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Let’s Give Thanks For Leftists Being Themselves

November 22, 2018 - 6:00am

Traditionally, CHQ has posted a Thanksgiving message lauding the history of Thanksgiving and asking our readers and friends to join us in the traditions and quintessentially American spirit of the holiday. And we extend that greeting and good wishes again this year to our readers and friends.

But we also have a somewhat counterintuitive cause for thanksgiving this year that we want to share with our conservative, populist and libertarian friends.

We ask that everyone give a brief thanks for the fact that the mask is finally off the new Radical Leftist  Alexandria Ocasio CortezDemocrats, and that Americans are going to be given the opportunity to see them, and their frightening vision for America’s future, in wide screen technicolor now that they have the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

True, had Republicans maintained the majority in the House, many of us would be giving thanks for the Divine intervention that preserved that GOP majority despite its many lies, failures and betrayals, but one should also recognize the providential hand in revealing the truth about the Democrats that had been successfully hidden behind the veil of Republican incompetence.

While Democrats ran their campaigns on their traditional issues of giving voters free stuff, such as health care for all, that was not really why they were running for office, and now that they have the House majority their real agenda is slowly being revealed.

You may recall that we shared with CHQ readers Prof. Angelo Codevilla’s recent essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” and highlighted his conclusion that, “Progressives deplore the ‘deplorables’ not to improve them, but to feel good about themselves. Hating people for what they are and because it feels good to hate them, is hate in its unalloyed form.”

People of good will might be inclined to object to that characterization of Democrats: Surely “public service” or a desire to help the less fortunate or other eleemosynary ideals motivate most people seeking public office they would argue.

Post-election, Democrats have, without apology, proven that idealistic view to be complete bunk.

Rep. Eric Swalwell on Friday said the U.S. government would use its nuclear weapons in a hypothetical war against Second Amendment supporters refusing to give up their firearms.

As Fox News reported, the California Democrat, who is openly considering a run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, made the outlandish remark on social media after a gun-rights advocate pointed out that the lawmaker once called for gun owners to surrender their assault weapons.

“So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that's what you would get. You're outta your f------ mind if you think I'll give up my rights and give the [government] all the power," Joe Biggs tweeted at Swalwell.

This prompted Swalwell to defend himself, saying it would be a “short war” because “the government has nukes,” implying the government would use its nuclear arsenal against its own citizens.

Does Democrat Eric Swalwell want to improve you or help you? No, he wants to kill you if you disagree with him.

Democrats like Rep. Eric Swalwell aren’t running because they are committed to “public service” or to improving life for the American people; they’re running to make you do things you may not want to do, and they want to use all the power the government has to bend you to their will.

The Democrats have also elected two Muslim women to Congress, and they are already getting the truth out about the anti-Semitism that has infected the Democratic Party, particularly at its youthful grassroots level.

Representative-elect Ilhan Omar (MN-5) and Representative-elect Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, been feted in the national news media for becoming the first Muslim women in Congress, gracing the cover of magazines and becoming the subjects of glowing profiles. However, omitted from all of that oozing reporting is the inconvenient truth that Omar and Tlaib are about as anti-Semitic as you can get.

As Tiana Lowe documented in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, in 2014, Tlaib headlined an anti-Israel “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” rally with Dawud Walid, a flagrant anti-Semite who has blamed the "wrath of Allah" on "the Jews." Tlaib is also a friend of Linda Sarsour and an admirer of Rasmea Odeh, an anti-Semitic terrorist.

Omar's rhetoric is far more openly unhinged on the matter. In 2014, Omar tweeted, "Israel has hypnotizes the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel." This year she called Israel an "apartheid regime."

Lest any American be left wondering what all of this means, it means that for the first time since the fall of the Democrats’ southern power base in the Ku Klux Klan, anti-Semitism will have open advocates on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

And then there is Democratic – Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new face of the Democratic Party, whose incredibly dumb comments have launched a cottage industry of internet memes and social media trolling.

You can view two good ones through these links: Ken Webster Jr’s Pursuit of Happiness Radio Show and another by Amanda Head of “socialism makes you stupid.” However, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s dumb comments mask a hard-Left Socialist agenda that is anything but a joke.

Healthcare is a “human right,” says Representative-elect Ocasio-Cortez, and “the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society.”

What’s more, “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world,” and Ms.  Ocasio-Cortez “can't name a single issue with roots in race that doesn't have economic implications, and I cannot think of a single economic issue that doesn't have racial implications. The idea that we have to separate them out and choose one is a con.”

All of this socialist cant is mixed in with complaints that Ocasio-Cortez can’t afford an apartment in DC until her congressional salary kicks in (despite declaring between $5,000 and $15,000 in cash on her financial disclosure) and promises that Democrats will act on her Socialist Manifesto "If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House…"

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez may not be as dumb as she often sounds, her social media presence shows a certain strategic sense that bears further study, but what she says about where she wants to take America should mobilize every limited government constitutional conservative to action between now and the 2020 election.

There’s much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving; a world at relative peace, a booming U.S. economy and a President who has worked hard to lift the heavy hand of government from the backs of America’s working families. But let’s not forget to also give thanks for the power of truth, as Democrats, through their own words, slowly disclose who they really are.

George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie's and is a veteran of more than 300 political campaigns. He served as director of policy and communication for Florida Congressman Adam Putnam, then vice chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.


We have long since transitioned from a government of the people, by the people and for the people, to a government to the highest bidder. That highest bidder almost always takes the form of corporate America, whether that be the medical lobby, insurance lobby, or investment lobby. Those 3 entities and their henchmen and women (political plants paid for by their sectors) are who is truly running this country. I never thought we would get passed up by the very country we left from oppression in terms of a government actually serving its people. Then again, I swore I would never see another Berlin wall again, yet it is about to be a reality along the Rio Grande, and in my lifetime. Those who forget history, or at least ignore it, are doomed to repeat it...

The dumbos who voted for Trump need to learn the definitions and distinctions of "liberal", "progressive", and "leftist" and, most of all, they need to finally learn the definition of "conservative". Right now, governance in this country is totally in the hands of "American Preservationists" ... the majority of the mooks at Trump Rallies ... and that's "the most scary" prospect of all!

So, during the race for Fl-18, I heard ads for this New Yawkah Lauren Baer. She was promoting herself as one who would do what Congressman Mast had been doing for 2+ years concerning the problems with Lake O. Claiming he had done nothing. (Hilarity?) SHE had the solutions. SHE would clean our water by, like you know, next week and stuff. So.... with all this free time on her hands, WHERE'S WALDO? (walking in the woods?) SHE was so concerned and had all the answers. Doesn't she love us and want us to be happy anymore? Can't she share the magical solutions that she'd been hush-hush about? SHE took her crystal ball and went home? During her campaign, I thought my head would explode from all the B.S. she was pumping into the airwaves. Now, I think my ribs are going to implode with all the laughing I've been doing. See ya in 2 years. When, she can tell us "WHAT HAPPENED".

Fear not, the leftists almost won with the most radical, minority candidate imaginable. It is clearly only the sign of things to come. With a lame duck, Congress, neutered President, and lame duck Cabinet. It will be an interesting sign of more to come in the next two years... I wouldn't be beating my chest so profusely just yet. You are likely to be embarrassed in 2 short years...

Boy!!!....I just wish I had the Democrat "Crying Towel Concession"...(I could be rich by now,...and in only two years!!!!!) GO TRUMP !!!!

The whiney diaper babies really did take an old fashioned whooping!!! Best they can hope for is to be little rat terriers yapping and nipping at the ankles of the conservative adults. Their media masters are currently trying to make them believe it is important if Nancy Poloisi gets the speaker gig or some other idiot gets it. Ha Ha!!!!!!

Pretty nutty, ALF. And ... bassackwards, as usual!

so how did that Putnam campaign go..? BTW health care should be a human right..for all not just those who rip off medicare and end up in the senate..

What is so frightening, that you had to pen this long boring, Ra Ra speech about the joys of being rich, and conservative. You should be happy! You have a lot of money, and the poor underpaid Republicans, you've duped, keep voting your way. You better hope they don't wise up, and see how much of their money you actually take, that you DON'T call taxes. There's NOTHING frightening about making sure every single citizen is taken care of. From cradle to grave. Healthcare for all, lowest cost education (you know, so that more poor Floridians don't have to dig ditches). AND STILL make that magic word "Capitalism" thrive. Governments job is NOT to make sure corporations can thrive with higher profits. It's to make sure its CITIZENS thrive without having to struggle. Trickle Down NEVER worked, and it won't work now. We've stripped ALL the regulations in place that protect the workers. Hello China! Tax Cuts are non existent. You may have gotten a bigger paycheck, but just wait till you file in April, and all those deductions have disappeared. It's a shell game, Republicans play. At least Democrats tell you when they need more tax money. They may spend it wrong, but they tell you first. Government needs taxes to perform its duties. And just like you want a raise every year, so do government workers and politicians. So taxes can't be lowered without government going into debt. Oops! Now we need to raise taxes again. WAKE UP people. Social Democrats work withing a Capitalist system. We won't be instituting a Politburo with one leader for life. Taxes may go up. Yes. But when you have to go to the hospital, you walk in, walk out, and never reach into your wallet. You get more than 2 measly weeks of vacation a year, and a guaranteed pension for retirement. If Republicans had their way, you'd work until you dropped dead. And in a Right To Work state, that be as soon as you lift that 75 pound box, or get fired.

Keep ranting! It will wake the people up! America has people literally flooding its gates because of the opportunities here that their countries lack. Yet, you morons want to jettison the capitalist system that has created those very opportunities and transform us into socialist quagmires like Cuba and Venezuela! I worked to get my health care! I did not DEMAND that the government give it to me! But then I am not a lazy, unintelligent freeloader like you!

"As Fox News reported." So much for you having a brain. Sorry we haven't given the conservatives, populists and libertarians ALL of the money in the country. I wonder what you think government is for. The conservative "business MAN (white) is so self sufficient and creative, hard working, etc what does he need government for? Oh, to steal, self deal, gerrymander so that a minority (rich, white men) can rule. You should give thanks that the peasants haven't stormed your house and torched it. What a self-righteous POS you are.

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