Apparatchiks, I Mean, Democrats Convene in CA

Apparatchiks, I Mean, Democrats Convene in CA

Apparatchiks, I Mean, Democrats Convene in CA

Socialist apparatchiks, aka Democrats, met in San Francisco, the needle-and-feces capital of the United States, for the California Democrat convention. And, because we’re deep in election pre-season, some Presidential candidates showed up, too. About 5000 folks attended and had a great time — unless you strayed from the socialist script.

Like CO Gov. John Hickenlooper, for example. The poor guy doesn’t think that going Full Socialist is the way to beat Trump, and he told the crowd that.

“If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer. If we’re not careful, we’re going to end up helping to re-elect the worst president in American history.”

That didn’t go over well. The apparatchiks booed Hickenlooper, and flashed “Bernie 2020” signs. One person even gave Hickenlooper the middle finger salute. He’s lucky they weren’t holding tomatoes.



And then there was the hipster animal rights activist who grabbed Sen. Kamala Harris’s mic during the “Big Ideas Forum.” Apparently animals weren’t one of her big ideas.

However, the rest of the speakers tickled the ears of these fellow travelers with the usual agitprop. Like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who promised to break up All The Things, such as “big ag,” “big banks,” and “big tech.”

I can almost hear the strains of the “International Marching Song of the Revolutionary Proletariat,” don’t you?

“Stand up! Ye wretched ones who labor”
    “Stand up! Ye galley-slaves of want. . .”

Other members of the Democratic Presidential Clown Car spoke on their pet issues, as well. Sen. Cory Booker did another Spartacus impression, this time bashing the NRA:

“It is time that we come together and stand together and take a fight to the NRA and the corporate gun lobby like we have never seen before.”

Spartacus also called for . . .surprise, surprise! nationwide gun control legislation. Beto O’Rourke chimed in with a national assault weapons ban, beating that tired old horse.

But, once the guns are gone, don’t expect the police to be much help. Julián Castro wants to “fix” the “broken” police by making their jobs even harder.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg went Monty Python by offering himself as “Something Completely Different:”

“We better come up with something completely different. And that’s where I come in. Why not someone who represents a new generation of leaders?”

Well, he’s partly right. We’ve never had an openly gay president before, so he is “completely different.” You know, identity politics and all.

Plus, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called for a federal law to register every American to vote upon turning 18. And Bernie Sanders — always with the free stuff — proposed cutting military spending and expanding social services. You know that old saw — make the Air Force hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.

But the big GOP elephant in the room was, of course, President Trump. The Democratic soviet leaders threw plenty of Trump-seasoned red meat for the apparatchiks to devour.

Like Kamala Harris, who brought the crowd to their feet with:

“We need to begin impeachment proceedings and we need a new commander in chief.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand also piled on:

“He’s tearing apart the moral fabric of this country and turning our most cherished principles inside out.”

So says the senator who never met an abortion she wouldn’t support, but I digress.

Not to be outdone, Rep. Eric Swalwell, who’s polling at less than 1% in his home state of California, sneered that the “reality TV” presidency would soon be cancelled.

In the meantime, he’s begging for people to pitch in just one dollar so he can get to the Democratic debates.

Now Nancy Pelosi was there, too — after all, San Francisco is her hometown. She promised the attendees that she would build an “ironclad case” against President Trump by yet more investigations.

“What is the president covering up? We must investigate the president’s welcoming of the assault on our democracy.”

But that wasn’t good enough for some of the apparatchiks — one protestor shouted “Impeach!” whereupon more joined in until about a hundred were yelling the I-word. Sounds like they were ready to send poor Nancy to the gulag for a little political rehabilitation.

They’re all fired up to establish a People’s Democracy in the US, first by impeaching and removing the President.

In their dreams. It’s going to be another tough time for these useful idiots come Election Night, 2020.

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  • Scott says:

    The fact that there’s that many idiots in this country speaks to how well the left has infiltrated and taken over our “education” system, and turned it into a nationwide system of indoctrination in leftist ideals..

  • CaptDMO says:

    So did all the candidates take a fact finding waling tour of the sidewalks in the fine city?
    Here are alleged candidates for the office, and rather than gamble on their own “popularity”,
    and um….new ideas, scream to [I-word] and remove the competition?
    When is the Chicago gathering? A walking, fact finding, tour of the streets THERE is de rigueur!

    • GWB says:

      But there’s no way they could find any real facts with all those bodyguards around, so I suggest they leave them behind……

  • GWB says:

    achieve big progressive goals
    socialism is not the answer
    Have to say this, Hickenblooper: Those two statements are mutually exclusive. The “progressive goals” are entirely about socialism.

    activist who grabbed
    Yeah. That needed a strong hand-meet-face moment, in order to teach some manners.

    But, once the guns are gone
    Yeah, about that….
    Let’s say the US gov’t, along with the UN, finds a way to disappear every single gun in existence AND shut down every gun manufacturer. Every major criminal gang/network in America will be armed again – with firearms – within 2 weeks. And the first one will be ready within 48 hours. I guarantee it.

    he is “completely different.”
    Well, if he’s confessing he’s really a mole man in disguise or something, maybe he’s “completely different”. Otherwise, we’ve had human presidents before.

    a federal law to register every American to vote upon turning 18
    Well, it’s considered a right (14th Amendment). So, sure. As long as you also issue everyone a blog, a cassock, a safe, a defense lawyer, and a rifle and handgun (and at least one cannon per block).
    Seems to me our other rights are only exercised by you actually getting off your duff and being proactive, so voting should be, as well.

    “He’s tearing apart the moral fabric of this country and turning our most cherished principles inside out.”
    I wonder if she’s ever heard the term ‘projection’?

    seriously just $1
    You know, if enough of us pitched in, we could ensure ALL the candidates show up at that first debate! What a glorious cluster that would be!

    What is the president covering up?
    *looks around* I don’t see any covering up going on. *scratches head*

    We must investigate the president’s welcoming of the assault on our democracy.
    Huh? *THIS* is why that video of San Fran Nan was going around. She sounds drunk even when she’s NOT slurring her speech. Go home, Nancy, you’re drunk.

    Now, the one I’m going to slightly disagree with slamming is …
    who promised to break up All The Things, such as “big ag,” “big banks,” and “big tech.”
    Because she’s at least partially right. A lot of corporations now have governmental level power in our lives. Gov’t incentives put them there (partly to blame was the Republican move to tax dividends and delay capital gains taxes – encouraging ‘growth’ over company solidity). We need to find a way to re-empower small business without an autocratic approach. And some of the “Big whatever” certainly need to be broken via the anti-trust powers already inherent in our laws.
    Of course, Lie-a-watha wants to use that “autocratic approach” and we should not let her. But she’s identified an actual problem.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      But who’s going to decide what is a “big” business? Is Chick-fil-A “Big Chicken?”
      Or Hobby Lobby “Big Craft?”

      I would not want the likes of Warren or Sanders deciding which corporation is too big for their tastes.

  • JeffS says:


    Or milkshakes.

  • 370H55V says:

    And yet they’ve been winning BIG in California since the late 80s. Do not underestimate the appeal this sort of thing has out there. Be very afraid.

  • John Casteel says:

    So much accumulated stupidity. So little self-awareness.

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