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Democrat Demagoguery – Theater of the Absurd

Bernie Sanders

Democrats are losing their grip on reality. They assume the rest of America is on their carousel. We are not. Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), former an avowed socialist, latter fending off a primary challenge from his left, have become demagogues.

A demagogue uses chicanery, fear, prejudice, desire, avarice, and hyperbole to manipulate people. The demagogue disdains dispassionate truth, rational argument, the comeback that says:  Sorry, untrue. At times, irony creeps into the conversation.

We are at that point in America today, when leading senators throw down, shamelessly breaking glass, insulting colleagues because they refuse to smash a 150-year-old tradition – the filibuster, or for standing by the 10th Amendment, or for defending voting integrity and states’ rights.

Senator Sanders last week personalized attacks – about the 20th time he has done so – against two US Senate colleagues, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), claiming they imperiled the Republic by opposing plans to destroy the filibuster, refusing to beat Republicans by burning down the old tradition – for “voting rights.”

Here is part of the irony. You see, the first bill Democrats wanted to ram through without the filibuster, which only ends with a 60-member cloture vote, aimed to eviscerate state laws passed in 2021 insisting on election integrity, voter identification, no ballot harvesting, and no cheats.

Once the first bill federalizing elections was rammed through – on one vote – the old filibuster would breathe no more, dead, no matter what got said. As the Wall Street Journal noted, that was like saying not to worry, as Democrats were only pulling one brick from the Hoover Dam. Death to the filibuster would be swift. 

The irony only gets worse. Beyond killing assurance of deliberation and killing the right of states to conduct elections fairly, the attempted Democrat trick would allow mass power concentration, bills packing the Supreme Court to eroding rights, all on one vote.

Perhaps the most glaring irony was not Sanders’ words but words from the esteemed New York Senator, Mr. Schumer. Intended or not, they sent shivers through many Americans. The filibuster guarantees the upper chamber actions are “deliberative,” not kneejerk. It assures the Constitution’s spirit is honored, even if not a constitutional provision. It is often used.

Said Sanders, after insulting Manchin in his constituency and watching leftists trail Sinema into a bathroom stall: “As the voting rights bill finally comes to the floor … there is only one vote which will really matter … will Manchin and Sinema vote with the GOP and let the bill die?” 

Recall the “voting rights” bill is a voting rights emasculation bill, not something most want. Manchin and Sinema are Senators of character who have explained their views. No matter.

Said Schumer, the same Senator who obliquely threatened the Supreme Court they would “pay” if they reversed Roe: “Make no mistake, the United States Senate will — for the first time this Congress — debate voting rights legislation … an issue as vital to the beating heart of our democracy ….”

The language caught many short. Here was a Senator who does not want to save the life of a child with a beating heart, from a state that legalized killing a child at birth, who cloaks himself in talk of the Republic’s “beating heart,” pretending that is a voting rights bill federalizing and killing states’ rights!

In short, a new age of demagoguery is upon us, return to irony within irony, layers of hyperbole, and fictional narratives sold as truth, tables pounded with mock indignance. One can get frustrated or – better yet – get some popcorn, and settle in for theater of the absurd. 


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Patricia
3 months ago

Ole Chukie and Sanders should go hand in hand onto the plane that’s headed one way straight to Russia…the only way the two will ever be happy!!! Today would be a good day to go!!!

John Koss
3 months ago

When you look at individuals who have never really had “working man” occupations, this is the end result. Can you really put down on paper what a Senator actually does? Oh sure promote legislaaaation, make speeeches, sit on their lard a..es! These two are such phonies. And the people that vote for them? Total buffoons!

Bill on the Hill
3 months ago
Reply to  John Koss

Now John, credit should be given when it’s due, after all since Sanders became a Senator he has successfully had ( 2 ) post offices renamed…
All the best,
Bill… :~)

Max
3 months ago

Bernie’s PO and Sander’s PO, right ???

PaulE
3 months ago

And he has managed to get a payoff of a nice third home from the Clintons for agreeing to pull out of the 2016 race. Not to mention all the flights on private jets, so he doesn’t have to mingle with the riff raff of society. So getting kick-backs, real estate and income from shady side deals is nothing to sneeze at. The role of a Senator is a tough job indeed. ;-)

DMW
3 months ago

Schumer and Pelosi are poison in the water! The longer they are voted in the more corrupt and evil they become. They need to get the heck out! They have no concept of reality as we God fearing Americans do. No matter what they try to deceitfully do GOD IS THE ONE IN CONTROL AND GOD WILL PREVAIL!!!!! Two year terms would definitely end some of the blatant evil and corruption. Get the old sour blood out!

Mac
3 months ago

What’s so pathetic is that it’s so obvious that democrat politicians are repugnant, delusional, American hating communist !
But worse than that; ignorant, American hating socialist(s) people keep voting them into office ……

Jeanette
3 months ago

What is really sad at this time is that we have to put up with Chuck for yet another year. He is a disappointment for New Yorkers..thank God for Senators Manchin And Sinema!

Rick
3 months ago

This jerk is 80 years old. He’s got to kick off one of these days!

DMW
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick

The sooner the better!

Robert White
3 months ago

The Dems should be known as the party that HATES AMERICA. No words can express the stupidity of their actions. And they hate you if bring up the history of the Socialist System!!

sick of the stupid
3 months ago

They hate the country and see their time slipping away. The problem is the state they are in are under the thumb of the democratic parties and know republican has the time, money or staff know how to beat or even challenge them. We need help in these states to overturn their monopoly in these northeastern states. Even though Vt has a Reb governor he acts like a RINO and placates to the Libs and the LGBT community

Tracy
3 months ago

All. Sadly. True!

Anna Law
3 months ago

nice

Spade David
3 months ago

“Fictional narratives” are the only things that keep the deluded Marxist Democrats going. They cannot stand behind truth…. only lies. Not many, if any, traditional Democrats exist today. A great thumping at the 2022 mid-term elections will be the way to weed out these un-American hateful people. Some of these Marxists will not realize the errors of their ways until conservatives rule congress, and subsequent hearings expose their lies to Americans. I gleefully await the return to normalcy and the demise of the Democrat party as we know it today.

Chas
3 months ago
Reply to  Spade David

Well said

George Washington's Admirer
3 months ago

Communist Demagoguery is replacing: Our History with ‘Cancel Culture’ & ‘Wokeism’, replacing Our Constitution with Monarchical Dictates, replacing Our First Amendment with Censorship & Fear, Replacing ‘Patients’ Rights’ with no freedom of choice, replacing fair elections with skullduggery, replacing Pride In Our Patriot Fathers with the removal of statues, portraits, and writings, replacing Our Pride & Love of God & Country with The Dark Deep Abyss of Marxism! Remember the Immortal Words of President Thomas Jefferson: “In a republican nation whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.”

Tim Thompson
3 months ago

Hopefully God will be calling him to account for his pathetic Socialistic actions!

anna hubert
3 months ago

It’s not their criminality that is astonishing but the blindness to it of the people who keep them in

Buttercup12
3 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

Anna Hubert, I have been saying that for way too long. Astonishing, yes. Pathetic, absutely.

RepublicanWarrior
3 months ago

More and more Democrats are embracing Communism. JFK Democrats don’t exist anymore. Manchin and Sinema come close. Democrats must be defeated in 2022 and 2024.

J. Shenk
3 months ago

JFK, FDR and HST would not recognize the modern day Democrat Party, and their unapologetic pro-American ideologies would not be welcomed by party leadership.

anna hubert
3 months ago
Reply to  J. Shenk

FDR kissed Stalin’s ring and butt

Lynn
3 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

AMEN…FDR–our first socialist

J. Shenk
3 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

FDR was a socialist and soft on postwar Soviet expansionism, but he was inherently pro-American nonetheless.

Harry Guzaliak
3 months ago
Reply to  J. Shenk

FDR caused the depression to last ten years longer than it should have.

J. Shenk
3 months ago
Reply to  Harry Guzaliak

Roosevelt’s efforts to spend our way out of the Great Depression didn’t work. There are those who argue such efforts were, in effect, counter-productive. I’d be inclined to agree; however, his administration’s failed domestic monetary policies don’t alter the fact that he was staunchly pro-American and being staunchly pro-American would render him unwelcome in today’s Democrat party.

PaulE
3 months ago

I disagree with you on only one point RBC. That is that the Democrats think the people are all on board with their agenda. On the contrary, the Democrats are NOT that stupid. They fully realize that they do NOT yet have a majority of Americans brainwashed into believing the socialist agenda being put forth by the Democrats is either good for the country or for all Americans as a whole. Which is why they are frantically racing to jam through as much of their agenda as possible ahead of elections, that they may not be able to fully control in all 50 states. Which is why they keep circling back to “election reform” over and over again. If they can federalize elections and thus assure both Sinema and Manchin their re-election bids, you can bet both would quickly flip their votes to fully supporting whatever Democrat leadership wants. Both their voting records speak for themselves, when it comes to overwhelmingly supporting what the Democrat Party wants.

The Democrats fully understand that whatever they can get passed and signed into law becomes virtually impossible to ever repeal. Not with any Democrat sitting in the White House and if they can get “election reform” through before 2024, that will no longer be an issue they need to concern themselves with. So in the meantime, they are relentless by jamming as much as they can into each bill and trying to ram it through in pure party line votes. If they can kill the filibuster, as well as get their “election reform” through, then the floodgates would be wide open to all the bills awaiting Senate approval and this nation would be fully transformed within a few months.

As for Bernie, well he is at least mostly honest about what he is and what he wants to do to this country. That a majority of voters in Vermont keep re-electing him says a lot of things about the voters of Vermont and not in a good way. The same can be said for the people that voted for AOC and the rest of “the Squad”, as well as most Democrat voters in 2022. It is what it is.

Bill on the Hill
3 months ago

Thanks RBC… Senator Sanders of Vermont but NOT from Vermont is a loud mouthed socialist, yet approx. 2/3rds of Vermonters, all democrats, can’t seem to get enough of this oligarch whom btw hails from a Jewish household in the borough of Brooklyn, NY…Sanders with one of his earlier wives actually took his new bride to Moscow, Russia on their honeymoon as that in of itself speaks volumes to me personally…
Bernie boy is now on his 3rd wife, i.e. Jane Sanders, whom single handedly bankrupted Burlington College & then retired with a $430,000.00 annual pension…
When ole Bernie was running for the democrat presidential nomination against HRC back in 2016, the people of Brooklyn, NY voted for Hillary, need I say anymore?
The other 1/3rd in VT are conservative Republicans living in a state run by a democrat majority for DECADES now, hence the situation we find ourselves in at present time…
Effective in 2022 all ballots in Vermont will now be MAIL-IN BALLOTS, imagine that for just a second considering what this nation just went through in the 2020 presidential election…
I will drive over to the town hall & vote IN-PERSON & ask the polling place volunteers the same question I ask each & every year: Would you like to see my I.D.?, oh that is not necessary sir, just give us your name…
Trump won!
Bill… :~)

PaulE
3 months ago

Well Bill, since all ballots in Vermont will now be mail-in ballots, I guess that means Bernie will be winning re-election by even larger margins going forward. Thus he feels he can spout off even more and have no fear of voter reprisal. Ah the wonders of socialism.
Oh and yes Trump indeed did win, but the administrative state ensured he couldn’t prevail and the sheep did nothing.

B. Schmidt
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Well…..what would you suggest that the “sheep” do? Start a revolution? We individuals have no good way to fight the rats who manipulate voting, so just what answer can you present that would spell “voter reprisal?” Once these people get elected, their Party affiliation takes over, and it is the Party that makes the decisions that voters once made.

It is an innate fault of our legal setup, and nothing short of a civil war or revolution will repair the damage. Am I pushing for either? Certainly not, but I have no answer, and I am not a legal scholar. I feel that the first step is to return to voter ID being required at the ballot/voting locations, and that voters be required to appear there in person, with authenticated identification and proof of citizenship. Anyone who is not a citizen should not be allowed to vote (I’m thinking of Biden’s allowing illegals to vote).

If our voting process is not secure, we may as well kiss off this country because our sovereignty will be gone.

PaulE
3 months ago
Reply to  B. Schmidt

As soon as the Democrats starting blocking the windows to counting centers and putting Republican ballot observers 30 yards away from being able to see the signature verification process, the people should have started having protests in the streets (peacefully by the way, not the ANTIFA or BLM riots). The same when trucks from out of state starting bringing in hundreds of thousands of ballots to counting centers in the middle of the night. That should have gone on all across all 6 key swing states where the fraud was engineered. Stand up and show you’re not going to simply roll over and accept the fraud that was happening right before your eyes. Push back and make them take notice. I guarantee you that if the roles were reversed, Democrats would have had thousands of protestors bussed in and on the streets within hours.

If your notion is to simply throw your hands up and meekly accept whatever fraud is occurring, then that is unfortunately the definition of being a sheep. Democrat states already provide illegal aliens with drivers licenses, so they have the necessary photo ID to vote. In every Democrat state around me, you are automatically registered to vote when you get a drivers license. As for proof of citizenship, meaning a birth certificate being required to vote, good luck with that. At the rate Democrat run states are going, the distinction of citizenship is being rapidly eroded. New York and California already allow illegals to vote in local elections. Once you are officially on the voter rolls, there is no specific designation that you are limited only to local elections. It just shows you are a registered legal voter.

Morbious
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I must thoughtfully disagree. First, this was happening in the wee hours. Most Rs work. Second, there’s little doubt that the forces that run blue cities and states would’ve responded vigorously to crowds of Rs milling around voting compared to blm protesting. The latter would’ve been allowed to break in and burn the place. The march for life hasnt curtailed abortion, it merely gives prolifers an emotional boost. I was at the November 14 stop the steal rally. It was exhilarating. I was energized for a week. It changed things not one whit in spite of nearly 100,000 attendees, most of whom weren’t locals and who took off work and spent money to be there. I concede having no clear solutions for our predicament short of a time machine but i cant see the efficacy of marches, especially now that we know the left will infiltrate and instigate violence. Btw, there wasnt any in nov 20, but the left adapted quickly and by jan 21 caused trouble that will dog us for years.

PaulE
3 months ago
Reply to  Morbious

I agree with you that one day rallies are not meaningful events that produce change. That is not what I was suggesting. I’ve been to countries where the people turn out by the millions to protest their authoritarian governments for days and they can sometimes be very effective at getting the political class to sit up and take notice and make some changes. Granted they can’t win their freedom back that way, but at least they can get some of the more oppressive edicts rolled back a bit. Of course in those countries they’re much farther along the socialist route than we are today, but the Democrats are doing their best to catch up as fast as they can.

Just like when the left protests here, the protests would have needed to be very large, a minimum of half a million people per event, and sustained over the course of several days in all six key swing states that were part of the steal. All so the media can’t simply ignore it like they did with the Stop the Steal rally. Yes, I know I talking about at least 3,000,000 people participating and yes most people would have had to take a week off from work, but what is the value of NOT having the country driven intentionally in the ground by America’s Socialist Party? BTW, yes I agree with you that the Democrats did an excellent job of staging a trap on Jan. 6. They will use that to brow beat the vast majority of Republicans into total submission for years.

Morbious
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

As always, thanks for your response. If you’re correct, its going to take a lot more pain to get to the point where half a million people take to the streets. Apathy and going along to get along still reign.

Smili'in Jack
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

There will always be an extra 100,000 more votes for democrats than there are registered voters in VT.

Bill on the Hill
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

That pretty much sums it up Paul as the democrats in VT have held the majority for decades now… The democrats have their man in place now with a 3rd term RINO governor that lied to the people of Vermont the 1st time around, he has done a complete about face on his promises made & goes with the Democrats 99.9% of the time, hence the situation in Vermont is every bit as bad as it was under the previous Democrat governor, Peter Welch, a crook through and through & this made for an easy win for Scott, even as a make believe Republican. He fooled me the 1st time but NOT the 2nd or 3rd time…
All the best,
Bill… :~)

Smili'in Jack
3 months ago

Bernie has never had a real grown-up adult type job–in his entire miserable life.. He is a typical leftist mooch looking for something for nothing. What some “people” see in him or like what he says is a complete mystery to me. Nothing to admire, He’s what we always referred to as a bum or a leech.

Bill on the Hill
3 months ago
Reply to  Smili'in Jack

I agree with your assessment Smili’in Jack & his current (3rd) wife is fully on board with this.
I think it was the early ’70’s when Sanders came to VT as a penniless hippy type…
The records show he was a deadbeat renter & trashed & stiffed numerous rentals & their landlords around the state. He is a leech & is good for absolutely nothing…
The only supposedly real job the bum ever held was as mayor of Burlington & he ran as a socialist, but he has also run for office as an independent & a democrat over the years…
I enjoy my style of life here in VT, but VT politically speaking is morally BANKRUPT & has been for decades now under the stewardship of the ruling majority party, the democrats, this includes her 3rd term RINO gov, Phil Scott, a total & complete disgrace & yes he voted for Joe Biden & publicaly announced it on National TV no less…
Bill… :~)

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