Despite spending millions and millions of dollars, the Democrats still lost in Georgia’s 6th District.
You could see the pain on their faces: they thought they had this one.
But they didn’t.
Let’s return to the shooting of Stephen Scalise - or rather, the liberal reaction to it.
On MSNBC, and its twin sister, the campus lounge - we saw a ghoulish reiteration of one sad take: the shooting wasn’t entirely unjustified. In fact, given Scalise’s voting record, it all makes sense! Joy Reid rushed to point out the victim's past, Hollywood trolls like George Takei echoed her assumptions, and a Connecticut professor actually thought it a mistake that a black officer helped save white people’s lives.
Johnny Eric Williams from Trinity College posted on Facebook a number of declarations, including that blacks shouldn’t help white people when they’re in danger. As Campus Reform reports, he wrote, "The time is now to confront these inhuman a**holes and end this now.” He was referring to whites.
How does this relate to the election? Good question. I’m getting there.
Such pernicious comments do not impact the election directly, but create a detour from a winning strategy. Imagine you’re driving to work, and your car decides, independently, to go in the wrong direction, taking you further and further away from your destination. For Democrats, that car is identity politics, and it’s taking their party further and further from a place where they might still resonate with the rest of America.
It’s steering the party down a destructive path that makes any correction or improvement impossible.
Today, more people are seeing the wrath of identity politics up close. It’s getting more coverage, and receiving more mockery. Take for example, the identity cultists at Evergreen College who ran a professor out of town because he objected to their acceptable anti-Caucasian racism. Even liberals were shaken up by this. For a laugh, google “President of Evergreen College George Sumner Bridges” and click on the videos of him kowtowing to students - some of whom held him captive during the ordeal, even accompanying him to the bathroom.
Identity activists pretend to seek rights for the “collective,” but each day they become more like hardened fascists who desire a race and/or religion war.
The destructive impulse of young so-called minds is a tedious, immature one, which is why it’s so disgusting to see academics indulging it. Instead of challenging the unformed and uninformed minds, teachers feed into their hysterical, unbending desires, resulting in a new world where life experience takes a back seat to identity.
The campus is now a place where the wisdom of a man or woman with a decade of military experience, plus another decade in the work world, takes a back seat to the infantile blathering of a 17-year-old with a nose ring. A self-indulgent whiner with no real challenges in life gets more respect than people who make things, defend things, value things.
In normal life, if a college freshman rejected civil discourse, got in your face and told you to shut up, he would be suspended, perhaps expelled. Now they are applauded, and allowed to harass another day. The campuses are under new management: the mob.
Because campus administrators have long ago abdicated their responsibilities in challenging bad ideas, those bad ideas graduate along with the students, spilling into the real world. The graduate, still angry and self-obsessed, can do nothing but spout bumper sticker slogans and blame everyone for everything.
No one will hire that.
So, their only refuge is either to return to school, or to enter political activism as a vocation - and perpetuate their non-productivity. As a result, campuses and political bodies become even more strident and intolerant, infecting all.
Which is why the Democratic Party is in trouble. For the last four decades they’ve bought the myth that America is the actual problem, and that the solution is to replace a single identity (American), with hundreds of sparring tribes. Now they must feed those tribes.
So when a party stands for nothing but envy, anger and retribution - how long before people decide it’s enough? If the Democratic Party were an actual party, their punch bowl has been spiked with rat poison. Until they drain that bowl, the party’s candidates will continue to drop like flies.
Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 9-10PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld.