Are There Any Adults Left in the Democratic Party?
By Karol Markowicz, The New York Post
“After months dominated by the Republican circus of haters, ranters and that very special group of king killers in Congress,” the Democrats — the adults in the room — finally got to debate, harrumphed The New York Times editorial board in October 2015.
And sure, the GOP debates were, as the old saying goes, not their circus and not their monkeys, as far as the self-satisfied left was concerned. But now the liberal circus has come to town, and — unlike Republicans, who had leaders like Paul Ryan and Ben Sasse and Mike Lee and Mitt Romney to at least try to provide adult supervision — the absence of grownups is impossible to ignore.
Since Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, Democrats’ behavior has been sad to watch.
On the mild side of the insanity is the focus on the Clinton’s popular-vote lead. In a New York Times piece about how to talk to your family over Thanksgiving, one of the talking points was that Hillary won the popular vote. But why? Winning the popular vote is the equivalent of losing the World Series but scoring more total runs than the winning team.
Even President Obama went down this road during a speech in Peru a few weeks ago: “More votes have been cast for Democratic congressional candidates than Republican,” he claimed — a ridiculously ignorant and nonsensical metric that grade-school students, let alone a president, should know to disregard.
It’s fairly easy to laugh at this childishness, even from the famously petty president of the United States. But the left’s road trip to Crazytown took a darker turn when accusations that Russia hacked the election results to make Trump president were made by formerly “respectable” voices and given oxygen by the media and Democrats.
Third-party liberal candidate Jill Stein last week launched a fund-raiser ostensibly to get enough cash to file for a recount in three close states: Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Yet as the money rolled in from gullible leftists, she kept raising her cash target. Heading into the weekend it stood at $7 million, a threefold increase from its not-so-humble beginnings.
Hillary Clinton makes public appearance after losing the presidential election.Photo: Reuters
Stein is, quite clearly, running a “scam-PAC” — a political action committee designed to bilk supporters of their hard-earned cash and laugh all the way to the bank, while building an e-mail contact list for future fund-raising endeavors. Stein even confirmed she couldn’t “guarantee” the money would be spent on a recount. Even if a recount were forced, the extra cash would stay with Team Stein.