The current schism in the Democrat party is beginning to develop epic proportions. The basic split is between the old guard, Nancy Pelosis group, and the radical socialist wing that was first aroused by Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Leading the group of malcontents is a female group of 3 freshman House of Representative members. Leader of the gang is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sponsor to the gangrene new deal, alongside her is Rep. Omar, the anti-Semite and congress woman Tlaib, who is preparing impeachment filings against President Trump.
The three malevolent musketeers have literally taken over the leadership in the House. The major disruption last week was Omar’s anti-Semite remarks that caused the issuance of a resolutions that was supposed to chastise her. In typical Washington fashion the resolution was watered down so as not to name her but instead condemn all hate speech. Additionally the vote was delayed so that Democrats could pander to their base by adding a paragraph condemning White Nationals.
Speaking before the vote the addled Pelosi tried to minimize Omar’s statements by saying that in her “Pelosi’s” infinite wisdom she felt that Omar did not know the severity of her words. This, despite the fact that Omar, a Muslim, has been spouting the same rhetoric for over a decade.
Republicans in the House have demanded that Omar be removed from her spot on the sensitive Foreign Relations Committee.
Tlaib who is best remembered for her scandalous remark about impeaching Trump shortly after she was elected, is the least recognized of the trio. But she is famous for her viscous and salty tongue.
AOC has the biggest news profile and is a threat to Pelosi because DNC chairman Perez has said that she is the new face of the Democrat party. Some of her prestige may have suffered last week when she was accused of mishandling almost $1,000,000.00 of champagne funds. She also has called for the abandonment of airplanes, which she routinely takes from her posh New York apartment to Washington. In essence she is Bernie Sanders on steroids***
In discussing the 2020 election at a coffee break last week one savvy political observer noted that the DNC may have a secret plan for victory by letting all of the radical nutcases make outlandish claims so that when Joe Bide enters he will seem like a normal human being. But the observer also noted he did not think the DNC was that smart.
Also, in regard to the Presidential election another person noted that Hillary Clinton was making a study stream of T.V. appearances. Although she has claimed she is not running for President one of her advisors said that there was still a chance. Most Democrats would like to see her run, but that run would be back into the woods into which she disappeared when she lost to Trump. During a recent appearance she reverted to her shrill delivery, which almost turned into a screech as she found another reason for her loss. This time it was voter suppression and she lapsed into her African American delivery to appeal to her audience.
Currently missing from the big stage are Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Perhaps neither of them can cope with the outlandish statements coming from most of the candidates. The most recent one was from California’s Kamala Harris who wants to legalize prostitution nationwide.
Since Bloomberg has opted out of running the Democrats biggest fear is that the founder of Starbucks will run as an Independent.
At this writing Governor Cuomo of New York is pleading with Amazon to reconsider its abandonment of the state which was caused mostly by AOC’s activism. Regarding AOC one Republican may have described her most accurately when he called her an economic illiterate. ***
Decades ago when I made my first trip to Southern California I was impressed with the clarity of the air, the comfortable temperature and most importantly the overwhelming fragrance of the orange blossoms. In addition to the wide swatch of orange grove there was no freeways and relatively light traffic.
Today as I understand it the odor of orang blossoms has been replaced by something more virulent in the air. When Governor Jerry Brown left the scene for the second time he was replaced by Governor Newsom, who has an abiding love for illegal aliens and has invited them to come to his state to enjoy the benefits of Universal Healthcare for all.
Years ago the term Californication was coined to describe what the West Coast was doing to Nevada.