Progressives Are The Modern Puritans

Progressives Are The Modern Puritans, by Maureen Dowd.

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and — horror of horrors — the speaker had on some good pumps.

Maureen Dowd, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer at Dowd’s party in Washington

Then this week, lefty Twitter erected a digital guillotine because I had a book party for my friend Carl Hulse, The Times’s authority on Capitol Hill for decades, attended by family, journalists, Hill denizens and a smattering of lawmakers, including Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins.

I, the daughter of a D.C. cop, and Carl, the son of an Illinois plumber, were hilariously painted as decadent aristocrats reveling like Marie Antoinette when we should have been knitting like Madame Defarge.

Yo, proletariat: If the Democratic Party is going to be against chocolate, high heels, parties and fun, you’ve lost me. And I’ve got some bad news for you about 2020.

The progressives are the modern Puritans. The Massachusetts Bay Colony is alive and well on the Potomac and Twitter.

Charlie:

There are some good things and some bad things about this article. First, I don’t agree with Maureen that Trump did anything that would merit impeachment. Even Mueller testified that the investigation was not impeded. Mueller was given a lot of documents by Trump and even allowed his WH lawyer to testify. …

Second, the only person who colluded with the Russians was Hillary. The dossier that she bought and paid for came from Russian sources through Christopher Steele.

It is now time to investigate the investigators. We may find that this whole thing was dangerous and illegal. Obama authorized our own government to spy on a political opponent. This whole thing was an attempted coup. Let’s also not forget the gross increase in unmaskings that happened under Obama. This is the socialist way of doing things. American citizens have to deal with an all-powerful police state.

On the plus side, Maureen has a theme here about the nutcase progressives and what they are doing to their own party that has become too radical to be acceptable. Puritans, indeed.

hat-tip Charles