Oh boy, here we go again with the progressive socialist left hypocrisy. How many of you remember that song by Alanis Morrisette called “Ironic?” I really liked that tune, along with “You Live, You Learn.” Well, I have an irony to present to you, and, hopefully, you will learn something from it.
I always enjoy hearing the Democrats, aka the Mobocrats, blather about the GOP being the party of the rich. You know, those mean ol’ Republicans who don’t care about Joe and Jane Sixpack, the everyday Americans who are the salt of the earth. Unfortunately, this is so far from the truth it is unimaginable, yet it is something that the liberal progressive media promulgates as part of their propaganda.
“Each of the nation’s 20 wealthiest congressional districts, when measured by median household income, will be held by Democrats in the upcoming Congress.
Republicans did not win one.
These districts are not broadly dispersed. Only one is not on the East or West Coast.
Seven are in or near New York City. Five are in the San Francisco Bay Area. Four are in suburbs of Washington, D.C. Two are in Southern California. One is near Boston. And another — the only one in the middle of the continent — sits west of Chicago.
In the 115th Congress, which is about to expire, Republicans held four of these districts. In November’s midterm, they lost them all.
California’s 18th, held by Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo, is the richest in the country, according to estimates published by the Census Bureau in its Table S1903. It has a median household income of $122,124, which is more than twice the national median household income of $57,652.
It sits south of the [sic] San Francisco and includes part of the Santa Clara Valley.
“The 18th District is the birthplace of Silicon Valley, world center of the information technology and biotechnology industries,” says Eshoo’s official congressional website.
“The electronics and technology industries continue to flourish,” says her site, “and leaders such as LinkedIn, Netflix, HP, Google, Symantec, Intuit, VMWare and a host of other leading firms are headquartered in the 18th District.”
The easy deduction, from this report from Mr. Jeffrey, is that the Democrat Party is the party of the rich. But, not just that, they are the party of the coastal elites, save one wealthy district outside the respective coasts. What we also can deduce is that the Democrat Party is the party of major population centers and not the Heartland of America. My book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death addresses how this is happening. The leftist ideological shift, even here in the Lone Star State, centered on major urban centers and is slowly spreading, like cancer, into the suburban areas.
Speaking of the Democrats, rich elites and Texas, think about the tens of millions of dollars that flowed into Texas to support one Rep. Robert Francis O’Rourke. I think the final total to the campaign coffers was close to $70M. Also, remember the $30M that one Jon Ossofff raised, 90+ percent of which came from outside the state of Georgia in a suburban Congressional special election. That race supplanted my own congressional reelection race as the most expensive in US history.
You live, and you learn one thing, the Democrat Party, the progressive socialists, are the party of the rich, elites . . . those who feel that they know better how to run your life. They are the ones who demand control, power, and then, only then, can there be any talk about civility . . . as stated by one Hillary Clinton.
Remember those Democrat donors — we used to hear lots about the mean ol’ Koch Brothers — ha! Take a look at how Uncle George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, those Silicon Valley tech CEOs, and the elites of the entertainment industry all line up to write big cash to the Democrats.
Let’s be honest: these are the same folks who talk about campaign finance reform, but again, their hypocrisy is evident. They are only talking about constitutional conservative causes, campaigns, not theirs.
You know how really absurd — ironic — it is that American taxpayers give over $500M to a private, “not-for-profit,” organization called Planned Parenthood, founded by a white supremacist, Margaret Sanger. Consider how many pro-life organizations struggle for funding and support. I would guarantee that if the taxpayer funding was cut off to Planned Parenthood, they would be just fine for funding . . . Uncle George would write a check. After all, ya gotta keep murdering those “undesirables” and “weeds.”
Once upon a time, the Democrat Party was about the little guy, but no longer. Even their so-called “union leaders” are just fat cat elitists. And, when you do a careful analysis of Wall Street campaign donations, well, they certainly ain’t skewed towards the GOP.
The column continues:
“Another part of Silicon Valley makes up the third wealthiest district, California’s 17th. It is held by Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna and has a median household income of $115,390. Like Eshoo, Khanna boasts on his website that he represents Silicon Valley.
“I am proud to represent the 17th Congressional District of California, which encompasses cities in Santa Clara and Alameda counties that together are known as Silicon Valley,” he says.
The second-wealthiest congressional district — richer than Khanna’s Silicon Valley district but poorer than Eshoo’s — is Virginia’s 10th. It stretches through the western suburbs of Washington, D.C., to the West Virginia line. The median income here is $119,874.”
And we know that many of the most lucrative counties in America surround Washington, DC, and we know how they vote.
“The fourth-wealthiest district is New Jersey’s 7th, where the median income is $109,061. It is west of New York City and was represented in the expiring Congress by Republican Rep. Leonard Lance. He lost the midterm to Democrat Tom Malinowski.
The other six New York area districts among the nation’s 20 wealthiest include New York’s 3rd, held by Democratic Rep. Thomas Suozzi, which ranks No. 5 with a median income of $108,136; New Jersey’s 11th, won in an open-seat midterm election by Democrat Mikie Sherrill, which ranks No. 7 with a median income of $107,027; New York’s 12th, held by Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney, which ranks No.12 with a median income of $100,828; New York’s 4th, held by Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice, which ranks No. 14 with a median income of $100,387; New Jersey’s 5th, held by Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer, which ranks No. 15 with a median income of $98,863; and New York’s 17th, held by Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, which ranks No. 19 with a median income $95,454.”
Now, y’all know where the new Speaker of the House is from. Yep, ol’ Nancy Pelosi has a good share of San Francisco. What we must learn from this is, and ask, do we really want California and New York to be the voice of America? Forget about these congressional districts ever being won by Republicans . . . they are too rich. So, what does that tell you about the progressive socialists of the Democrat party? Yep, just like the old Soviet Union, there are elites and, then, there are the rest of us.
The Soviet Union called it the Politburo, and it is happening here. What is even worse is that these same 20 wealthiest congressional districts are seeking to buy up other congressional districts in economically strong and viable red states. The top of the list is Texas.
Oh yeah, where are the two wealthy congressional districts that are not in California or New York/New Jersey?
“The geographical outliers — not in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York or Washington areas — were Illinois’ 6th, which ranks No. 18 with a median income of $96,460; and Massachusetts’ 4th, which ranks No. 20 with a median income of $95,353. In Illinois’ 6th, Democrat Sean Casten beat Republican incumbent Rep. Peter Roskam in the midterm. In Massachusetts’ 4th, Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III ran for re-election unopposed.”
Isn’t it ironic that progressive socialists who want to redistribute wealth, nationalize our economy, and create a welfare nanny-state of dependence represent the wealthiest congressional districts in America?
See, as you live, you will learn that the left has, and always will, live by a simple maxim: do as we say, not as we do.
What a bunch of hypocrites.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.