America is in the middle of an emergency. People are dying, seeing their jobs destroyed, and are worried about finances.
Yet Democrats keep talking about using this crisis to reshape America in their image.
Why do they keep saying things like this?
Here’s one example from the Washington Free Beacon:
Rep. James Clyburn, Who Touted Coronavirus As ‘Tremendous’ Political Opportunity, to Take Helm of Pandemic Oversight Committee
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) announced the formation of a new coronavirus oversight committee led by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.), who last month said the pandemic gives Democrats “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
The speaker’s announcement on Thursday comes as her caucus plots another relief package, with a national vote-by-mail requirement as a top priority. Pelosi faced criticism in March after stalling the then-proposed stimulus bill in favor of her own version, which included increased fuel emissions standards for airlines, an expansion of wind and solar credits, and vote-by-mail provisions. President Donald Trump called the Democrat’s proposal “crazy.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently said something similar.
FOX News reports:
California’s Newsom says coronavirus provides ‘opportunity’ to push progressive agenda
California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees an “opportunity” to use the coronavirus outbreak to usher in new progressive policies in his state and elsewhere in the country, he said Wednesday.
“Absolutely, we see this as an opportunity reshape the way we do business and how we govern,” he said during a virtual press conference.
The remark came near the end of a long, winding answer to a question about whether he saw “the potential” in the crisis for “a new progressive era” in state and national politics.
See the video below:
Calif. Gov. @GavinNewsom: Coronavirus an opportunity to create a new "progressive era"
"We see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern." pic.twitter.com/LongRVqcMS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 2, 2020
Shouldn’t they be more concerned about the needs of the American people than their party?