Now while there was a time when I actually took the time to tune in every Sunday night to watch CBS’s ’60 Minutes’, that was before those involved with the show became more interested in ‘fake news.’ That was before Dan Blather did his best to take George W. Bush out of the running back in 2004, and before this supposed ‘news’ program became less interested in presenting ‘news’ stories and more interested in the spewing Democrat talking points and perpetuating leftwing propaganda.
Which brings me to this past Sunday night’s episode when, during an interview with faux journalist Lesley Stahl, our somewhat detached House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, seemed to downplay the fact that socialism seems to be creeping further into her Democrat Party. And it was in so doing that Pelosi actually chose to describe the hard left faction of Democrats in Congress, seemingly led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as being only “like five people.” Just five people, really? I think not!
Stahl posed a rather interesting question, asking Pelosi, “[Y]ou are contending with a group in Congress. Over here on the left flank are these self-described socialists — on the right, these moderates. And you yourself said that you’re the only one who can unify everybody. And the question is, can you?” Pelosi answered by saying, “By and large, whatever orientation they came to Congress with, they know that we have to hold the center.” And she added, “That we have to go down the mainstream.”
To which Stahl commented, “It looks as if it’s fractured.” And went on to add, “You have these wings – [Ocasio-Cortez], and her group on one side — ” but Pelosi quickly added, “That’s like five people.” And in making such a statement Pelosi was either demonstrating a significant lack of knowledge regarding her own members or was just lying outright. She denied that which is obvious to even the most casual of observers when it comes to the number of Democrats now spouting what is pure Socialism.
And as much as old Nancy may try to pretend it isn’t so, it is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has now become the face of her Democrat Party, at least in Congress, and there is absolutely nothing “mainstream” about her or anything that she has been very busy advocating. But that said, much of what we’re hearing from the likes of Ocasio-Cortez differs very little from what the likes of Pelosi herself have long supported themselves but have always been very careful never to admit in public.
And let’s be serious here, any attempt by any Democrat, including Pelosi, to portray their party as being “mainstream” is simply a lie since when it comes to the position held by the Democrat Party on any of the important issues of the day, there is nothing that can be considered to be “mainstream.” Because it has become rather painfully obvious that the difference between the new and old guard of the Democrat Party is not in what they stand for, but in what they’re willing to admit they stand for.
Democrats have spent years accusing the Republican Party of being racist and more recently the party of white supremacy and for no other reason than to avert attention away from the fact that their party has been and continues to be overrun by those who are now espousing nothing short of Socialism. So while Democrats characterize us as the party of white supremacy it’s in the Democrat Party that leftwing extremism rules the day and it is now infested with all manner of radicals pushing Socialism.
Democrats have long been sowing the seeds of their own demise. The leftists of the 60s steered the party further and further to the left during the 80s and 90s with each generation being more extreme than the last. They’ve spent decades brainwashing our youth by way of our public education system and now it is that that is coming back to bite them in the ass. These snowflakes have been raised to view government both as being able to solve all of their problems and the source of all they will need.
For those of us who are old enough to remember, it was once upon a time that there actually were those who had a reputation, and proudly so, for being conservative members of the Democrat Party, anyone remember Sam Nunn? But that is definitely no longer the case, because the Sam Nunns of the party long ago went extinct, and along with them went the voice of reason, which too no longer exists. Today, you couldn’t find a conservative in the Democrat Party if your life depended on it.
The Democrat party has fully adopted radicalized Socialism regardless of Pelosi’s spin. This isn’t a fracture within the party, it’s an attempt to mask the marked leftward lurch that has occurred over the past decade or so. The polling indicates that the electorate is repulsed and shocked by the unprofessionalism, ignorance, and immaturity of the Left, so Pelosi is attempting to temporarily manufacture some ‘distance’ between the more radical Democrats and the rest of her herd.
As I said, Pelosi and other members of the old guard are whistling past the graveyard. Look at the policies being proposed by almost every one of their presidential hopefuls. They’ve grabbed onto the ‘Green Nuke Deal’ without a moment’s hesitation. That does not sound like Pelosi is in control of anything. And Pelosi can ‘talk’ about having “to go down the mainstream”, but each time one of these candidates tells us what they are going to do to us once elected, they prove that notion totally false.