February 20, 2019 By William Sullivan
In order to secure a massive expansion of federal power to intervene in Americans’ lives and the marketplace, as FDR accomplished with his New Deal, politicians need to have both an indisputable crisis and a talent for deception. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and company have neither.
The first point is the most obvious -- there was an undeniable crisis occurring when FDR pitched his “New Deal” for the “Forgotten Man” in his 1932 campaign.This is a key distinction. In 1932, America was in the early years of the Great Depression, and FDR was promising to end the convulsions affecting our economy. That was a pretty attractive prospect.
Radical leftist Democrats today, inversely, are promising to introduce massive economic convulsions which will undoubtedly change Americans’ way of life.That’s a tougher sell in generally prosperous times, and particularly when there are legitimate doubts as to the extent of the crisis that they claim climate change represents. Consider that the scientific models of the late 90s have been proven spectacularly wrong, predicting the rapid “global warming” of a globe that, for the last 20 years or so, hasn’t been warming. The public has good reason to be at least a little skeptical when the left employs its environmental doomsday prophecies while begging for more power and more of your money..............To Read More....