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Hard Left Cannibalizes Democrats

They weren't very tasty.

The history of cutthroat political gastronomy is chock full of big meals at the expense of the reigning status quo. Brutus cut into Caesar with relish. Napoleon devoured the French Revolution and Margaret Thatcher feasted on the spicy remains of the Labour Party. But few have gorged as well as AOC and her ilk on the establishment Democrat Party over the reconciliation and infrastructure bills. It’s an all you can eat buffet serving Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer. Bon appetit ladies, try the veal, I’m here all week (rimshot).

Michael Goodwin of the New York Post goes into detail on the matter.

 

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Goodwin: It’s an oft-told tale that, given Friday’s developments in Washington, bears repeating.

As Joe Califano describes it in “Triumph and Tragedy,” his revealing memoir of his time in Lyndon Johnson’s White House, the president summoned civil rights leaders during racial unrest in the explosive summer of 1967.

Detroit and Newark were burning and Democrats were sharply divided over several issues, including how to respond to the rioters. LBJ was using his famous arm-twisting methods with NAACP leader Roy Wilkins and Urban League executive director Whitney Young, but without much success. Frustrated, he launched an attack on the left-wing of his party, declaring, “A liberal is intolerant of other views. He wants to control your thoughts and actions.”

As Califano writes, Johnson then moved closer to his guests to deliver the final punch: “You know the difference between cannibals and liberals? Cannibals eat only their enemies.”

Joe Biden knows the feeling. More than five decades later, he, too, is being eaten alive by the Dems’ left, which is now called progressive instead of liberal. The contrast was on display Friday as Biden surrendered to his party’s most radical element without a fight. His visit to Capitol Hill was billed as a bid to forge a solution to the Dems’ split, but instead Biden blinked and waved a white flag. By giving his blessing to the radicals’ refusal to vote on the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal until they get a vote on the $3.5 trillion grab bag of socialist trash, he turned his back on the central promise of his election and guaranteed his presidency will continue to hemorrhage public support.

Biden’s comments after the meeting revealed his capitulation, saying first that “we’re going to get this done.” But that bravado was instantly neutered when he added: “It doesn’t matter when. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in six minutes, six days or six weeks. We’re going to get it done.” Try to imagine LBJ saying he was fine with a minority of his party sidelining his agenda until they felt like addressing it. In fact, try to imagine any president folding like Biden did.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
10 months ago

Hooray more Dem divide awesome do more OK

Joe
Joe
10 months ago

What a entertaining site to see these dumbocraps eat each other, they even hate each other, and they expect us to come together, to side with them, shows how stupid they really are. Hidenbiden is so incompetent, his own party won’t even get on board, with his ridiculous, spending spree to bankrupt our country. U just can’t fix stupid.

Woodie thompson
Woodie thompson
10 months ago

Funny how occasionally they get on track. Sure it’s for the wrong reasons but right. A little bit in any case !

Mary-Jo Wiese
Mary-Jo Wiese
10 months ago

Just get them OUT !!