I cannot tell you how excited I was when Cryin’ Chuck and Granny Nancy presented the Democrats’ brand-spanking new “Better Deal” (technically titled The Better Deal). They should have called it the New Deal, Part II, because it’s the same old, tired progressive policies that have transformed the United States into a semi-socialist country (on the verge of dropping the “semi”).
Or, perhaps betters still, how about “Change You Can Believe In, Part II”? Part I worked out real well, didn’t it? But however you label it, the bottom line is that it’s a call to arms for more big government control of the economy and people’s lives.
That the Dirty Dems are tone deaf has been repeated so many times you’d think they would be more imaginative. But, to our good fortune, such is not the case. It was actually painful watching Granny Nancy fumble and stumble for intelligible answers when Chris Wallace grilled her on Sunday. It was clear that all that wine and cheese has finally taken its toll on her grey matter.
Among other things, The Better Deal calls for higher wages, lower prescription drug costs, an increase in workforce training, and growing infrastructure. How fresh and exciting! Not quite. In reality, it’s the same old mush the Dirty Dems have been peddling for years.
When Wallace asked Granny how the Dirty Dems could win by doing nothing more than recycling their same old agenda, her perplexing answer was, “They’ll hear it with more clarity.” Translation: “Our agenda is just fine. Our messaging just has to be better.”
She then quickly shifted the conversation to herself by mimicking none other than Horrible Hillary. When Wallace asked her about stepping down from her leadership position, she not so subtly adjusted her dentures with her tongue and embarrassingly stated, “I am a master legislator.”
Obviously, Granny is going to be a very depressed woman when the Dirty Dems are overwhelmingly defeated in 2018. (To cover my tracks, I hasten to add that the one and only thing that can prevent a Republican landslide victory in 2018 is if Donald Trump continues his efforts to turn the White House into Animal House and/or the anti-Trump Republicans in Congress succeed in stopping his agenda. That’s right — not Democrats, but Republicans!)
But the worst feature of The Better Deal is the proposition that would create a giant bureaucracy (affectionately referred to by Granny and Chuck as the “National Trust Buster”) to oversee all the existing anti-business agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
The justification is to prevent monopolies and excess concentrations of power in the business world. Of course, if the Dirty Dems were in power and actually enacted such legislation, you can be sure they would exclude from those constraints their favorite big-tech benefactors — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet (Google). Let there be no doubt that the Democrats are the party of the one-percenters!
Then, of course, there’s the minimum wage (yawn), which Democrats must surely realize by now is a job killer and an incentive for companies to move toward more automation and less hiring. Of course, Democrats consider people out of work to be a big win for them, because that equates to dependency, which in turn equates to more Democratic votes. It’s great to be a Democrat, isn’t it?
Basically, what the Dirty Dems are admitting by trying yet again to peddle the politics of envy is that they are convinced the voters who put Donald Trump in power are ignorant — or at least confused. It’s simply a matter of better explaining things to them. Or, as Granny put it, they have to hear the Dirty Dems’ message with more clarity. Failing that, perhaps they need to be sent to reeducation camps where they can read up on Marx and Mao.
We often hear conservative pundits say they are baffled as to why the Democratic Party cannot come up with new ideas, but that’s an easy one to answer. It’s because they’ve had their way for so long — going back at least to FDR and the so-called New Deal — that they’ve become lazy. They have had no incentive to change, because even during the Reagan years they were able to continue selling their snake oil, and during Bush I and Bush II, it was as though they were still in power.
All this is why I believe that if Trump and/or his Republican antagonists don’t screw things up, there is an excellent chance the Democratic Party, as we have come to know it, will not exist after 2018 — or at least after 2020. Bernie Sanders alone almost guarantees that sad ending for them, because this time around he’s going to push the Dirty Dems even further to the anti-American left.
Now, let the fun begin. Bring on The Better Deal.