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I understand the need to vent. Democrats have snatched federal governance away (if legitimate and there is every reason to wonder about that) by the narrowest of margins, or at least they have gained the Presidency and thin majorities in Congress. With this weakest of mandates, they now scheme to solidify their position, strengthen and protect it. Gone are the feints, the denials.
The strategy is obvious: Pack the court, eliminate the filibuster, take over all elections and severely weaken election accountability (even introduce means to undetectable election fraud), add two new states (reliably Democrat) and finally, open the borders playing the beneficent patron with other people’s money in return for reliable future support. Illegal immigrants, disguised as refugees seeking asylum, will flood in. Many will be pregnant females carrying future birthright Democrats and many will be children, future dreamers. Of course, with control over voter registration and voting mechanisms sufficiently eroded, many of these illegal newcomers will cast ballots.
Who will stop them, I ask? Who will encourage them? There is a reason why so many in California are dismissed for jury duty because they are non-citizens. The jury pool? Voter rolls.
But there is more: Democrats seek to federalize local policing, eliminating local accountability in favor of federal political control. “Infrastructure” bills have become gigantic rent-seeking operations, slush funds even, to be used for influence and payback wherever needed. How many times can these spending sprees be justified as “temporary?” How much easier is it to pass a massive spending bill loaded with earmarks and slush? Patronage and corruption have never been easier.
Funds are unlimited when your currency floats on a cushion of quantitatively eased, well, air.
Why all the fuss about social justice, global climate change, BLM? That calculus is quite a bit different, but no less important to the strategy. As a practical matter, Democrats have constituencies to keep in check. First and foremost, there are people of color. Without the overwhelming support of this group, the Democrats lose. The SJW/BLM tantrum (alternatively the demonization of all things white and conservative, so-called “white privilege”) maintains a necessary “us” vs. “them” mentality that drowns out any thoughts of an alliance with conservatism. Likewise, Democrats use the support of all things “green” to keep the 18-30-year-old demographic in check, especially those who are college-educated and firmly in their back pockets. Green support, vague support for college loan forgiveness and legal marijuana are all designed to maintain the so-called “youth” vote.
But these are all things that you, my dear Ricochetti, know well and lament daily here on these pages. The real wisdom lies not in knowing these things, but in seeing them as they really are: desperate overreach. Court-packing will not likely prevail, nor the elimination of the filibuster. Democrat Senators Sinema and Manchin have said that they oppose both measures; others may join them. The voting bill, HR1 is probably similarly DOA, and even if it is passed by the narrowest of margins, it will certainly face immediate and strong constitutional challenge. Statehood for DC brings up serious constitutional issues. Puerto Rico will face strong opposition. And open borders, as everyone knows, are incompatible with sovereignty and our beneficent welfare system. Americans do not like being taken advantage of and if they have not already, will soon show opposition to unchecked entry.
In addition, the BLM tantrum is wearing out our national patience. And as time passes and facts emerge, the Global Warming warning seems more and more like a cry of wolf, unhinged and unjustified. Americans should not have to bear all the burdens for a crisis that has failed to materialize and that other nations are allowed to ignore. Fairness is not defined as a reflexive and sole US burden (read:NATO.)
So do not despair. I expect that the Democrats and their media allies will become more shrill and strident each and every day as their strategies fail. Ugly desperation will be the most likely result. But remember: the desperate never win in the end.Published in