Is it just us or does Somerset County Democrat Chairlady Peg Schaffer remind one of an overly operatic tryout for a role as one of the Valkyries?
Does that make Governor Phil Murphy war-father???
But why does she need to lie?
There is this anti-truth line that woke members of this new Democrat Party take nowadays. Let someone, anyone, make a point about illegal immigration – and these anti-truth Democrats simply drop the “illegal” and falsely claim that it is an attack on all immigrants.
And it goes beyond illegal immigration to crime in general. These new Democrats take the case of a Shawn Custis and turn comments on his illegality into a “racially based” attack. You say you don’t know Mr. Custis? Well you can catch some of his work here...
Peg Schaffer’s fellow Democrats have a new demographic to practice their identity politics on... convicted criminals. That's right. The Democrat Party in New Jersey wants to give convicted criminals – including those behind bars – the power to vote.
That’s right, they want to give electoral power to murderers, rapists, robbers, and such. And we all know what happens when a politician smells a vote. They're going to give something away to get it. Laws are going to get progressively weaker and weaker. Especially when the Star-Ledger reports that there are 100,000 criminal votes to be had in New Jersey. That many votes could easily swing a statewide election and a large prison population would certainly shift the balance in a legislative seat or two.
Imagine Shawn Custis as a prison ward leader, lobbying the Democrat-majority Legislature, organizing a petition drive (doubtless with the help of Action Together and the Women's March) to get Governor Goldman-Sachs 2.0 and Tammy Jane Fonda to sign into law a community release program that gets him out of doors again... Coming to an average door in an average community like yours. Yep, it’s going to be a Mad Max kind of world.
What makes these new Democrats so different from good old-fashioned Democrats is that these new ideologues can’t get past the “identity” stuff. Their judgments are never about the criminality – whether we are talking illegal immigration or Shawn Custis… the illegal part gets taken away.
About the only thing these new Democrats do believe is criminal is having the wrong political opinions. Express the “wrong” point-of-view and they will bully, and threat-face, and generally behave like an outraged Valkyrie. And just as “identity” makes all the difference in the world as to whether a crime is a crime, or not, “identity” also governs whether a thought is a crime, or not. There are some people who can never be right, just as there are some who can never be wrong.
This is the lens through which we can view Peg Schaffer’s attack yesterday on a Republican Freeholder who used the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants who are resident in the United States in violation of federal law. Yes, that pretty much can be described as illegal. But in Peg Schaffer’s warped world, she finds fault with the describer, not the act.
It makes no difference that anybody who can read knows that Democrat Governor Phil Murphy is spending millions in taxpayers’ money on special programs targeted to illegal immigrants, Murphy brags about it! And it makes no difference that flooding the job market in New Jersey with thousands of new off-the-books, “gray economy” workers will undermine any increase in the minimum wage and further distress the labor market for the working poor.
And it makes no difference that illegal immigrant labor provides for rich professionals just as surely as it destroys the prospects of labor trade unions. No difference that the gray economy creates a near-slave class trapped by low cost wages, working for a “liberal” suburban bourgeoisie that wants the sweat of its fellow man at the cheapest possible rate. No difference that the cost to property taxpayers to provide a safety net for this gray economy has given New Jersey the highest property taxes and the highest rates of foreclosure in America. No difference that poverty and child hunger are the legacies of these woke policies that are designed to allow greedy suburban liberals the chance to feel-good about themselves… simply by voting Democrat. It’s a great scam to pretend to care for people who you want around only because you can pay them less than you would your working class neighbor – and keep your money in your pockets.
If new Democrats like Peg Schaffer really cared, they would demand open borders both ways. They would demand an end to international immigration laws that block Americans from moving elsewhere – instead of supporting a one-way open border policy designed to send a never-ending flow of cheap, near-slave labor to undercut the working class, the trade union movement, leaving minimum wage increases meaningless. But Peg Schaffer doesn’t really care, does she? These new Democrats are anti-truth. It is all a scam, a means to muzzle an opponent with a different point of view. A hectoring Valkyrie.