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Blastfax kudos to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) for coming out and saying what everybody knows is true but nobody wants to admit.
We are living with exactly what Democrats want.
They want higher gas prices.
They want open borders.
They want massive spending.
They want to make people dependent on government.
Yes, this is what Democrats want. All of it. And they also want the Government to monitor your bank account, the Government to tax you for every mile you drive, the Government to indoctrinate your children that white people are responsible for every injustice in the world, and the Government to label you a domestic terrorist if you speak up against any of it. (OK, to be fair, an awful lot of Republicans want open borders and massive spending, too.) They would also be perfectly happy to keep Covid restrictions in place forever, and, to those who are complaining about the scarcity and high cost of consumer goods, the Democrats and the Washington Post, have a simple message: “Stop complaining and lower your expectations, you peasants.”
For the middle and working class, “Lower your expectations.” For the political elite, “Ready the private jet, I have a Climate Conference to attend.”
It’s very important in politics to define your opponent. Democrats have convinced large numbers of people that Republicans are gay-hating racists. (Remember “Mike Pence wants to force gay kids into electroshock therapy.” Or “Mitt Romney wants to put black people in chains.” Or, “Trump said our troops were a bunch of losers.”) Republicans have been very weak on this. They will try, mostly unsuccessfully, to define individual Democrat politicians. (“Bernie Sanders is a socialist.” “Kamala Harris can be difficult to warm up to.”) But they seem reluctant to define Democrats as a whole, probably because they think that would make it more difficult to cut deals with Democrats, should they ever win another majority.
That said, Ron Johnson is right, and more Republicans should be saying this.Published in