Will the Democrats Overplay Their Hand?
With operational control of the White House, House of Representatives and U.S. Senate ( albeit by very narrow margins ), the Democrat Party is arrogant and cocky. The Pretender President Joe Biden is doing as he’s told, signing over forty Executive Orders in just a matter of days, trying to inflict as much damage on America and the “deplorables” as possible in such a brief time frame. What else would you call tossing tens of thousands of Americans out of work, shutting down the oil and gas industry, raising insulin prices, and throwing open the borders to millions of new illegal immigrants? Acting as an insecure despot ruling by decree and insulated by razor and barbed-wire fencing and thousands of troops surrounding the White House and the Capitol, Biden reminds one of any of a number of aging, sunglassed Latin American dictators propped up on the balcony of the presidential palace. This so-called “Biden Administration” is almost surreal. It has the makings of a blockbuster Hollywood movie.
Joe Biden occupies the Oval Office with the lowest approval rating of an incoming President in recent memory, less than 50%. A high percentage of Americans rejects his legitimacy outright. This probably explains the rush for constitutionally-questionable Executive Orders and the race to demolish the republic as quickly as possible. With 75 million Americans already on record as objecting to the Democrats’ plan to impose a totalitarian socialist police state, there can be no time to waste lest those numbers exponentially increase in time for the 2022 and 2024 elections.
Will the Democrats overplay their hand and risk a massive backlash at the polls in November of next year and even a Trump comeback two years later? It is entirely possible and perhaps even likely.
Chuck Schumer is anxious to add D.C. and Puerto Rico to the flag and add four new Democrat Senators to his caucus. He’s ready to abolish the filibuster, allowing every radical Democrat scheme to bury the economy, erase the border, and deep-six the Constitution to pass by party-line vote. Biden has even established a commission to study packing the Supreme Court. Yet, even within his own ranks, there is pushback. At least two Democrat Senators, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have said no to abolishing the filibuster, thus jeopardizing Schumer’s agenda to “change America.” Nutsy Pelosi’s hold on the House is just as precarious. With just a single-digit majority, she can ill-afford losing even a few members of her caucus who dread facing re-election in red or purple states next year having signed on to the “Green New Deal” or amnesty and voting rights for 25 million illegal aliens.
The old cornerstone of the Democrat Party – the brick-and-mortar trade unions – is crumbling as Senile Joe moved immediately to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline, suspend leases for oil exploration on federal lands, and stop construction of the Border Wall. Thousands of highly-paid and highly-skilled pipeline workers and engineers have been told by John Kerry to go make “solar panels” instead. This is the haughty, ‘let them eat cake’ attitude the ruling class exhibits toward the working class whenever it captures power anywhere.
Biden’s America-last policies will take a little time to trickle down to the public, but they will arrive in time for the 2022 midterms. Energy prices will skyrocket as the oil and gas industry is crushed. Massive new spending on coronavirus relief and stimulus payments will accelerate inflation which is already showing signs of roaring back with a vengeance as the National Debt nears $30 trillion and annual deficits pass $3 trillion. Unemployment will begin inching back up as the Trump tax cuts on business are rolled back and a $15 minimum wage throws thousands of young unskilled workers out of jobs. Crime and health care burdens will increase as “catch and release” returns and caravans of illegal aliens are welcomed into America as the Trump immigration crackdown is abandoned. Manufacturing will resume its exit from the United States to Third World sweat shops as the Trump trade pacts and tariffs are set aside.
Cui Bono? Who benefits? On the face of it, it would seem politically insane for the Biden regime and the Democrats to alienate one major constituency after another within days or weeks of assuming office. Of course, if those constituencies no longer represent the bread and butter of the Democrat Party, what does it matter? If the Democrat Party is no longer the Party of Jefferson and Jackson ( whose statues and symbols the Party now seeks to demolish ) or the party of the working class, it makes perfect sense. With the Democrat Party now firmly controlled by the Silicon Valley Tech overlords, the Wall Street elites, and the Hollywood glitterati, the Party is responding to the dictates of its new masters, those who bankroll its campaigns and candidates. The Party believes its absolute control over the dissemination of information in contemporary American society assures it of its ability to deceive and dupe the American public. For if Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Zucker, and Mark Zuckerberg are the Ministers of Propaganda of the new regime, how will the people ever know the truth of what that regime is imposing on them? The short answer is they may not read about it, but they will feel it in the pocketbook, at the gas pump, at the grocery store, and, most tragically, when a family member becomes the latest victim of a criminal attack by an illegal immigrant released on to the streets by Senile Joe. And, that’s when the rubber hits the road.
The Democrats – in their supreme hubris – are in mortal danger of overplaying their hand and risking a blowback of historic dimensions in the midterms next year, a blowback that returns Congress to Republican control, possibly in numbers unprecedented in the modern era, regardless of rigged voting machines or stuffed ballot boxes. And, that control could pave the way for something that hasn’t happened since 1892, the return of a former President to the White House in 2024. For Donald Trump today is perhaps more popular with his voters than he was when he was actually in the White House. He is probably the most powerful and influential former President in American history, with a Republican Party solidly in MAGA hands. By attempting to jackboot its far left political agenda upon a nation that abhors that agenda, Joe Biden and the Democrats may be laying the groundwork for the greatest political comeback in world history.
Dr. James Veltmeyer is a prominent La Jolla physician voted “Top Doctor” in San Diego County in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019. Dr. Veltmeyer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and by visiting his website at drveltmeyer.com
Do you like my commentaries and podcasts? Help me get the message out to a wider audience by making a donation today. Thank you for your support!