As far as we can tell, the idea for paying present-day black Americans reparations for their ancestors being enslaved by Democrats in early American history first originated with sociology and psychology professors in 1989. Starting in that year, Michigan Congressman John Conyers – a Democrat most famous for asking for… a different sort of reparations from his subordinate female employees and interns, to put it mildly… introduced the first slavery reparations bill in the House of Representatives. Reparations was always considered a crazy idea until 2021, when the House Judiciary Committee (just this week) passed a reparations bill without warning.
Just to be clear: This idea is crazy and almost no living American supports it. Should people who have never been slaves be given cash payments from people who have never owned slaves? Huh? Most people who can do basic math and who don’t have to wear a helmet when they go outdoors emphatically oppose this idea.
But it’s caught on like wildfire among the woke SJW Twitter rage brigade, so here we are. The House Judiciary Committee just passed a bill to “study” reparations for black Americans by a party-line vote of 25 to 17. That’s disturbing because it means that even if this idea that is literally crazy fails this time around, elected “conservatives” will eventually cave and pass the idea into law. Probably not today, maybe not tomorrow, but eventually some Americans will be paying a higher tax rate based on their skin color, so that the money can be redistributed to other Americans based on a different skin color.
So please, Democrats: Tell us why voting integrity laws are a return to “Jim Crow.”
We should all probably breathe a big sigh of relief that even though Democrats now control the entire government, “politics as usual” is still momentarily saving us from the Democrat Party’s latest rush to communism. Have you noticed this?
On the one hand, the media is breathlessly neener-neenering all of us that the Democrats are going to ram through every single communist agenda item on their plate with no Republican votes. From the “infrastructure” bill that is actually a Planned Parenthood rescue bill with no infrastructure in it, to a $15 minimum wage, to packing the Supreme Court, to the Green New Deal, to permanent amnesty and instant citizenship for 50 million illegal aliens, the Biden administration is not actually accomplishing anything domestically.
Biden’s handlers are wrecking the planet in terms of foreign policy, but only because there are so many areas in which Congress cannot stop the Executive branch from wrecking things. Here at home the unelected “Biden administration” is already a catastrophic failure by any measure. Other than a COVID bill, which would have been passed anyway and would have included the $2,000 checks that the Democrats lied about and failed to deliver, if our real president was in office, what has Team Biden gotten done here at home?
We should all pat ourselves on the back and give thanks that so many of the events that happen in Washington are now scripted events. Sure, they’ll play a big game and the media will hyperventilate about reparations or any other crazy bill. But under the “politics as usual” rules in Washington, none of the most extreme legislation will actually pass. Instead, a tiny hand-picked selection of politicians who are not up for reelection in 2022 will “unexpectedly” shoot down each and every piece of crazy legislation.
The legislation is just to rile us up and scare us. It’s the show itself that permanent Washington gets such a kick out of on many of these issues.
Take the minimum wage increase. The Democrats really, really tried hard to pass a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) showed up in a skirt at the last moment to give that idiotic bill a big thumbs-down. America won, the Biden regime’s tiny woke base lost. The Puritanical Twitter rage brigade howled because Sinema had broken Senate rules by showing up to vote in a skirt – a SKIRT, they told us! Hussy! Too much ankle showing! (Not gonna lie… if I was having a midlife crisis and Sinema showed up in a bar, I’d probably buy her a drink even though she’s normally a total lunatic leftwinger who has no business being in Congress. Anyway…)
How about nuking the filibuster in the Senate? Nope! That’s a no-go as well, thanks to Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sinema again. Manchin hasn’t budged on the filibuster at all, even after Biden tried to bribe him by giving Manchin’s wife a cushy high-paying federal job.
With the filibuster in place and not going anywhere, reparations for black Americans would require 60 Senate votes to become law. Reparations is just as dead as the $15 minimum wage. And so is the rest of Biden’s agenda.
Breathe easy, folks. May 1st is on the horizon, and after that, nothing at all happens in Washington other than budget bills. We’re almost out of this nightmare, and Biden hasn’t actually accomplished anything here at home. And that’s because “politics as usual” is running normally.