Nancy Pelosi is trying to convince Americans that the huge upset win of a 28-year-old avowed socialist over a ten-term incumbent in a New York Democratic primary is just a one-district fluke, and not an indicator of the far-left tilt of the Party that it obviously is. It takes an act of almost willful ignorance to believe at this late date that socialism is still the cure for raising up the poor, when the shocking news from socialist Venezuela gets worse by the day. Meanwhile, a new study found that thanks to spreading capitalism, the number of people in the world who live in extreme poverty has plummeted from 94% to 9.6%. The only thing socialism can raise up is that second number.
Just to prove that economics isn’t the only topic on which the new generation of "progressive" Democrats is dangerously misinformed, their new media star is also calling on fellow Democrats to have the “moral courage” to denounce Israel for using deadly force in dealing with Palestinian protesters.
She actually compares the Israeli troops’ dealing with Hamas-backed rioters to a hypothetical police massacre of striking teachers in West Virginia. She also claims the Palestinians were killed while merely “engaging in political expression.” I happened to be in Israel during those riots, which were ginned up to draw attention during the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. The Palestinians were rushing the border fence, attacking Israeli soldiers with various makeshift weapons, and even shoving their own children to the front, trying to get Israeli troops to shoot them so they could be labeled child killers. Is that sick practice something you’ve ever seen at a teachers’ strike? It was an extremely dangerous situation, and the Israeli troops showed incredible restraint, considering the level of provocation they were facing.
On the other hand, considering the way the far-left in America has been behaving lately, maybe they really do think that what the Palestinian protesters were doing in Israel was just “engaging in political expression.”