Crazy Dems Are Not Done

It’s been some time since I wrote a longer satire, but I realized nothing can be stranger fiction than what the left rolls out almost daily. As Spock would say, “fascinating.”

New York is leading the way in many areas. Just in the past six months they have upped the ante in the definition of strange.

Days ago, Cuomo signed the bill to give Trump’s NYS taxes to congress, if they ask for them. Lawmakers and the governor claimed it is not a bill of attainder for only one individual. So it applies to anyone’s tax information, which congress shall ask for.

Then on Tuesday, Cuomo was outraged by what he called a giant breach of personal privacy rights if federal government gets information on illegal aliens from NYS. He declared that cannot be allowed to happen. NY cannot give or share personal information with Immigration or any other department in Washington.

All to protect the personal privacy of illegals.

So the lesson is you only have personal privacy rights if you are an illegal “undocumented” person. But if you are a US citizen, you don’t have a right to privacy. Pound sand.

In Portland Oregon, they allow masked thugs to roam the streets assaulting and threatening people. Antifa too seem to have unwritten protections no one else has.
Cops stand down.

The same people think the federal government should subsidize abortion on demand all the way up to the date of birth. And they declare killing babies a sacred right. Law of the land.

Abolishing entire private business sectors is perfectly acceptable, even encouraged. No, the leftoids demand it. We already know de Blasio said we need to break up any corporation that “does not serve our democracy.”

The court decides the administration cannot ask the simple question “are you a citizen or not” on the census. Leftoids don’t even want us counting citizens or non-citizens. Because if you are not counting non-citizens then likewise you cannot count US citizens either.So we cannot count citizens. Trump criticized it as he had a right to:

“Can anyone really believe that as a great Country, we are not able [to] ask whether or not someone is a Citizen. Only in America!”

But shouldn’t a good explanation be that we need to know the number of US citizens?

Now do you notice any particular pattern or theme here? If you are an illegal, then you have protections no one else has. In fact you have sanctuary cities protecting you, namely because of your illegal status.

The Betsy Ross Flag is now racist. Another defining “mic-drop” moment for the left.

Capping it off, Tom Steyer announced his bid for the presidency. Impeachment is now a certified platform to run for president. How will all the fellow commies compete with that? Stay tuned…they aren’t done yet.

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DNC Melltdown

As midterm elections start to heat up, with all the primaries going off in every state, you might see enthusiasm among Democrats. You might even think they are the ones with the unified momentum. Well, you may be wrong if you do. I’m not spinning it, I don’t need to.

Here’s why, first. Take a good look at the bare cupboards in the DNC. Then take a glance at their big funders. You know who they are: Tom Steyer to George Soros and a basket of others. It is not as important who they are as what they are. They are the hair on fire, far-left radicals that drive the Party. But more importantly, drive any base. DNC is out.

–(Open Secrets)———-Total Raised——–Total Spent——Cash on Hand——–Debts
Democratic Party——–$510,732,825—-$405,218,739—-$139,922,483—-$11,902,719
Republican Party——–$630,554,660—-$426,703,807—-$150,139,527—–$1,650,056
Demo National Cmte —$110,040,264—-$112,645,182——$9,185,284——-$6,353,378
Repub National Cmte –$213,054,677—-$187,695,079—–$50,687,610————$0

And now there is a fairly new big player, not really new. The ACLU has been stepping in, or should I say kicking in to drive many races. So they are in more than ever. We are literally now running against ACLU and Planned Parenthood.Chelsea tipped their hand. Twist Roe into economics, if your economic message is as vacuous as your political one.

But then look at the DNC coffers. They aren’t just empty, they are in big debt. Not only are they on the financial verge of bankruptcy but the Party is bankrupt on ideas as well. They still blame Obama who left the Party in shambles. Then Hillary. There is very little cash on hand and a lot of debt. What do these factors mean?

Enter my opinion and just that. They will manage because they always find a way to flow some money. However, what is happening is the big funders, i.e. special funders and special interests will fill the gap. People are not funding the party, instead putting gas in the tanks of candidates and causes. Money is flowing around the DNC. Read again, Democrats are not funding their own Party. It is all but irrelevant, at least as any central Party apparatus. By design? I doubt it. They just cannot fund it. And who would put much confidence in it after the way it worked in 2016? So they are going around it. No credibility is telling.

Don’t just take my word for it, listen to others make the case. A WaPo opinion piece by Ed Rogers in June described the dire Democrat Party conditions as unraveling. (I refuse to call it Democratic) And now good reason to use that term instead of their preferred one.

In the meantime, the Democratic Party appears to be dismantling itself. Outside groups are fighting their own fights, donors are being pulled away, and potential Democratic presidential candidates show no sign of being party-builders. If you believe in the two-party system, you know this isn’t good. Party discipline has eroded, and that makes it harder to govern once a party is elected to power. We need reforms that empower parties and candidates and diminish the influence of deep-pocketed plutocrats and narrowly focused interest groups.

Well then, is the fat lady warming up her vocal chords? All he can do is make the case for the “two party system”. But is it really a two party system anymore, I mean really? Regardless of how the DNC finances look, is it half of a two party system? I don’t think so. Even the author points to the non cohesive and unconventional funding. What does that say? I don’t see a party unity. It’s a grab bag of mostly socialist ideas bickering for turf. While Bernie might be ecstatic, when the dog finally catches the car what happens?

I think they have big problems. Maybe they are all smoking some real good stuff over there but how about the unity and love? It’s not there. While the Republicans are unified, to some greater degree on issues and a platform, Democrats are flailing about making a lot of noise, with no central theme or purpose. Many years ago I would have prayed for this scenario, a disunited party and bad if any leadership. Worse yet for them, seems no one can reign in the Party or their dire finances. It’s broke. But the people of the party are broke apart too. The screaming and yelling make up for, or paper over, the empty shell that remains of a party. There’s nothing there.

They can trot out the Alinsky stuff, bring out the Marxist ideas, plug in their socialist values, get fired up for a few key races, do a few marches and fundraisers; but in the end, what do you really have? A hot mess that’s what. The great divide in overdrive.

It would be a mistake to try to run an election against an empty bankruted party. What do you focus on? There is nothing there? Call it what it is. Before you get too excited, we still run against the socialist party they are, only we are not running against a party structure. You are basically running against all these splintered special interest groups. Though the only thing that does tie any of it together is a socialist agenda. That is where the energy is. You can no longer say or talk to the moderate, sane ones, or adults in the room. peel off a few. There are none. Everyone is just out for their thing, whatever bad acid trip it is. But they are a long way from any resemblance to unity, virtually on anything.

Sure they agree on issues here and there, but not on direction or a central vision. They want to abolish ICE and do something to cops and hate Trump. They are the anti-party now. Their resistance is all that defines them or unites them. That may be where the solidarity is but there’s a random hodgepodge everywhere else, including in funding which does matter. That funding is a collection of special interests. You could call them a party of special interests, but even that wouldn’t be really fair. Even special interest have more cohesive unity than that. The people are not really united. It’s a giant illusion. We shouldn’t fall for thinking that it is some solidly united party. What is missing?

Any defining leadership – MIA. Nancy Pelosi recently made statements to reinforce her leadership but then she blamed the press and media for trying to divide them. Wow, a tell that is. Blaming the press now? Bad when you have to blame the strongest allies of the Party. And media has drifted along its own far left course. Nancy may be on an isle all by herself. Does she dare take on media? She can’t. They are all she has to try to control it.

In the last almost two months, I see nothing that has improved or changed for Democrats. It’s still a party of misfits. Interesting that this whole meltdown happens at this time, when Republicans are unified in issues and a message with Trump having consolidated his approval. It looks like a time to close the deal. I mean any questions have been resolved and Party unity high, we now know what he can do, we’ve seen it. All we need is the how. And that is where the midterms come in, with a new Supreme Justice on the way, and tax cuts in the rear view, we have a good economic message. So there are problems, so what? There are always problems. But this kind of unity can’t be wasted at such a time when our enemy (opponents) have none.

Put it this way, politically, the trends on the other side are not positive. They are negative. And what they are really running on is all negative. Who can get behind that with any enthusiasm? I know, never underestimate the Party of Stalin. But Republicans seem to have found their voice, finally, and the fog is lifting. They’re perpetually underestimated.

The fork is ready….the lady is standing in the wings getting anxious. Someone could say but in the end, the Democrats always unify. Except on what this time? There’s nothing cohesive there, like their bank accounts.

 
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Steyer getting stymied

Billionaire Tom Steyer is getting politically schooled by the Left.

Tom Steyer Push for Green Agenda in Midterms Not Working as Planned

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
August 15, 2014

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer vowed in February to give $100 million to political candidates to push a green agenda, but his plans to enact climate change measures are not working, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Mr. Steyer at an Aspen conference this week revealed that little if any of this is happening. The left is as split over energy as it has ever been; the public isn’t buying the climate line; and the hedge-fund-manager-turned-activist looks to be regrouping.

The Steyer grand plan began unraveling from the start, when stories about his pledge noted that he might target Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu for her support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Mr. Steyer and his NextGen Climate Action PAC had in 2013 won activist praise for defeating a pro-pipeline Democrat in a Massachusetts primary, and the Louisiana idea was to start his midterm strategy with a similar litmus-test bang. A Landrieu attack would send a message: Democrats who bucked the climate agenda would get beaten, whereas those who embraced it would be rewarded with Mr. Steyer’s campaign cash.

Democratic leaders instead flipped out, and quickly schooled Mr. Steyer in the political realities of red states and the magic Senate number of “51.” Within days of the pledge, Steyer operative Chris Lehane was tamping down the Landrieu story, insisting Mr. Steyer did not plan to “tea party” Democrats. “We do think it’s really, really, really important from a climate perspective that we maintain control of the Senate for Democrats,” he explained.

The article goes on to explain that few Democrats are actually seeing benefits from Steyer’s money.

Additionally, Steyer has come nowhere near his goal of $100 million. He claimed in February that he would match $50 million of his money to $50 million raised from donors. In July, donors had only contributed $1.2 million to Steyer’s effort.

 
Looks like Next Gen skipped last-gen politics.

Saving the “back nine” from climate change

On the web, Friday is synonymous with funnies but Obama is teasing a laugh line almost everyday these days.(It would be hilarious if not so serious) Take last Friday, for instance. He took the carbon footprint of AF-1 to the Central Valley in California so he could highlight his globul warming, climate change agenda.

Not content with actually doing anything really useful for the drought-stricken valley, he at least fit in a few rounds of golf at a lush golf course that uses water like he burns jet fuel.

With that effective backdrop, he made a speech about dramatic changing climate. Now is the perfect time to highlight it in his portfolio of politics. In that folder, politics (ideology) is first, raising money a very close second.

He did make a gesture of relief aid in his billion-dollar demand for the green agenda. So Obama is”speeding delivery of $100 million of aid to livestock farmers, $15 million for areas hit hardest, and $60 million for California food banks to help the poor“. But what the people really need is the 3 million acre-feet of water diverted away from them. The 60 million in food banks? That matters not to Obama and his ideologue allies. They “help” people by making them suffer and then use their suffering for political fodder. None of Obama’s pipe dream schemes really helps their condition.

Sure enough to that end, a billionaire leftist hedge-fund manager has set his sights on climate change (or whatever new name they give it this month) The greasy grimy politics of the left on climate is truly something you have to witness. Hypocrisy does not matter. Which side someone is on — and there is only one side to the Left — is all that is important.

As Kerry told us, they “don’t have time for a meeting with the Flat Earth Society”. In fact they don’t even have time to meet with ranchers and farmers in the Central Valley. The do, however, have plenty of time for speeches and preening their pious feathers about globul warming. Of course, with the enormity of their own carbon footprints, don’t expect them to see the forest for the trees.

What really matters is politics, raising money, and elections…. and a big shout out to gov.control. Fitting that into the lifestyle of the elite ruling class is just part of the gig. After all, what is an issue for but to benefit the ruling class and promote their political interests — i.e control?

In pre-visit Central Valley newspaper coverage, people wondered exactly what Obama’s itinerary would be? Wonder no more. They wondered if he’d speak to or meet with affected residents. That would probably be too time consuming for the Chief Elitist, he has no time to wallow in dust bowls. He has serious things to do, golf for one. Thank God Palm Springs uses millions of gallons of preciously scarce water to keep the greens and fairways up to snuff. Can’t let things like droughts or resources effect the golf industry. I expected him to make a few jokes, makng fun of people’s suffering. He might as well have.

Switching the conversation from dismal ObamaCare to climate change is really trying to change the climate. But big money from the likes of Leftist Steyer is just the prescription to get the wheels turning and his allies on board, especially his divided base. Crank up the campaign machine again to get them to midterms. Forget the scandals, Benghazi, IRS, bombing Obamacare, Fast and Furous… or the Mid-East turmoil, pay no attention to their let’s make a deal road show. All that ever mattered to progressives is politics anyway. (spending is politics)

Enter their great billionaire activist, “Daddy Greenbucks”, Tom Steyer.

 

Image from a anti-Keystone ad produced by Steyer and his NextGen.

NYT reports

“Our feeling on 2014 is, we want to do things that are both substantively important and will have legs after that,” Mr. Steyer said in an interview. “We don’t want to go someplace, win and move on.”

Free Beacon reported: “The Steyer Party

Steyer, who has amassed a $1.4 billion fortune through his dealings in the secretive world of high finance—including managing a number of funds based in the Cayman Islands—wants to deliver a “smashing victory” in the war on climate change by bullying skeptics and other pro-eagle politicians into submission. “The goal here is not to win,” Steyer told the Hill in 2013. “The goal here is to destroy these people.
Steyer, meanwhile, has “embraced the political toolbox that was opened to wealthy donors and other interests in the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision,” and is “rallying other deep-pocketed donors” and “seeking to build a war chest” for his NextGen Climate Action operation, which could soon be one of the largest shadowy outside groups in the country.
The group is already running ads seeking to stop construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. On Wednesday, Steyer is hosting a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.).

Truth alert: their goal is not to win debate or the issue but to destroy their enemies and those in their way. Anyone who thinks it’s a matter of legitimate scientific debate is wrong.

And from the NYT:

Those [California ballot initiative] efforts cemented his partnership with Chris Lehane, a California-based Democratic strategist, and heralded the emergence of NextGen Climate, now a 20-person operation encompassing a super PAC, a research organization and a political advocacy nonprofit. The group employs polling, research and social media to find climate-sensitive voters and spends millions of dollars in television advertising to try to persuade them.

Safe to say that it’s one non-profit IRS won’t be probing into.

Meanwhhile back at the farm, or what was a farm in Central Valley years ago, the real drought problem was driven by liberal policies designed to protect anything but human beings’ welfare creating what we see today. But in 2012, a bill was brought up to deal with the regulatory problems and restore the water. Obama swiftly declared he would veto it. Now he goes back to that area for a visit only to highlight his climate change agenda, to use it for fodder. Then he demands a billion in new spending for his agenda.

In 2012, Hotair reported the details:

I’ve called the judicially-imposed drought in California’s Central Valley “the Dust Bowl Congress created” through its creation of the Endangered Species Act, invoked in this case by the Delta smelt, a fish that’s not suitable for eating. Once a breadbasket for the nation, the cutoff of irrigation water to the Central Valley has destroyed agriculture and tens of thousands of jobs as a tradeoff for the endangered fish. Now, however, voices of sanity in Congress have begun to speak on the man-made economic and agricultural disaster, as Rep. Devin Nunes builds support for his Sacramento-San Joaquin Water Reliability Act:
Nunes’ Sacramento-San Joaquin Water Reliability Act goes to a vote in the House Wednesday and if it passes, it will guarantee that water the farmers paid for finally gets to the parched Central Valley. It will put an end to the sorry stream of shriveled vineyards, blackened almond groves and unemployed farm workers standing in alms lines for bagged carrots from China.
“The bill restores the flow of water and establishes a framework for meaningful environmental improvements. It is a repudiation of the left’s assault on rural communities, which began with the decimation of the West’s timber industry and now is focused on Central Valley agriculture,” Nunes told IBD.
If Barack Obama has his way, though, that situation will continue indefinitely. Late yesterday, the White House announced that Obama would veto Nunes’ bill because — I am not making this up — it would “unravel decades of work” on California water regulations … decades of work that brought California’s Central Valley to its current destruction:

So let’s put an end to this notion that both sides just need to talk and work things out for the people they represent. That’s not how the Left plays. If they don’t care about a dust bowl they created in California, do you really think they care about people or the climate? So the agenda that largely caused the effects in the Central Valley needs a stimulus of new spending, while those devastated in its path get lip service. Ironically, bait fish win and communities lose. Unfortunately for Central Valley, they only illustrate his agenda.

Saving the back nine is a metaphor for preserving politics of the ruling class elite, and their power.

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