The PJ Tatler

Just Who Won the 2014 Elections Again? (Hint: Not the GOP)

As I like to say about the Left: they never stop, they never sleep, they never quit. Dealt two devastating losses in the 2010 and 2014 midterms, the Democrats simply carry on as if nothing had changed, dominating the news coverage and cowing their pathetic Republican “opponents,” all to the cheers of their media allies. It’s electoral nullification on a grand scale and the GOP simply rolls over and lets them get away with it:

Emboldened by winning the shutdown showdown over homeland security, and poised to triumph on raising the debt limit, Senate Democrats set their sights Thursday on the budget sequesters, demanding that Republicans hike taxes and raise spending. It was a shot across the bow for Republican budget writers, who are set to unveil their proposals next week, which are expected to further slash spending and balance the budget in 10 years — slowing the growth of runaway national debt that currently tops $18 trillion.

Senate Democrats insisted that keeping the automatic spending cuts would jeopardize the economic recovery, hurt the middle class and weaken the U.S. military. And they warned Republicans that President Obama will reject any budget sent to him that does not increase spending on both defense and domestic programs.

Of course, it certainly helps that in Barack Hussein Obama, the Dems have a president who, at this point in his second term, doesn’t give a damn about the Republicans, the election results, or the Constitution; spoiled little princeling Barry must and will have his way.

“The president has been very clear: He will not accept a budget that locks in sequester, and he will not accept a budget that severs that vital link between defense and nondefense spending,” said Shaun L.S. Donovan, the director of the president’s Office of Management and Budget, who joined Democrats at a Capitol Hill press conference to make the demands.

Mr. Donovan boasted that the spending scheme supported by Mr. Obama and his Democrats makes investments in infrastructure, manufacturing and education. “These investments are more than paid for with smart spending cuts, program integrity measures and common-sense tax loophole closures,” he said.

You should know by know that when you see the buzzword modifier “common-sense,” there’s trouble ahead, usually in the form of direct action on the part of the unleashed executive. It’s Dem-speak for: do it our way or else.

No Dem press conference would be complete without their chief camera-hog, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who struts around as if he is already the majority leader he hopes to be in 2016, when the Republicans have to defend a high number of seats.

“The cuts on both sides of the ledger — on defense and nondefense — are harmful, unnecessary and avoidable with just a little bit of cooperation from some of our colleagues,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and his party’s No. 3 leader in the Senate, who led the press conference.

“They are preparing to take a meat cleaver to programs that create jobs through infrastructure and scientific research, as well as programs within the Defense Department that keep us safe,” he said. “Rather than taking a scalpel to cut out wasteful spending or working with Democrats to find revenue by closing egregious loopholes, Republicans would rather lop the top off programs that create jobs and grow the economy.”

And there you have the Democratic strategy: pre-emptive war based on “news reports” of what the GOP may or may not be planning — soon to be followed by pre-emptive surrender from Weepy John and Mitch. All in the interests of “comity,” naturally.