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Congressional Democrats embrace fear and hatred, abandon courage

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

You would expect the Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives, as a group, to have some class. You would not expect them to be liars and you would not expect them to be dishonest. You would expect them to be eager to show they place the interests of the country over their own hatred of Trump and Republicans. But you would be wrong in your expectations.

The most recent proof of their lack of civility is their circus-hearings, specifically the repeated disrespect shown to the U.S. Attorney General, Bill Barr, on Tuesday. Some of the rudest people and flat-out emotionally unhinged liars in that bunch were female Democrats. We’re seeing characters who would eat their own if it advanced their political ideology, as proof watch how the “Wall of Moms” group in Portland is being treated now. It’s amusing to watch how their clown-show antics are pushing moderate Democrats to become former Dems, and pushing the left to lose America’s middle class.

These are cynical figures on the American political scene, people who commit crimes and unethical acts and then accuse others of committing the same crimes. They are acting to overturn the American values and way of life that made this country the most accomplished, equitable and successful country in the history of the world. But that’s not enough for the left. They are driven to create a nation only they can completely control, and they are willing to destroy what has made us great in order to win their despicable endgame. With their hatred showing, they will do and say anything to win in November, including supporting lawlessness and rampant attacks on the police.

Out in Portland, 60+ straight evenings of late-night criminal actions, often including violence, demonstrate that the left is more interested in vandalizing, rioting and burning than ending racism. And the media refuses to call these rampaging protesters, who are really criminals engaged in destruction, what they really are: violent agitators and anarchists. No, the media prefers to call criminal acts “late-night activity” or “demonstrations”, blatantly downplaying mindless criminality and avoiding the truth. The MSM labels it “performance-art”, not rioting. This is dereliction, and has turned the MSM into enablers. The result is that Portland is a city that has lost its soul, and its ability to protect its own citizens from harm and property destruction.

Back to the U.S. House, the Democrats had a chance this week to nail AG Barr, which turned into a failure. It failed because the Democrats were more interested in theatrics, grandstanding and venting than truth. It began with an ineffective opening statement by Democrat Chair Nadler. Their charges were unfocused, not seeking answers but making speeches. Barr, one of the best legal minds in the nation, easily picked apart the wording of loudmouth Dem questions, and the premise on which questions were based. The result was the partial self-destruction of the Dems, coming away with no victories and few admissions, managing to appear tyrannical in the process.

Ask yourself: why are we seeing and hearing few reasonable statements and actions by Dem House Representatives? One reason is because they are afraid. Afraid of being destroyed by the far left if they don’t embrace AOC’s script. Afraid the far left will draft a candidate against them in their next election if they don’t kneel and bow to socialism. Afraid of being driven from office by The Squad if they don’t defund police departments, support a reparations program for blacks, abolish ankle monitors, eliminate gang databases, forgive judiciary-imposed fees and costs, push for direct payments to illegal immigrants, and halt all deportations. Fear is a motivator. And fear among Congressional Democrats appears to be a stronger force than the courage to do what’s right and say what’s truthful.

John R. Smith

John R. Smith is chairman of BIZPAC, the Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach County, and owner of a financial services company. He is a frequent columnist for BizPac Review.
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