In June, I wrote Brett Kavanaugh: The Horror And Outrage Of The Left. In that article, I worried about the widening, perhaps unbridgeable gap between normal Americans and leftists:
Participation in our constitutional republic must be voluntary. Any other form of government is a tyranny; it exists at the point of the sword. Everyone must accept our system of government and willingly accept its limitations, its checks and balances. Congress writes laws, the courts interpret them, and the Presidents sees that they be faithfully executed.
The left hasn’t believed in any of that, hasn’t done it, for decades. The numbers of leftists breaking entirely with America is growing by the day. Within living memory, a member of Congress that exhorted mob rule, that encouraged people to criminally accost members of the executive branch wherever they might be, would have been censured at the least, and most likely, expelled. Instead, virtually every congressional Democrat has, at the least, refused to so much as criticize the execrable Maxine Waters, and many have called her noble and justified, because Trump.
If we do not accept the results of honestly conducted, legitimate elections, where are we? If we reject the Electoral College, what are we advocating? If we try to deny the President his ability to nominate judges and other officials, what’s the alternative? If everyone that disagrees with us is worse the Hitler, does evil have any real meaning? If political differences must cause the deaths of millions, what’s a life worth?
More and more, our self-imagined elite betters in Democrat politics and the media—I know: same thing—no longer bother to hide their condescension and hatred for normal Americans. I present herein three recent examples. The first, what happened when the Hispanic owner of a popular Mexican restaurant in Texas—we Texans love us some good Mexican food—dared to have his photo taken with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and made the mistake of posting it on social media. Fox News reports:
A Texas restaurant was forced to shut down its social media accounts on Saturday after it received backlash for posting a photo of Jeff Sessions during the attorney general’s visit to the Houston chain.
The fury against El Tiempo Cantina began when the restaurant posted a picture Friday of owner Rolando Laurenzo’s son and Sessions. The chain wrote in the caption that it was an “honor” to serve the attorney general, who was in Houston to meet with law enforcement officers on crime and illegal immigration.
Fans quickly condemned the post and lambasted the restaurant for serving Sessions. Some people urged customers to boycott the restaurant while others sent death threats to Laurenzo and the staff.
Those accusing President Trump of dictatorship have adopted the tactics and cruelty of dictatorship.
The man came to dinner and he was served without us even thinking about the political situations,’ Laurenzo wrote. ‘It was posted without review or approval by ownership and this has led to everyone jumping to conclusions that somehow we are involved in this political matter. We don’t approve of anyone separating parents and children.
Well there was their first mistake: one must always be careful to think of leftist politics lest leftists engage in inclusive dialogue such as “I’m going to kill you, you ^%^$#XX$@*&#!” As I’ve recently written, local, state and federal authorities separate parents and children whenever those parents are arrested. This happens every day, and no one complains, unless they’re illegally in the country and it’s useful for Democrats.
People are insulting us in such a dramatic fashion, and we feel like we don’t deserve it,’ the restaurant owner said. ‘At least temporarily I had it taken down because I don’t want to be insulted, my children to be insulted, my family to be insulted.
So, a Hispanic founds and runs a successful business in America, which opportunity is presumably why so many other Hispanics want to come to America, legally or illegally, but he dared to have a photo taken with someone leftists hate, so he should be run out of business and killed? As always, leftists want it both ways—actually, every way. And speaking of judge Kavanaugh, Legal Insurrection describes the latest leftist insanity:
Unfortunately for the press, there’s not enough dirt on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, which means journalists have to scrape at the bottom of the barrel.
That’s where we enter the creepy level and ProPublica has embraced it because the publication wants to knowexactly who went to Washington Nationals baseball games with the judge and pictures of him at the games. Yes, the publication is still probing this disturbing development from July even though Kavanaugh bought those tickets with his personal credit card and his friends paid him back.
In July, the left went wild because The Washington Postreportedthat Kavanaugh “incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded his cash accounts and investment assets.
Anyone with a reasonable head on their shoulders rolled their eyes because how many of us have taken out loans on houses, cars, or other expenses because we couldn’t pay the amount up front? So the problem with Kavanaugh is that he’s not rich enough to pay for everything out of pocket?
ProPublica found a problem with Kavanaugh spending so much on baseball season tickets even though he paid for the tickets with his credit card and his friends paid him back.Andrew Cuomo
While I generally consider baseball about as exciting as watching grass grow, I certainly don’t waste a spark of mental energy in outrage about the sports habits of others. At least baseball players generally aren’t national anthem kneelers. Fortunately, many are delivering appropriate mockery:
This one is particularly revealing:
And speaking of revealing, every now and then, a Democrat politician makes a gaffe, defined as saying what they really believe:
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) “drew gasps from the crowd”on Wednesday when he belittled America in response to President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.
‘We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,’ Cuomo said during a speech in New York. He went on to argue that only when Democrat priorities like women’s rights are realized will this dark, oppressive dystopia known as the U.S.A. ever become great.
‘We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution,’ he said.
Cuomo’s spokesweasels were quick to try to walk his gaffe back, but to little avail. In fact, Cuomo was quick to double down on stupid and attack President Trump’s initial response:
Cuomo has obviously never learned Democrats can’t get the better of Mr. Trump. President Trump, speaking for normal Americans—that’s why we elected him—was quick to reply:
So was Cuomo’s Republican opponent:
The New York Republican Party was kind enough to buy Cuomo a one-way ticket to Canada:
Cuomo eventually admitted his statement was “inartful,” which means he stands by it, and he’s ticked off he got caught saying what he really thinks. The Left is increasingly vicious, uncivilized and demented. One might believe it would be next to impossible for any political party to turn American into a dictatorship. They are wrong. America exists only so long as citizens value their citizenship—recognize the necessity of national sovereignty–and are willing to voluntarily participate in American constitutionalism. Today’s Democrat Party no longer even pretends to do so.
Others suggest federal employees—the FBI, DOJ, IRS, military, etc.—would never turn against the Constitution, and without them, no dictatorship could succeed. We now know they would turn against us; they’re doing it today. For an instructive, fictional account of just how that might work, by all means, read Stephen Coonts’ Liberty’s Last Stand.
When an entire political party, for all intents and purposes, styles itself “The Resistance,” they rush down the path to civil war. Once that begins, there will be no going back. For Leftists wearing masks, the political is the personal; they are not interested in polite dialogue. Their cries for “conversations” are actually demands to “shut up.” Not so for normal Americans. But once lines the left is rapidly approaching are crossed, there will be no going back. Beating and killing the friends, family and relatives of normal Americans, deposing a lawfully elected government, tends to make the political personal for normal, law-abiding Americans.
This will not end well—for any of us, but particularly not for them. They’re too caught up in their own self-imagined superiority to understand that.