Author’s note July 29, 2020: This post was published on October 19, 2018. It was less than one month before Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party took control of the House of Representatives.
A lot of misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies have been spread since then. Elizabeth Warren is out of the picture. So is Bernie Sanders. Russian interference is behind us and we’ve moved on to other things, in particular another presidential election that looks to be the highest stakes, most mean-spirited contest ever.
It’s 2020: Democrats lie to stupid voters about this
We can thank Democrats for the biggest lie of the year. They taught the left that destruction is an acceptable form of political expression as long as it doesn’t come from the far right. That means if Trump wins we will see more looting and burning.
If Biden wins there will also be looting and burning.
Except for the historic failure to press their case to impeach Trump, the 10 issues Democrats lied to voters about have not changed in the two years since Republicans lost the House. If anything, the problems they promised to fix got worse.
The original post follows. Scroll down to the bottom to read where we’re at with these 10 lies with only three months to go before decision day.
Original post: this is what Democrats lied about in 2018
I don’t care how much Native American blood Elizabeth Warren has sloshing around in her veins. America is supposed to be a place where we focus on who, not what you are. That’s not the way it usually works for Democrats who politically segregate minority groups for as long as they are useful vote-getters. The truth about why minorities are so important to the party is one of the things Democrats lie to stupid voters about, but it’s hardly the only falsehood they’re telling.
Democrats lie about these 10 problems
1. Minorities are suffering because of Trump
America is supposed to be about inclusion, but blacks, Hispanics and Latinos, LGBTQs, and even women become needy, marginalized victims when the party needs to drum up support.
The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus recently remarked:
President Trump has been in office for almost two years and during that time African Americans and other marginalized communities have lost a lot. There is no question that our community – and the country – are worse off now than they were before President Trump took office,” said CBC Chairman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02).1
The black unemployment rate has been dropping like a stone.2 Is that one of the losses Congressman Richmond is referring to?
2. Health care, college, and [fill in the blank] should be free for everyone
This covers the gamut of expensive things people have a hard time paying for. College and health care top the list.
Democrats will never admit responsibility for that second one even though they promised us affordable care in 2010 when they decided to fix the system once and for all. Now we’ve got expanding Medicaid, Medicare for All, and promises that health care can be free or at least within easy reach of every American.
The 76-member “Medicare for All” congressional caucus claims:
A health care system like Medicare for All promises to save billions through efficiencies.3
Do you believe this? Are you that stupid?
3. Everything bad in America is Trump’s fault
When Democrats lie to voters this is an easy one because so many Americans want very badly to believe that whatever goes wrong is the president’s fault. They don’t understand why they finally found a job or why their 401(k) put retirement in sight. Instead they believe what they hear, give credit for the economy to Obama, and wait for the economic hammer to fall that Democrats keep warning us about.
Take a moment and think about the election issues we are fighting over: immigration, women’s rights, the deficit, election meddling, racial discrimination, gun crimes.
Name one that is new.
4. Paying lower taxes hurts taxpayers
Less revenue means fewer handouts. That’s bad news for Democrats who lie obsessively year after year about how tax revenue never gets the job done in distressed communities because we still aren’t spending enough.
Why is it that even when the party is in power, when Democrats call the shots every single year like they do in Illinois, the poor stay right where they are most valuable – in poverty?
5. Urban crime is the fault of racist cops and guns
Racist cops and gun stores sell a lot better than the simple fact that black people commit violent crimes against black people a lot more often than the police do, a fact not lost on Kanye West when he met with the president.
Yes, it’s true that we need more jobs and opportunity in some urban communities. Killing isn’t going to create these things. What it will do is draw Democrats like flies who are eager to tell stupid voters that the real problem is racist law enforcement and guns and not violence that is endemic in cities like Chicago.
6. $15 minimum wage will bring prosperity to the working class
This is another promise that keeps coming back even while fast food restaurants turn to automation and Seattle’s experiment shows what can happen to low wage workers when higher mandatory minimum wages are forced on businesses.
The good news about 3.7% unemployment is that if you have skills and deserve more pay you can find a better job.
The bad news is that if you only have minimum wage skills that’s all you are going to get. Even if Democrats have the strength to make $15 an hour a reality they can’t prevent the private sector from making its own adjustment.
7. Today’s immigrants are the same as yesterday’s
Republicans lie about this too, but I’ll blame Democrats because they’re the ones who taught the GOP that it works.
Why do so many Americans fall for this one? If you see the vaguest similarity between Ellis Island, caravans from Latin America, or Mexican nationals sneaking over the border you are either a Democrat or you know nothing about our history.
Yes, we are a nation of immigrants. No, that doesn’t mean we are a nation of lawbreakers and calling these people “migrants” changes nothing.
8. Calling socialism “democratic” makes it acceptable
The Democratic part is correct but that’s about all. No Republican or sane American would suggest that socialism, no matter how democratic, is the path to prosperity. It is, however, a Democratic lie that ingratiates party members with stupid voters who think that the nation can afford to do a whole lot more and that they don’t have to help pay for it.
9. We’re going to impeach Trump
Impeachment? Negativity has its limits even for Democrats so they aren’t talking about it much just yet. That will change very quickly if the House turns over. Will it go anywhere?
The backstory to the plan to oust the president is based on more Democratic lies: insanity, conniving with Russia, abuse of power. Watch what happens when Trump starts cranking out Oval Office orders to get around congressional obstruction. Are they going to impeach him for what he learned from Obama?
10. Taxes will change but I don’t know what the new tax rates will be
This one is special to me because it comes from my state and our likely next governor, J.B. Pritzker.
Mr. Pritzker hasn’t been very forthcoming with his plans for a progressive income tax. He dodged, rolled, and parried during the gubernatorial debates. We never got a straight answer.
We’ll have one in about three months. I don’t expect we’ll like what we hear.
UPDATE July 29, 2020: Democrats are still lying to stupid voters because they have accomplished nothing
1. Minorities are still suffering because of Trump.
A Republican is in the White House. We all know the story. Everyone who isn’t white and wealthy is suffering. Lucky for Democrats we’ve forgotten how well the economy delivered before the virus blindsided us, but they would never acknowledge that a good economy could help their base anyway.
The good news is that if a good economy won’t help, how much can a bad economy hurt?
2. Everything should still be free.
Now the list of freebies includes an unemployment insurance income that pays better than a 9 to 5.
Coronavirus relief is a socialist dreamland for Democrats. If they could ban all work until November for public health reasons they would do it today.
3. Everything bad is because of Trump
Even COVID-19 deaths and rioting insurgents the party’s big city mayors won’t control are Trump’s fault.
Since they blamed Trump for the Charlottesville rally and death, shouldn’t Democrats at least accept the credit for the havoc wreaked by their own base?
4. Paying lower taxes hurts taxpayers
Democrats lie about the scourge of lower tax rates all the time. Taxing more is the only way to help the economy grow.
No one alive will live long enough for this not to be true.
Are voters really stupid enough to believe this?
5. Racist cops and gun laws are still to blame for urban crime
This still holds true even when gun violence is so out of control that the only reason that makes sense is lax liberal law enforcement and the refusal to lock up gun offenders for long enough to protect the public.
With the advent of the George Floyd movement Democrats have a new reason to do nothing about crime. In fact, their base will be happiest if we eliminate law enforcement altogether like we’re seeing in Portland and Seattle.
Meanwhile, the shootings in Chicago continue unabated thanks to a mayor that mistakes press conferences for responsible governing that protects the public. We’re waiting for the outraged protests but the left is too busy attacking the police to worry about dead children.
6. $15 is no longer enough
Now it’s a fight for $20. When this goes nowhere and a few years have passed we can fight for $25.
7. Today’s immigrants are forgotten
Too bad for illegals that Black Americans are important again.
Democrats always knew immigration was a loser even if stupid voters swallowed their lies. Now they don’t have to deal with it.
8. Calling socialism “democratic” makes it acceptable
The good news is that Bernie Sanders is off the radar for the 2020 election. The bad news is we have new socialist crackpots spreading their special brand of whack-brained anti-Americanism.
Please, Fox News, stop putting AOC in the headlines. She has yet to say anything worth printing.
9. Trump impeachment?
They’re still talking about it but the clock has run out. No doubt if Biden wins Democrats will come up with an impeachment in absentia resolution just so they don’t have to admit their failure.
Nancy Pelosi says the president is impeached forever. Sorry Madam Speaker, but you failed forever.
10. Taxes will change?
If the Democratic Party sweeps this election taxes will change. The only thing that’s new for 2020 is that they have drained their Capitol Hill checking account and have promised even more trillions to their base.
Let’s make this simple. Yes, your taxes will change. They will change a lot and if Democrats take over there is nothing you can do to save yourself.
Sources and image
1. “CBC: We Have Lost A Lot.” Congressional Black Caucus. October 3, 2018. https://cbc.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=954, retrieved October 18, 2018.
2. “(Seas) Unemployment Rate – Black or African American Unemployment Rate.” Bureau of Labor Statistics. October 18, 2018. https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000006, retrieved October 18, 2018.
3. “Medicare for All Congressional Caucus.” Pramila Jayapal. https://jayapal.house.gov/medicare-for-all, retrieved October 17, 2018.
Image: “Ellis Island, N.Y. Line Inspection of Arriving Aliens.” Department of the Treasury. Public Health Service. 1912-7/1/1939. National Archives Catalog. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6116683, retrieved October 17, 2018.