Talk about doublespeak.
Democrats en masse insist President Donald Trump is “unhinged” and must be removed from office, while simultaneously taking bold strides to upend the U.S. Constitution and abolish long-standing norms and institutions that have served our country well for decades, if not centuries.
Presidential candidates including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and other liberal lawmakers are calling for the abolishment of the Electoral College, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and any humane limits on abortion. Add to it Democratic leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who wants to lower the voting age to 16, while California Senator Kamala Harris champions “Medicare For All,” which, if implemented, would not only abolish consumer choice — it’ll torch the private health care industry.
But that’s not all. A growing number of far-left lawmakers and presidential aspirants also want to reconfigure the U.S. Supreme Court so they can stack the judicial bench with like-minded activist judges to advance their political agenda at any cost. If all that’s not radical enough, the majority of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates also support the preposterous “Green New Deal,” which would take a sledgehammer to tens of millions of jobs while demolishing countless time-honored industries and norms, such as the automobile and airline industries, as we know it.
Yet these are the same elites that tell Americans on the campaign trail — and on any TV outlet they can find — that Trump is unhinged and unfit to lead our nation.
Seriously, folks? If that’s the case, it must be April Fools’ Day or a modern rendition of “The Twilight Zone.”
With respect to the Electoral College, it’s quite ironic that left-wing politicians who claim to champion “equality” in all its manifestations including income, gender and marriage equality now want to abolish sections of the U.S. Constitution that protect us from voter inequality — meaning that the Electoral College was created by our founders to prevent a tyranny of the majority living in big populous cities. The Electoral College also compels presidential candidates to campaign nationwide, thereby learning the plight and concerns of all voters versus just catering to the coastal elites.
Something the president tweeted about this week: “Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College. It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large States – the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power – & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.”
Notwithstanding, Democratic presidential candidates and a growing cabal of high-profile Democratic lawmakers and officials want to upend how we elect U.S. presidents, despite that the Electoral College has served our country well for the past two and a half centuries.
This illustrates quite definitely that, counter to what they tell us on partisan media outlets, Democrats today are the real radicals.
Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.