Cal Thomas writes about the “desperate democrats”

Desperate Democrats
BY CAL THOMAS

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If you are in need of more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular (and isn’t current evidence sufficient?), you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings.

As The Washington Post first reported, the decision to replace “quid pro quo” with “bribery” when speaking of President Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s president came from focus groups conducted in key battleground states. Among the questions asked of people was whether “quid pro quo,” “extortion” or “bribery” was the best description of the president’s alleged conduct. The groups found “bribery” to be the most descriptive and “damning.”

Armed with their talking points, Democrats at the House Intelligence Committee hearing, across the country and on TV programs, began using the word bribery. Listening to some of the montages compiled by conservative media is hilarious. It is straight out of “newspeak” in George Orwell’s novel, “1984,” which the author said was “designed to diminish the range of thought.”

This represents the death rattle of a party once known for promoting big ideas. Last week, the stock market achieved another record high, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topping 28,000, fattening the savings of current and future retirees. While not everyone is invested in the market, when companies make money, they tend to hire more people. It is why unemployment is at record, or near record, lows and the number of employed at record highs. Anyone wanting a job can find one, if they are willing to accept an entry-level position and work hard to move up. Many companies offer education benefits to their employees.

Democrats are desperate to get rid of the president (though the Senate will never convict him), because one more term of prosperity, especially for minorities, who have mostly been tied to their party, could mean a shift in loyalty. If that shift in African-American voters from Democrat to Republican is even as small as 10 percent, Democrats would be doomed in 2020 and possibly beyond.

Success is a better and more motivating theme than envy, greed and entitlement, as promoted by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. The Wall Street Journal reported that under Warren’s Medicare-for-all scheme, some would be taxed above 100 percent and that her proposals are so grandiose her “wealth tax” would fall far short of paying for it all.

Given the poor stewardship of the federal government with the record amounts of tax dollars it already receives, why does anyone believe sending more money to Washington and placing additional tax penalties on successful people would suddenly mean politicians might become fiscally responsible?

If government is the solution, how much more money does it need to solve problems and why haven’t those problems been solved by now?

It’s all a sham and a scam. We hear the same rhetoric every four years, especially about the wealthy and successful needing to pay their “fair share.” Democrats never tell us what they mean by fair, but it appeals to the envy and class warfare their party promotes.

America is a land of opportunity, not guaranteed outcome. There are more opportunities than ever for a good education, good jobs and so many other things that make the country unique.

Republicans have the better message. What they need is a better and more courageous way of promoting it. Desperation worked for Democrats during the Great Depression, but they have been living off inertia for more than seven decades. Desperation is not a policy, especially at a time when America is better off than it has been in decades.

If impeachment is all Democrats have, it won’t be enough.

THIS YEAR MARKS CAL THOMAS’ 35TH YEAR AS A SYNDICATED COLUMNIST. READERS MAY EMAIL CAL THOMAS AT TCAEDITORS@TRIBPUB.COM.

 


Comments:
  1. On November 20, 2019 at 12:35 pm,
    russell hamilton says:

    Lots of real testimony is shedding light on the I CAN DO IT MYSEILF STYLE OF tRUMP . Pence [ not my favorite person ] looks calm and steady versus the conflict prone DJT . pray for peace rsh

  2. On November 20, 2019 at 4:07 pm,
    cfs says:

    Isn’t it interesting the head Prosecutor in Ukraine just indicted AND ARRESTED the head of Burisma ?

  3. On November 20, 2019 at 4:12 pm,
    cfs says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/breaking-trump-was-right-head-of-burisma-holdings-arrested-in-ukraine/

    Thank goodness Trump delayed the aid to Ukraine, or a whole lot more of the aid would have disappeared.
    Note: Almost ALL of the $ 1 Billion delivered by Biden just disappeared……the corruption had to be halted.)

  4. On November 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm,
    cfs says:

    The Office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine stated “The Yanukovych family is suspected of laundering $ 7.4 Billion through Franklin Templeton Funds, and illegally obtaining income from the purchases of external government loan bonds.
    CFS Comment: Franklin BlackRock investments may also be involved.
    John Templeton Jr. was a major campaign contributor to Obama, and and Thomas Donilon, Obama’s National security advisor, is managing director of BlackRock Investment Institute. I believe, but cannot prove, Obama’s kickbacks are deposited in Seychelles Banks. My best estimate of Hunter Biden’s and his father’s kickbacks amount to close to $ 20 million.

    • On November 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm,
      cfs says:

      Oops. Franklin Templeton And Blackrock…. Instead of Franklin Blackrock…..

  5. On November 20, 2019 at 4:52 pm,
    cfs says:

    https://tass.com/world/1090971?fbclid=IwAR1G4B9W556ctXEAUqUHuT0in3g_unxfhYQkYgAGgSJ0KGTRWk38VX6Bhoc

    There is a rumor that Joe Biden received a “gift” of money for getting the prosecutor investigating Burisma removed from office. This money came via Cyprus to the Cayman Islands.

  6. On November 20, 2019 at 6:26 pm,
    cfs says:
  7. On November 20, 2019 at 6:47 pm,
    cfs says:
  8. On November 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm,
    CFS says:

    The photo above was PUBLISHED in 2018, but taken at date unknown.

  9. On November 20, 2019 at 10:53 pm,
    cfs says:
  10. On November 21, 2019 at 7:07 am,
    cfs says:
  11. On November 21, 2019 at 8:28 am,
    cfs says:

    Did you know that so far this year, Facebook has employed 68 federal lobbyists, 12 in-house employees and 56 from K Street firms – spending nearly $12.3m on federal lobbying through 30 September.

    https://www.opensecrets.org/federal-lobbying/clients/lobbyists?cycle=2019&id=D000033563

    most of the lobbyists are left-leaning Democrats; right in line with Silicon Valley policies, trying to cut out of media most conservative views.
    This is really preparing to be a serious problem in mid-December when conservative views will be prohibited from most media. WARNING folks, you ain’t seen nothing yet !

  12. On November 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm,
    cfs says:

    Interesting….

    The law firm that represents Vindman and Fiona Hill is Boies, Shiller and Flexner.

    Want to guess the law firm that hired Hunter Biden ?
    You’re Right: Boies, Shiller and Flexner.

  13. On November 21, 2019 at 12:28 pm,
    cfs says:

    Ousted Ambassador Yovonavich ordered assets in Ukraine to spy on pro-Trump people.

    Dang ! No conflict there….No wonder Trump replaced her.
    No Surprise Schiffty had her testifying.

  14. On November 21, 2019 at 12:34 pm,
    cfs says:
  15. On November 21, 2019 at 12:47 pm,
    cfs says:

    Who needs conspiracy theories, when the FACTS for conspiracy are out in the open:
    Fiona Hill linked to Steele Dossier !

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/more-lies-fiona-hill-who-worked-for-soros-and-is-linked-to-chris-steele-and-joseph-mifsud-insists-shes-non-partisan-video/

  16. On November 21, 2019 at 2:16 pm,
    cfs says:
  17. On November 22, 2019 at 1:43 am,
    russell hamilton says:

    not to worry friends usa will do wel with PENCE as PRES . best of health and wealth rsh