When you hear someone refer to “politics as usual,” pictures of shady deals or cheap political trickery typically come to mind. However, recently, liberals in Washington have gone so far beyond the pale with their tactics that describing their actions as “politics as usual” would do a disservice to the term itself.
The Agenda Project, founded by former Deputy National Finance Director of the Democratic National Committee Erica Payne, uploaded a video to YouTube on May 17th that depicts the GOP as an uncaring, almost robotic man in a suit, pushing a grandmotherly woman in a wheelchair through what seems to be some type of scenic outlook, until the trip takes an unexpectedly dark turn. The man decides to take “grandma” beyond the posted sign which urges trail-goers not to go beyond the barricade. What ensues is a feeble struggle by “grandma” to keep the evil GOP-man from tossing her out of her wheelchair and over a cliff! Please view the video below. (However, I will warn you that this may not be appropriate for younger viewers.)
This video attempts to characterize the GOP as deliberately malicious in its proposed government cutbacks, but instead reveals the character of liberals, who are willing to use whatever scare tactics they possibly can to promote their ideas. These tactics are the politics of fear. How can any decent person use the image of a man hurling an elderly woman over a cliff as a means to support his political views? Historically, political cartoons have always tended to be a bit outlandish, but I hope that the depiction of a man throwing a woman out of a wheelchair and over a cliff will find no acceptance in the mainstream of our culture.
This portrayal is only perceived as acceptable by those who view the government as some sort of pseudo-god, who alone can provide for the needs of its elderly subjects.
The nature of the liberal attitude behind this video is further illustrated by the caption beneath the video, which says, “With pretty boy Paul Ryan’s draconian and savage cuts to Medicare in his budget proposal, we have to ask ourselves: Is America still beautiful without Medicare?” Beyond the fact that Paul Ryan is not proposing that we dissolve Medicare, I have my own question for the Agenda Project: was America beautiful before Medicare?
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Liberals would have us believe that America was some sort of ugly, miscreant nation before the 1965 legislation that made Medicare law. However, I make no apology when I say, for whatever may be her faults, America has always been beautiful. Further than that, I would argue that it is not bureaucracy that makes our nation beautiful. Rather, I would submit that it is the exercise of our unalienable rights as codified by the Founders: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, that have made this nation beautiful. It is when those rights, are infringed upon by an over-reaching government that our nation’s beauty is tarnished.
May we not let the fear being propagated by the liberals in this country deter us from whatever choices may be necessary to preserve our Union from the financial destruction that is impending if the current administration continues in its course unchecked. Will you stand with me against this type of unscrupulous and dishonest mischaracterization?
Let’s send our message of responsible, limited government to Washington, and keep America beautiful!