Democrats: We’re So Smart, We Inspire Felonies! By John Hinderaker.
Self-knowledge is not typically characteristic of Democratic politicians. Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono, a dim bulb by any normal standard, explains that the Democrats’ problem is that they are too smart. They know too much. They are too “left brain.” Republicans appeal to voters’ hearts, while Democrats are stuck with their heads:
Of course, some Democrats do get emotionally involved. Like Willem Van Spronsen, the aging hippie and Antifa member who tried to fire-bomb an ICE facility in Tacoma:
Armed with a rifle and flares, Spronsen attempted to light the buildings on fire, but only managed to ignite a nearby vehicle before he died in a shootout with police.
It was quickly discovered that Spronsen was a member of Antifa — a left-wing extremist organization long known for violence — and had written a manifesto calling on his “comrades” to arm themselves. In the manifesto, he also referred to immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” a comparison made popular by New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others in her party.
No doubt Van Spronsen will join James Hodgkinson in the pantheon of forgotten would-be mass murderers who parroted Democratic Party talking points. But still…some wonder whether his quixotic attack might have been a rational response by a leftist who actually believed the Democratic Party’s “concentration camp” rhetoric. …
The connection between AOC’s hysterical attacks on ICE, and on the Trump administration’s efforts to maintain a Southern border, and Van Spronsen’s stated belief that he was fire bombing a “concentration camp” is so direct and obvious that, in my view, the questions called for responses — at a minimum, a repudiation of Democratic Party terrorism.
AOC’s silence when asked about Van Spronsen’s attack is disconcertingly similar to Ilhan Omar’s refusal to respond when she was asked–by a sympathetic journalist!–whether she is a Communist and a supporter of al Qaeda. I hate to say it, but these are legitimate questions.
In fact, there are a great many people who want to know whether the Democratic Party’s poster girls support terrorist attacks on the U.S., are socialists or Communists (same thing, essentially), or are willing to take responsibility for their consistently inflammatory, anti-American speech. This is, obviously, a sad state of affairs, but it is the political landscape that we confront in 2019.
One of the leftist conceits, enabled by living in their echo chamber, is how smart they are. But here they are, not condemning Antifa, just like they didn’t condemn the KKK until it was irrelevant and the Democrats had changed direction.