I cannot believe that the moderate Democrats from Trump districts are voting for impeachment. I am dumbstruck. You mean, they lied? To us? But how can that be?
Since when do Democrat candidates for Congress in moderate districts vote with San Francisco radicals like Nancy Pelosi? It cannot be. In 2018, they publicly proffered their solemn vow not to elect Nancy Pelosi their speaker. As stiff as a board as she is, they stiffed us worse. They promised to lower prescription drug prices speedily, fix the health-care system, solve DACA and the border, build infrastructure, rapidly pass the trade deals that workers wanted. They sounded so good that it was too good to be true. And it was.
You mean they lied to us? But they promised!
Just as they promised in 2008 when Obama was going to be president, and they assured us that they would stand up to the radicals, to the leftists from San Francisco and Manhattan. They gave us their word. They would not just pass Obamacare without major structural changes. And Obama? His initial stance that marriage can be only between a man and a woman even played a determining role in persuading California voters to pass Proposition 8, despite his nominal opposition to the legislation that enacted into law that a marriage can be only between a man and a woman. He was so influential, and he promised — just as he assured us that, from the moment he was elected, the oceans would stop rising and the Earth would start healing.
Remember the promises? Remember how the healing began? First in Boston. Then in Ferguson. Soon after in Baltimore. Remember the post-racial president who came in as racial tensions were at their lowest in American history and then proved he could be transformative? Michael Brown. Freddie Gray. And the kid with the hoodie who might have been his own son.
Remember the Blue Dogs — those rock-ribbed pro-life conservatives representing conservative blue collar swing districts? Remember Bart Stupak? Surely you remember the promises, that they never would pass a health bill that paid for abortions and forced employers to provide insurance benefits that included free condoms or spermicide or IUDs or contraceptive pills or whatever it was that Sandra Fluke needed for free from us in order to have as much sex as she could without having to splurge for birth control.
Do you think it is far time for voters in swing states and swing districts to get real? If so, here is a secret:
Democrats lie. By the way, so do Republicans. If you voted for a Bush after Reagan and believed that, as Reagan’s vice president for eight years, he would honor the legacy, guess what? That noble, honorable man lied to you. He promised no new taxes, a Reagan principle. And, guess what — he lied! Read his lips? What was he talking, in Braille? And the next Bush lied, too. After his father lost the White House by ignoring the economy, so did the son. The sins of the fathers were visited on the yokels who voted for the sons. Between the two of them, we got 12 years of fighting Saddam Hussein and finally nabbing the runt in a rat hole and hanging him, proving that a Turd in the hand is worth two of the Bush. In return, we got two collapsed economies in two decades, sufficient to scare a generation of Millennials to distrust capitalism for lifetime. And the joke was that “Bush capitalism” was so government-interfered, so compromised, pocked by so many defective trade agreements and so many compromises with Democrats from Barney Frank to Christopher Dodd, that the kids never even got to experience a Trump–Reagan-like movement towards a free market. So we got from the Bushes a Laugher Curve instead of a Laffer.
Yes, it turns out that they lied. The Republicans lied. The Democrats lied. The Bushes. The Clintons. And especially all those blue-dog Democrat moderates. They promised to be moderate and gave us Obamacare and supported Solyndra and stood by the Paris Climate Sellout that handcuffed American industry while leaving the field open to China and India to pollute the air all they liked. They allowed Obama to push through his Iran Deal without a treaty, his DACA executive order that he himself told audiences he was forbidden to do. They gave him their votes and proved so reliably leftist — even the “Blue Dogs,” the Bart Stupaks — that, in the end, they all got thrown out by the swing voters for a different vision. And then John Boehner and Paul Ryan blew that one, proving themselves every bit as worthy as their predecessors to swing into office and to swing out. The perfect preparation for the opportunity to audition one day for Dancing with the Stars.
So, as November 2020 approaches, understand that, if you are a Trump voter in a swing district, and a Democrat promises to be a swing representative, the only truly honest one in the 2018 bunch was the Throuple Chick in California, the one with the Iron Cross tattoo. At least with her and her swing district campaign, she kept her vow. When she promised to swing, she kept her word.