Don’t Be Fooled by Tom Steyer; He’s Dangerous
Don’t Be Fooled by Tom Steyer; He’s Dangerous
Just as Eric Swalwell finally realized that promising to nuke Americans and force them to turn in their guns was not a winning presidential strategy, Tom Steyer – another unhinged liberal extremist has decided to enter the 2020 race.
Now, lest you think that Tom Steyer is just another bored, rich, billionaire with nothing better to do than raise his public profile by running for President, let me remind you that no one thought Donald Trump would win the White House in 2016 until the very end, including Donald Trump, according to… Donald Trump.
But Steyer is something different and much more dangerous.
Until his announcement, Steyer’s raison d’etre was to bring about the impeachment of Donald Trump. This is literally what he spent tens of millions of dollars on ads, pressure campaigns, and petition efforts attempting to do for the past two years.
In January, Steyer announced that he would be spending 100 percent of his time and effort this year on impeaching Trump and removing him from office and intended to waste $40 million of his own fortune on this lunacy. He also wasted $123 million on a Democrat “Blue Wave” last year, which turned out to be little more than a trickle, and $40 million on impeachment efforts and nutty global warming conspiracies.
It seems Steyer likes to waste his own money. He’s already committed to spending $100 million on his presidential campaign, promising to focus on the environment and “reforming the political system,” by which he probably means “getting rid of Trump one way or another,” even if that involves moving his lily white, old ass into the White House.
What makes Steyer dangerous is that he’s a true believer. He isn’t a politician, and he puts his money where his mouth is, no matter how misguided. And money in politics is power. Despite the massive amounts of money on political ads, billboards, and videos Steyer spent on advocating impeachment, and despite the maximum pressure campaign with which his unhinged followers tried to target candidates and incumbents, impeachment remains off the table for the Democratic leadership. Tom Steyer isn’t stupid. He’s unbalanced and determined, but he’s not stupid. His mission is to get rid of Trump first and foremost, and now that the Mueller investigation yielded no appreciable progress for his efforts, he figures the only way to achieve his goal is to run against Trump himself.
Best case scenario for Steyer is that he wins the White House and removes Trump from office after one term. Worst case is that he brings even more attention to his “Impeach Now” campaign, showcasing the support he garners for his campaign as proof that America demands impeachment and possibly pressuring Congress to act after the 2020 Election is over.
Democrats won’t remember that Tom Steyer is a liar who had been promising that he has no presidential aspirations.
They won’t remember that Tom Steyer is exactly the type of entitled, moneyed rich boy who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars getting the candidates of whom he approves into office (because they only support getting money out of politics when it gets Republicans elected) that they normally condemn, because RICHWHITEMANBAD!
They also won’t care that despite his deranged commitment to “climate change,” the investment firm he founded in 1986 has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into companies that operate coal mines and coal-fired power plants over the years, including during the time before Steyer left the company in 2012.
His online petition demanding impeachment of President Trump has allegedly gained more than 8.2 million signatures and his political ads and deep pockets have given him a certain amount of street cred among Democrats, despite his “old white man” status. In addition, he’s not a politician, hasn’t spent time on Capitol Hill, and committed millions of his own earnings to causes the radical left considers urgent.
He also doesn’t act overtly crazy (yet), and he doesn’t try to out-socialist the Marxists who are advocating for the redistribution of wealth and creating “rights” out of thin air, promising to find them with other people’s money. He’s focusing on issues with which a broad swath of Democrats can agree – on their surface – and more dangerously, he is indoctrinating a new generation of young, ignorant leftist nuts to support his causes with his NextGen initiative.
Instead, Steyer argued in his announcement video that issues like climate change stem from the broader issue of corporate greed and politicians who fail to hold corporations accountable.
“It’s thousands of people doing what they’re paid to do,” Steyer said in the video, alongside footage of melting ice caps, opioids and congressional hearings during the 2008 recession. “Almost every single major intractable problem, at the back of it, you see a big money interest for whom stopping progress, stopping justice is deeply important to their bottom line.”
Never mind, that he’s part of the “big money” set, eh?
So far, he hasn’t promised to disarm Americans a la Swalwell, nor has he promised massive redistribution of wealth – although if you scratch the surface, the environmental initiatives he promotes are no less expensive and ineffective than Occasional-Cortex’s hysterical derp – and he has gone on the record as supporting Fauxcahontas’ economic redistribution plan.
An adviser to Mr. Steyer, who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations with him, said that he had been unruffled by Ms. Warren’s attacks on billionaire candidates. But, the adviser said, Mr. Steyer was impressed by Ms. Warren’s rollout as a candidate and suggested that her announcement video channeled the very themes he had been planning to campaign on.
I’ve had Democrat friends tell me that they would vote for any Democrat that “wasn’t crazy” in 2020, and several told me very recently that so far they would vote for a shit-flinging monkey on meth rather than support any of the nutjobs running so far.
Tom Steyer just may be their dream come true. Underestimate him at your own risk.