Everyone in America saw what happened the day 410 ILCS 705/ became law. Long lines trailed down streets leading up to Illinois’ legal weed dispensaries under siege by too many eager New Year’s Day customers. We heard about too-long waits, enormous crowds, and incredible enthusiasm over being able to purchase something people in most states still go to jail for.
Four words from Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar explain our politics in 2019. It was a tumultuous year for sure, but worse than the unprecedented anger between left and right were the limits the left explored to test the boundaries of our values.
The mantle of responsibility fell hard on the Democratic Party. Perhaps it was the Christmas season that caused members to frame their latest undertaking in messianic terms, as if the democratic republic they are sworn to save will vanish from the face of the earth if they don’t do the wrong thing.
What do a nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in cages and the past week on Capitol Hill have in common? They are unmistakable signs that scorched earth politics has gone too far.
What’s happening in Washington started as partisan brinksmanship that turned into an all-out, scorched earth war between left and right.
Immigration is the biggest thing Democrats have in their 2020 trick bag after they embarrass themselves with their impeachment fiasco. They will use immigration to push policy initiatives ranging from civil rights legislation to expanded federal benefits to health care to student aid.
Don’t thank God. Give thanks to Speaker Pelosi. She is hard at work defending America. The rest of Washington may be infested by hypocrites, greed heads, right wing radicals, left wing extremists, babbling idiots, career hangers-on, and every other kind of undesirable political animal imaginable, but at least we can be thankful that there is one person in charge we can rely on with no equivocation.
There has been more flag waving in the House of Representatives in the past two weeks than we’ve seen in the last two hundred years. Thanks for that goes to the impeachment-crazed hypocrites who are trying to convince the country of the necessity of their actions while they plan for a future that is very, very different from what America’s values represent.