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Democrats Retake the House: It's Just as Bad as We Expected

James Shott · Jan. 8, 2019

She’s baaa-aaak! Imagining herself suddenly somehow equal to the president of the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) basked in the glory of getting the gavel returned after Democrats won back control of the House in the midterm election.

Anxious to get back control of the House and wallowing in the glory of things to come, prior to the opening of the 2019 Congress, caucusing Democrats, led by Maxine Waters (D-CA), were overheard singing: “Investigate! Salivate! Dance to the music!”

And right on cue, the political foolishness began. The bad ideas Democrats had been discussing and preparing to unleash were officially unleashed.

Barely after members were sworn in and the election of the speaker was completed, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) rushed forth to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as his first order of business.

Not long after that, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced a few new bills, one of which proposes the elimination of the Electoral College.

Democrats also introduced a bill that many people would support to fund government agencies affected by the shutdown. Too good to be true, however, the bill also contained a hidden element that would provide more than a half-billion dollars in pro-abortion funding, including repealing a provision implemented by the Trump administration that would not fund NGOs that engaged in pro-abortion activities.

On the matter of impeachment, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wasted no time in calling for the impeachment of Trump just hours after being sworn in.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters Thursday night, Tlaib said: “People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the [vulgarity deleted].’”

While the comment immediately placed her high in the running for the “2019 Classless Congressional Comment” award, it also garnered her much attention, but also a little welcome Democrat criticism.

Defensively, Tlaib pointed out that her “colorful” language should not overshadow her message. Well, if your message is really important to you, don’t use colorful language that interferes with it.

While we are on the topic of newbies, the freshman Democrat darling and self-described socialist and radical, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has danced and talked her way into the limelight.

Her dancing may well be the strongest of her talents, with economic understanding bringing up the rear. The 29-year-old representative has displayed a great lack of understanding of her country’s Constitution and government organization — characteristic of many others of her age.

She has expressed strong support for raising taxes on the highest wage earners to as much as 70% to pay for her list of socialistic freebies. As ridiculous an idea as this is, it wouldn’t make a dent in the costs of the programs she favors.

A 70% tax is punitive and would shift a great deal of money to government use rather than use by those who earned it. It also has very little support and heaps unjust obligations on the top earners who already shoulder a hugely disproportionate share of America’s tax bill.

Democrats apparently have been forbidden from discussing the death of Police Officer Ronil Singh, the most recent American to be killed by an illegal alien. Nancy Pelosi reportedly responded to a question about this senseless crime, “No comment.”

The ban on discussion is apparently complete, prohibiting even the expression of sympathy to Singh’s family and fellow officers, lest they admit indirectly that we have a true and serious illegal alien problem that includes sanctuary cities/fugitive cities. They didn’t even allow the automatic reaction to a gun death: the call for gun control.

As the 18th partial shutdown of the federal government since 1976 continues into its third week, there is no agreement between congressional Democrats and President Trump to end it.

Ranging from a few days to more than a month, under six presidents, both Democrat and Republican — Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, G.H.W. Bush, and Obama — government shutdowns are not uncommon. The longest one lasted 32 days under Bill Clinton.

The responsibility for the security of the United States and its citizens falls upon the shoulders of the executive branch, not the speaker of the House or the Senate minority leader.

Following the advice — the sincere and desperation-prompted pleas — of the people who are on the border trying to secure it, Trump wants an impenetrable barrier along sections of the border.

Under those conditions, congressional Democrats, who voted to fund a wall previously, are instead acting to support the status quo, which includes the horrible things illegal aliens have done and will do, while Trump is working to secure the border and improve the immigration process.

In 1986, Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to three million people in exchange for the promise of border security. But border security was not achieved. Reagan said that was his biggest mistake. Trump does not want to make that same mistake.

In other news, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a congressional term-limits bill.

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