Democrats have had a problem conforming their conduct to their canons.
Liberals claim to take the high road on environmental issues, and to that end the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced in mid-June that it would no longer accept donations from fossil fuel companies.
"We talk about how climate change is real and climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from the institutions that have created this crisis," said R.L. Miller, president of the super PAC Climate Hawks Vote Political Action and a co-author of the resolution, according to HuffPost.
The far-left Daily Kos called the move "a real difference," one that separates the party of Jefferson and Jackson from "the RNC and the NRA [who] collude with Russians."
The resolution was "an effort to highlight its environmental platform," according to the Climate Change Dispatch.
"Today we can act — in harmony with the millions of Americans demanding that we clean up our planet and our politics,” gushed DNC Executive Committeewoman Christine Pelosi, daughter to House Minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a Medium post.
Then reality set in. Far above being self-described environmental stewards, the DNC is best known for being perpetually dead broke.
So they took it all back.
By a 30-2 vote, the DNC approved a resolution submitted by party chairman Tom Perez Friday to accept donations from big oil, so long as its "dirty" money was washed through a company political action committee, HuffPost later reported.
Perez said the reversal was "to support fossil fuel workers in an evolving energy economy," and called the party’s June resolution “an attack on the working people in these industries," The Hill reported.
Fellow liberals saw right through the hypocrisy.
"I am furious that the DNC would effectively undo a resolution passed just two months ago just as the movement to ban fossil fuel corporate PAC money is growing (and Democrats are winning)," said R.L. Miller.
"Smart Democrats are very good at splitting hairs and nitpicking," Miller continued. "It’s trying to manufacture distinctions out of whole cloth."
Far-left actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon tweeted, "You can't do right when you're getting donations from companies that do wrong."
Environmentalist Bill McKibben observed another change, "Also worth noting that the same resolution reverts to praise for an 'all of the above' energy system, which the Dem platform in 2016 had replaced with a call for 100 percent clean energy. Thanks for standing strong."
As it turns out maybe Democrats aren’t the stewards of the environment they pretend to be — and that even goes for one of its heroes — former President Barack Obama.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported last week that the Obama Presidential Center broke a promise it had made in January to the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to refrain from removing decades-old trees in Jackson Park until several lawsuits were settled.
The trees were removed anyway and the park, which was designed in 1893 and has been on the federal National Register of Historic Places since 1972, will be forever changed. And taxpayers are being asked to pony up $174 million to accommodate the center.
Then again, saying one thing and doing another is a hallmark of the party.
The media have loudly and repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump from the get-go for his denouncement of the press. Yet when New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had security remove a New York Post reporter from a press briefing Sunday, the media outlets looked the other way.
"Kevin, you have to leave," a plainclothes NYPD cop told the reporter. "You can’t be here."
His sin? He was a reporter; he asked de Blasio a question.
Here’s one more stunning example of recent Democratic "do as I say, not as I do" hypocrisy: A former Democratic congressional candidate, who ran on a promise to work for stronger gun control measures, was charged last week with allegedly murdering her former campaign treasurer.
"Kellie Collins, of Thomason, turned herself into the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office just as authorities in Aiken County, South Carolina found the body of Curtis Cain, Collins’ former campaign treasurer," WSB-TV Atlanta reported.
Cain died "from an apparent gunshot wound," the report said.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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