First, any intellectually honest review must overlay the current political environment. In 2018 the scale of unchecked lawless behavior is a significant influence toward the differences we can expect from the last time Democrat/Marxists held congressional power. The term “Democrat-socialism”, in essence a Marxist approach, is now the dominant fuel within the professional DNC political operations.
When the Democrats last held power in 2006, their actionable objective was toward a far-left, Saul Alinsky-type aggressive tone and influence; however, there was a need to couch that intention as they positioned Senator Barack Obama for the 2008 presidential election.
Secondly, it cannot be overstated how violent and confrontational the House of Representatives will be as soon as they are sworn in. They will work with an immediate purposeful intention. All political violence will be approved to attain their objectives. The recent behavior of Jim Acosta (CNN media), and ANTIFA toward Tucker Carlson, is now, and will be going forward, the new normal.
There will be extreme political violence.
In 2006 it was the SEIU and AFSCME union foot-soldiers who smashed windows, advanced upon polling places and engaged in the most severe examples of voter fraud and intimidation. In 2018, with the help of uber-Alinsky DNC Chairman Tom Perez, that corrupt sentiment is now institutionalized within democrat-socialist political apparatus. ANTIFA is now the DNC grassroots activist approach.
All true enough; Sundance also mentions the importance—erroneously downplayed by the losers on Black Tuesday—of the House and its Constitutionally-mandated control of the national purse strings. There’s plenty more I elided, all of which you should definitely read. But then we come to the truly crucial bit—which is revealing, telling, and damning.
Two other thoughts on this issue. First, you might remember when this massive spending, and the government takeover of healthcare, led to the Marxists losing the 2010 midterm election in a massive defeat. But do you remember what the democrats did in the lame-duck congress between November 2010 and January 2011?
Does the term “Porkulous” ring a bell?
While 63 democrat seats were lost in the November 2010 election (and six democrat senate seats), those exiting Marxists, despite just having suffered the worst defeat in almost 100 years, audaciously –and apologetically– voted in the December 2010 lame-duck session, to fully fund President Obama’s next two years in office. This was done by Speaker Nancy Pelosi specifically to block the incoming GOP wave from upending the priorities of the Obama administration in 2011. That was called the “Porkulous” spending bill; and the democrat-marxists didn’t give a snit about how it looked.
Now, did Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Leader Mitch McConnell do anything as bold to fund and secure the budgetary priorities of President Donald Trump in this lame-duck?
There is a reason the Democrat-Marxists (an appellation I intend to start using from here on out instead of my old favorite “Democrat Socialists,”, seeing as how it’s more forthright, and more accurate) fight to the last drop of blood on even the most trivial issue, while the Repukes just can’t be bothered. Yes, I’m now officially blue in the face from saying it: it isn’t because the GOPe is “the Stupid Party.” It isn’t because they’re “incompetent” or “hapless.” IT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE CORRUPT: they are in cahoots, part of the Deep State team, fully bought-and-paid-for members of the Status Quo cabal. The Democrat-Marxists know if they fight, they win; the game is rigged from the git-go, and the Left Uniparty wing is willing to do real battle with the (putative) Right, at least partly in order to provide some useful cover for their “partners across the aisle.”
And so the game goes on, always with the same score at the end of each round: the government gets larger, more powerful, more intrusive, more unrestrained; the Constitution is further removed from relevance; the so-called “unalienable rights” of the American people are further eroded, the importance of the “consent of the governed” reduced to no more than a meaningless slogan; the idea of any check at all on the power of the bureaucracy becomes a bitter joke.
Sundance sums the whole mess up nicely, if depressingly:
Secondly, about the overall unilateral commitment and cunning historically displayed by the Marxists. They are so committed to the long-term view they are willing to sacrifice anything for the biggest, most consequential, advances toward their objectives. In 2010 the democrats killed their own “blue-dog” coalition to advance their ideological goals.
Within the 63 House seats the Marxists lost in that 2010 midterm election; they killed off the entire 40 member Bart Stupak coalition; the blue-dog caucus. Totally willing to sacrifice 40 seats to attain a generational ideological objective (ObamaCare); and they are about to step back into power a mere eight years later. Stunning when you think about it.
Few people have any idea just how bad these next two years are going to be. We are the normal people who don’t spend every moment of our day scheming, conniving, and developing plans to dismantle the lives of your freedom loving community and rebuild it as a collective society. For these political Marxists who are about to take power that’s all they do. Every moment of their existence they spend thinking about how to gain power and dominate, 24/7/365 that is all they do.
And that’s how the Hard Left won, and destroyed America That Was forever. I dunno, somehow it all puts me in mind of good ol’ George Hanson.