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The Descent into Progressive Madness
National Review ^ | September 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 09/19/2018 1:44:16 PM PDT by Twotone

The progressive street is leading fossilized Democrats into a sort of collective madness.

The dinosaurs of the party desperately seek relevance by sounding crazier than the new unhinged base that disrupts Senate hearings, loudly pronounces a new socialist future, and envisions octogenarian Maxine Waters as more the future of the party than is septuagenarian Nancy Pelosi. The spectacle is right out of Euripides’s Bacchae, as the creaky old guard of the polis, Tiresias and Cadmus, dress up in trendy, ridiculous ritual costumes to stumble along after the racing and frenzied young maenads in their lethal courtship of suicidal Dionysian madness.

Six-term senator Dianne Feinstein is running against a far more radical Democrat, Kevin de León, in California’s general election. (He added the accent and the “de” to his name in midlife, thereby enhancing his ethnic authenticity.) Feinstein’s current Senate colleague, the junior senator Kamala Harris, has been interrupting, sermonizing, and shouting at the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in a fashion that generates the media buzz and attention usually reserved for supposedly sober and judicious old hands like Feinstein.

Apparently in reaction to these youthful, far-left challenges, a frustrated Feinstein has decided to descend even lower than Harris, who once, after all, joked about killing Trump. (When asked what she would do if stuck in an elevator with Trump and Pence, Harris answered, “Does one of us have to come out alive?”) Feinstein is now saying that she has had the new “evidence” about Judge Brett Kavanaugh in her possession for at least six weeks. And now, at the eleventh hour after the confirmation hearings are over, it could gin up enough hysteria, without formal refutation, to sink his nomination to the Supreme Court.

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KEYWORDS: animalfarm; madness; vdh
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Animal Farm indeed.
1 posted on 09/19/2018 1:44:16 PM PDT by Twotone
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It’s going to get a lot worse.

Within the next seven days I suspect Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed and the FISA docs will be declassified.

Gonna get much, much worse after that.


2 posted on 09/19/2018 1:47:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I am looking forward to decades of LIBs displaying their lunacy. What mentally imbalanced oafs.


3 posted on 09/19/2018 1:55:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Twotone

Pretty soon, if not already, Soros will be paying every Democrat voter to vote. LOL


4 posted on 09/19/2018 1:55:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 $215.71 from 50% increase in 1.2183 yrs)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If we had an AG doing his job, he would start indicting all those who lied to the FISA judges.


5 posted on 09/19/2018 1:56:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Twotone

I know a lot of well meaning, loyal Democrats for generations, who are horrified by what is happening in their party, but they stick to what they perceive as their fellow travelers.

Sad really


6 posted on 09/19/2018 1:57:10 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Twotone

liberals can’t descend any further into madness. They have inhabited the base of the abyss for generations.

Thank you President Trump for exposing the bottom dwelling vermin.


7 posted on 09/19/2018 2:00:39 PM PDT by chief lee runamok (mongrel at large)
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To: Twotone

Toxoplasmosis.


8 posted on 09/19/2018 2:03:48 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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"I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president of the United States telling the American people that I was not there; the troops were not in Cambodia. I have that memory which is seared -- seared -- in me."
-Sen. John Kerry

-PJ

9 posted on 09/19/2018 2:05:03 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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How low will they go? Hillary has already broken a multitude of federal laws, racking up a list of felonies that Soros himself would be proud of. To hear her sputter the words “rule of law” is as revolting as it is hypocritical.

Will they openly demand armed insurrection, and call it mainstream? Then, what will happen? Will the Deep State side with the insane? Are we headed for the Abyss?


10 posted on 09/19/2018 2:08:05 PM PDT by Richard Axtell (So, this is the Third World! What happened to the first two?)
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horrified by what is happening in their party, but they stick to what they perceive as their fellow travelers.

Defending their pocketbooks. I had an uncle like that. Detested everything the Dems stood for, but voted for them year after year, because his union told him that was how to secure his job, get raises, and protect his pension.


11 posted on 09/19/2018 2:13:51 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Another well written article by Dr. Hanson. But words simply cannot convey the level of insanity we are living through. It’s all beyond belief at this point. No basis in reality at all.


12 posted on 09/19/2018 2:25:01 PM PDT by KyCats
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"... junior senator Kamala Harris, has been interrupting, sermonizing, and shouting at the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings" something akin to the Grand Inquisoner she seems to think she is....rather than the unfair, rude gutter snipe politician she really is.
13 posted on 09/19/2018 2:42:59 PM PDT by yoe
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One reason among very many that I look forward excitedly to the imminent Millennial Kingdom and the ensuing eternity in heaven is precisely because it will be a Kingdom. Politics will then be only a memory--well, during the Millennium some will still attempt it, but Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, will have adequate safeguards in place.
14 posted on 09/19/2018 2:54:55 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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It’s hard to believe the Left could get any more insane,
but just wait till President Trump wins the presidency again in 2020..


15 posted on 09/19/2018 2:58:45 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: Twotone

Distasteful subject. Enjoyable read.


16 posted on 09/19/2018 2:59:51 PM PDT by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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To: Twotone
.. tick .. tick .. tick . . .
17 posted on 09/19/2018 3:02:44 PM PDT by tomkat (devout curmudgeon)
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To: Twotone

When I saw the title I knew it had to be Pat Buchanan or Victor Davis Hanson


18 posted on 09/19/2018 3:06:56 PM PDT by wardaddy (I don’t care that you’re not a racist......The Hill just zotted me for saying libtard)
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To: HangnJudge

“I know a lot of well meaning, loyal Democrats for generations, who are horrified by what is happening in their party, but they stick to what they perceive as their fellow travelers.”

not all of the horrifieds are sticking though ... i know some who are walking away ... the horrors of the New Democratic Socialist Party became just too horrific to stay ...


19 posted on 09/19/2018 3:08:10 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: HangnJudge

I was never a liberal, but before 9/11 I voted Democrat. After 9/11 I saw how full of CRAP the Democrat party was. I saw Hillary Clinton snearing at Giuliani after he did an Amazing job. I saw George Bush step up and I thanked God that Gore was not POTUS. I saw how the Liberals put power and control over what was best for our country. It opened my eyes to the Lefts lies. How anyone could still vote Democrat after 9/12 is beyond me.


20 posted on 09/19/2018 3:10:06 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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