The PJ Tatler

The Black Knight Rises

One thing you have to give the Democrats: they never stop, they never sleep, they never quit. Even after getting various body parts hacked off and handed to them last November, they’re still — taking a cue from Fearless Leader Barry — swaggering around like the cocks of the walk:

House Democrats are feeling emboldened as they head to their annual issues conference and a pep talk from President Obama in Philadelphia this week, relishing a series of stumbles by the Republican majorities in Congress and rallying around a populist tax-the-rich agenda that they are convinced will score points with voters.

Rep. Steve Israel of New York, who headed up House Democrats’ campaign operation last year and now runs the Policy and Communications Committee, said Tuesday that his party had quickly regained its footing after taking a beating in the November elections. “The opening weeks of this Congress have not been kind to the Republicans. They have been a reminder to middle-class Americans that the Republican priorities are wrong,” he said.

Never underestimate the incompetence of the Stupid Party, nor the malevolence of the Evil Party. If Weepy John Boehner is such a crackerjack Speaker, he surely could have managed to slam-dunk his abortion and immigration bills. But, of course, no.

Presenting themselves as champions of the middle class and Republicans as allies of the rich, Democrats have embraced the liberal agenda that Mr. Obama presented last week in his State of the Union address. The plan included a plan to raise taxes on the wealthy and give a slew of tax breaks to middle-class families, free tuition at community colleges, boost the minimum wage and mandate employers provide paid sick leave.

Mr. Israel said these “paycheck” issues will pay off for Democrats in the 2016 elections.

Interesting how the Democrats have redefined “paycheck issues” as “gimme free stuff.” Still, it takes a lot of chutzpah when your president lives in Cloud Cuckoo-Land and your congressional caucus is at its weakest in decades to start getting frisky about the 2016 election. Especially when you look like this:

Come on, you pansies! Fight like a man!