When electing to Congress a “trained” faith healer for a religious group that claims it has resurrected the dead and healed thousands of folks suffering from AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses, there must be limits to one’s expectations.
Still, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., the latest radical addition to “the squad,” manages to disappoint.
But her past may help explain the Democrat’s savior mentality, which results in one helluva sense of self-importance. But don’t worry, Bush is doing it all for love. After all, isn’t that how government is supposed to work?
“We’re building a politics of love,” she tweeted Thursday. “Because I love you, I care that you have food to eat. I care that you have a roof over your head. I care that you have what you need to thrive. That’s how our government should work.”
We’re building a politics of love.
Because I love you, I care that you have food to eat. I care that you have a roof over your head. I care that you have what you need to thrive.
That’s how our government should work.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) August 5, 2021
There are many things wrongs with that statement, beginning with the fact that Bush only “loves” those who agree with her extremist politics.
Radical left politicians like Bush are the antithesis of what this nation was founded on and what amounts to the bedrock of the U.S. Constitution: an understanding that government is inherently evil — the Founders studied thousands of years of history to arrive at this conclusion and endeavored to restrain government.
The left forgets that a benevolent government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have. The pandemic being the latest example of this.
Bush’s rank hypocrisy was front and center this week as she defended the spending of tens of thousands of dollars for private security while calling for the defunding of police in the same breath.
“I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I’ve had attempts on my life. And I have too much work to do; there are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that,” Bush told CBS News, offering no evidence.
“So if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend ten more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here to do the work, so suck it up,” she said. “And defunding the police has to happen… and put the money into social safety nets because we’re trying to save lives.”
As for the aforementioned savior complex, Bush makes no bones about how critically important she is to humanity. Her arrogance not downplaying the seriousness of the threats lawmakers receive.
Rep. @CoriBush on CBSN responding to critics who point out she spent roughly $70,000 on private security while calling to defund the police: https://t.co/GHcR9qFVxG pic.twitter.com/GhCLha7BNR
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) August 5, 2021
Defunding the police remains unpopular with most Americans, as they watch crime soar in one Democrat-run city after another. President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have tried to distance themselves from the destructive campaign, so you can be sure the Republican Party appreciates Bush’s contributions.
In a Thursday appearance on Fox News’ “Special Report,” former GOP congressman Trey Gowdy, now a network contributor, was aghast over Bush’s charade.
(Video: Fox News)
“The single most illogical interview I think I have ever seen,” the former prosecutor said. “She says she’s the victim of a crime, and then in the next sentence she wants to defund the group that would investigate whether or not she’s the victim of a crime.”
“Who does she think investigates threats against public officials?” Gowdy continued. “It’s not psychologists! And then she says I’m going to be safe, but you’re on your own and I want my body safe on this planet but good luck to you on Neptune. It is illogical, but transparent. She was very clear, and we’re gonna see that tape again.”
Bush was a central figure in compelling the Biden administration into extending the eviction moratorium via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — at the full expense of landlords, who were threatened with massive fines and jail time.
However, in one sense, Bush is doing the nation a tremendous service by bringing to the fore the fundamental difference between right and left in America today, the role of government.
As Patrick Henry famously said, “[I]n proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country.”
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
*unless you’re a landlord. https://t.co/5nQgBUNCv6
— RBe (@RBPundit) August 5, 2021
I’ve heard this before: in North Korea the children are taught from the earliest age that the State loves them more than their own parents. https://t.co/A7EvjLRnMm
— D.B. Taylor, now with 16% more Hottentot! (@DBTayor) August 5, 2021
“I’m from the government and here to help” https://t.co/iMTXNbLAzh
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) August 5, 2021
Loving someone doesn’t entail making them completely dependent on the government. Loving someone doesn’t mean robbing them of the freedom to choose how they live their lives. Loving someone doesn’t involve bullying them into believing in your outlook of the world.
— Peter Garrett (@TheUnrealPeterG) August 5, 2021
No thanks. Anything the government gives you, it can take away. What happened to personal responsibility? I don’t need a nanny…
— Tomchan (@tcm08011) August 5, 2021
It’s not love, it’s theft. You are putting the burden on the backs of people you have no care for whatsoever.
— AW (@ArtbyAWOHS) August 5, 2021
What I need most from government is to be left the hell alone. Can you deliver that…?
— Gerald Dearing ن (@nofixedabode) August 5, 2021
You also believe in “security for me but not for thee.”
— FactsLivesMatter (@yr_bbfan99) August 5, 2021
That is not how our government works. Maybe try Venezuela 🇻🇪.
— Buck Fiden (@Cort9999) August 5, 2021
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