The petty on display
As we end yet another week of “Stay Safe, Stay Home” in Connecticut and the nation, we are awestruck by the sheer chutzpah of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, our own senators, Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, as well as Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. In a word, the Democrats have no decency. We are struck by that word, because as it was uttered in another context decades ago during the McCarthy hearings, it is apropos today.
We understand partisanship. We also understand the frustration that comes when one whom you think should be in power is not. For eight years we had to endure Barack Hussein Obama. His pettiness was only overshadowed by his soaring rhetoric. As a policy-maker, he was a socialist, trying to “transform” America. His political offspring are the Sanders supporters and “Squad.” So, we understand frustration.
In the last few weeks we have had the new drumbeat of “Trump wasn’t prepared.” This followed the earlier drumbeats of “Russia, Russia, Russia,” and the “Letter to Ukraine.” The last drumbeat caused a shutdown of its own as the nation’s business stopped while impeachment proceedings raged onward.
Having failed at those exercises, we now come to the Wuhan Virus pandemic and the shutting down of everyday life throughout the country. Democrats and their public relations sidekicks the mainstream media are pushing the memo that Trump was caught flatfooted and is wallowing in confusion. Using Alinsky’s first rule, the Democrats are, in fact, accusing the administration of what they themselves are guilty. It is they who were unprepared, and unready. It is they who pushed impeachment while the virus was spreading, and it was they who were distracted.
Remember, nothing of any importance got done in the House of Representatives for weeks while the impeachment nonsense was ongoing. The virus was not even an afterthought on Capitol Hill. However, the White House was taking action – action the Democrats and media decried as “xenophobic” when travel restrictions were imposed. That was in January during the impeachment hearings and trial. The day after the trial ended, the President made a strong warning in his State of the Union address – the one ripped up by Pelosi.
Murphy gets special citation because in the midst of this, he is carrying the water for the Communist Chinese. He has criticized the Trump response, while crediting the Chinese government for its action – action we know have confirmed that is at best unreliable and at worst propaganda.
Instead of working with the administration in a time of national crisis, the opposition party has sought to make petty political points, all on the notion it could have done better. Schumer recently wrote a letter to Trump, calling his response “confused” and asking that he put a military man in charge. Trump answered in kind. Schumer’s state has been ravaged by the disease, but Schumer has been missing in action, except to snipe in the press.
The administration – as Taskforce Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx noted recently — was working on the data it had. It has since found that data to be faulty. But, the taskforce and the administration quickly found their stride, and are working to mitigate the effects of the disease.
The Democrats in Washington should do what their counterparts in New York, California, and now, even Michigan, are doing: working for their people with an administration of the opposition party.
We know the Democrats have an uphill battle toward November with a weak candidate in Joe Biden, but sniping at the efforts of the White House, and looking to find fault in every move, is not a winning strategy.