‘It’s a young, diverse class, stocked with a bunch of my campaign and administration alums…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) In merely three months, new Democratic members of Congress have made the dialogue on Capitol Hill more hostile, wedge-based and radical.
They have encouraged profanity and threatened removal of the president with no evidentiary basis.
They have taken identity politics to a new level, launching anti-Semitic attacks into the Twittersphere and then claiming those who criticize them are Islamophobic.
They have forced mainstream Democrats—many from vulnerable, conservative districts—to take a position on a vastly unrealistic, irresponsible and widely mocked proposal to spend $93 trillion on socialism-friendly environmental initiatives.
Now, their Papa Bear, former President Barack Obama, has acknowledged he couldn’t be happier.
According to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.—whose outrageous conduct included her widely condemned vow to “impeach the motherf***er” in reference to President Donald Trump—Obama made a point of expressing his approval.
.@BarackObama met with us new members of Congress and we had a thoughtful discussion about serving our country. The best part was when he looked straight at me and said, “I’m proud of you.” pic.twitter.com/cPDOth0B5i
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 28, 2019
Meanwhile, Obama tweeted about the meetup: “It’s a young, diverse class, stocked with a bunch of my campaign and administration alums who’ve taken the torch. This group is going to be driving progress for a long time to come.”
But he also cautioned the rookie representatives about passing radical proposals like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All without a logistical support plan.
“He said we shouldn’t be afraid of big, bold ideas—but also need to think in the nitty-gritty about how those big, bold ideas will work and how you pay for them,” said an unnamed source who was present.
Obama’s own rollout of the massive Affordable Care Act, despite easy passage by the Democrat-led Congress in 2009, proved to be an unmitigated disaster, forcing him to violate the law itself through executive fiat by refusing to enforce many of the required deadlines.
It also proved politically costly as a red wave swept the 2010 midterms.
Campaigning on repeal of the radical policy, the GOP netted 63 new congressional seats—the biggest turnover in modern political history—giving them control of the House until Democrats retook it last year.