One Sided Minds
The Maryland Democratic Party leadership released a statement last week on social media that calls into question their grasp on political reality and their party's role in the sad state of bipartisanship that has become politics in the State of Maryland today.
The Facebook statement read:
"Despite poll after poll showing that a majority of Marylanders disapprove of Trump and his disastrous administration, the Maryland Republican Party just announced that Vice President Mike Pence will be serving as the keynote speaker for their Annual Red, White and Blue Dinner. While the MDGOP continues to show their true colors as Trump Republicans, we will continue standing up for Maryland’s communities. We will not tolerate the politics of division, racism, sexism, antisemitism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamophobia in our state. You can help us take back the White House in 2020 by signing up to volunteer."
The Maryland Democratic Party is suggesting that if you're a Maryland Republican, you might be a supporter of political division, a racist, a sexist, an anti-Semite, a homophobe, a xenophobe, or an Islamaphobe.
The so-called claim of "poll after poll showing that a majority of Marylanders disapprove of President Donald Trump and his disastrous administration" seems like a pulpit from which to preach. However, when considering that Maryland is a majority Democrat state, such polls are nothing new. Maryland Democrats can't stand President Trump's administration. Wow... stop the presses.
Over the next few weeks, we'll break down these purely partisan labels of Republicans for the Progressive Democrat hypocrisy that it is. Let us start with their self-proclaimed declaration of political tolerance from the statement. "We will not tolerate the politics of division."
That statement would be more reliable and less laughable had the claim not been made shortly before the Democratic Party chairman, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, released a memo via social media that threatened to politically harm any Democrat delegate who voted for a Democrat candidate for Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates if that candidate should win based on Republican votes. You can't make this stuff up.
Ms. Cumming's memo reads:
"I call on each candidate for Speaker of the House of Delegates to accept the vote of the Democratic Caucus, vote for the Democratic nominee for Speaker, and refuse to accept a nomination from the floor if it means winning the position because of Republican votes."
So, what happened to "We will not tolerate the politics of division? That doesn't seem very tolerant on its surface. The worst part of this statement was that such behavior is the textbook definition for putting one's party over the best interests of bipartisan efforts in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Ms. Cummings memo further reads:
"The Maryland Democratic Party is prepared to penalize (e.g. deny access to party tools and resources, charge a higher premium for services, etc.) any elected official who is caught using Party resources to promote Republican candidates and/or who work to block the ascension of Democratic (Party) nominees duly elected through official Democratic(Party) processes and procedures."
That statement echoes the trauma suffered during the last election at the hands of Gov. Larry Hogan. The Democrats fielded a candidate who did not have broad cross state appeal. Ultra-progressive Ben Jealous was too far to the left for many rational minded Democrats and that should be a lesson going forward.
How can the "We will not tolerate the politics of division" statement made by Maryland Democrats be taken seriously under the line of thinking outlined by the Democratic Party chairman? Everyone understands that Democrats belong to an exclusive political party. It exists to get Democrats elected. That stated fact is itself an honorable claim.
We have party politics in this country despite the claims of those talking heads bent on advancing the false notion of a polite equilibrium. The words of the leftist Maryland Democratic Party chairman show that political division as a strategy is alive and well in the Democratic Party.
This newly minted claim that embraces a bipartisan lurch by the Maryland Democrats should be welcomed with relief by the City of Baltimore where the Maryland Democrat-One Party rule has resulted in epic corruption. The very statement that progressive Democrats will continue standing up for Maryland’s communities is comparable to the literary brilliance of Healthy Holly's written lore.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raids on Baltimore City administrative offices and the homes and offices of prominent Democrat appointed administrators has made the city's Mayor's Office a national punchline when the city's murder rate is now being compared to a war zone in a third world country.
The total and utter Democratic Party decent into madness following the election of President Trump has been a watershed moment in their party's politics. The path of delusional political hate has shredded the false veneer of inclusion and tolerance that used to be the cornerstone of the Democratic Party.
Yet ultra-leftist Maryland Progressive Democrats continue to throw shot after shot at the Republican Party for being the party of a one sided political mind.
Next Time: Maryland Democrat's fanciful claims of Republican antisemitism.