstream media, they created one.
This is not a new idea. It comes directly from the Democrat Bible, Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” In 2017, Barack Obama, our former Community-Organizer in Chief, handed over his well-worn copy to the Democrats.
Alinsky asserted: “In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.”
The Democrats have neither the ideas, the skills nor the power to fix issues nor problems, only to create them. To fix problems and issues takes a real leader, a real problem-solver, Donald Trump. This is his bailiwick. That makes him the biggest threat the Democrat Party and the DC Swamp Denizens have ever encountered. Truth be told, that makes the 63 million Americans who voted Trump an even bigger threat to the Democrat Party. After all, Donald Trump will be gone in five years, but we’ll still be here. We’re the ones who put him in Office. Trump is merely standing in the way. Once they deal with him, the Democrats will come after us. Of this, I have no doubt.
I have faith that most Americans are keenly aware of what is happening here, aware of exactly who is causing their pain…….and why. I have faith that the hand of God is guiding our president and that it was by the hand of God that he was placed here at this time in our history.
If you are one of those people who keeps admonishing us to unite, to support one another, to end the politics, then heed your own advice, stop trashing the President and let him do his job…….and tell Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and the TV news networks you watch to do likewise.