According to Hillary Clinton, the time for civility is over.
If the last two years of partisan witch-hunts and endless investigations hasn’t already convinced you that Hillary is simply echoing the view of many Democrats, the recent confirmation hearings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the accompanying barrage of dirty tricks and character assassination are further proof. The Democrats are sick and tired of being the minority party in the United States Congress. And now they’re taking the gloves off.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”
So, Democrats can only be “civil” when they are in power? Ok, then Mrs. Clinton. But that doesn’t sound like politics. It sounds more like a toddler deprived of a favorite toy.
Nevertheless, the effort to get the legislative gavels back into the hands of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has intensified over the past few months, as evidenced by foul-mouthed protesters and vicious left-wing mobs in Washington, D.C., and all over the country. And their agenda going forward is equal parts ambition and vindictiveness.
The Democrats are extremely desirous of getting the purse strings of the federal government back. The first three legislative packages they would consider if given legislative majorities involve more dollars for healthcare, more than $1 trillion in federal infrastructure projects, and ethics and lobbying reform. Those first three packages are called the “For the People” campaign, a portion of the larger “A Better Deal” platform.
Among other things, the “A Better Deal” platform also looks to throw more federal money at the failing educational systems across the country, impose federal regulation on industries, subsidize unions both public and private, and provide universal high-speed Internet.
But with the economy going great guns, unemployment at record lows, and respect (if not love) for America vastly increased worldwide, the fact is that Democrats have little to run on except their hatred of the president and their lust for power — any way they can get it.
And although they aren’t talking about it much, the impeachment of President Trump is definitely on the Democrat’s radar — whether they have evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors or not.
Should the Democrats win the House, Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), one of Trump’s harshest critics, who has called on constitutents to harass members of the Trump administration in public, would likely preside over the Financial Services Committee. Waters and other Democrats have been arguing to use that committee’s subpoena power to access the president’s financial records, which they hope will prove wrongdoing.
“If there is information that is going to be unveiled about what has been going on in the White House or Donald Trump or the Treasury, it will come out,” Waters told MSNBC.
Just the thought that Waters would hold a gavel in any committee should give you the shivers.
And as evidenced by the Kavanaugh hearings, the judiciary is never far from the minds of Democrats. Many Democrat victories over the past several decades have not been achieved legislatively but through the courts. Abortion, gay marriage, and even the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) were all either gained or supported by Supreme Court opinions.
Although President Trump will, presumably, be in the White House and in charge of judicial appointments until 2020, a Democrat majority in the Senate could block any future appointments. In addition, some Democrats are even backing a plan to increase the number of justices on the court to 11 in an attempt to quickly restore a liberal majority to the court once the presidency returns to the Democrats.
And the 2020 elections are already in the sights of Democrats. Among their presumed candidates are politicians to the left of Karl Marx. Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who behaved so obnoxiously during the Kavanaugh hearings, head the list. Former VP Joe Biden, who has offered to physically fight with Trump, is considering a run, as is large-soda-banning former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who yesterday announced he was changing his party affiliation to Democrat.
Might Hillary also reenter the fray? The smart money says no, but her rhetoric seems to say…maybe.
“So, when you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding — you can be civil, but you can’t overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections,” Clinton, who wasn’t talking about the Democrats, ironically said.
But Clinton was wrong when she suggested there could be a return to civility once Democrats regain power. Once the Democrats regain power, that’s when the real bloodbath will begin.
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