The pandering parade is in full swing, characterized perfectly by Sen. Chuck Schumer’s latest bill. The Democrats, who have been pushing for another coronavirus stimulus package, revealed their new $350 billion plan on Thursday, and guess what? White people need not apply.
The legislation, called The Economic Justice Act, is tailored to fight “systemic racism” and “historic underinvestment” in minority communities the Democrats say have been disproportionately damaged by the pandemic. The bill calls for 10 major investments by 2025 that will help minorities with everything from child care to housing assistance.
According to the Democrats behind this bill, the legislation is an attempt to answer concerns over systemic racism that have been at the forefront of the nation’s consciousness since the death of George Floyd in May.
“Long before the pandemic, long before this recession, long before this year’s protests, structural inequalities have persisted in health care and housing, the economy and education,” Schumer said. “COVID-19 has only magnified these injustices and we must confront them with lasting, meaningful solutions that tear down economic and social barriers, and reinvest in historically underserved communities. The Economic Justice Act is a needed step in a long journey to address systematic racism and historic underinvestment in communities of color.”
So, um, wait. Is the coronavirus the problem, or is it racism?
You’ve got to hand it to Democrats: They may be sleazy, they may be corrupt, and they may be utterly misguided when it comes to doing what’s best for this nation, but boy, they are the absolute masters of using any crisis as an opportunity to further their goals. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to find a way to pander to Black Lives Matter while wrapping it up in a cozy COVID gift basket, but we’ll be damned if they didn’t find a way.
Of course, with Republicans in control of both the Senate and the White House, this legislation has about as much chance of passing as impeachment did back in January. But don’t let that give you any reason to breathe easy. This is just a sneak preview of what Democrats will be doing nonstop if they win the election in November. Give this diseased party control of the Executive and Legislative branches of government, and they will spend the next four years turning this country into an unrecognizable mishmash of “social justice,” wealth redistribution, illegal immigration, and unprecedented government control.
And Joe Biden – the so-called moderate – will smile cluelessly and sign all of it into law.