There are a number of varieties of Democrats and we can be thankful that they are not all wild-eyed, rabid Marxists.
There are principled men and women who identify as Democrats with whom we have profound disagreements on a whole range of issues. And, occasionally, there are matters on which we can find common ground.
Unfortunately, we are also forced to admit that there are some Republicans, mostly of the RINO variety, with whom conservatives also have profound disagreements.
Then there is the wacko alt-left wing of the Democratic Party. They are so convinced of their far-left beliefs that they render themselves impervious to reason.
Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters spring immediately to mind; however, they do have company.
In fact, it looks like Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) has chosen to join that group, as he launched into a rant stating how President Trump must be “eliminated,” apparently by impeachment as Mr. Gutierrez is working under the assumption of a Democrat-controlled House after the 2018 elections.
“Fuming and furious at the thought that Trump could end former President Barack Obama’s executive amnesties and impact 1.2 million who did not have ‘papers,’ Gutierrez tore into Trump at Chicago’s Lincoln United Methodist Church, vowing to ‘resist’ Trump non-violently with ‘everything possible.’
“Gutierrez emphasized that Trump—and not illegal immigrants—is the real criminal.
“‘For me, the major criminal that exists in the United States of America is called Donald Trump—he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House,’ Gutierrez thunderously said.
‘And we’re going to take actions today, and we’re going to take actions tomorrow. And there will soon be a majority in the House of Representatives, and I am going to make sure that I am there, to make sure of one thing, that we write those articles of impeachment and take him to trial before the Senate and eliminate him as president of the United States of America.’“
Mr. Gutierrez’s speech originates primarily from uncontrolled emotions which override whatever intellect he might possess, keeping the latter well-hidden as he speaks.
This is the sort of talk that is designed not to persuade, inspire, or even reason with people. It’s violent rhetoric designed to appeal directly to people’s poorly-controlled emotions.
All they lack are some torches and pitchforks and Mr. Gutierrez would be able to congratulate himself on having created a full-blown mob capable of frightening acts.
He continues his wild ranting with a question: “Gutierrez asked the audience, ‘you wanna know who a criminal is?’
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“He then answered, ‘someone who takes health care away from 33 million people is a criminal.
Somebody who puts in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency someone who takes their orders from polluters and contaminates our air, and our water, and our land is a criminal.
Someone who surrounds himself from people from Wall Street that ripped us off in 2007 and 2008 … someone who surrounds himself with bankers from Wall Street instead of people. Those are criminals.'”
Fortunately for Mr. Gutierrez, his remarks were meant to inflame, not inform.
Because, on reflection, he should be criticizing politicians who play up to bankers and Wall Street types…unless someone think he’s referring to Hillary.
By the way, is he supposed to be making a partisan, political speech in a church where he informs the people how to vote as he excoriates some candidates and praises others?