Reminder: Adults are Now in Charge
Remember how we were told we had to elect Democrats so that “the adults would be back in charge”? Where are those adults, I wonder? Did they all go to Florida so they could enjoy life in peace and leave the kids and teenagers back in DC to destroy the house with an endless kegger party?
Listening to some of the top Democrat leaders, I sometimes feel as if I’m arguing with children whose entire arsenal of replies consists of “It’s not FAIR!” and “I know you are, but what am I?”
“It’s Not Fair!”
Take Senate “Majority” Leader Chuck Schumer, please. He’s making the rounds of similarly juvenile talk shows, once again pushing the idea of doing away with the Senate filibuster so that the Dems can ram their agenda (including their unconstitutional “federalize elections and legalize vote fraud” bill) down Americans’ throats with only a 50-50 tie plus the vote of VP Kamala “28% approval rating” Harris. He used a lot of overheated hyperbole about January 6th to try to justify it as protecting democracy, but it all really boils down to, “When we lose an election, it’s not FAIR!”
(I could also throw in all the Democrats who are publicly wailing about how traumatized they were by January 6th, like children who are still crying over a boo-boo they got a year ago to milk it for more free ice cream. Yes, January 6th was bad, and those who broke the law should be punished. But go tell your sob story to all the Americans who lost their homes and businesses to looters and arsonists and who were assaulted by actual armed insurrectionists, all of whom were defended and bailed out of jail by those very same Democrats.)
You’d think Schumer might have glanced at the recent obituaries for his predecessor Harry Reid that recalled how his weakening of the filibuster came back to bite Democrats when they became the minority. But that would require long-term thinking and reading the news, two things that five-year-olds are not famous for. Schumer couldn’t even be mature enough to acknowledge his own arguments in defense of the filibuster, back when it was to his advantage.
He doesn’t have the consistent principles of a mature adult but the childish attitude of “I get my way every time, or it’s NOT FAIR!”
The Spoiled Teenage Drama Queen
And then we have the case of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who responded to legitimate criticism of her rank hypocrisy by claiming that her critics are just frustrated because they find her so hot and can’t have her. Trust me, that’s not why I write about her. At least her response was more mature than Schumer’s arguments, but only in the sense that a spoiled teenage drama queen is slightly more mature than a tantrum-throwing five-year-old.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ spokeswoman Christina Pushaw (whom I assume does not find AOC too sexy for her House seat) took on the adult role and set her straight.
And some of the other responses from female critics of AOC were downright hilarious, even on CNN.
A Couple of Adults Remain
Fortunately for America, a couple of adults still remain in the Democratic Party (Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema), and they realize the dangers of obliterating all minority power when their party is likely about to become the minority. Without their votes, Schumer won’t be able to end the filibuster. But I have no hopes that a dose of reality will make him suddenly start acting like a mature adult who is aware of the heavy responsibilities of his position.
It might be old fashioned to say this, but I think the only way to make these brats grow up is for the voters to deliver a good spanking to them.
Related: This is a good analysis by Joe Cunningham at RedState.com about how Schumer knows he doesn’t have the power to end the filibuster, and for all the vitriol that leftists are hurling at Joe Manchin, his maturity and ability to think long range are likely their only hopes of retaining the majority after the next election.
Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.
Originally published at MikeHuckabee.com. Reprinted with permission.