I have often written about the nature of progressivism and progressives. The election of Donald Trump, and his obvious determination to do what he promised to do during the campaign—something of a rarity in American politics to be sure–have driven progressives over the ragged edge of sanity, and given Americans a clear and convincing glimpse into the true nature of Progressives/progressivism.
They are, fundamentally, anti-American and anti-democratic. They are totalitarians, as their crazed refusal to accept President Trump, and their increasingly violent “resistance” to a legitimately elected president of the United States reveals. Prior to Mr. Trump, progressives suppressed their most deranged and violent tendencies, which are routinely given free reign in foreign socialist/communist nations, but no more. Observe, gentle readers, the public behavior of the progressive Senate Minority leader, via Fox News:
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is ‘a liar.
Chuck Schumer, daring to call anyone a liar? The classic definition of chutzpah is someone that murdered his parents asking a judge for mercy because he’s an orphan. Schumer just surpassed that.
Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses.
He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson — and his wife, Hilary, who were having a quiet dinner.
But of course that’s the perfect venue for engaging in a red-faced, spittle-slinging political rant. New York values, you know. It’s interesting to note that witnesses confirmed that Schumer was yelling “she voted for Trump,” in the restaurant, and followed the Califanos outside, screaming:
”How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!’ He kept repeating, ‘He’s a liar.
I’m sure this is just a Republican slander against the cool, collected, virtuous Senator Schumer. Why, you can’t believe New Yorkers. They’re almost all Democrats! But seriously, gentle readers, who does this sort of thing that is not actually engaged in watching and sponsoring a dog fight or a pudding wrestling match?
Hilary confirmed the confrontation, telling Page Six, ‘Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, I voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything.
And this, gentle readers, is the leader of the minority party of the greatest deliberative body in the world. Sure, the Dems are going to be able to work with President Trump for the good of the nation. I’m sure, like Senator Schumer, they’re anxious to verbally assault innocents in restaurants everywhere. After all, one of the defining characteristics of progressivism is the unshakeable belief Progressives are intellectually and morally superior beings, not only able to discern what is best for everyone, but imbued with the holy mandate to beat it into their unsophisticated skulls.
On January 25, I wrote Schumer And The Democrats: Integrity And Honor? The article was about how Schumer began his relationship with the Republicans of the new Congress by lying to them. I ended thus:
With this, Senate Democrats have demonstrated their intentions for the future with crystal clarity. All that remains to be seen is how quickly, like Charlie Brown trusting Lucy, time after time, to hold the football for him, it takes Republicans to delude themselves into believing Democrats can be trusted.
I give it less than 24 hours.
Schumer’s behavior in that restaurant is telling, not only about the character and intentions of Chuck Schumer, but about the reliability, sanity, and anti-American intentions of Congressional Democrats generally. Republicans are not only in a war against other Republicans, they’re in a war against Democrats, who intend to win by any means necessary, and that’s not hyperbole. They’d be wise to figure that out, and do what’s necessary to defeat a determined foe that intends to destroy the Republic.
Should Republicans invoke the nuclear option? Nuc ‘em from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure. Should they change the rules to enable the passing of necessary legislation? They have the constitutional power to do just that. Why allow enemies of freedom to succeed in anything? Should Republicans work with Democrats, at all? There are certainly a few that still consider themselves Americans, and that are not assiduously working to undermine the Republic, but all Democrats tend to act and vote in lockstep. Any olive branch extended should be kept covered with overwhelming firepower at all times, and betrayal understood to be Democrat SOP rather than an occasional aberration.
Chuck Schumer defined his character, a bit more clearly than usual. It’s long past time for Republicans to learn and apply the lessons Schumer is so helpfully teaching.