The following sentence should give you an idea as to just how deep the rabbit hole has become…
I cannot for the life of me believe the stupidity of the Democrats.
“What do I mean?” you ask.
On May 17, House Democrats proudly hailed their passage of what they called a, “sweeping, historic bill.”
“Hmm,” I thought.”I wonder what sweeping, historic thing this bill addresses.” Could it be health care, infrastructure, the ever-widening wealth gap? Could it be stagnating wages?
The historic, sweeping bill in question was what they called, “a sweeping, historic expansion of gay rights.”
Just to be clear, I’m not a homophobe. (I realize that’s the first thing a homophobe would say but I assure you I’m not.) I firmly believe all Americans should be afforded equal rights under the law. My disdain for this “sweeping, historic” piece of legislation, (or piece of something ,) isn’t because I oppose gay rights. It’s because this piece of legislation is ill-timed, poorly-strategized and just plain stupid.
First, the president wouldn’t sign this bill if you held a gun to his head. The president wouldn’t sign this bill if you threatened to divulge his true golf scores and/or high school and college transcripts. The president ain’t gonna sign this bill. So the passage of the bill is symbolic. (A polite way of saying it’s a waste of time.)
Someone needs to explain to the the Democrats that the whole point of legislation is it should become law, not a paper airplane to be thrown around the Oval Office. (That’s what I’d do with it were I the president.)
Simply, vetoing this law has absolutely no down side for the president. All that’s going to happen is he’s going to anger people who wouldn’t vote for him if he promised them free ice cream and high speed internet. They wouldn’t vote for him if he promised each and every one of them a free trip to San Francisco, where they’d get to meet and get an autograph from Nancy Pelosi.. Gays ain’t gonna vote for the president.
Therefore, vetoing this bill will only make the president more of a hero to his supporters than he already is; and more than that, vetoing this bill will make it easy for the hedonistic narcissist president to portray himself as a moral Christian. (Yeah, Democrats. You just made it easier for the guy who said he likes to grab womens’ nether regions and who paid off a porn star and a Playboy Playmate to portray himself as a morals and values Christian, and you as enablers of perversion.)
More than anything, though, Democrats displayed a sense of priority that’s stunted at best and outright non existent at worse. Of all the things they could’ve addressed this close to an election year, they chose an issue that’s sure to alienate moderate voters. It’s almost as if they’re saying to the president and his party, “No,really. We don’t want to hold onto our majority in the House or to gain a majority in the Senate, and we definitely don’t want the White House. Why don’t you just go ahead and take them.”
Sadly, the Democrats fail to understand the whole point of being a political party is that you try to actually win elections and should you win those elections, you focus your efforts on accomplishing as much as possible, so as to convince as many people as possible to re-elect you.
I’d say as far as next year’s elections go, the Democrats’ only hope now is that the Republicans somehow become as bull goose stupid as they are. Which is to say Republicans shouldn’t celebrate just yet, because given the depth, breadth and general nature of the rabbit hole, them going all bull goose stupid between now and November 2020 is very much a distinct possibility.
Craig Carter is an Ontario resident and can be reached in care of The Argus Observer, 1160 S.W. Fourth St., Ontario, OR 97914. The views and opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily represent those of the Argus Observer.