WASHINGTON. In 2000, while walking down Fillmore Street in San Francisco a spectacular article of men’s finery caught my eye. In the Garland-Dewson store window sat a majestic black felt fedora. Its’ shiny ribbon reflecting the sun’s yellow glint. With it sat a note and price tag. The note declared the hat to be identical to one worn by former Democrat San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Its price was a little north of 400 simoleons.
Brown served thirty years (1965 to 1995) in the California State Assembly, where he rose to become that body’s first African American speaker. In 1996, he was elected San Francisco’s first African-American mayor.
Willie Brown was a reliable northern California, big-city liberal
But Brown’s knack for candor didn’t always endear him to the wild-eyed utopians of the Golden State.
And he certainly isn’t making any friends with his latest column for the San Francisco Chronicle. The one in which he makes a startling conclusion having watched the two NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo-sponsored Democratic presidential debates.
Just the headline is enough to make your average, granola-eating, weed-smoking, vegan Californian’s head explode:
“Bad news for Democrats – none of these candidates can beat Trump.”
The first Democratic debates proved one thing: We still don’t have a candidate who can beat Donald Trump.
Complaciendo a los votantes democráticos
At a time when most Americans want our immigration laws enforced and illegal immigration curtailed, some of these presidential wannabes addressed the debate audience in Spanish. All to pander to (hopeful) Mexican, Honduran, and Guatemalan constituencies.
All pledged to extend government-run health care to those who break our laws to enter the United States.
All 2020 Democratic presidential contenders believe in universal health care. They say forcibly taking the fruits of one’s labor to pay for other’s health care is a “human right,” wink, wink.
That reminds me of a scene from the book by Nellie Norton, “Nellie Norton: or, Southern slavery and the Bible .” In this tome from 1864, Norton describes a dialogue between herself, a northern Yankee, and a slave belonging to her southern uncle:
Nellie: “Suppose I were to buy you and carry you home with me and set you free so that you could work for yourself and have everything you made, would you like that?”
Jack: “[Only] if you’d carry master George and Penny [his owners] … and let me stay with them.”
Nellie: “Why would you rather live with an uncle and be a slave than to go with me and be free?”
Jack: “I couldn’t quite master George, no how. He’s [a] mighty good man, and then Miss Penny, she’s monstrous kind. And when we get sick, she tends to us and nurses us so good, and gives us such nice fixings to eat, and has us tended to mighty kind.” (Emphasis added).
Jack was ahead of his time. It wasn’t until the novel “1984” that his mindset was perfectly crystallized by a slogan from the socialist party led by George Orwell’s fictional Big Brother:
“Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength.”
And speaking of slavery, the majority of Democrat presidential candidates say they agree with forcing all Americans to pay reparations for slavery; a sin perpetrated and sustained by 19th century Democrats. Those who seceded from our union of states at the mere hint of destruction to their “peculiar institution.”
That destruction was predicated on the election of the nation’s first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln. Southern secession, then, was a product of Lincoln Derangement Syndrome.
If Reparations are in order, let’s start by seizing the cash of every fat-cat Democrat donor – like billionaire loons George Soros and Tom Steyer.
And then, of course, all the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls support the wonton killing of the unborn. A stance in keeping with their party’s historic position on the dehumanizing of African-Americans in the infamous Supreme Court’s Dred Scott case.
In 1859, the court majority did not want to grapple with the inconsistencies existing between the Declaration’s foundational creed proclaiming “all men are created equal,” and a flawed US Constitution. The Constitution sanctioned slavery while counting blacks as a three-fifths human for the purposes of taxation and the apportionment of seats to the House of Representatives. (THE THREE-FIFTHS CLAUSE OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION (1787)
The high court’s seven Democrats solved the nagging problem by denying legal standing to African-Americans before any court in the land. Slaves became as invisible to inconvenienced 19th-century jurists and slaveowners as the unborn are to post-Roe vs. Wade judges and promiscuous females clinging to THEIR “right to choose.”
The recent Democratic debate occurred as President Donald Trump ventured into the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. Then, unexpectedly stepped inside North Korea to visit briefly with “Rocket Man,” dictator Kim Jong-un.
The Secret Service was clearly outnumbered by the heavily-armed pretorian guard of the North Korean strongman.
Trump clearly did not mind. He calmly walks up to and towers over the pudgy, chain-smoking North Korean dictator. First-hand witness and Fox News host Tucker Carlson saying Kim could be heard wheezing heavily.
Whether the US president manages to wrangle a nuclear deal with one of the globe’s last remaining Stalinists is beside the point. The encounter should be seen as Trump’s attempt to understand the field of 2020 Democrats running for president.
Those trying to outdo Bernie Sanders, their wild-eyed, wheezing, Soviet-loving comrade.
Getting back to Willie Brown. Brown says Sanders “came across as Rip Van Bernie, looking and sounding as if it were still 2016” in his debate performance.
Actually, Sanders is stuck in Russia. Still anxiously awaiting the fireworks of the 1917 October revolution.
And Brown’s critique of his party’s presidential hopefuls did not spare his former love interest, Kamala Harris.
“California Sen. Kamala Harris got all the attention for playing prosecutor in chief, but her case against former Vice President Joe Biden boiled down in some ways to a ringing call for forced school busing. It won’t be too hard for Trump to knock that one out of the park in 2020.”
I’m sure Democrats wish Willie Brown’s observation was kept under his every expensive, wide-brim fedora.
Top Image: Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. MSNBC screen capture.