You’d think all the Democrats would be really happy right now. While they didn’t get the “blue wave” that they’d hoped would knock out Republicans like Ted Cruz in Texas and Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee, they did get control of the House, which has been their Holy Grail. (Well, I guess it would be more accurate to say the impeachment of Trump has been their Grail, but gaining the House was perhaps the most important step on their path to the Grail.) Leftists can now pull out all the stops, investigating everyone and everything even remotely connected with Trump, with the goal of putting every last one of their political enemies in jail, while pointing fingers at them and crying, “Fascists!”
If they want to see fascists, they should try looking in a mirror. This is the stuff fascists do.
Anyway, on Wednesday night they should have been popping champagne corks and singing “Happy Days Are Here Again,” but instead they were once again acting out in anger. They just can’t seem to help themselves. “Smash Racism DC,” a self-described “anti-fascist group” (anybody else would describe them as “a fascist group”), the same crowd that got their jollies screaming at Sen. Cruz and secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in restaurants and sending death threats even to the restaurant that continued serving Cruz, were much too busy to relax and celebrate victory. In the name of fighting “fascism,” a never-ending task, they showed up at Tucker Carlson’s Washington DC home and chanted threatening messages and obscenities.
Of course, they posted videos of this, because they are very proud of themselves. “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” According to a report in NATIONAL REVIEW, they said that Tucker’s “policies” are to blame for the deaths of thousands of people. Um, Tucker Carlson is a commentator. He doesn’t implement “policies.” He just says things they disagree with, and in their world that is not allowed. Besides, if any “policies” can be blamed for the deaths of thousands --- no, try hundreds of millions --- of people worldwide, these would be socialist policies, not the policies espoused by liberty-loving conservatives today.
In the first video these morons posted, some brave protester actually...rings Tucker’s doorbell and runs away! Now there’s an example of maturity that one normally doesn’t see except sometimes on Halloween night and that is usually associated with beer consumption by middle-schoolers. I guess if they’d thought to bring along some Charmin, they would have papered Tucker’s house, too.
“Racist scumbag, leave town!” they raged. Never mind that if you listen to Tucker interact with his various TV guests, you know he doesn’t have one molecule of racism. It’s his guests’ reasoned (or unreasoned) opinions and their ability (or inability) to defend them that set his tone. But racism is in the eye of the beholder and, these days, it’s defined by the beholder as well.
Of course, the protesters at Tucker’s house had to send out some tweets. One of them, left a few minutes after 7 p.m., accused him of hiding because he didn’t answer his door. It occurs to me that considering his nightly FOX News show would be going on in less than an hour, he probably wasn’t home just then. If they’d wanted Tucker to hear them from inside the FOX News studio, they would have needed a bullhorn the size of a Winnebago.
Another strange tweet: “Every night you spread racism into our homes --- fear of the other, fear of us, and fear of them. Each night you tell us we are not safe. Tonight you’re reminded that we have a voice. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe, either.” Apart from the implied threat voiced here, Tucker certainly does know they have a voice and, in fact, often invites idiots like them to appear on his show, where they generally end up looking stupid. That they are stupid is not his fault.
“Tucker Carlson has been spewing nonstop hate and lies about the migrant caravan,” they tweeted. Spewing their own hateful lie, they continued, “He also has close ties to white supremacists.”
They also tweeted out Tucker’s home address, but at least Twitter took that down right away. And by that, I mean it was the VERY least Twitter could do. People like this are violent thugs, making terroristic threats and sometimes carrying them out, and they should be banned from social media. They should also be arrested when they go on the attack at people’s homes and on commercial property and should spend some time behind bars. Leftists have been getting a free pass on this kind of behavior, and it has to stop.
Tucker has said that he doesn’t really feel threatened, but he doesn’t go to restaurants much because it “just wrecks your meal” when people come up and say “F--- you.” Of course, my daughter and her family would like to be able to eat a meal in peace as well.
But these people will not be satisfied. This is the same mindless crowd that has just elected “democratic” socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Congress, and in her victory speech on Tuesday night, she certainly played to that audience, supporters who put this tragically misinformed neophyte in office to represent parts of the Bronx and Queens with a whopping 78 percent of the vote.
She went on full attack, calling for ICE to be abolished and making it clear that her victory is just the beginning of a socialist takeover and Medicare for all. (Never mind how this $32.6 trillion program is going to paid for.) Get ready for the fruits of their “moral imagination,” their “innovative and ambitious plans for the future.” She said that candidate “Beto” O’Rourke’s loss to Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas is just a speed bump in the path of progressives, because they’ve turned Texas purple. “We are going to flip that state in a generation,” she said to huge applause. “I’ll tell you that much right now. We will flip Texas; it’s just a matter of time.” Si, se puede!
Her aggressive stance continued: “We should never be scared. There is never a fight too big for us to pick...There is no state beyond our grasp and no community beyond victory. We just need to keep at it.”
And that’s what leftists seem to live for these days --- picking fights. On the street. In court. They will not be appeased; the end is total victory and they don’t really care about the means. Their leaders play the long game, yet they compel their followers to act in bursts of impatience. In the case of Ocasio-Cortez, they found a young, pleasant, smiling, idealistic face to hide the rage fueling their movement. Leftists are like “the Borg” from Star Trek: “You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” First purple, then blue, then...what is the color of socialism? It sure ain’t green, because that’s the system in which you run out of other people’s money.
Anyway, it's obvious why leftists still aren’t satisfied after taking Congress in the midterms. Nothing will make them happy except total domination, but they do at least feel confident that they are on their way, and that feeling is good enough for now.