HOUSTON, May 15, 2015 — Water is wet, the sun rises in the East, and liberals are accusing a political opponent of an “ism” to win a policy fight. The delicious irony is that this time the person facing the accusation is not a Republican.
Leftist hero President Barack Obama is now being accused of sexism as Democrats wage interline warfare over whether to give him fast track trade authority.
Trade is a substantive issue with global ramifications, but leave it to Democrats to reduce a serious matter to a squabble over politically correct nonsense. After getting shellacked in the 2014 midterms when their war on women strategy failed, liberals are now turning inward.
Republicans should get their popcorn ready. Forget Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Obama vs. Warren is the best fight since Hillary threw a White House vase that did not belong to her, at Bill.
Barack Obama, for all his flaws, supports free trade. This is a case of him wanting to do the right thing for the wrong reasons. He is power obsessed, and receiving fast track trade authority would give him more power.
Republicans are overlooking his motives because this one time the policy matches up with Obama’s politics. Other presidents had fast track. Even if Obama negotiates a miserable trade deal, Congressional Republicans can still vote it down.
Elizabeth Warren, for all her flaws, is acting on principle. She is a true believer member of the protectionist wing of the Democrat Party. She believes trade deals are bad for America.
This policy dispute got personal because the people involved make everything personal. These leftists are so used to calling Republicans racist, sexist, bigoted homophobes who kick puppies and kittens that they forgot how to deal civilly with each other. There is no easy off button for Alinskyite guerrilla warfare.
Obama does what leftists do with Republicans. Anyone disagreeing with him has to fall in to one of two categories, evil or stupid. With Warren, Obama played the stupid card.
He said that while he had personal affection for Elizabeth, she had no idea what she was talking about.
Obama frequently calls other politicians by their first name. Sometimes it is meant to be endearing, other times a deliberate attempt to diminish them. Naturally a group of leftists who take everything as a personal slight took Obama’s using Warren’s first name as a personal slight. Then they responded to his playing the stupid card by acting stupidly and playing the sexist card.
Now Obama is supposedly a sexist who demeaned Warren because she is female.
Republicans should be howling with glee at the utter ridiculousness of liberals tearing each other apart over utter balderdash. There is endless fun to be had in a fight between crybabies representing the American and National League grievance industries.
How can Obama be sexist? He is not even a man. If he tried being sexist, First Lady Michelle Obama would slap him silly. Barack Obama does not have “a pair.” Michelle removed those years ago. Barack Obama makes Phil Donahue seem like an Alpha male.
Fun aside, Obama is not a sexist for dismissing Warren’s opinion. He dismisses the opinion of anyone who disagrees with him. Democrats were too blinded by love to admit he always ignored others. He is a narcissist, not a sexist. Helium should be replaced on the periodic table of elements with Barackium because Obama is so full of himself.
As insufferable as Obama is, Warren defenders are even worse. The party of Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren know what a grating voice sounds like. They invented arrogance and perfected it with the 2008 model. Now they are upset that Valerie Jarrett Frankenstein’s monster has turned on those who believed in it.
Demeaning Republicans with every epithet in the book was fine. Somehow the mildest criticism of a fellow liberal Democrat is considered uncouth behavior. Forget investing in education. Leftists should invest in mirrors.
Beyond the food fight there really is the serious issue. For all his arrogance, this one time Obama is actually right. He is at his most obnoxious when insisting that a person disagreeing with him has no idea what they are talking about. Warren actually does have no idea what she is talking about. She is totally wrong on trade and totally wrong on saying that fast track would automatically create bad trade deals.
Rather than focus on the substance of the trade issue, leftists had to play the identity politics card because that is all they know how to do.
Republicans who are accused of blocking Obama because he is partially black are rushing to give hm fast track. They seem to care more about the issue of trade than Obama’s skin color. They appear to be putting country above party. Perhaps they were doing that all along but were demonized by the leftists committing the very sins they accused the right of doing.
No buts, perhaps or maybe about it. The leftist political correctness monster is out of control. While it would be amusing to see it engulf its own practitioners Obama and Warren, it would be better for the country if political correctness was killed forever.
Meanwhile, the best Americans can hope for is that fast track allows a Republican president to trade Obama, Warren and the rest of the leftist crybabies to another nation for a pair of third round draft picks and other goodies that have useful benefits to society. If that deal does not justify free and open trade, nothing will.