A majority of Americans now think that Joe Biden is not up to the job of being president and that his administration is incompetent. But that’s not the worst of it. The worst of it for the Democrats is that they’re now accurately perceived as bullies.
The latest from the Department of (Social) Justice is that they are unleashing the FBI on parents who object to school boards teaching false, woke and politically correct tripe that America was founded on slavery. For opposing this anti-American propaganda that school boards force-feed to our children, the parents are labeled domestic terrorists.
The bland, neutered, omnipotent, unaccountable, establishmentarian, government censors (think of the Ghost Busters’ characterization of the raging pusillanimous bureaucrat, “It’s true, this man has no dick”) undoubtedly imagine that siccing the FBI on defenseless ordinary parents constitutes speaking truth to power, as leftists always do. How courageous of them!
Meanwhile, real domestic terrorists such as Antifa and BLM get a free pass. Actually, they get more than that – for burning down police stations, trashing downtowns and celebrating the assassination of cops, they’re heroized.
Yet the Old Media blankly pretend to wonder why crime is booming while the economy is faltering. It must be Trump’s fault.
The Dems’ bullying literally has no bounds. When a moderate Democrat (there are a total of two such people in the United States Senate) objects to the latest Democrat spendapalooza, leftist women and even so-called men, or something in between, chase her into a women’s bathroom to videotape her and then publish the videotape on the internet. Then they picket her house.
That’s a criminal act, but not one that they will be charged with. Instead, the stupid, senile, grafty, mendacious, manslaughtering “Big Guy” who dwells in the Oval Office (when he’s not vacationing or out collecting his 10% in laundry bags of Benjamins) growls like Marlon Brando in The Godfather, “It’s part of the process.”
What’s next in this “process”? Will they make the senator an offer she can’t refuse? Will they put a horse head in her bed?
The Democrats in Old Media think this is fine and dandy. Because that particular moderate Democrat senator dares to have a viewpoint different than theirs, she is not entitled to police protection and especially not entitled to ordinary decency.
Lawlessness and indecency are the Democrats’ modus operandi. At what used to be called “the border” they deny entry unless you come illegally. They suppose, probably correctly, that the law-abiding ones will vote Republican but the lawbreakers will vote Democrat when they become eligible to vote.
And beforehand too. Pretending that people who enter and stay in the country illegally won’t vote illegally – especially when you make it very easy to do so – is like pretending that people who trespass through your unlocked door won’t steal your wallet in plain sight on the countertop.
(For the record, I support immigration. But only the legal kind where we receive law-abiding people.)
Cancellation is another Democrat bullying tactic. If they don’t like you, they destroy your career and your life by weaponizing something you said 20 years ago – even if they themselves were saying the same thing back then.
If you said in 1998 that something called “marriage” is only between something called a ”man” and something called a “woman,” as was the law in all 50 states, you’re subject to cancellation if you step out of the lefty line today – even though Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were saying the same thing much more recently.
Lies are another bullying technique. The Democrats fabricate salacious and sinister stories about everything from Supreme Court justices to the cost of their wealth re-distribution schemes. They know the stories are lies, but they don’t care. All they care about is whether the lie might stick in the so-called minds of ill-informed voters who get their “news” from CNN.
But it’s all crashing down. The truth has a way of outing.
Like Pravda in the Soviet Union, the Old Media has exhausted its credibility. When your entire purpose is to deliver the news, but people don’t trust what you say, you’re superfluous. All you have left is to cheerlead the Democrat base. That base is only 20-30% of the country, and most of it doesn’t have much money or IQ. Pandering to those impecunious ignoramuses is a poor business model.
Biden is no more credible than his Old Media allies. He lies about Afghanistan, he lies about what his generals told him, he lies about the cost of his spending spree, he lies about his academic record, he lies about the border, he lies about his criminal son’s influence peddling. Even the old guard of the Old Media acknowledge that Biden has a credibility problem, though they’re reluctant to admit that it’s because he’s not credible.
The Old Media may not be willing to say it, but the people are. The polls have him underwater on every topic — Afghanistan, immigration, COVID, trust, leadership, competency, the economy, foreign policy and taxation.
Old Media’s response to these brutal poll numbers is predictable — they simply don’t report them. But Old Media’s refusal to report the polls doesn’t make them go away. Even if Biden had political skills, and he doesn’t, once a person loses credibility people seldom start believing him again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Having forfeited their powers of persuasion, all the Democrats have left is bullying. To their credit, they enjoy bullying and they’re good at it. They often do it just for sport, as when Hollywood ridicules Christians.
They bully people who’ve decided not to vaccinate (I’m vaccinated, thank you very much, but that’s an individual choice), they bully people who want a say in whether their children get propagandized at public schools, they bully cops who are performing a difficult job with one hand tied behind their back by woke city councils, they bully religious people for kneeling to God rather than to leftist ideology, and they bully women in bathrooms for wanting to spend “only” a couple trillion taxpayer dollars instead of several.
The stock in trade of a bully is fear. As in, “Watch out! If you dare stand up to me, you’ll be next!” And so rather than trying to hide their bullying, the left advertises it. Rather than supporting open discussion, in a wild case of projection they warn that anyone with a different viewpoint is not someone to talk with. Rather, they say with the same foaming hysteria of Hitler that it’s someone — like Hitler! — who must be exterminated.
They miscalculate. Americans might not know what the Federal Reserve does or the names of their senators, but they do know that they don’t like bullies. And, at least for now, the voting booth is a private place where it’s difficult to bully them.
The last politician who was perceived as a bully is out of office now, even though that perception was mostly wrong. (Disclosure: I voted for him twice.) In contrast to him, the Dems are cocky bona fide bullies. They’re headed over a cliff and, like Wile E. Coyote, they’ll keep smirking till they hit the ground.
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