There is nothing new with Americans being divided. There were divisions in the Continental Congress, in the Constitutional Convention, in the emerging political parties of the 1790s, up to and through the present. We have been divided over economic policies, social policies, culture, and war. While divisions have generally been between opposing ideologies and political parties, we are in a time of division within political parties, with some divisions threatening intra-party civil war. The Republicans have the divide between the MAGA movement and the establishment, while the Democrats are split between the traditional left and the liberal socialist counterrevolution being led by Bernie Sanders and the Squad. Ideological differences, political differences, policy differences… these have made America what it is, a land of unparalleled freedom where debate and dissent have led to a constantly evolving republic over the past two and a half centuries. No more. As the leftists have gained control of government, and with their alliance with the crooked media gained control of the public narrative, debate is frowned upon and dissent is considered toxic. There is only one acceptable narrative and it is that of the far left, and that narrative is littered with lies and half-truths. The party of the people has become the party seeking personal power; the party of the working class has become the part of the coastal elites; the party founded in states’ rights and mistrust of government has become the epitome of big government tyranny. Where has the Democrat party gone?
The Democrat party has become the party of leftist propaganda, utilizing its accomplices in the media to propagate false narratives, mislead the American people, and portray a public fully embracing their socialist ideals. They manipulate data, exploit tragedy, and concoct storylines that don’t exist to sell the citizenry on the imaginary desperate need for big government, the racist intent of conservatives and Republicans, and a moral illness that only socialism can cure. Despite the left’s insistence that Americans are being fed misinformation from those on the right, it is actually the Democrat party, the liberal socialist counterrevolution, and the phonies in the media that are in fact peddling misrepresentations, distortions, and perversions of truth. The party of Kennedy and Clinton has become the party of Marx and Mao, propaganda has replaced fact, and a hunger for power has replaced concern for the citizen.
A report just released by the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior recently countered the narrative pushed by the left, such as on CNN, that Attorney General Bill Barr had federal officers “forcibly clear protestors in Lafayette Park to achieve a photo op for Trump.” At the time, Democrat Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser condemned the action, denouncing the force allegedly used by federal forces. The reality of the situation, one kept hidden by Bowser, was that it was her Metropolitan Police officers who used tear gas on protesters, a decision that was made well before President Trump decided to visit the church. The reason behind the federal officers clearing of protesters was the need to erect a protective barrier around the White House, due to violent protests that led to over 150 police officers injured and the secret service whisking Trump away to a secure bunker. At the time, candidate Joe Biden said, "When peaceful protesters are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people's house, the White House — using tear gas and flash grenades — in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle." These “peaceful” protesters burned and vandalized historic sites and violently rioted against police officers, threatening the safety of the President of the United States. Biden insisted that the protesters were peaceful, the media reported such; they were not. Bowser condemned federal officers for using tear gas; it was her own police. That was a year ago. Today, Bowser defends the use of tear gas by her police and, as Jonathan Turley notes in The Hill, the Biden DOJ defends the clearing of protesters, claiming, “Presidential security is a paramount government interest...” Even following the governmental report contradicting the liberal lies and informing the public of the truth, the leftists in the media continue to peddle the false Trump narrative. False narratives, half-truths, distortions, hypocrisy… the way of the left.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone, however. Democrats in the House and Senate, candidates for the presidency, and commentators and so-called journalists in the media propagated the myth of Russia collusion for years, and continued to promote the false narrative after investigation after investigation found there was no truth behind it. Lead impeachment manager and resident pathological liar, Representative Adam Schiff, said in late 2017, "The Russians offered help, the campaign accepted help, the Russians gave help, and the president made full use of that help, and that is pretty damning, whether it is proof beyond a reasonable doubt of conspiracy or not." The truth never mattered to Schiff, who was both auditioning for higher office and leading a coup of the elected president. His goal was to get rid of Trump and become a hero to the counterrevolutionaries on the far left, no matter the cost and by whatever means necessary. The following year, Schiff continued, "there’s clear evidence on the issue of collusion." Even after the Mueller investigation found no collusion, Schiff refused to concede the fraudulence of his lies, "Mueller did not find sufficient evidence to establish conspiracy, notwithstanding Russian offers to help Trump’s campaign, their acceptance, and a litany of concealed interactions with Russia." He knowingly and willingly continued to perpetuate conspiracy theories and falsehoods regarding Trump’s involvement with the Russians, claiming even after exoneration that he had evidence of such (although said evidence has never seen the light of day… I wonder why?). He was not alone. Representative Maxine Waters said, "Here you have a president [Trump] who I can tell you, I guarantee you, is in collusion with the Russians to undermine our democracy." Representative Jerry Nadler concurred, “it’s clear that the campaign colluded, and there’s a lot of evidence of that. The question is, was the president involved?" Senator Richard Blumenthal predicted, "There are indictments in this president's future," as he suggested "The evidence is pretty clear that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians." And there were many others, as the grand strategy of the Democrats was to smear President Trump as much as possible, mislead the America people into believing that his election was fraudulent, and encourage the opinion that our democracy hinged on his removal as president. They all knowingly and willfully lied to the American people, time and again, in a well-coordinated effort to remove a duly elected president. Do you see the pattern?
If it’s not yet clear, let’s think back to the administration of President Barack Obama, and the infamous Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). You remember that legislation, don’t you? It was the one for which Nancy Pelosi told us that Congress "has to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it,” inadvertently admitting that the Democrats were pushing to pass the bill hadn’t even read it yet. Knowing how much was in the bill that the American people would oppose, the Democrats wanted to rush the bill into law before people had the opportunity to protest. It is the same legislation for which President Obama assured Americans in 2009, "No matter how we reform health care, I intend to keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you'll be able to keep your doctor; if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan." He repeated this promise more than 25 times in press conferences, townhalls, weekly addresses, and political rallies. The law obviously passed, and after it was enacted, millions of Americans were forced off of their individually purchased or employer-provided health insurance plans due to Obamacare’s regulatory requirements. That’s why they had to pass the bill to find out what was in it… provide a false narrative to drum up support, mislead the public, distort reality, and reach the desired ends, regardless of the means used to make it happen.
Healthcare has been a wedge issue for the left for quite a long time, but this past year a health crisis once again brought out the worst in the Democrats. There was little desire for the truth as the left was far more concerned with defeating Trump in 2020 than bringing an end to American suffering. Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine as a therapy to ease Covid-19 symptoms; the left immediately countered with denials and false stories dismissing its effectiveness and actually suggesting harmful effects, including from the left’s latest hero, Anthony Fauci. With Trump now gone, we are hearing of numerous studies promoting the efficacy of the drug. Trump banned travel from China and candidate Joe Biden accused him of xenophobia, with the media joining in decrying the action as just another example of Trump’s racism. Upon assuming the presidency, as India’s Covid count increased rapidly, President Biden banned travel to the U.S. from India. What was xenophobic with a Republican in the White House was a legitimate national security measure with a Democrat in the White House. Banning travel into the country from nations struggling to contain the spread of Covid was never xenophobic, but knowingly perpetuating that lie was politically advantageous.
Distortions, lies, and half-truths… Only a fool would trust politicians and elected officials who have made dishonesty and hypocrisy the core values of their party. The Democrat party, once the party of supply-side tax cutting President John F. Kennedy, once the party of “New Democrats” when President Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich compromised on welfare reform, is now the party of far-left liberal socialists, who regularly denounce America and attempt to destroy our republic. Understanding that their policies and programs contradict the principles of the American Revolution and, when explained honestly, are not popular with the population, the leftists knowingly use every opportunity to distort reality, provide alternate facts, perpetuate false narratives, and spin news with half-truths and lies to mislead the voters. The leaders of the Democrat party, seemingly caught in a reality void of honesty, continue to fabricate, misrepresent, and deceive. They really must think we are all fools!