Poverty can be alleviated or reduced, and in the Western world in the last two centuries it has been almost miraculously alleviated and reduced; but poverty is ultimately individual, and individual poverty can no more be “abolished” than disease or death can be abolished.
While Mr. Goodwyn’s cartoon showcases Beto O’Rourke’s particular brand of apocalyptic hypocrisy, it’s a core component of the Leftists’ – Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, and Identitarians – entire platform and manifesto. All of them do their best to decry Americans, especially Republicans and specifically President Trump, as engaging entirely in the politics of fear – all while weeping, wailing, and gnashing their teeth about how President Trump will destroy the world. 🙄
But then, we all know that there is no nadir to our domestic enemies’ hypocrisy, especially when it comes to fear. How can there be when the Left and the sorts that they pander to- and enable have weaponized fear long ago and have decided that their fears are the only legitimate ones, with Americans’ fears and/or concerns being signs of their “evil” and “proof” of the validity of the Left’s fears.
It’s more than a bit funny that the mad socialist, Bernie Sanders is, himself, feeling the “Bern.” Then, Socialism is great fuel and hypocrisy and equally good accelerant. Bernie’s self-immolation was almost guaranteed. 😉
What’s happened is that Bernie’s campaign staff – which unionized – is in extended arguments with their “management” over the pay and benefits that his campaign’s field staffers get. The staffers have complained that their salaries of $36,000 annually ends up being less than $15.00 / hour when the numbers of hours a week they work on average are factored in.
A letter that the campaign’s union planned to send to Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir which read in part that workers “cannot be expected to build the largest grassroots organizing program in American history while making poverty wages. Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour, we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to its own field team.”
The letter states that field organizers are working at least 60 hours a week, which lowers the average per hour pay to $13 an hour.
“Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result,” the letter said.
Even a proposal from the campaign director, Faiz Shakir that recommended raising their salaries to $42,000 per annum was rejected, largely because the proposal didn’t also include Bernie paying for 100% of the staffers’ healthcare costs.
Yep. Ol’ Bernie really should have known that, if he’s going to run on forcing higher wages for low-end personnel and free healthcare for all, he was going to have to fut the bill for them same for the partisans actually working for him.
Oh! And just to add more fuel to his own pyre, Bernie’s response to this rebellion as of July 19, 2019 was to reduce staff hours to ensure everyone makes $15 an hour.
Antisemitism is ingrained and entrenched in hearts and minds of our domestic enemies, the Democrats of all stripes, that this is a nigh perfect example of their mental contortions and apologetics. Their rank and file truly believe – or have convinced themselves – that it’s just coincidence that the only nation on the planet that they want to actually eradicate is Israel, the Jewish Nation.
With a large percentage of the mayors, city officials, and some high-profile residents of the major Sanctuary Cities taking serious umbrage at President Trump consideration of releasing detained illegal aliens in those cities and only in those cities, are we at sanctuary’s end?
The short answer is, of course, no. These Left-wing politicians and celebrities are not self-aware enough to even recognize their own hypocrisy. Hence, they will maintain the status quo if at all possible so that they can have it both ways, each whenever it suits them.
Hillary may have failed, despite great effort, to have herself crown as Regina Americanus, but she’s still earned a crown – that of Regina Hypocrisis, Queen of Hypocrisy.
Just recently, Hillary actually said – with her screechy-scratchy out loud voice even and for the record – That, if Donald Trump was anyone other than the POTUS, he’d have been indicted during Mueller’s witch-hunt.
I think there’s enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted. But because of the rule in the Justice Department that you can’t indict a sitting president, the whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress.