The Democratic Party should really consider starting small. While the left’s grandiose dreams and “catchy slogans” make excellent talking points — they aren’t translating to actual successes.
The good news is that there are plenty of easy, small tasks, just waiting to be checked off the liberals to-do lists.
One of President Biden’s main focuses is racism. According to Joe Biden and his staunch supporters in the media, racism is everywhere.
Voter ID laws are racist, bird names are racist, even highways are racist. Therefore, it makes sense that the Democrats think the only way to combat extreme racism is with extreme ideas. Which is why far-left progressives are calling for defunding the police, nationalizing elections and teaching critical race theory.
But I have an easier place to start.
Biden should have an orange gatorade summit with his son Hunter Biden. The president can ask his son to stop using the N-word and anti-asian slurs in text messages. Then again, Hunter might not take too kindly to being lectured on racism by a guy who eulogized the late Sen. Robert Byrd.
No politician promulgates the soft bigotry of low expectations as often as Joe Biden. Maybe Jen Psaki can take a day off from her circling back routine and help explain racism to both of the Bidens?
To be fair, there is no reason for the First Family to feel singled out on this topic. Democrats could also address Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s recent issue if they are looking for more of a teachable moments. Maybe the Squad can demand (they love to demand) that Sheldon’s wife give up her majority shares in the all-white beach club. While I don’t think the Whitehouses cutting ties with Bailey’s Beach club would solve racism, it’s a start, isn’t it?
Biden is also tackling the issue of spiking crime. He laid out a sweeping agenda this week that involved cracking down on gun dealers, loop holes and ghost guns. But why create such a broad initiative that will likely have marginal results. Progress is all about baby steps.
Maybe during the Biden family’s Fourth of July BBQ, Joe can ask Hunter and his daughter-in-law Hallie Biden, the widow of the president’s late son, Beau, to think twice next time they consider throwing a .38 revolver in a trashcan. Even if it only stops one gun from ending up in a trashcan across the street from a high school, well, it is worth it.
Let’s move on to the Queen of fantastical ideas, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The architect of the Green New Deal has proposed eliminating airplanes and cow farts, investing in high-speed rail and spending trillions of dollars to remake the economy. But now Ocasio-Cortez is trying to create a 1.5 million-strong Civilian Climate Corps to help her accomplish these lofty goals.
While I appreciate the ambition, this plan could take a long time or, if we’re lucky, never happen. So why doesn’t the congresswoman try something simpler. AOC should reach out to Sens. Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren and ask them to start flying commercial.
Speaking of Warren, she has been advocating incessantly for Biden to cancel student loan debt. She recently tweeted, “Millions of families are barreling towards the edge of a cliff on September 30, when the pause on federal student loan payments expires. I’m calling on the Biden administration to extend this badly needed relief—and to #CancelStudentDebt.”
“Calling on the Biden administration” is a bit vague Liz. I have a better plan. Why don’t you call on elite universities like Harvard and demand they stop charging ridiculously high tuition fees? You could even ask them to stop paying their professors absurd salaries that are clearly driving student debt higher.
These Democrats need to take a break from broadcasting their plans for world domination to all of us Neanderthals. Most of us have enough to worry about in our own lives without having to be a burdened with the unattainable pipe dreams of the far-left. Sir Thomas Browne once wrote that charity begins at home.
Well, social justice, climate change and wealth distribution can begin there too.