Earlier this week, New York Post writer (and liberal) Paula Froelich announced that “After AOC’s Met Gala stunt, I’m officially done with Democrats.” Excerpts, with my comments, follow.
Just imagine Bronx-born, feminist Democratic Rep. Bella Abzug showing up to a $35,000-a-plate dinner in a dress that cost more than some people in her district made a year? And then staying for the pathetic vegan dinner to hobnob with the unimaginably wealthy celebrities and other “elites”?
That’s what Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did at the Met Gala on Monday, sporting an Aurora James gown that declared: TAX THE RICH.
What did you expect? I remember Bella Abzug; while I agreed with her on precisely nothing, she at least had principles. AOC? Mr. Froelich, in case you haven’t figured it out, Crazy Eyes is an imbecile, totally unfit for the office she holds. Were there any justice in the world, she’d still be tending bar and, from what we’ve heard, not doing that very well.
While the Democrats scream about #MeToo and social justice, Bill Clinton (the self-proclaimed “first black president”), an accused rapist, proven liar, friend to pedo-perv Jeffrey Epstein and craven social climber, is still lauded as a hero in the Hamptons — as is his wife, Hillary. Meanwhile, Hillary still can’t understand why she lost the election (Russian interference! Media manipulation! Misogyny!) and still doesn’t get that the majority of Americans who earn under $10 million a year and don’t live in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco still remember the economic disaster of 2008, when she was a powerful New York senator and absolved the craven bankers, looking the other way as they got bailed out as Main Street suffered. America’s fury was compounded when it was revealed that, after she left the State Department, she was paid up to $225,000 per speech and earned more than $3 million from addressing financial firms. During one of these speeches at Goldman Sachs — one of the biggest villains of the market crash — she called attendees, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, “the smartest people” for supporting her.
The schadenfreude is strong in this one, but I’ll try to be charitable when I ask, “are you just now figuring this out?” An old Army buddy of mine is from Arkansas; he informs me that the “Slick Willie” nickname and the reputation for acting badly with women long predates Bill Clinton’s advent on to the national stage. Ditto Hillary’s self-enrichment schemes, such as her miraculous scores on cattle futures.
But here’s my favorite bit:
And of course, there’s our current Bumbler in Chief, President Joe Biden, who has put our country in danger multiple times since taking office. From the abominable pullout of Afghanistan, where he literally armed the Taliban by leaving Bagram Airfield full of weapons and working machinery (not to mention leaving behind desperate Americans and people who aided Americans) to the $3.2 trillion “infrastructure bill” full of pet projects and cash grabs that will cause inflation to balloon. And let’s not forget him shrugging as his grifter-turned-artist son, who has peddled his influence to foreign powers, now sells his work through a questionable gallery to blind bidders.
A former FBI agent in the art crimes unit fumed to me: “During the Obama administration, Biden was all about backing transparency in the art market — now he doesn’t care because his son decides to be an artist and needs a job?”
Ms. Froelich goes on to mention that she reluctantly voted for all of them, and on this note I’m willing to cut her a little bit of slack, as there have been more than a few times I’ve bitten my lip and voted for a lousy Republican candidate solely because the alternative was unthinkable. But she concludes:
It is time for our system to open up and truly become a democracy for all, with representation for all, by expanding beyond the two-party system. With people who mean what they say and say what they mean, and who will fight — not to stay in power and enrich themselves, but for the people they represent.
Well, that’s a nice touchy-feely sentiment, but here’s the thing: A) We’re not a democracy, and 2) how do you propose we meet this lofty goal? What policy solutions do you offer?
The answer, of course, will be a resounding “none”, and to be fair, I don’t have any ideas either on how to get better candidates; we can only choose between the people who are actually asking for the jobs. But maybe – just maybe -if we can manage to scale back the amount of power these people yield, then maybe politics will cease appealing to the most venal and avaricious among us, and the AOCs of the world will be stuck forever tending bar, as nature intended.