“We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”
― Georg Hegel
19 September 2020 Dwight D. Weidman
The above quote from the German Philosopher Georg Hegel seems to especially apply to Democrats, or fanatics in general. Just like today’s American socialists who seem to think that a failed political and economic philosophy like socialism will work this time because they are smarter than all past socialists, and they will make it work.
Socialism aside, the Democrats are about to charge headlong into another battle that they will lose, and lose badly, because it seems they just can’t help themselves.
It started with the death of leftist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg yesterday. Literally, within minutes, Democrat hacks like Chuck Shumer and dishonest media outlets were out in force trying to blunt any attempt by President Trump to replace Justice Ginsburg with an Originalist judge. With the left depending on the court system for most of their policy victories, the prospect of a 6-3 conservative majority is a thought that sends them over the edge.
The best is yet to come. Remember the memorial service for Democrat Senator Paul Wellstone after he was killed in a plane crash in 2002? Democrats did what they always do, and turned the memorial into a partisan hatefest, which backfired spectacularly.
Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, an Independent, and Republicans were furious over the transformation of the memorial service into a highly partisan event. Ventura and his wife walked out, shaking their heads. Vin Weber, a former House member from Minnesota told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “What a complete, total, absolute sham,”, and went on to say, “The Democratic party “clearly intends to exploit Wellstone’s memory totally, completely, and shamelessly for political gain. To them, Wellstone’s death, apparently, was just another campaign event.”
A backlash against the politically charged event helped Norm Coleman beat Walter Mondale for Wellstone’s Minnesota Senate seat. A private poll by Bill Clinton’s former pollster, Mark Penn, showed that 68% of voters knew about the service and 49% of voters said the service made them less likely to vote for a Democrat, with 67% of independents said they felt that way.
You can just about predict that the Democrats, in their current frenzy over Ginsburg’s death, will go above and beyond what they pulled in 2002, and that will no doubt play to the advantage of President Trump and Republicans, who are handling Justice Ginsburg’s passing with dignity and grace, something of which the left is seemingly incapable.