Democrats have vowed to filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee if it is anyone other than Lockstep Leftist Merrick Garland, who would have cemented the left-wing majority of Democrat dreams. (Hat Tip RSG). They are also dragging their feet on Trump’s cabinet nominations. This is the political equivalent of a two-year-old throwing herself on the floor at WalMart and screaming until she’s red in the face because Mom said she couldn’t have a Barbie doll.
In playing these childish political games, Democrats in the US House and Senate are behaving much like Wisconsin Democrats did under Governor Scott Walker. Remember when a bunch of them left the state to deny the senate the necessary quorum to pass a budget? Remember their failed attempt to recall Scott Walker? Remember how they tried to run a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice off the bench and replace him with a Democrat hack? And, of course, they compared Walker to Hitler.
I can’t help but wonder if the childish antics and tantrums of Wisconsin Democrats are one of the reasons Wisconsin went red this time around, and why Ron Johnson handily re-won his senate seat against leftist darling Russ Feingold? Not only that, solid Republican majorities have been elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature.
One of the reasons Donald Trump is president may be because of the decision made by Democrats in the first term of George W. Bush’s presidency to go scorched Earth. George W. Bush was a pretty moderate Republican, who prided himself on “reaching across the aisle” (Republican codespeak for “giving Democrats whatever they want.”) He let Ted Kennedy author the No Child Left Behind law. He created a new Medicare Prescription Drug entitlement. He pushed for amnesty for millions of undocumented Democrat voters, and, on his watch, was more likely to prosecute Border Patrol Agents than illegal immigrants. On conservative initiatives like supplementing social security with private investment accounts, or opening Alaskan wastelands to oil exploration, he folded faster than Superman on laundry day.
Did Democrats cut him any credit for this? No, they compared him to Hitler and fantasized about assassinating him.
Likewise, Mitt Romney, was a very moderate Republican; moderate enough to be elected governor of Massachusetts and sign the first draft of Obamacare into law. He was also pro-gun control and a Global Warming True Believer. Did it matter? Nope, he was still Hitler. And they said he wanted to put women into binders and outlaw tampons.
Democrats created this no-win scenario where Republicans would never advance any conservative ideas, and would get called Hitler no matter how much they appeased the left. If it any wonder that Republicans voters finally said, “Screw it, we’re gonna give them Trump.” And now that Democrat Media organs are making the Trump-Hitler comparison … the only people who are impressed are the same people who said that Bush was Hitler and Romney was Hitler. We get it. Every Republican is Hitler. Whatever.
Now that Democrats are embracing childish temper tantrums as their party’s signature move, the question is whether the rest of the country is going to go along with it? Or whether enough sensible people will tire of their antics and shift to the right, as happened in Wisconsin.