The Dems retook the House, so are they happy? Don’t make me laugh

The Dems retook the House, so are they happy? Don’t make me laugh
Jerrold Nadler (Image: YouTube screen grab)

It sits on a spotlighted pedestal in a room all its own in the Museum of Political Predictions that Haven’t Aged Well. It is a forecast made by far-left commentator Sally Kohn on Election night in 2016. She tweeted, “My sense is that if Trump wins, Hillary supporters will be sad. If Hillary wins, Trump supporters will be angry. Important difference.”

Except for her spot-on observation that the difference between the two groups is important, the prediction could not have been more wrong. Despite Democrats’ belief that they are the party of tolerance and Republicans are easily provoked rednecks, the election of Donald Trump gave rise to Antifa, the most hostile press in the history of the western world, and an opposition party whose least condemnable act has been its knee-jerk refusal to support any initiative Republicans propose.

On Tuesday, Kohn’s theory was put to the test again. Midterm elections were held with Democrats retaking the House of Representatives but not the Senate. So Dems did calmly greet this outcome by acknowledging that one out of two ain’t bad, while enraged Republicans took to the streets?

Hardly. President Donald Trump called Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi and cordially congratulated her. For the Democrats, meanwhile, it was business as usual. Trump held a post-election press conference where nearly every question was designed to get him to admit to being a racist, a white supremacist, a fool, a hyper-partisan, or misguided. The event culminated with the suspension of CNN flame-thrower Jim Acosta’s White House credentials, which will be construed by the Left as proof of Trump’s disdain for a free press.

Last night, a flash mob assembled outside the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson chanting “Racist scumbag, leave town!” and “No borders! No walls! No USA at all!”

But at least we can look forward to a new collegiality from the Democrat-controlled House, right? Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler was overheard on a train from New York to Washington discussing plans to go “all-in” on Russia and impeach Brett Kavanaugh for “perjury.”

None of this comes as a surprise — and especially the behavior of the media or the new majority. Three days ago, far-left journalist Ryan Lizza salivated over the prospect of “a Democratic House [that] would halt Trump’s legislative agenda”:

… [W]ith the powerful investigative machinery of House committees in the hands of Trump’s opponents, Congress’s moribund oversight of the executive branch would suddenly spring to life. Trump and his cabinet would drown in subpoenas. Meanwhile, flipping power to Democrats in the states, especially in the Midwest, where Democrats have a decent chance of winning governorships in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin, would allow the party to control the redistricting process in many places that were gerrymandered into oblivion after the enormous state-level Democratic  losses of the Obama era.

In short, nothing would satisfy Democrats short of the total annihilation of the Republican party, Donald Trump, and — in extreme cases — the entire country. Yet, they’re the ones tossing out the Hitler comparisons.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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