Democrats — The Base Attacks the Core

Remarkl
4 min readNov 3, 2021
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Once again, American liberals (now calling themselves “progressives”) have overplayed their hand. They are so sure of their rectitude that they are willing to excuse — indeed revel in — their fecklessness. I mean, Thomas Jefferson? Really?

The anti-Democrat voting coalition draws its strength from the Progressive Caucus. Joe Manchin is not blocking the “hard” infrastructure bill. The Squad and its friends are blocking it. We are talking about roads, bridges, drinking water, and all sorts of other upgrades to the quality of life here, not to mention the economic stimulus and high-paying jobs the projects will create. The party of “the people” simply doesn’t care. All they seem to care about is shaming White people and giving money to folks who have not earned it.

I am not defending Manchin’s position on the BBB bill. This essay is about politics, not policy, a distinction the “libs” don’t seem to grasp, a reason they have become so easy to “own.” I support some of what’s in the BBB bill and not other parts. But I have one very narrow focus here: preservation of representative democracy. Whatever is bad for Trump, I’m for. And the Democrats’ stupidity is not bad for Trump.

The Virginia gubernatorial race is a big deal. Yes, McAuliffe lost because he said some dumb things, but that’s micropolitics. He was vulnerable on the education point because the Democrats have politicized education in a way that even the creationists never thought of. Where the creationists want equal exposure for their silly origin story about the world, the woke-ass Democrats want to replace the origin story about our nation. The existing story is about how good we want to be. The proposed replacement — as set forth in The 1619 Project — is about how bad we actually were. (Did I mention Thomas Jefferson?)

That is not how national origin stories work. Those stories are the classic “lies agreed upon,” history “written by the winners.” We have such stories because societies survive best when their bad acts are relegated to the libraries where only scholars can find them. As Shakespeare put it (in a different context, but the words fit):

But ’tis a common proof
That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder,
Whereto the climber upward turns his face.
But when he once attains the upmost round,
He…

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