Last night, President Donald Trump addressed the nation with yet another historic State of the Union. The president laid out the many successes of his administration. With only two years under his belt, he has scored major wins across the board. But one particular moment during his speech had the leftists reeling. President Trump denounced the toxic practices of socialism—to the cheers of patriots around the country.
I think we all can agree that, when a president lays out his agenda, the opposing party responds by doing the opposite. It has less to do with them disagreeing and more to do with politics.
Democrats can’t appear to be cooperating with the president. Not after everything they’ve said. Trump’s rivals have called him racist, sexist, homophobic—even a Nazi. They have put their feet so far into their mouths, that even a little bit of cooperation would make them appear weak.
So, the obvious reaction to all of Trump’s sound, reasonable, and effective policies is to want the opposite. If you think that’s petty, childish, stupid, and recklessly irresponsible… congratulations, you’re smarter than the entire Democratic Party!
What Trump has masterfully done, though, is purposefully embrace policies that Democrats once championed. President Trump is putting the working classes first—something Democrats pretended to do for decades. Trump wants to end illegal immigration, something the Democrats—until recently—strongly supported.
Donald Trump’s America First agenda puts high priority on bringing jobs back to the country, instead of letting big business ship them overseas. As the “anti-big business” party, Democrats crowed on and on about saving jobs and punishing companies that hurt the working man.
But in the last thirty years, they’ve only helped big business outsource their labor. Now that Trump is trying to reverse that, Democrats do nothing but complain.
You see, President Trump has embraced the best conservative ideas—and the best liberal ideas. That may sound shocking to proud Republicans. Before Trump took office, Republicans were happy with jobs being outsourced, illegals entering the country, and policies that hurt the middle and working classes.
Trump reversed all of that.
While that’s good news for conservatives (and most Americans), it leaves Democrats in this tiny island of ideology. They can’t embrace the classically liberal aspects of Trump’s agenda (end illegal immigration, etc.). So, their solution is to go as far left as they can. Few Democrats are “centrists” today. The most outspoken Democrats—who get the most attention by the mainstream media—are open socialists.
Bernie Sanders got huge attention in 2015 when he ran as a “Democratic Socialist,” promising, among other things, free college tuition. Nobody knew or cared about Bernie until then (even though he’s been in politics for decades). Now, he’s an ugly old face we can’t get rid of.
Joining this Marxist is chief airhead Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This newbie representative from New York has a long track record of being a complete idiot. She makes more gaffes than ol’ Nancy Pelosi. But the left-wing blogs and news sites love her. Why? Because she also calls herself a Democratic Socialist and wants bloated government programs that would cripple our economy.
Even though she has no influence in the House—and is clearly unqualified—she is pushing a radical “Green New Deal” that will cost the nation $7 trillion. The insane plan would cripple our private industries, erode our economic strength, and destory our global dominance. All in the name of “environmentalism.”
From Fox News:
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday unveiled new details on the so-called “Green New Deal” she plans to introduce in a matter of days, as she worked behind-the-scenes to rally congressional support for the proposal that could cost as much as $7 trillion…
[T]he Green New Deal calls for a “national, social, industrial and economic mobilization at a scale not seen since World War II.”
Through it all, the Green New Deal would additionally “promote justice and equity by preventing current and repairing historic oppression to frontline and vulnerable communities,” according to Ocasio-Cortez. [Source: Fox News]
If that sounds like nonsense, it’s because it is. Cortez is pushing an idea that—by even the most liberal standards—would not work. Energy industry experts agree that 100% percent renewable energy defies the laws of physics.
We’ve also seen how heavy environmental regulation and “green” programs hurt our economy, add massive costs to everything, and (believe it or not) cause more harm to the planet. I should know, I worked for the Environmental Protection Agency during the first Obama term. It was not pretty.
Cortez is pushing a bill that will do irreparable damage to our country—all in the name of socialism. But why? Like I said, petty Democrats have nowhere else to go. Plus, lazy and corrupt politicians have always dangled the lure of socialist programs, just to win voters. If you promise free college tuition, healthcare, “universal” salaries, food stamps, etc.—some people will bite. There are always plenty of citizens who simply can’t resist the so-called security government programs provide them.
Even when those programs do significant damage to their lives, families, and communities.
Socialism has been proven to fail, time and again. Every nation that adopts it—on one scale or another—suffers terrible setbacks. It is a system that punishes the rich and successful and deprives the working and middle classes of opportunity. It is a system that funnels all the wealth of a nation not to the public, but to the few elite that rule the government.
President Trump exposed the lie of socialism during the SOTU, when he discusses the most recent nation to suffer under it’s evil: Venezuela.
We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom — and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair. [Source: Yahoo]
Venezuela prospered, thanks to its rich oil deposits. But after only a few generations, its citizens are searching garbage for food to eat. This is a direct result of its socialist government, one that takes the wealth from the people and squanders it.
You think it would be any different here?
We suffered tremendously under President Obama—who tried to force as much socialism onto our country as possible. Obamacare was a disaster from beginning to end. It increased taxes, took away options from citizens, and punished those who couldn’t already afford health insurance. And that was only a partial socialist program. Had he pushed for single-payer healthcare, our medical industry would be in ruins.
President Trump called out the toxic trend among Democrats to embrace socialism during his SOTU:
Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country.
America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination and control.
We are BORN FREE, and we will STAY FREE.
Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will NEVER be a socialist country. [Source: Yahoo]
This should be music to every American’s ears. The president has shut the door on Bernie Sanders’ and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s terrible agenda. While he’s in charge, our country will not lurch into the darkness that is socialism—a system that spreads poverty, misery, and oppression.
Cortez and her idiotic cohorts can push whatever bills they want. They will never see the light of day. Our country is free, thanks to our values and free market principles.
But we have to be on guard. The Democrats will spend the next twenty years trying to force socialism onto us. It’s up to us to tell them, point blank, to go to hell.