The Democratic Party is still working under former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s rule: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." He explained, "And what I mean by that [is] it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not before."
That was made clear last week when congressional Democrats hijacked the coronavirus relief negotiations in order to push for special treatment of criminals and illegal immigrants.
"So the Democrat bill includes stimulus checks for illegal aliens. They require the mass release of illegal aliens from detention," President Trump said Saturday.
"They also compel the mass release of inmates, including serious felons."
They also pushed for measures that would assure that the Democratic Party would always remain in power by eliminating safeguards states have put in place to prevent voter fraud.
"They want measures designed to increase voter fraud, which is banning voter ID in all states and banning requirements for signature verification in federal elections," Trump said.
The $3 trillion-plus bill would also have rewarded mismanagement by bailing out Democratic-run states and cities.
Accordingly, Trump put an end to the nonsense and signed a series of four executive orders to get relief to those who really needed it.
Democratic leaders wanted a do-over, and called for the GOP to come back to the negotiating table, beginning with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
"President Trump’s meager executive actions do little for working families," she claimed. "Republicans must come back to the negotiating table, meet us halfway and work toward a compromise that will truly help American workers and families."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also called for a return to negotiations.
"There are only really two choices for them," he said. "Negotiate with Democrats and meet us in the middle. Don't say it's your way or no way."
Schumer declined, however, to say whether the president’s actions were illegal.
"I’ll leave that up to the attorneys," he told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Sunday.
While not commenting on the legality, Colby Itkowitz, national politics reporter at The Washington Post, played a game of "what if."
"Let's ponder the most played out question of the last four years, but can you imagine if Obama had broken up a congressional stalemate over funding by simply signing an executive order and saying it was so?" she asked.
Victim rights advocate JT Lewis provided a statement that was also a ready answer.
"So you’re telling me that Obama was allowed to help illegal aliens via Executive Order (DACA),” he said. “But Trump isn’t allowed to help AMERICANS via Executive Order?!?!"
DACA stands for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, and when Congress was at loggerheads on immigration reform, he famously said "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone" to work around Congress with his own set of executive orders.
But taking advantage of the pandemic isn’t limited to Congress. Democratic governors and mayors across the country have been doing it from the start.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is one of many state governors who is closing in-person K-12 classes.
Parents then began soliciting private tutors to teach neighborhoods of children, which would have been a win-win. Out-of-work teachers could pick up some extra cash, and kids could have received the in-person education they needed.
Newsom effectively put the brakes on that with AB 5, the state’s new anti-gig law prohibiting freelance workers.
And former first lady Michelle Obama observed during a podcast last week that the coronavirus pandemic was an opportunity to think about "how wealth is distributed" to lower-income essential workers.
Washington Post columnist Michele Norris advanced the idea that today’s "essential workers" were America’s new heroes during the crisis.
Obama latched on to that idea and expanded on it.
"And that’s something that we need to, that’s a part of that reflection, that we need to do, you know. With ourselves, and, and as a community," the former first lady said. "And we have to think about that, in terms of how wealth is distributed."
So Obama wants to use the pandemic to change an economic system that made her and her husband wealthy beyond her imagination.
California’s Newsom is using it to deny children the education he received and benefited from while growing uop.
Schumer and Pelosi are using it to reward felons and illegals at the expense of the American taxpayer, while denying any chance for a fair election.
And those are yet more reasons why election 2020 is the possibly most critical in at least a century.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is 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. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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