So far, moderate Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are holding strong on their refusal to go along with a radical left agenda or to vote to eliminate the filibuster so that Democrats can steamroll a radical agenda through the Senate with only 50 votes. And as I predicted, they are facing tremendous pressure to cave in.
The latest threat comes from the “progressive” No Excuses PAC, the same group that helped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get into Congress by snatching the nomination from a longtime incumbent in a primary where most Democrats didn’t think it was even necessary to show up and vote. The PAC claims that Sinema and Manchin “stand in the way of progress,” so they’re already running ads against them in their home states and trying to recruit some leftists to challenge them in their upcoming primaries.
The problem with that, of course, is that you can't run a socialist under the radar in statewide races in Arizona and West Virginia. There will be debates, TV commercials and media coverage, and people will turn out to vote. There’s also a good reason why only a moderate Democrat could win in those states, so even if a socialist managed to get the nomination, it’s not likely he or she would defeat the Republican.
To me, however, the most important part of this story is the unintentionally revealing quote from the PAC’s co-founder, Corbin Trent:
"Democrats have a couple years, max, to improve the lives of the American people. If they blow it, Republicans take back over, and then we'll get another Trumper back in the White House—maybe Trump himself."
If he sincerely believed that far-left policies “improve the lives of the American people,” then why is he so terrified that the voters will put Republicans, maybe even Trump himself, back in charge in just two years? Why wouldn't the people vote in more socialists to make it easier to pass far-left policies?
Answer: Because improving the lives of the American people has nothing to do with their policies. Their policies are about one thing only: controlling the lives of the American people. Their policies are engineered to make people’s lives worse: their speech less free, their choices fewer, their behavior highly regulated, their nation and their families less safe and secure, their paychecks smaller, their jobs harder to find, their standard of living lower and their cost of living higher. But give this to them: their policies are remarkably effective at achieving those goals. Just from the ones Biden has instituted by executive order, jobs are already being destroyed and the American people are noticing.
Obama got by with it for eight years because he’s an incredibly slick and gifted politician, and he had worshipful media coverage and the threat of being called a racist if you criticized his policies. But even he lost the House and Senate to the GOP. Biden is giving us the America-destroying Obama agenda on steroids with none of the mitigating factors to sugarcoat it, other than the same fawning coverage from a media that’s so blown its credibility that nobody trusts them any further than Betty White could throw Brian Stelter.
So congratulations! I know he didn’t mean to, but a leftist actually told the truth for once!